I always love Alison's "Favorites on the First" parties
over at her fabulous blog, The Polohouse.
While I don't always have something to contribute,
I do enjoy viewing what other bloggers have posted.
This month, I can join the party!
The theme is:
The theme is:
"My Favorite Chair".
I actually chose two...
I chose one for being pretty
and the other one for sentimental value.
Starting with the pretty one:
My Pottery Barn Seagrass Wingchairs!
I don't sit in them all the time
but I love the way they look in a room!
I used to keep the Seagrass Chairs in the conservatory
where the pool table is located.
The room is flooded with gorgeous light most of the day and the chairs definitely played into the tropical feel I wanted. Seagrass always makes me think of the islands. Check out my post, Island Seating to see some of my tropical seating inspirations.
But I couldn't leave well enough alone.
One day, I decided to move the chairs into the living room.
My living room also has a bit of an island feel
and I loved the way the chairs looked in there too!
See Restyling the Living Room for the big switcheroo.
I added the trellis pillows from the couch in there.
And bought the chenille tan pillows from Pottery Barn.
I have been happy with the placement of the chairs ever since.
I find that I sit on them more often now
because of the better conversation layout in this room.
In the conservatory, the two chairs just faced the pool table...
and we barely ever play pool!
Now for the sentimental chair...
The light blue rocker.
I could cry just looking at it.
This is my six year old's room where the chair sat for the past several years. The chair is no longer in this spot. (sniff, sniff). When we bought him a desk, we moved the bookcase further down the wall and the chair was relocated to the basement playroom.
This blue chair played such an important role in both of my boys' baby years. The chair started out in my older son's room. I used to rock him to sleep in it, nurse him there everyday and rock him in the chair when he was crying. I remember our time in the blue chair being so peaceful and quiet. (Except of course, when he was crying!). But you have to realize, he was my only son at that time so the time spent in the chair was just us...no distractions...pure baby bliss.
When my second son came along, we moved the chair into his room where it stayed until last year. I used the chair in the same way for him...although with a toddler running around, it was hard to give baby #2 the same quality of peaceful time! Still we enjoyed it together and even as he grew older, we cherished the chair. On nights he had trouble falling asleep, I would snuggle him and gently rock him in it. When he was sick, the chair became a place of comfort for him. Sometimes for fun, he would want me to rock him while he sang to me! It was adorable because we used to sing a song from the Noggin show, Jack's Big Music Show. (Noggin is now Nick Jr. for all you younger moms!). Anyway, there was an episode with a "Baby Bongo Bird" and we would sing the go-to-sleep-lullaby using those lyrics. Such a special time.
As I finish writing this,
I realize this little blue chair is truly my favorite!
Do you have a favorite chair in your home?
Head on over to The Polohouse to see more Favorites on the 1st!
Thanks for hosting, Alison!