Isolation rocks.

Posted: April 1, 2020 in Personal
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We’re supposed to be in or around our homes as much as possible these days, so let’s take a look inside our new one. I love that the bedroom has enough space for me to have a sunny corner for my rocking chair. But this isn’t just any rocking chair. This was my mom’s grandmother’s, making it an antique and a beautiful one that has to be over 100 year old.

Although I’m spending a lot of time unpacking/organizing/reorganizing/trying to find new places for things, a woman needs some downtime and this is the perfect spot to read and sip a cup of tea. When the original seat wore out (I believe it was leather), Mom needlepointed another one.

Details matter and this chair has some lovely ones.

Here’s hoping you and yours are all safe, healthy, and taking all the precautions possible. Rock on (in isolation)!

  1. lifelessons says:

    Wow. That chair is in perfect condition. My grandmother had one like that but I believe it was painted ochre…Wonder what happened to it?

  2. Ana says:

    Beautiful chair! I love your sunny corner.

    Stay safe, stay well!

  3. So nice you have a special place you can enjoy in your new home! Love the embroidery.

  4. de Wets Wild says:

    What a beautiful and precious heirloom!

  5. Lovely chair with beautiful memories. Yep, isolating in place.

  6. scr4pl80 says:

    Lovely chair and great space for it, by the windows. Enjoy.

  7. Tish Farrell says:

    Very excellent to establish your ideal reading spot so soon. And in a very lovely chair.

  8. Su Leslie says:

    It is beautiful, and the tapestry (embroidery?) is gorgeous and pristine-looking.

  9. It’s in such lovely condition for being used…actually used! I love the needlepoint seat inset and your corner of sun and space for tea and reading!

    We’re not on total “lockdown” here, but are staying home outside of a daily walk or hike when weather permits, and weekly trips to the market for groceries.

    I hope you get settled in soon.

    • I’m getting to love that space more and more. We’re not on total lockdown either, but staying in and around home as much as possible. I go for walks in the morning and my husband rides his bike, but it’s easy not to be around people while doing those things. When we first arrived, we got groceries a few times, went to the bank (no one there but the workers and they were bored) and I’ll probably go for groceries again in another few days or so. Plenty to keep me busy inside and as long as I can get in walks, I’ll be fine. Looking forward to the days when we’ll be able to explore, though.

      • I am too and the day we get together for a photoshoot! I know it’s a big change for you, but I’m so happy you’re here and not so far away that a meetup is impossible, and you’re in the desert and now can relate to my new home state! 😀

      • Oh, I’m looking forward to that day, too, although I only have a camera with a small telephoto. But what fun it will be to meet in real life! I do like the desert. Just wish i could be out and about more, but that time will come and I have lots that needs doing here now.

  10. It’s not the camera and lens…it’s the photographer and your eye behind the camera! You have the eye or sight! Me not so much…I’m a photographer in training still.

    The gear you have is enough…you “see”! You’ll get it after hanging with me or any other photographer. We won’t see the same scene the same…even if we use the same camera and lens! I’ve been there and done that many times. It’s amazing! It’s the person behind the camera not the gear that makes the image. You’re so much better at seeing than me. I’m the one in awe! Believe me!

  11. It is absoluely gorgeous!!

  12. restlessjo says:

    That is the most beautiful chair, Janet! With hand-me-downs like this, who needs new? 🙂 🙂

  13. Dan Antion says:

    That’s a beautiful chair. I’m glad you have a place to feature it and use it.

  14. joey says:

    Very special 🙂

  15. meinwords says:

    Love the needlepoint