Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Please Be Seated

Here are some photos of chairs I snapped that are either pretty or unusual, most of them Adirondack Chairs. The Adirondack Chair was first created in 1903 by Thomas Lee for his summer home in the Adirondack Mountains. He needed a chair that was very sturdy and stable on the mountainous ground. Although they are now a classic, If I were to sit in one of these, I would never be able to rise out of it! Tomorrow I'll tell you why Jesus is sitting in Heaven after he rose..


"If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory."
Colossians 3:1,4

37 comments:

Shanda said...

Love the chairs. I've collected stuff thinking I would paint but never get around to it.
Thank you for telling me about your friend driving a truck 3 days after surgery!!

Chatty Crone said...

I have been to a place that had these and I know what you mean - they are comfortable but they sure are impossible to get out of. They slide your butt down so far - it's fallen and it can't get up! I like the second picture the best. sandie

Chatty Crone said...

3rd picture!

Darlene said...

Love all the photos. Our neighbor has a pair of those chairs in red, and it always looks so cheery.

Arti said...

Never seen chairs like these!!! They look extremely comfortable and colorful. Loved them all!!
Have a fabulous week ahead Ginny:)

Karin said...

I so agree with you - so pretty, yet so hard to get out of.... Don't think I've ever sat in one though. Hubby is already having trouble getting out of his regular easy chair, lol! Blessings!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I think these chairs look beautiful,but like you I had better not sit down in one.I might be there for a very long time,until someone came to help me up.Such are the joys of bad knees.

Jeanne said...

I pass a house nearby that has about 10 of these chairs lined up in their front yard and they are all different colors. I love them!

Bobbi said...

I love the colorful chairs!! Anything with color.. :-)

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

What great chairs. Love them in your header!

Ann said...

You can't go to China to visit Anne-maries' parents. They have this kind of keyhole toilets. My American friends say, can squat down, can't get up.

Ann said...

My nose, ever since I knew it, I had a blocked nose. Was that due to the peanut. I don't know. I seem to have allergy. I didn't know I was allergic to peanuts until I was an adult. My doc thought it would be good to check me out. They found me allergic to peanuts and dust mites.

My peanut story is one of the few funniest story in the family. My sis paid $150 to a specialist to get a small object from her nose. My story is told to all the young nieces and nephews, never ever put any thing small into your nose.

DawnTreader said...

Yes I can see how those chairs could be useful on a mountain slope. On flat ground though... I too would be afraid I wouldn't be able to get out of it again!

reanaclaire said...

Don't stand on ceremony.. please be seated... hahaa...
I love the chairs, they look very comfortable.. i have a wooden smaller type of chair in my room.. for relaxing and watching tv...

SquirrelQueen said...

Those are great chairs. They are comfortable but like some of the others said it's kind of awkward to get out of them. I love all the different colors but the palm tree painting is my favorite.

kanak7 said...

So that's where the name comes from? Not a common sight here...love them all! Your header photo is an eye-catcher!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

We have some Adirondack style chairs on our deck - they are comfy.

Judy Royal Glenn said...

I am seeking those things which are above, and I am finding Him leading me in a new direction!

Fred Alton said...

I'm reminded of the song, "Just Got To Heaven and I Can't Sit Down!" I understand about the Adirondack chair being difficult to get up out of...

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Now picture 6 rockers are for my back porch. I cant get up from the Adirondack chair, way to low for me. I like the header with the colorful row of chairs, reminds me to the row of houses that are in colors somewhere??? Mind failed me... called "(something) Row" I think? they are in a coastal town. I know you, you just may know what I am talking about.

Rose said...

I love the chairs and the ones I have sat in are so comfortable...afraid I would have trouble getting up form one now, too.

From the Kitchen said...

I remember those chairs from my childhood. They were easy to get out of back then and they were white. Love the color and art work on them.

Best,
Bonnie

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

The chairs are beautiful! verse too

Sandra said...

i like all the chairs and would choose to sit in the parrot chair, but would have to have a strong man around to get me up out of it. those weird and wonderful looking rockers i would like to own. were they for sale or somewhere you visited? i like that wicker looking thing in the middle. i saw chairs like your header today but no photo. we went to the beach for a couple of hours and walked more than 2 miles so when we were driving home and i saw them, i thought go back and take their photo

S. Etole said...

I've seen that type of chair before but never so colorfully decorated.

A Primitive Homestead said...

The natural wood chair is my fav. I had white painted ones years ago from Pap & Gram. Those chairs were heavy. Blessings!
Lara

Lucy aka Roeann said...

I LOVE old fashioned lawn chairs and I would have one in every single color available.

littlethingsoflife said...

Ginny -- I LOVE this post! I always enjoy 'happy' pictures, and these are cheerful, indeed!

As always, you choose such great verses to go along with them -- thanks for the inspiration, as well as the eye candy in your photos.!

LV said...

I would love to be seated in either one of those chairs having a chat with you.

LC said...

Wonderful chairs and verses on heavenly seating arrangements. I, too, now have to chose carefully where I sit or I will need a crane to get me up!

Remington said...

GREAT chairs! They are so colorful they make me smile!

George said...

The chairs with the pictures on the back are really neat. I've not seen that before.

Ann said...

I love the chairs. I've always wanted Adirondack chairs but have never gotten any.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Nice post, Ginny... I love those adirondack chairs.. They are so colorful.. The only ones I don't like are the hot pink ones!!!!!

Gorgeous...
Hugs,
Betsy

Lynn said...

Ginny, I am laughing, happily because as I said in the post from today, (I go backwards) I love these chairs because home is the Adirondack mt area of NY state. These chairs make me so homesick. But I am laughing because I always thought they were hard to get out of and never heard anyone in NY say that! Too funny. One thing, once seated, they make it wonderful to hold one or two children on your lap withou them falling off! Just saying.....Blessings,
Lynn

Regina said...

Ya, realized I'm actually having to be careful getting in my car these days cause the seats low? I guess I could handle these pretty chairs with some extra padding! (Lol)..can never get enough! They'd probably work good here with our terrain!

Anonymous said...

Fun and colorful chairs. You always find the most unique things t0 photograph! Have a good day.
Mrs. M. Lane