As most of you may know, I frequent the local consignment and thrift stores in our area for clients on a regular basis. You may have seen me recently — I’m the one zipping around with an aqua visor, ‘owl’ clipboard in hand, jotting notes and, yes, even taking a photo or two. I’m on the look out for the best shop to consign specific client items.
The shop owners know what will sell best in their shops, so I never try and convince them otherwise. Besides, my goal is to be as efficient as possible, but today I was stopped dead in my tracks!
Now, we’ve all seen those formal, Downton Abbey-style, stiff winged-back chairs at
Grandma’s house over the years. You know the ones — the ones husbands and children couldn’t sit on for fear of who-knows-what and, God forbid, a shoe edge would touch the fabric! And there was usually a matching pair in a prominent place for all who gathered to sip coffee or tea and eat(!) fresh baked cookies. Okay, so I may have had one, too. Mine (like the one pictured here) though was later moved from the living room to a back bedroom.
But I digress. What stopped me so abruptly was the most authentic looking winged-back chair I have ever seen. It was as if I had never witnessed one in big floral patterns, mauve mini-plaid or even country checks before. No, this one was like it had just been born! Take a look for yourself…
Such detail! Leather sides and those cute upholstery tacks, too! I loved that chair. And you better believe, if it was mine, my feet would go up in it in a skinny minute with book in hand without even a hint of an apology!
But, unfortunately, I had to leave it behind for another to enjoy. If you hurry on over to Classic Consignments on Arrow Road on Hilton Head Island, you might be lucky enough to see it for yourself! And, by the way, Classic Consignments has a lot of other really fine pieces, too, and you won’t want to miss the back room for some real treasures.