it all comes together eventually

My addiction is not shoes, nor is it purses or clothes. My addiction is chairs. Honestly, I can't help myself.

I have more chairs than I know what to with. I'm seriously starting to run out of room. At least, shoes and purses don't take up very much space. It's getting to the point where I may have to invest in some sort of storage locker. Which reminds me, did you ever see this photo?

New York Times

This is Kelly Wearstler's 10 000 square foot warehouse for her chair/furniture collection. Yes, ten thousand square feet. Apparently, I'm in good company. In the article, she says, "What shoes are to some women, chairs are to me: I have to buy them. They're like jewelry to a room." Obviously, she is the Imelda of chairs.

Anyways, all of this is to tell you that on the weekend I bought four more chairs. Do I need four more chairs? Not really, but I just couldn't pass them up. It was actually Elana who found them for me. Do you remember this photo from her kitchen?

Well, after I saw this image I said to Elana, if you ever want to sell your black cane chairs let me know. (Can you believe, she found four of these discarded by the side of the road!)

Last weekend, she was out doing a little shopping at our local vintage store, Mrs Huizenga, and she spotted these exact same chairs but in a natural finish. She tweeted me immediately and after about four visits to the store I just gave in and bought the chairs. The only problem is that three of the chairs have arms and one does not. Because of this, I can't see using them around our dining room table. (The hunt for those chairs is still on!) I think I will probably end up painting two of the chairs black and putting them on either side of our credenza in the dining room. The other two will most likely go upstairs to the office and guest bedroom.

Here's a quick glimpse of one of the chairs. You might also spot in this photo another little purchase I made this weekend - some old wooden fishing buoys perfectly weathered and gnarled. I'm still trying to figure out where these will end up.

Playing around with these objects is half the fun. Does anybody else out there have an addiction to chairs?

I'll leave you with a few more words from Ms. Wearstler. It makes me feel not so guilty about my recent purchases!

"I love shopping, and I know what the anomalies are, so if I see something I love, I just buy it. It all comes together eventually.’’