Sunday, February 14, 2021

We Own a One Armed Chair

 I don't even know what else to say...a one armed chair. There has to be a bragging right here someplace but I am not finding it.

We bought the dining room set at a Habitat for Humanity thrift store...six chairs and a very long table. It was covered with a cloth and even set (sorta) for dinner. The price was $124 or something...really inexpensive for what it included we thought.

We rented a uhaul truck and the people at the store helped my husband load it. It wasn't until we arrived home that we realized that there might be a problem. It weighed a thousand pounds if it weighed 1 lb. Just getting it out of the truck...well lets back up...just carrying the chairs inside was a monumental job! The table top without the pedestal required incline planes and a hand truck and ingenuity. It would have been handy to own a fork lift or even a pulley but we don't have those.

To make a long story short, we did finally get it in the house, reassembled and turned over. We put it in the spot we had decided to put it and added the chairs. That was when it soaked in on us that we were the proud owners of 4 side chairs, one arm chair and a one armed chair. 

I had picked up a beautiful crocheted table cloth at an estate sale and it covered the top but that chair just sat there being one armed.

Company is coming and I moved that chair out into the living room. I just love it so much. There is something about it that makes me giggle. A funny, fantastic fabulous fancy choice chair. Come on over and visit sometime. I will even let you sit in will be envious I know.

So, what have you bought lately? I hope it makes you smile!



  1. My roommate and I have been shopping at Habitat for Humanity. It's great! You can find some amazing stuff. We're going back for a couch soon. Having the one arm actually makes it easier to get into it at the table. LOL

    1. Back in the day they hand a “telephone chair” with one arm. The one arm was a table of sort and a telephone could set on it. I would love to have one of those. Someday it will turn up for us. :)

    2. Can I edit this reply? It should have said, “Back in the day they had a....”


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