garage sale

I’ve heard about finding treasures garage sales, but I’d never experienced anything major. Until…..last week!

I had just dropped off the kids at their schools and had my vente iced nonfat latte in hand. I was driving home when I spotted them sitting out on the driveway of a garage sale. I screeched to a stop and parked. I tried not to sprint over there. My designer’s heart was pounding. Could they be real? Even if they’re not, I’m interested.

There they were: 3 yellow chairs. Chrome bases. Dirty. Fine. I tipped one of them over.

HERMAN MILLER! Be still my heart.

(no way, are you kidding me?) I’LL TAKE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IMG_2219There they are: my Eames chairs in a gorgeous yellow. Welcome home chairs!

I bought these chairs from a woman who had received them as a wedding gift in 1954. I told her I would love the chairs and remember her story. She was happy. So am I.

The next day I received the DWR catalog. And here are the current Eames chairs in all of their mid modern glory.

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