Monday, October 15, 2012

Children Can't Fly...?!


Gotta love window companies and their sense of humour!  Here at the Prevost-Meier household, we are presently doing a bit of renovating.  There were a couple of windows that we wanted to replace.  So Stephen has been busy taking care of these. New windows makes such a difference, especially in a house that is more then 180 years old!

Stephen is always looking for ways to "recycle" wood, continuously on the look out for a recent tree that fell etc.  Last year was the year for fallen trees in our neighbourhood!  Stephen's right there, with the owner's permission of course, collecting pieces.  You can actually say he has a reputation as the neighbourhood "wood collector"!  Now they just call him, offering first dibs on what's available! lol

Since last year, he has been busy making these wonderful Windsor chairs for our dinning room.


We have two of these armed Windsor chairs.


We have four of these beauties! They are all really comfortable, which is wonderful as we can just sit around the dinning room table for hours chatting away and our derrieres are not complaining! ;o)  He did have them tested before he continued with the carving! ;o)

Now for the story!  Anything above the seat is Red Oak, which came from across the street. A huge branch fell during a windy storm and provided the wood for us.  As for the seat, it is Box Elder and that comes from a tree that fell at his work place.  Anything below the seat is Sugar Maple, a hard wood, which was purchased.

I love that my home is filled with furniture that has a story.  Stories are important, as they are the foundation of who we are, passed down from generations to generations.  They are our anchor!  I don't know about you, but I find that in today's "disposable" world, stories seem to have lost their importance.  I like that many of our furniture can be passed down to future generations.  They are the "antiques" of the future! ;o)

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the moment!  Cheers!

9 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Those chairs are beautiful and I love how he repurposes wood, wish I could get Bill to do that with basic things, lol. He is a throw it away and buy more new junk, kind of guy;) I am still waiting for him to build me a bucket bench.

Debbie

WoolenSails said...

Those chairs are beautiful and I love how he repurposes wood, wish I could get Bill to do that with basic things, lol. He is a throw it away and buy more new junk, kind of guy;) I am still waiting for him to build me a bucket bench.

Debbie

Vicki W said...

Those chairs are spectacular and soooo special!

gisèle said...

J'aime beaucoup, ça doit être agréable de prendre un bon repas avec un verre de vin, avec des chaises confortables.

Libby said...

Future antiques - a lovely term. These chairs are truly pieces for the ages, heirlooms!

quiltmom said...

Your husband's chairs are stunning- I love wooden chairs and I am sure that they look especially beautiful in your 180 year old home.
I love antique things and there not as readily available here in the west as where you live.
You might enjoy my last couple of posts about the old school house that my great grandfather built- you can find it here.
http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/
Warmest regards,
Anna

Guðrún said...

Wow the chairs are a real work of art. Stephen is a genius.

Chookyblue...... said...

who special are those chairs........he has done a beautiful job...........

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! He made them??? They're gorgeous!!!

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