Wednesday, August 20, 2008

What am I ?

With everyone going to yard sales and estate sales and getting such great deals, I decided to go to an auction this summer. I loved this little rocking chair. It is in great shape; it just needs a new cushion. Does anyone know how old it could be? A friend told me they think it is a sewing rocker. It is smaller than your average rocker, but not small enough to be a child's rocker.

If it is a sewing rocker, would that just mean that people sewed by hand while rocking? I paid $27.50 for it! Did I do okay for my first auction?

15 comments:

bj said...

Oh, my...yes, I would say you did FANTASTIC at your auction. I do believe it IS a sewing rocker because of the size. It is beautiful and.....YOU DID GOOD !!

Susie Harris said...

I think you did great. I dont know very much about that kind of stuff but I do know I would have bought it in a second.... maybe even paid more... I really like it!

nikkicrumpet said...

Well it's a beautiful chair so how could you have gone wrong! Thanks for your kind words on my last post...I like nothing more than to know I can make people laugh!

French said...

Oh goodness yes!! What a great deal;) French

Brown-Eyes said...

What a deal or should I say steal you got on that little beauty. I know you'll enjoy using it in your home. ;-) Bo

Kimba said...

I love that rocker!!!! There is one at my favorite fleatique store that I've been eyeing for months. I can't believe it hasn't sold yet.

I know what you mean about it being a smaller scale but not small enough to be a child's rocker.

Yours is beautiful and I think you did great on the price. I'll be interested to see what kind of fabric you put on the seat.

Darlene said...

What a beautiful rocker!! You got a GREAT deal....I LOVE it!!

Brown-Eyes said...

I had to run back over here after I read your comment on my blog... CHICKEN FOOT is a domino game played with a special set of dominoes...however, since I said I was serving chicken salad I can see where the game could sound like a joke...LOL Have a blessed day. ;-) Bo

Shannon said...

THat is a gorgeous chair! I would love to get to more estate sales and auctions. I haven't even hit many garage sales this summer. Great find!

Deb said...

Hi Ladies! Thanks for stoppin in. I love the fact that you're twins and friends. I have twin sons, 28years and their best friends too. I love your chair and YES! you did great I would have paid more if needed,it's lovely! Have fun picking out a new cover for it! Deb

Rue said...

Good morning girls :)

You did great! It's a beautiful rocker :)

hugs,
rue

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Welcome to the world of blogging. I found you by way of Susie. I am fairly new, and slowly learning a little more. The rocker is so pretty, and I would say your price was a good one. It would sell for way more than that here at our Goodwill, probably at least double that. Looking forward to more visits. Jackie

Darlene said...

Yes, those cushions were from W-Mart on sale for $5.00 each at mine. I also got matching place mats for $1.50 each on sale. I saw them and HAD to have them because I do have a hard time finding cushions I like and I LOVED these.

A Hint of Home said...

Great price and great chair. I believe it is a sewing rocker. They generally are smaller and no arms, as not to interfer with the job of sewing. Easy to reach in the sewing boxes or baskets that used to sit next to the chairs.
I have one and yours is similar.

Bridget said...

I too have a small scale rocker that I bought at an auction about 20 years ago. I had no idea it was a sewing rocker. Glad I popped in so I now know what I have.