Saturday, October 9, 2010

Thumbs Up? Or Thumbs Down?

One of the items that I did NOT bring back from Aunt Gladys' yard sale was a mid-century-modern outdoor chaise lounge. It's been in her basement for at least the last 25 years, maybe longer. (Ed remembers laying on it as a kid, so that makes it at least 50 years!) She remembers buying it in 1960 from a friend who lived "over by the library." I can't quite decide if it is really cool and would make a great addition to our farm house or if it would look "junky."

So, I need your help. Please tell me if you give it a "thumbs up," or a "thumbs down.' If I brought it to our new home, I'd put it on our screened-in porch. I had planned to put a cot of some sort in that space so we could use it as a sleeping porch on hot summer nights. This lounge chair could fill that role, as it can be adjusted to lay flat. It is in good condition and I even like the existing vinyl cushions.

So tell, do you like it? Or not? Be honest.


  1. Thumbs up (as long as it's comfortable for you to sleep on too)! Loved the tray with the rooster. My mom had the exact same one & used it all through the summer back and forth from the kitchen to the picnic table outside. Fun memories jogged by the photo.

  2. Walt says big thumbs up! Cool conversation piece and what a way to honor Aunt Gladys!