Vintage wicker chair find

It’s been a while since I shared my junkin’ finds, so here we go.

This fabulous, grand and vintage chair was $10 at GW. I had my eye on it for a couple of weeks and was certain that someone would scoop it up before me. I’m not sure why I hesitated, but with some shifting of furniture in my living room, it fits in perfectly.


It’s quite unusual and I’ve never seen a chair like it. There is an attached long basket on the side, and I can’t imagine what is is for? My son thinks it’s for a rifle :)


It’s not in great condition, but it’s sturdy and looks great in my room. The cushions were the perfect size to serve as  bottom and back cushions, so that saved me some money.

The vintage wire basket is from a Canadian egg farm that has been in the area since the late 1800’s. For $3.00 it was a good find



This tray was purchased a couple of years ago and this is one of it’s many incarnations.


I made a few velvet pumpkins from my fabric stash, but couldn’t be bothered to search out real stems, so I put some butterfly knobs in and I think they look sweet. Not very pumpkiny, but that’s ok.


I also found this little side table for $12.


It’s made by Baker Furniture and while not in perfect condition, it is in great structural shape and it’s just pretty.


I am gearing up to repaint my living room. Choosing the colours is always the hardest thing. From floor to ceiling measures 16’ and I’m looking for a way to visually bring the height of the ceiling down. It’s either going to be fabulous or awful, but I’ll never know until I get to it.

Wishing you a lovely weekend.


  1. Some serious awesome finds Mel! I will live vicariously through you for a while :)

  2. My guess is that the long basket is for a cane. Maybe?

    Loooooooove the wire basket. What a steal! I made some pumpkins out of drop cloth last year and I used vintage clip back earrings instead of stems. I love the fabrics that you used. Pretty!

  3. What a cool chair! Great find!!

    Love those velvet pumpkins as well. So cute!

  4. You always find the best treasures!! That chair is so cool!! You're so lucky it was still there..that never happens to me!
    Your pumpkins are adorable and I love the butterfly 'stems'. Great find on the side table!

  5. perhaps the long basket is for a parasol?

  6. Have fun painting! Love the chair and the egg basket :)

  7. The long basket is definitely for one of those crazy tall adult beverages, ala. state fairs, beach towns, and Las Vegas. Or at least it could be......

  8. Ooh I LOVE the shape of that chair! Great find. My first thought was that the basket is for an umbrella...?


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