The Story of a Chair (and a Pillow)

Did you know that Archie Bunker’s chair is on display, in a glass case, at the Smithsonian Museum of American History?  Yup, it is true.  I saw it for myself.

In the same place as the original Kermit the Frog, the Ruby Slippers and the flag that the Star Spangled Banner is based on?

Truly, pieces of American history.

And right next to Archie’s chair – is Edith’s.  With its dainty lines and doily on the back.

What is about a chair that is so defining?

Seeing those chairs made me realize, I have a “Mom’s Chair”.

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There are no unwritten rules that says no one else can sit there.

But somehow, almost no one does.

But I do.

Because it is the far corner of our house – and it looks back on all that goes on.

I can sit here and see the upstairs hallway, the family room, the kitchen and the front hallway.

If I am sitting here, it is to take a moment and take it all in.

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It seems to be the one area I always update for the seasons.  I add or take away a throw blanket.   Add a bright and colorful pillow.

Somehow, reflecting the seasons is my attempt to mark time and slow things down, even if for just a moment.

When I sit in that chair I realize that in a blink, winter is over and spring is moving through quickly.

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That the forsythia are blooming, but quickly the yellow will be all gone and they will be big unruly green bushes.

Somehow, when I sit in this corner, in this chair, with its pretty pillow – time slows for just a moment.  I notice that my Sunshine’s legs may be a mile long, but she is still willing to come and snuggle on my lap.  I can watch Peanut cartwheel across the room or listen to her play the saxophone or sing from her bedroom.

And then the phone rings, or the laundry buzzes or it is time to make dinner.  But that is okay, that is part of life.

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Because my chair is not in the Smithsonian, it is right in my happy little corner waiting for me whenever I have a moment.

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And the best news is, you too can create your own pretty corner to escape to.

This beautiful pillow is from Chandler Four Corners – a new company I found while shopping with my Betties a few weeks ago.  They make beautiful and plush pillows, rugs and furniture accents.

chandler pin it contestIf you visit here, you can enter for your chance to win this or one of many other garden collection pillows.

And while you are at it, take a look around.  A few of my other favorites include:

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Thanks so much for reading and wishing you a great day!

postsignature.png This post is a sponsored post, however all opinions of pillow love are my own.  To read my full disclosure, please visit here.  

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  1. I love your chair. The pillow is wonderful too. Love the pop of color. I have a chair similar to yours in my bedroom. It holds a couple of pillows and a throw. Your home is so homey and cozy and welcoming.

  2. Your chair and the surrounding spot is perfect. Love the fresh flowers sitting beside the chair. I saw the ad for this company on your sidebar the other day and clicked on it. They have some really cute things. That pillow is wonderful and adds the perfect pop of color to your chair.

  3. What a beautiful area for you to sit and enjoy the goings on of the family and such a great place to relax and reflect…I so love the pillow!…and the chair!!…I pinned, I tweeted, and liked!!!…I so love that red truck pillow!!…fantastic pillows!
    Great giveaway Laura!

  4. I have a “mommy room”. LOL! Love the pillow. Just went and checked ou their website and I LOVE those dog pillows!!!! Thanks for telling us about such a great company!

    blessings,
    karianne

  5. i love your little area!!! where did u get your chair??? i am looking for one for my family room and just love yours!!!

  6. What a sweet story – I have a special chair too but mine needs a makeover that I’ve been delaying… oh well!! and I LOVE the pillow!! I just pinned it and can’t wait to see the rest of their collection! Thanks for introducing me to this great new company!!

  7. What a sweet story – I have a special chair too but mine needs a makeover that I’ve been delaying… oh well!! and I LOVE the pillow!! I just pinned it and can’t wait to see the rest of their collection! Thanks for introducing me to this great new company!!

  8. Oh I love that chair! Perfect spot for you to curl up by the fire on a cold night.
    Those pillows are to die for. Too bad they don’t ship to Canada.

  9. Too bad they don’t ship to Canada.
    Love that chair! Perfect spot for you to curl up by the fire on a cold night.
    Those pillows are to die for.

  10. I loved your reflections on motherhood, Laura. I think it’s the appreciation of the little things that makes life sweet. (And a great chair doesn’t hurt either!)