My mom and I shared a love for small things--and we also shared a love for this little chair from her childhood!
This little rocker (shown here with the little cabinet my dad made for me when I was five) was always around as I grew up.
I learned later that my grandfather had it made for Mom when she was a little girl, in about 1930, by a local carpenter who used the wood from shipping crates and containers to make useful objects. I love its apparent Arts and Crafts roots! Mom also pieced its current seat cover--the chair has had a few coats of paint as well as layers of upholstery!
The little chair is still sturdy and strong, and is being enjoyed by my own grandchildren.