Thursday, August 4, 2016

RETRO RED GARDEN SEATING AREA INSPIRATION THURSDAY

Every Thursday, we like to post a picture of something we've found online that inspires us to do something similar at the farm.  
Sort of our own blog bulletin board so that we can eventually look back and, hopefully anyway, recreate it...enjoy!


My Grandparents (on both sides) had these chairs all the time outside and around their house.  We love this red color and there is something soothingly retro about these chairs.  We'll have to to some online research to find some that can be "reasonably" shipped, ha. 

And we understand these have to be kept in shady areas, lest we end up with third degree burns on our arms and legs!

Be inspired!


22 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love these chairs and i love the way the red pops. if you find a reasonable place to buy these, will you post it?

Texas Rose said...

These would look great in a nice, SHADY spot, as you said.
I love the red, purple, and yellow flowers among all the greenery - and the tree stump as a table.

Anne in the kitchen said...

My in-laws had these same chairs (I do remember putting a towel on them before sitting when the sun was out) They moved to a smaller garden home and the chairs did not move with them. Bummer because I would love them at the lake place.

Teacats said...

Look at Amazon -- under "Crosley Furniture" -- red metal patio chairs $59 each -- might work!

Anonymous said...

I bought chairs and a glider at our local farm store a few years ago. I think that type of store still might carry them. You can also buy cushions that fit them. We moved so I gave them away but they are still in use.

anne marie in philly said...

my grandparents had chairs like this!

carol pavlik said...

These chairs are very comfortable. We have had several in white.

carol pavlik said...

These chairs are very comfortable. We have had several in white.

Mary A said...

I found mine at flea markets: one here, another there, and all different colors with robin's egg blue and green being the most common.

Practical Parsimony said...

I have looked at new ones like this. The problem is the arms are too slope-y and too short (from elbow to hand) to rest your arms. I would prefer to have the old ones like Mary A. said.

We had some of these when I was very young.

1st Man said...

The red is SO pretty against the greens. I will DEFINITELY post when we find someplace with them (for a reasonable price, ha).

1st Man said...

Yep, definitely shady for sure. Love that tree stump table too!

1st Man said...

LOL a towel makes perfect sense. They do have some neat memories with them don't they?

1st Man said...

Wow, thanks for finding those. Definitely checking them out!!! Awesome!!

1st Man said...

Oooh, a farm type storm might be great...didn't think about that. A feed store, something like that. Thank you!

1st Man said...

Ah the memories. Aren't they fun? I remember it so much from my younger days.

1st Man said...

As I recall (from my childhood, ha) I remember them being comfortable too. White is a great color. I think my grandparents had a white "glider" type as well.

1st Man said...

I'll have to think about white. I like that.

1st Man said...

Flea markets are a good idea. Thanks for that. And robins egg blue would be pretty!!

1st Man said...

I bet the new ones aren't quite the same are they? Nothing seems to be as good as the original ha.

Colleen said...

I remember having them growing up.
Metal Lawn Chairs; not cheap http://www.retrometalchairs.com/

1st Man said...

Thanks for this link!