|paper mache' pumpkin, Old Allegheny Shoppe|
I had only one specific goal that day, it was to pick up a basket or two from my favorite basket maker. The Pennsylvania Basket Company makes beautiful baskets, some have historical significance. I have several and use them everyday. I cannot find a website for them.
|when my yarns are in view I am more inclined to work on a project, this basket measures about 12 inches across by 6 inches deep. the wooden handles are a nice touch.|
I had no purpose for this one at the outset but I really liked the oval shape and depth. So far I have used it to store blankets and now magazines. It measures 16 inches in length, about 12 inches wide and 12 inches deep. It has a wooden swivel handle.
It is a piece of art.
Anyway, on my way to their booth, out of the corner of my eye, calling my name, hinting at elegance, the Windsor Rocker. Enter Joe Graham of Lenox Workshops.
Made of oak, walnut and hickory, this rocker was a favorite among the other vendors at the fair. I became very popular when the word was out that it was coming home with me.
Entirely hand made, these pieces are stunning. Joe interprets the classic Windsor style with his own artisitic flair. Now remember, Husband said anything! Guess who came home with me?
Ta-Da, my Winnie!
|A continuous arm Windsor. Wearing her wool hooked chair pad.|
|Without her pad, the wood grain is so pretty, it is hand pegged as well. The seat is carved to bum shape. I know, how cool is that?|
Look at that little chair pad. How cute is that? No, I didn't make it but someday I would love to learn how. PS, I have the loom.
|The hand pegged arm and hand grip, fits my hand exactly, you would think this was planned...almost providential!|
|This carved detail on top of the bow is repeated on the back splats.|
Carved and moulded the seat is shaped to fit the bum. The back is shaped with a lumbar curve. The arms are are curved and flared to suit the resting arm. I am in love. With a piece of wood. So sue me! Or, just come over and have a seat, in my Winnie and rest a bit.
About the Windsor Chair.
The Word Project: rest
the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep: a good night's rest.
refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor: to allow an hour for rest.
relief or freedom, especially from anything that wearies, troubles, or disturbs.
a period or interval of inactivity, repose, solitude, or tranquillity: to go away for a rest.
mental or spiritual calm; tranquillity.