Wednesday, September 2, 2009

the hanging swing....






when asked what every household needs, jonathan alder summed it up best:

The hanging chair. Every house should have a hanging chair. There is a constant battle over who gets to sit and swing...

well let the battle begin, because as of yesterday, i can now say that our household is the proud owner of one! sitting in a pile of junk (literally, it was next to a walker), i scored this amazing vintage rattan swing for a major steal. i don't think anyone in the store had a clue what it was...i have wanted a swing for so long and was sick to my stomach when i passed one up 2 yrs ago. i want to put it in taylor's big girl room. wouldn't you have loved a swing in your room?!! or she would fit nicely on our future home's porch (i am sure it will have a great one- ha ha). regardless, i couldn't be more excited!
but beyond that, this really just solidifies my idea that you really can find anything you might want out there for a steal....you just have to be patient b/c you never know when it might show up.....

*images courtesy of my swing, cottage living/ pieces, domino, two ellie, apartment therapy

26 comments:

smitten design said...

Congrats on the swing. I would have loved to have that in my room {and I still would}!

paula said...

oh my, lucky you! I was at a yard sale not to long ago and scored a vintage radio flyer fire truck. they were clueless. I almost felt guilty.

Maria said...

Yes to the hanging swing!! i just saw a blue one in ikea the other day and want to snatch it up for my son, gideon's room!!! I only fear for all "creative" ways he may come up with using it for!!! can't wait to see your daughter's room!

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

that would be fun!

VictoriaArt said...

Oh, if I only could find a place to squeeze it in, well I'll think of somewhere. I love those swings and always forget that they are out there...
In the bedroom seems perfect!

Deliciously Organized said...

Great find! Love the Jonathan Adler pic!-carlee

Mimi said...

:) Great find..I agree. My daughter would have loved a swing in her room too. First thing I thought of was Jonathan Adler.. you had the exact picture posted that I was on my mind.

Glad you swooped it up..Taylor is going to have sooooo much fun!
Such a stylish mommy..

andi said...

Perfect! i passed two of them up on craigslist - darn it! I'm still kicking myself. They were going to be in the reading area of my tween's room. Hope Taylor loves it!

Love the Decor! said...

WHAT A GREAT FIND!!

Wonderful indoor idea :))

Elise said...

Hello, I absolutely adore your site and I just had to leave a note for you to say so !

Your posts are interesting, creative and original, and your pictures are great too.

Perfection !

Thank you for sharing them all and best wishes... Happy September

Kate said...

I found two of the swings shown in your second pic on the side of the street. Made my YEAR.

Meg said...

Oh how awesome! Taylor is a lucky girl! I want one too now!! I guess I have to scour our junk shops huh?!

Gintare said...

The swing is such a good idea, I love it! And it looks great.

Krisn'lil said...

I would have loved a swing in my room (still would!). I was just online yesterday looking at them and searching on Craigslist. I guess I will just have to be patient, too. I would love love love yo have one for my daughter's room!

Your House and Life said...

Love it!

Style Court said...

I LOVE them. I can't help loving them. Peter Dunham sometimes uses the swings inside and out, too. Your daughter is very fortunate!

Blushing hostess said...

Such luck, well done!

purple area said...

Love that hanging swing chair and beautiful cushions in the last picture!!

Yansy said...

Those are so much fun! Congratulations, I can't wait to see pics.

Kellie Collis said...

Love that blue and white striped rug!! I am a lover of anything striped!

J&J Geb said...

I've been obsessed with having a swing chair in my bedroom forever! Congrats on your amazing find!

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, btw :)

highglossblue.blogspot said...

Love indoor swings, great for grown ups, too!

Sparker said...

Jealous! I have wanted one for years... some day I will stumble upon one!

Lisa said...

Of course Johnathan Alder can do a swing chair just right. You know i think that's the same puppy & pillows in another photo from my doggy post!
I'm excited about The Designer's Attic! What a great idea.
Lisa

Estelle said...

Oh my I am so jealous of your daughter. I have always wanted a hanging swing. She will love it.

Blueprint Bliss said...

Oh, I can't wait to see it.