You see, the weather has been nice outside. My husband and child love to spend all day outside; laying on a blanket in the sun, sitting at the patio table, or checking on the garden.
Me? Not loving all this outside time so much - mainly because I feel like a whale and getting up off the ground is a chore and sitting in the metal patio chairs is uncomfy. Am I whining? Yes, probably. But I'm 35 weeks pregnant. Cut me some slack.
Anyways, yesterday I informed the boys that we were going to Menards because Mama wanted to buy a comfortable lawn chair. Something I could recline in or sunbathe in, but still get my fat-ass out of without too much hassle. I sat in a few different zero-gravity loungers and just didn't like any of them. I also didn't like the prices.
We came home empty handed.
Glencoe's city wide garage sale is scheduled for this weekend and I noticed quite a few signs advertising Weds sales on my way home from work today. Jack was in a good mood so off we went! It was at the third sale that I saw The Chair. The pattern on the cushion reminded me of Grandma. I sat in it. I didn't want to get up! It was PERFECT! So comfortable. But there was no tag. How much, I asked? (I had already decided I would shell out 10 or 15 for such a wonderful slice of mid-century goodness). The younger girl asks the older lady and for $3 dollars I knew that I would stuff that lawn chair into my little car somehow.
The frame is all aluminum. The wheels are rubber. There are no plastic parts. Metal springs suspend aluminum ribbons across the bottom and back. Awesome retro construction. They just don't make things like they used too!
The cushion has seen better days so I will have to craft a new one. But for now, for right this very moment, sitting outside on a sunny Minnesota May afternoon has never been better.
|Vintage Aluminum Chaise Lounge|