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Old 06-25-2011, 09:13 PM
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My in-laws came for a visit and we got to talking about old furniture. I told them that I've been looking for a sewing rocker. The next day they came back with this! She bought it at an estate sale years ago and never said anything. She didn't even know why there are no arms. She just liked it and bought it. They gave it to me for the new studio and because I like antiques. It was in a 100 year old house when my mil bought it. I'm so thrilled! It needs a little work and I plan to make pillows to make it more comfortable, but I just love it.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:15 PM
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Sweet! I love those old sewing rockers. I have hubby's grandma's and my grandma's. I like to think of the things done in those rockers. So glad you have one since you really appreciate it.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:16 PM
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Wonderful old rocking chair! My grandmother used one similar to it, usually on the front porch.

I also remember sitting in a circle of whoever was there at the time, in the yard, snapping beans. The old folks sat and talked in low voices, until way after dark. One of my fondest memories from my childhood in East Texas...
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:31 PM
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What sweethearts!
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:42 PM
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Lovely, simple piece...glad it is going to be used and loved.
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:49 AM
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Love those old rockers
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:17 AM
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Enjoy. I remember my Aunt having one and I don't think she sat in any other chair ever!
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:18 AM
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I like my lazy boy!
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:25 AM
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This looks like the chair my GM used to sew in sometimes. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:34 AM
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Those little rockers without arms are also called "nursery rockers" and they were used to rock babies to sleep...they had no arms on which to bump the baby's head... :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Naomi
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