Tuesday, January 15, 2008

An Unexpected Surprise...ahh, Two, actually Three.

Well, this is a surprise gone wrong. Last week my sister called me to let me know she was giving me a couple of vintage chairs. She just moved to a smaller house and didn't have room for them. I was SO excited, because I've been lusting over these chairs for about 10yrs. I was making plans for great new upholstery, to update them. (Remember the leopard print craze?)

Here's where it goes wrong. My husband went to pick up the chairs, and some other furniture, in a large trailer. When my husband got home his first words were, "We lost a chair on the highway, it broke-up all over the place." WHAT!!!! I couldn't believe it. I waited so many years to have these chairs! What a tragedy. Well, I tried to deal with it, and thought "I can still use just one chair". So today, I decide to take some pictures of the chair to post. I didn't think I had enough light so I brought my beloved Pablo "Elise" lamp over. As I am walking over to the chair, I accidentally drop the base of the lamp on my porcelain tile. I was horrified! Not many things survive a fall on porcelain tile. Of course, I plugged it in and it will not turn on. This chair must be jinxed! I am hoping that a makeover will make it better. Needless to say, I am feeling quite flustered right now.

9 comments:

caroline : my pocket said...

Oh no! I'm crossing my fingers for you - go away jinx! I'm so curious to see what you'll make with those chairs, I hope they'll behave... :) xoxo

Mimi said...

That's Haute! xx MIMI

ALL THE BEST said...

Oh no, how awful! At least you still have on fab chair. Sounds like you could use a glass of wine!

Carolina Eclectic said...

A glass of wine is probably a good idea. I will give an update, on the chair as soon as I know what I am going to do with it.

j said...

oh- bad, bad, bad!

I do feel bad for you.

the good: such a sculptural chair will make a good focal point and looks great as a stand alone.

the lamp- it might be easy to replace he electrical components- is your husband handy that way?

Carolina Eclectic said...

Luckily, my wonderful husband is an electrical engineer. I hope he should be able to fix my lamp.

Mélanie said...

Bad and awful story ..I'm crossing my fingers for you ..everything will go fine I'm sure

Things That Inspire said...

Terrible news about the lamp and chair. Good news about the husband being an engineer. My husband has a degree in engineering (although he is in business now), and he is able to fix anything and everything. It is a great thing!

Carolina Eclectic said...

Having a husband that can fix anything is wonderful. When my husband and I first met, I thought an engineer and a designer was a strange combination, but now I realize that is is a great combo.