Feeling Blue

I was feeling a little blue the other day, so…

I painted this pair of vintage wrought iron and wicker chairs I found at an antique shop in town for thirty eight bucks!

I could not resist. I cleaned them up, repaired some of the wicker, got rid of a bit of rust and grime, and then painted them cobalt BLUE.

I think that they look just so “café and bistro-like” in my kitchen. I love them, but we will probably not use them every day. They are somewhat delicate, a bit wobbly, a spot of welding needs to be done on one of them, and I do not think that my 6’3” hubby will feel comfy enough sitting his bootie on them. This time FUNCTION definitely follows FORM.

They do look cool with these hand made ceramic knobs I have on my cabinets and drawers too. (You can see a crooked one below the marble table a couple of photos up.)

I took a break after the "restoration" work on the chairs, sat down (ever so gently) on one of my "new" chairs, had a snack, and ate some delicious Bartlett pears.

Feeling even bluer and urged on by my little boy one rainy afternoon this past week, we made a blue "monster" out of some pretty shirts that no longer fit the main man of the house. My son actually cried when I cut the sleeve off of one of “Daddy’s shirts.”

When we (I) were (was) finished sewing up the guy, he was ready for a nap and so was I.

We will probably make more monsters with the rest of the shirts and scraps of fabric that I have collected from projects over the years. Stay tuned.

Ciao for now amici.


Mélanie said...

Hi there , I have tagged you ! You should check my blog to look at the rules !
I love your blue post

Karin said...


Now i have been wisiting your creative blog! And i am also so glad that Poppins gave me your award! I was att a lovely, lovely blog in England (sea-angels.blogspot.com) just now and she had recieved it from Finland! Now it is around the world, amazing!
Thank you for your mail and i will soon come back and wisit you!

Karin said...

Ps your photos are lovely!!

Italian Girl in Georgia ~ Suzanne MacCrone said...

Ciao Amici,

Thank you for stopping by and commenting ~ I do appreciate it.

Karin, I'm glad to know that my "Just Peachy" award is getting around!

Melanie...you are the second person to tag me this week. I guess I will have to do something abouth that very soon!

Tanti baci tutti.

Sea Angels said...

Hello Suzanne what a brilliant suprise, both you and Karin have made my day...Nina sent me the award and I loved it straightaway, I shall pass it on this sunday through my blog, HURRAH for all of us being joined by threads of frienship all across the world, it gives me a shiver of delight to be part of it, and I have new friends to visit, tell me what could be any better than that.
Hugs Lynn xx

Grace@PoeticHome said...

My wonderful friend, your daily adventures always make me smile! I love the monsters -- and the heart on the rump is so darling :) And I love the blue delicate chairs -- which are perfect with the handmade blue knobs. I don't know what to do...you're giving me too many reasons to move into your kitchen girl!

I also wanted to say THANK YOU so much for your beautiful photography card (which I have propped up on my desktop easel) and the thoughtful article -- which is the inspiration for today's post on my blog!

Solstrimmor & Stjärnstrålar said...

Thanks. I was really surprised today, a comment from you, how could you know?
Love your bluefeeling-photos!

Italian Girl in Georgia ~ Suzanne MacCrone said...

To all my worldly friends ~ thank you for stopping by and I am glad to know you all!

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