Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sweeter than Ice Cream

What is sweeter than ice cream parlor chairs?

Whether placed alone or in a pair around a bistro set, chairs like these remind us of what it could have been like to sip 5 cent Cokes at the soda fountain. A while back I found an ice cream parlor chair with a fabric covered seat that I use for my dressing table. The fabric on the seat was so worn though I will be replacing it; look for the remake as a DIY soon.

If you’re not ready to commit to using this style of chair as an actual chair, consider these ideas: Propped in the entryway corner as a place to store your purse; as a plant holder – remove the seat and place a potted plant inside; or as a night stand with a medium sized lamp sitting on top.

Since authentic ice cream parlor chairs likely date back to mid-century or before, they can be a bit pricey. This also means they can be worth a lot. While they’re easy to find in a variety of styles on EBay, consider anything under $75.00 dollars a steal. For example, while browsing I came across two darling chairs with a table for $60.00...then realized they were dollhouse size. Yikes!

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  1. I loove these chairs. That's funny you wrote that about placing one in the entryway, I was thinking of doing that if I could find one! They are definitely a very chic and cute catchall :)

  2. I love these chairs!! I was thinking of placing one in my entryway as well, if I can find one! They are a very chic and cute catchall :)