Friday, March 11, 2011

The Bright Yellow Chair


The other day my friend Kate told me she had found a bright yellow chair. She happened upon it at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store (if you haven't been to the one near you check it out!) She fell in love with the chair and brought it home for a mere $10. The chair found a new home in her playroom, where her children rocked in, played boat and read books. The chair was happy, the kids were happy and most of all, Kate was happy. Soon, though one of Kate's children started to itch. The itch turned to hives and the hives turned out to be an allergy to, you guessed it the chair. The bright yellow chair had to go. It was loaded back into Kate's van and prepped with much sadness from the children, the chair and as you guessed, Kate herself.
Now, Kate knows I have a fondness for quirky brightly colored objects. She also knew how happy I had been for her at the discovery and adoption of the chair. Kate decided to make a last ditch effort to give the chair a home. Knocking at my door in the rain, she pled the chair's case when I answered. She had vacuumed and cleaned and done everything she could do, it wasn't the chair's fault. The hive afflicted child was sensitive, no one else had been affected. Would I give the chair a chance? 


Would I give the chair a chance? In a home filled with wayward pets, children and people what was one wayward chair? The chair moved in.

And made itself at home. It caused a major furniture reshuffle in our diminutive family room. It ousted the last resident of it's spot and sent it to the netherlands of the dining room where it took up residence in a neglected corner brightening things considerably.

The chair was happy, I was happy and even Kate was happy, being saved the return trip to the Re-Store and finding a good home for her bright yellow chair.

Did I mention Halloween was happy too?
Thanks Kate!


10 comments:

tonda said...

In the category of some things were just meant to be - that yellow chair looks PERFECT in its new home! Love it! And love its successful adoption story. ;-)

INSPIRATION... said...

Thanks Tonda! We are loving it. Thanks again Kate...you guys can come and visit any time you want and I will provide the coffee, tea or beverage of your choice (wine anyone?)

Anonymous said...

Halloween looks like she has regained her muscle tone and sanity! Meowma

Elizabeth Perry-Smith said...

Call 911! I think Liz just fell off her new yellow chair ....Halloween's Meow-ma has just successfully published a post at Libby's World! I am so proud (and cannot believe it!)

Libby's World said...

Well...if it isn't Meowma, checking up on her beloved grandchild. She has commandeered the bright yellow chair. I know the only thing that would make it better for her is to have her Meowma to share it with her. Visions of the store!

Cindy at LottieBird said...

I want a yellow chair. Right next to my peacock blue sofa (that I don't have).
I will call your chair Marigold. I will sit on her with halloween. Soon. Very soon.

Jaana said...

Halloween lives at your house now!!!

Quiltgirl89 said...

I love the ladder. Does it lead somewhere?

Quiltgirl89 said...

oops. that last link was broken

jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

That chair is a fantastic find!!