Friday, 28 January 2011

the story of a chair





Once upon a time a girl worked at an Emporium of Scandinavian Flat-packed furniture with unpronounceable names and indigestible food shaped like small cannonballs. The girl's nemesis was the colour yellow which she wore everyday and kept her from using her ability to be creative.

One day the girl found a little white chair that had been abandoned in the ex-display graveyard. She felt sorry for the chair and as it was very cheap she bought the chair and brought it home. The chair lived happily amid other flat-pack constructed furniture in a tiny one bedroom cottage.

But then the girl, her husband, a tiny babe and a very lardy cat moved to a bigger home and the little chair was used to stand on to paint the walls. It was dripped with paint knocked over and eventually went to live in the green house with the tomato plants. The chair was very sad and lonely.
A few years later the family moved and with the family moved the chair. It was used for painting the walls and stripping wall paper. The chair lived in the garage and then in the garden shed. The chair was sad and alone. It was splashed with blue and purple paint, it's own white paint was cracked and peeling. It was forgotten.

One winter day the girl remembered the chair and dragged it out into the brittle winter sunshine. She scrubbed the chair with sandpaper and wiped it down and brought the chair into the house again. And the little chair was happy again.

11 comments:

Talia said...

This is such a lovely story. And the chair looks good. X

Laura said...

Aw - how sweet! I'm really pleased that the chair got a happy ending.

Just lovely.

Laura (beadsbylaura on Twitter)

cupotea said...

Love the chair!

Scrapiana said...

Very nice! I'm glad we had a happy ending there. You had me worried, though, for a while back there('the girl was so cold in the brittle winter sunlight that she chopped the little chair up for fire wood...' No-o-o-O!).

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

ha ha @scrapiana!!!
bless it's nice your chair is happy now :)

things we make said...

ah, how lovely. It is a nice chair.

izabelaitsme said...

the chair is lovely! and the story is really touching - I see how happy the chair is now!

x

Kitschy Coo said...

As was thinking the same as Scrapiana! Like a modern day Giving Tree :)

jillytacy said...

I like the rustic, it's lived a good life look the chair has. Plus now it has all those books as companions!

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veryberryhandmade said...

I love a story with a happy ending...