When I am not filling my day designing wedding stationery and décor, I am obsessing over the décor in my house. Thanks to a few of my favorite blogs, This Young House and High-Heeled Foot in the Door for helping to drive this obsession. My current fixation, not new, just re-accruing, is chairs.

Strange, I know.

I think it started in college with my discovery of the Barcelona Chair (below left). I just had to have one. Next came the Louis Ghost Chair, like the one below right from the MoMa Store—in a word gorgeous! A brilliant combination of traditional with sleek and modern. One drawback, the price—slightly out of my range.

I have been on a mission for a stylish vintage or vintage-inspired chair that will fit my budget. Visiting garage sales and thrift stores has become a weekly routine for me, only to the chagrin of my fiance. “Quit bringing home junk” he tells me. Ok, maybe the late 60’s ice bucket was a little much. But, I have found plenty of jewels, like a vintage Herman Miller molded chair (below left).

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However, most of the time the sellers know exactly what they have and priced accordingly. Aside from overpriced jewels, I have found the occasional diamond that just doesn’t fit in with the rest of our décor. Then one day I stumbled across the piece above right, for $5. I couldn’t believe it, good shape, sturdy, and the great lines I was looking for—at a great price. I snatched it up right away. I am not totally sure exactly what kind of chair this is, if anyone knows or has seen anything like it, let me know.

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