These would have to be my favourite chairs! I bought them about 6 years ago in Auckland for $12 a piece. The brand is AIREST – ‘The Furniture with a Future’. They are definitely keepers, not only because they are sooooo comfy, they are also the easiest design to recover for a completely different look. So on Saturday we set to work, and I let Moyra my friend work out the best use of the fabric making sure the pattern was up the right way! I was very happy to not think too hard about this part and leave it in Moyra’s capable hands! To follow the steps of the chair makeover visit my Retro Delights Blog here >
The strapline for AIREST… ‘The Furniture with a Future’ is so true to it’s marketing word! These chairs are now up to their third life, and I see them having many more in the future! The furniture manufacture probably had no idea they would be still going strong well into the 21st century.
And something terribly cute to finish off. When my Mum heard that I was going for a retro beach-side theme in Denis’s Photo studio, Mum decided she had the perfect gift for us – her life long shell collection!
When she gave it to us, I looked at it and thought how amazing it is to think that these shells were individually picked up and carefully carried home and stored in this bottle by my Mum who is now 75 years old. Lot’s of memories in this jar – and I am sure if I asked her, she probably knows the story behind most of these shells! I also recognised some of the shells that I collected when I was a kid on our annual West Beach holiday. I would often sit and stare at this jar in wonder, looking at the colours, shapes and their beauty.
It is Mum’s contribution to the studio, which is very near completion (more about that in another blog post). Oh how special and cute!