The weekend has come and gone, and the snow is still here!  It’s slowly melting, but the temps are holding steady at “annoyingly cold,” so there is still a lot of ice and slush and yuckiness here.  I hope there is nicer weather where you are!

I have a few fun finds to share with you.  They’re just neat little pieces to add to your decor.  Conversation pieces.

The first is this cute little squirrel.  I’m just nuts over him!

Godinger Squirrel Nutcracker

He is a nutcracker made by Godinger.  I believe he is silver-plate.  Get to crackin’ some nuts by lifting his tail up and down.  Or, just keep him on a styled table or shelf.  Isn’t he cute?

On a completely different note, I have this pretty little statue.

Classical Woman Statue

She is made from a resin material and mounted on a marble base.  The statue is about 12″ tall.  She looks fabulous against a blue and white background!  She also serves as very good inspiration to stay out of the kids’ snacks… I might keep her in my kitchen for now as a reminder that swimsuit season will be here before I can say “Oreo”.

Both are available in the Pursuing Vintage Shop.

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Did you know that airplane wings use concept of cantilever?  I found out that cantilever is a term for a beam that is supported only at one end, and carries a load on the other end.  While airplanes are fascinating, these chairs are more my speed:

Tubular Chrome Cantilever Chairs

These chairs are straight out of the 1970’s – having had only one owner.  The chrome is beautiful.  No pitting or oxidation.  The upholstery needs a face lift.  One chair has the original brown suede upholstery.  It has seen spills and wear through the years.  The other chair has been recovered in a brown velvet-y fabric.  It also has seen better days.  Recovered, these would look so terrific.  Check out the lines!  I just love the graceful curve of the arms into the base.

Tubular Chrome Cantilever Chair

Here are some other chrome cantilever chairs for inspiration:

One Kings Lane

I absolutely love the fun fabric on this chair!

Simple Details –  Pottery Barn

I like the contrast of the chrome with the chunky, natural wood table. (But don’t get me started on how I feel about Pottery Barn hopping on the vintage chrome chair wagon!)

decoratrix

The bucket shape of these chairs is inviting.  Paired with a Saarinen table, you have a very modern look.

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You can always keep the upholstery “retro”.

Elle Decor

Cantilever chairs always make great desk chairs!

Casa Cullen

This is a fun & eclectic living room!  I love the mix of the chrome chairs with the turned leg ottoman.

How do you envision these chairs?  If you envision them in your home, they’re available in the Pursuing Vintage Shop!

~Kristen