Wednesday, December 4, 2013

High Chair

With our first 3 children, we used a hand-me-down Jenny Lind high chair.Through the years, it had to be painted several times. After the 3rd child outgrew it, I gave it away or maybe I gave it back to my sister-in-law?? Actually I was pretty glad to get rid of it with all the constant chipping of paint, although it was a classic! Then we brought our first little home from China and I wished I had the old classic back. Instead, I bought the cheapest thing Wal Mart had. It served its purpose through the then two littles and then came grandchildren. Slowly but surely the plastic cover started tearing.

 When we moved to the cottage, I decided it was time to get rid of it.

I put it through 3 garage sales and it didn't sell. When sweet Peach came to visit this fall, I pulled it out of the storage space. The best I could do at that point was to put a towel in the seat.

I decided I needed to reinstate it or get a lovely antique one. While I certainly would choose an antique high chair over the old plastic thing, the antique ones really don't work well. The littles slide down and if your not careful slide out, or climb out when they get a little older.
So what was left of the old pad, I used as a pattern to make a new one.
Since I lined it with quilting cotton, I'm quilting it now so the lining won't bunch up when I wash it.
A few more rows and I will be all ready for this sweet girl's visit at Christmas. I can't wait!


  1. Lovely! Peach will be sitting pretty!

  2. Hi Mom B,
    Good job, little peach will have a nice place to make a mess. HA. I know what you mean, I have a heavy duty high chair that was Richards when he was little. I keep it in the attic now, not getting rid of it. All the Grand Daughters used it, Maybe someday the great grands. yippes that sounds scary. I will take a picture of it sometime and put it on my blog. You asked about my kitchen. The back entry and the kitchen are all oak beadboard. I love it, never paper or paint. Kind of a log cabin feel. The wooden bowls are both really old, one from an estate sale, one from an antique store.. Gotta wonder what their past was and who used them. I like things that have a past.
    Nancy Jo

  3. that is so cute and a great save! I like that you can take the cover off now and launder it

  4. The cover is really pretty! It will look great for a long time, I think. We will soon have foster children and possibly babies in our home, so I have been looking for a high chair. I am considering one from IKEA, I'm not sure how well it will work, but I need to get something soon. You've given me a great idea seeing what you have done.
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. Stopped by for a visit! Love all your posts...especially the highchair and ironing board cover posts. :) Your girls are getting so big and so beautiful! and Miss Blue-Eyed Peach...such a sweet those red curls!! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!!