Have I got your attention? Ha, thought so! Now don't get the wrong idea, mind out of the gutter people. I know we all fantasise about our dream furniture find from time to time, even if some may be a little coy about it. I know I do anyway, and these fantasies can be quite elaborate and change from time to time depending on my mood. Usually my object of affection is a Grant Featherston chair, a big brother or sister to the little one in my blog header. There are many different styles of chairs and truly I'm not fussy, any one will do.
So this is how my furniture fantasy goes, first scenario is finding a Featherston chair kerbside on council collection day, a freebie if you like. Can you imagine? I think I would almost crash my car in my quest to get it! Now usually in my fantasy the chair is outside an old Queenslander home or something of similar vintage owned by a little old lady. I feel a little guilty at taking something so valuable for free from the kerb of said little old lady's house so I go and knock on the door and ask her if she is throwing the chair out (meanwhile holding chair to make sure no one else gets their mitts on it). Little old lady says "yes dear, I don't have any need for it anymore" to which I then offer her $50 for the chair, to soften my guilt (this amount differs depending on my mood - and depending on how nice little old lady is).
Sometimes the scene is a second hand store in the middle of nowhere selling a Featherston chair for $20 or something ridiculous. I once read in a magazine about this happening to someone, so yes it does happen apparently. Maybe not here in Queensland though. Today I saw a Featherston chair (not even a big daddy like the chairs above) going for just under $2500 in a vintage store near the city. Anyway the shop owners in my little fantasy had no idea of the chair's value, so good for me, Yay. Not a highly original fantasy but good just the same.
My husband even had a dream the other day about finding a Featherston chair whilst giving someone a Quote and offering to buy it from them for an equally paltry amount of money. And they said yes. See even hubby is in on the furniture fantasy action. So proud :)
So my question to you is: What is your furniture fantasy? If vintage is not your thing then a coveted piece of designer furniture (on sale) is perfectly acceptable. Spill.