Friday, June 29, 2007

"Show and Tell Friday"



Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!


My show and tell this week is my new rocking chair. I have been looking for one for several years but I didn't want to spend a lot of money and I didn't want it to be too large. This one is nice and small and it was $30.00 at the resale store!

I haven't decided if I'm going to keep it by the bookshelf in the living room or...


...in front of the fireplace.


Either way it has been getting lots of use.


Fern seems to think I brought it home for her. :0)


Thank you for looking at my new rocking chair!


If you would like to join in for Show and Tell, here are the guidelines:

***Post your "Show and Tell" on your blog, copy the post link, come over here and add it to Mr. Linky. Please do not use Mr. Linky unless you have a Show and Tell or the link will be deleted.

***Link back here so that others can share and read through all the links. If you don't know how to do this, email me and I will send you the link code.

***Please do not host your own "Show and Tell Friday" at your blog. I'd appreciate it if you keep There's No Place Like Home as the only home of Show and Tell Friday.




58 comments:

Anita said...

Hey, I just admired your rocking chair a quater of an hour ago on you flickr online album (where I had a closer look at your 4th of July decoration photos).

I like it a lot and it seems to perfectly fit into your living room!

And what a great price you paid for it, a real bargain!

Happy rocking! ;-))))

Have a wonderful Friday, Kelli!

Best wishes from Germany,
Anita

Tiany said...

Your duahgter looks so sweet in it! We have a small rocker just like this in our nursery, i will have to share it some time! Thanks for hosting another Show n tell! Have a wonderful weekend!

Lyndy said...

Oh how lovely. Don't you just love finding a great deal.

Thanks for sharing and have a blessed weekend.

Lyndy

Barbara H. said...

It's really nice and looks great either place. And what a great price! Looks like everyone's making themselves at home in it. :)

Cheryl said...

What a fabulous price you paid for that lovely rocking chair. It looks as though your daughter and your cat are going to be fighting over that chair for years to come. To cute!
I adore your forth of July bunting that you made. I think I'll make something similar for my daughters 21rst birthday. Adorable! What other terrific ideas do you have? hmmmmmmmmmm? Keep sharing :-)

Pam said...

I LOVE your rocking chair! It looks so cozy and inviting near your lovely fireplace!

Tracy said...

I don't have a rocker either. I think I want one eventually, but I'm not sure where I would put it. Yours is lovely!

Connie said...

Keeping your sharp eyes open paid off...you found what you wanted without having to buy new. I'm always so happy when I come across a great find like yours. It looks so nice in both photos. You may have to experiment with the places to see where everyone seems to use it more. Have a wonderful weekend.

Kim said...

That is so neat. I have an adult sized rocker in my living room and my daughter Gabrielle has claimed it for her very own. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Hi Kelli,
I vote with Fern! Your new rocking chair looks great beside the fireplace, with Fern napping on it of course! lol
Best wishes,
Karen
www.abakerswife.blogspot.com

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Kelli, What a great rocker you found! I've always loved rocking chairs ever since my own dear Gram had one in her kitchen.

Trella said...

I love the rocking chair, I love the size. I like both places, your daughter looks so cute in it next to the bookshelf.

ellen b said...

Wooden rocking chairs are great. We received one as a gift just before our first babe was born. Lots of story reading happened in that chair. Blessings on the ones who spend time in yours..

Betty said...

Kelli, your rocking chair looks so comfortable.....I love to rock..I like your July 4th decorations...we have a grandson born on the 4th of July so that's a special day for us....Betty

dot said...

I know your family will get a lot of enjoyment from that pretty little chair!

Christine said...

Rocking chairs add so much comfort to a home. You really got a great deal, Kelli. Have a joyful day!

PEA said...

You know, I just recently bought a rocking chair because it's something I had wanted for years and I finally got one:-) Yours is just lovely and I know you'll get a lot of use out of it. See, even the cat loves it! lol xoxo

Melissa said...

Very pretty chair, and the perfect size. It looks very useful next to the bookshelves, but I love it next to the fireplace. Fern is so cute!

Amber said...

What a good deal! Maybe you could just keep moving the rocking chair back and forth until you get tired of it. I know in the winter time it is always nice to read by the fireplace.

Rose Mary said...

What a nice rocking chair! You got a great deal on that little thing, Kelli! I love you your fireplace,too. I guess your sweet little daughter has to compete with the cat to sit in it!

LBP said...

I love to rock! Your rocking chair is really pretty. I bought one this week as well at the Rescue Mission thrift shop for $3.00. Not as nice as yours! Mine needs a little (alot) of cleaning, sanding and painting.

Thanks again for hosting show and tell!

Charity Grace said...

I love rocking chairs!

HsKubes said...

Oh, I love the chair! It's gorgeous! My children love having special chairs for reading.

~ Christina

Lana G! said...

Love the size of that rocker! Adorable just adorable.

Jenn4Him said...

It looks great wherever you put it. Maybe that is the beauty of the chair, it is so mobile. It may have a mind of its own!

Sharon said...

That's a nice rocker for $30! I believe Fern has claimed it. ;-)

I was hoping to participate today, but found out that our computer guy must have deleted our old photo software and I'll have to wait for Carissa to get home this evening and re-install it for me. If we can get it going again, I'll try to get it posted tonight or tomorrow.

Have a blessed weekend!

Carrie said...

Great chair! Sure looks like it's popular.
God bless :)

Penless Thoughts said...

You know how I applaude this feature that you so graciously host each week. By the way, I got my link up first try this time!!!

Love rocking chairs and what a find for $30!!!

Susan

Shirley - Choosing Voluntary Simplicity said...

What a great bargain! I think you need to find another one just like it so you can have a rocking chair in front of the fireplace and another in front of the bookcase. :o)

Chris said...

I think this Show and Tell Friday is a great idea so I have published my post and linked it. Just love looking at everyone's posts. Thanks for hosting this.

jar said...

I love the rocker. Such a rich color and comfortable looking also. What is it about cats that want to claim each new thing as their own? :-)

Suzy said...

Kelli, Every house needs a rocking chair...and what a perfect place for the children to enjoy their books!!

smilnsigh said...

I love your rocking chair!!!

Mari-Nanci

Mrs. C said...

I think you got a great deal on the rocking chair. Looks like a great spot to sit and enjoy a good book.

Your 4th of July decorations look great, too. :)

Jackie said...

What a beautiful chair! I love rocking chairs...and your daughter seems to as well.

Marci said...

I love rockers. I have 2 rocking recliners, a hickory rocker and another rocker. There is just something soothing about rocking away. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

I love rocker chairs too Kelli, and we have inherited quite a few! Not all of them are comfy, but yours looks like it is very relaxing! Happy rocking!

I did a Show and Tell - at long last! Thank you for being our hostess - I hope I linked it correctly! It was fun!

Momma Roar said...

Oh, I love a good rocking chair! I picked a great one at a neighbor's moving sale last summer! LOVE IT! Happy rocking!

Susan P. said...

You KNOW it's a good chair when your kitty claims it for her own;o)

QuiverfullAcres Mom said...

I like it. It looks comfy.

Karen said...

What a cute rocker. It looks like Fern has made it hers!

Lori B said...

Love your new rocking chair.

I'm a rocker. I love to rock.

You have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Lori

Autumn said...

What a pretty rocker! I love reading in rockers too.

Amanda said...

You are going to think I'm so insane! *G*

Trudi M said...

Great purchase.

diana said...

nice rocking chair. i used to have one almost identical when my kids were little. i used to rock them whenever needed. i loved it. and i miss it.

thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

What a pretty rocking chair and a great bargain, too. But I think you may have to get another-one for the children and one for Fern!

Mary said...

I love rocking chairs too.

Mrs.B. said...

What a great chair! It sure seems to get quite a bit of use. (o;

Mrs. U said...

Nice rocking chair and WHAT A DEAL!!! Looks like everyone is going to love it! :)

His,
Mrs. U

~ Janice ~ said...

What a pretty chair, and by the photos, it looks to be quite comfortable, especially according to Fern! :o) I konw you will find just the right spot for it!

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Love your chair...especially with daughter and kitty in it!!

Ruth said...

What a great deal you got on your new chair!! I love how the cat is involved, too! =o)

Susie said...

Love your rocker Kelli! I love to sit in mine and read to the grandkids.
xo

PamperingBeki said...

Adorable rocker!

I just posted mine finally. :)

cassie said...

Kelli...
I missed your Show And Tell Friday, but I am going to be ready for the next one! Love your rocking chair...don't you just wonder what it could tell you about it's previous life!

Lynne said...

I love your rocking chair. And what a great buy. Next to your bookshelf is a perfect place for it!

Lallee said...

What a great find. I see your new chair gets lots of use ;-) \

I've joined in on Show and Tell Fridays. Thank you for such a great idea!

Lallee