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Feb232010

The ones that got away

Sometimes eBay can be a bitch. It leads you on, promises so much then disappoints you bitterly. I love these chairs. I'd pay a small fortune for them but my idea of a small fortune is obviously in a much different league to the small fortune bidder v***n paid. Oh why eBay? Oh why did you show me these beauties and toy with my heart? I'm saving the pictures here and sending my spies out to find me some more. If one pair could be found in Brisbane then there must be more.

Here are just a few more shots. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. One day you will be mine!

Reader Comments (7)

I am mourning your loss with you. Especially considering I'd never get my hands on chairs like that here. At least you've got a chance.

23 Feb 2010 | Registered Commenterkim

I can't believe that price. I can't believe that price. That is out of control.

Do you think that taste could derive from memory? When I was little there was a tiny little store on the beach front in my tiny hometown of Rockingham, about an hour south of Perth, called Tropicana. They only stocked cane and wicker furniture and 'tropical' decor. I was obsessed, even at about seven years old. I used to go in there and spend my pocket money on little wooden parrots or wicker baskets. I'm pretty sure my love of cane and bamboo started there. It wasn't until I started reading this blog that all these memories came back.

23 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Hasenauer

I too am cane obsessed. I'm sure it's a childhood beach holiday memory imprinted year after year. Holidays, summer, fun, cane furniture in the holiday rental. The good times are always cane!

24 Feb 2010 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

Hi Jo. One of your spies here. Those chairs are something i have never seen before. I agree they are beautiful and i will be scouring all the possible locations where they might be lurking. Hope i can succeed! Let you know,,,when ???,,, if???....
Ron

24 Feb 2010 | Unregistered Commenterron

Hi Jo, don't despair...repeat this mantra "there is always another" you may have to wait but they will turn up and hopefully not at that price...amazing price hey. I am on the job for you and will be sure to let you know if some come my way..then we can both say blow ebay..haha, cheers Katherine

25 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

Thanks Katherine and Ron :) I know I will find more somewhere somehow.

26 Feb 2010 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

Wow. They did go for a small fortune - but they are in great condition! People are getting too savvy about the retro stuff. You'll find a pair which will be cheaper if that is any consolation, especially now that you have spies on your side.

27 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrismod

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