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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Am I even allowed to own a rocking chair?

First of all, before we get into it today, do you want to know my big news?

The Creek Line House now has a Facebook Page.

I know. Wild. Better like, 6 years late than never, right?

So for the past couple of days I've been chatting away happily to myself and 2 other people, but really, it's getting a little lonely over there. So I thought I'd let you in on it.

Well, go ahead. Go check it out. I'll wait here.

There. Aren't you glad you went and liked me? I like you too!

So I saw this rocking chair in the Superstore flyer a couple of weeks ago and I needed it. Actually I needed two.


I thought it made sense for an old farmhouse like ours. So I went out and bought them. For full price. In a wind storm. I used birthday money though, so it wasn't too crazy.


But then, when I brought them home, Chris didn't really get why this was a fundamentally awesome purchase. He wasn't against them. He was just more like "OK, but what's the big deal? Why are these absolutely necessary, right now, in this wind storm?" Not his exact words, but you get the sentiment.

Then I realized, yeah, I'm actually 29, a good 40 years under the average perceived rocking gramma stage (not a real stat).

Plus we don't even have a front porch yet. That's the rocking chair's natural habitat!

So is it OK that I have these chairs, these outdoor chairs, willy-nilly about my house?


Yes, of course it is. It's just a rocking chair.

And it's pretty. They both are.

They're inside right now, just because it's so cold, but they'll head out to the back deck probably next month.


They have this really glossy navy blue paint on them right now, and I'll probably play with them just like this for the Summer, but in the Fall when I bring them back in, I think I'll probably paint them something a little more neutral, so I can continue to use them willy-nilly in any room of the house.

The next morning after I put these together, I came out of the kitchen to find that Kennedy went straight for the chair and was rocking away happily while she watched her cartoons. If that doesn't tell you it's an approved purchase, I don't know what will. Pin It

14 comments:

Karen said...

Everybody needs a rocking chair! I had one when I had babies, but when we moved, I gave it away. Wish I still had it. Just watch out for little tails and feet that might get under the rockers! I rocked on my cat's tail once. I know, I still feel guilty.

You will enjoy them for sunset viewing and star gazing! xx

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

We have a rocking chair and I love sitting on it, rocking away!! Hope this one rocks your world...hahahhoho!!

I LOVED your last post about feeling so lucky that this house is yours. It was a cracker!!

Now, I'm off to Like your FB page!

Sxxx

Diane said...

I think your rocking chair is great. Inside or outside, it will look great. Just read your last post, you have a wonderful piece of country! Diane

Ashleigh said...

I just bought a rocking chair and I am only 26 so it is fine!! Mine is light pine at the moment but thinking about painting it a deep blue colour. Going to pin yours as a reminder :-) xox

Amy Fountain said...

Beautiful rocking chair. Perfect for outdoor use!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

Oh, I have rocking chairs willy nilly around my place too! My son is a ROCKER. I put an indoor rocker on my porch so I guess an outdoor rocker int he house is an ok move too and that navy blue is freakin great. I would be super excited if you linked up over at my Anything Goes Link Party going on from 6 MST Friday till midnight Monday.
http://too-much-time.com/2012/04/get-schooled-saturday-20.html
xxx, Kim

Tanya@takesix said...

Love your rockers!! Heading on over to Like you on FB. Happy to be your 160th follower on GFC!!

Lori said...

I want to get a few rockers for my screened in porch...love rockers! I'm glad I found you via The Shabby Nest. I'm a new follower, and I hope you come by and follow too if you like. Nice to meet you, Lori

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Everybody needs a good rocker, right?! Just "liked" your FB page! Have a great week!

Take care,

Trish

Sarah Reynolds said...

Give it over!!

Richella said...

Love your rocking chairs! I don't think you'll ever regret this purchase--you can always change the color if you want and use them just about anywhere! :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I would love my whole front porch filled with rocking chairs! Great buy!

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