Stolen….Mid-Century Modern Goodness

In Denmark, Stolen=Chair (This post is long, scroll to the bottom if you just want to see lots of photos.) The Danes excel in every design medium, from home decor to the Sydney Opera House, but my focus is obviously chairs.  A few years ago I was humbled by Tom of Oddfellows as I commented […]

Cane-spotting…Norman Rockwell’s Chair

Chair Repair, Chair Repair. Like I said,  it’s everywhere!  Including tonight on Antiques Roadshow. Watch it here.   Or read the article.  This lady was a model for Norman as a child and her father was his friend/photographer, who eventually got the chair off of him.  He gave it away because the seat was broken! […]

Cane-spotting! The Inaugural Luncheon.

In the early days of my chair caning business, I came up with a cheer: GO CHAIR REPAIR! And a jingle: Chair repair, chair repair, doot doot doot doot doot chair repair. (If you’re trying to sing it yourself, the melody goes up the first 3 syllables, down the second 3 syllables, and the last […]

Canespotting: Mark Twain’s Chair

While being laid out with the flu, Dave and I watched a Ken Burns special about Mark Twain.  We see cane chairs and designs in almost every show we watch including Dr. Who, Sons of Anarchy, Downton Abbey, a Mt. Everest documentary, and numerous nerdy biographies on PBS.  Here is a chair we were really […]

The Taming of the Beast

WE DID IT!  Our most difficult chair caning project to date.  It only took us one year and 228 hours, but we have tamed the Beast!  Visit the River Arts District blog to see a step by step photo journey of the process.  There are two posts, one for the seat weaving process (100+ hours) […]