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Sitting in the cheap seats, figuratively speaking


Hi, my name is Liz, and I am a chair-aholic.  I cannot pass by a chair without wanting it, and it doesn’t matter what condition it is in.  I have chairs hanging in trees, under trees, in gardens and in every room in the house.  I even have chairs stored in the garage and in a warehouse.  I happened to be at my favorite auction, Capone’s Vault in Amsterdam, and a poor little chair wasn’t being bid on.  It didn’t have a seat, and was a bit wobbly, but it caught my attention.  When the bid kept getting lower and lower and it was finally at 1 dollar, my number went in the air, and I held my breath that nobody would raise the bid.  SOLD

I took my little chair home and glued it, cleaned it up and it was ready for caning.  I then realized I was out of cane, and in my rural area, you can’t just run out and buy it, hmmmm, I wonder how it would look caned with twine?  I always have twine, I make bracelets with it, so I started to cane the chair with my dollar store twine, and next thing I know, the chair is done and I even have twine left.

If you have been doing the math, chair 1 dollar, twine 1 dollar, total cost for this little chair, 2 dollars.  That’s what I call sitting in the cheap seats!

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