We Have a New Mid Century Modern Chair

We Have a New Mid Century Modern Chair.

Yes we have a new chair…a lovely new ‘retro’ chair! Do you regonize it? Its that one in the left hand corner…that lovely red one!

Well if you have ever sat in the window of a famous fast food restaurant…you will have guessed! Yes this chair is from a Macdonald’s restaurant!

My Hubby went shopping the other week, to our local shopping center, and this chair happened to be out the back of the restaurant by the bins!  So he went and got the manager and asked if he could take it! There was another one in Green, but that was really damaged! whereas this one only had a few scratches!

 Any way, they said that he was welcome to it, as it was going to be collected by the bin men any time soon!…so he asked some passers by to help him with putting it in the car and bought it home with him!

It was quite ‘grubby’ but after a good ole scrub, it turned out perfect!  What a find eh! Its always a good idea to have your eyes wiiiiide open wherever you are 🙂 Have you found anything on your travels lately that you have got for free? I’d love to hear about it 🙂



  1. Laura McHugh
    3rd June 2012 / 1:29 pm

    what a GREAT find Happy…..doesn't these finds make your day….well enjoy it…..love my blog again thanks so much!

  2. quiltjude
    6th May 2011 / 11:21 pm

    so gorgeous, lucky find oops rescue! 🙂

  3. Jen
    5th May 2011 / 11:49 am

    Me again – guess what just dropped on the mat? My CK catalogue. And what do I spy on pages 36-38? Why, an article that mentions our very own Happy and her gorgeous caravan! How exciting! I shall be blogging it later xx

  4. SueLovesCherries
    4th May 2011 / 7:24 pm

    Wow! Your McD's must be much more posh than the U.S. ones! We have nothing like that here – looks fabulous!And Rosie looks darling, as always!

  5. Serendipitychild
    4th May 2011 / 5:57 pm

    Wow, what an amazing find! I think the best thing that I have ever got for free is a beautiful painting that I won in a blog giveaway, yey for blogging!

  6. pam
    3rd May 2011 / 10:57 pm

    Well your McDonalds obviously are more stylish than ours, great score! My hubby says I'm a chair collecter, I find them all the time on the curb and bring them home to paint or recover. My best find was a victorian sofa and chair. When are we going to hear what you thought of the wedding?

  7. magpiesoup
    3rd May 2011 / 10:42 pm

    I saw an old chair at the side of the road but was to shy to go and get it,I regret not have the guts to get it. Now I am totally geared up. love this find and lucky you to have a hubby who will do this.So next time I see something I will think of you and the Mickie D`s chair

  8. magpie chic
    3rd May 2011 / 10:11 pm

    Lucky old you.What a find! What do you do when you run out of corners for chaors Happy? It's a serious question, as I'm getting close to it myself!Luv Jacqui

  9. Gem
    3rd May 2011 / 4:26 pm

    Fantastic find, amazing how different it looks in it's new home, who would have thought it hey xxx

  10. Dawn
    3rd May 2011 / 3:19 pm

    Love the blog…just blog hopped from who knows where… and couldn't beleive my eyes…the painting/print of that lady in your lounge room is the from the same set as the one my mum has here in Australia, mums is a little girl crying wow amazing where they turn up… anyway love the nlog… Hugs Dawn x x

  11. Florence and Mary
    3rd May 2011 / 11:49 am

    Great find and so perfect for your home!Victoria xx

  12. K2
    3rd May 2011 / 11:39 am

    Best thing I ever found for free, in a roundabout way, was my suit I wore to get married in. I had a friend whose renters had moved out in the middle of the night and left a bunch of stuff. She let me go through it and I found 6 barkcloth curtain panels. I traded the curtain panels for my wedding suit, circa 1940's.

  13. Sugarplum Kawaii
    3rd May 2011 / 10:30 am

    Smashing find!Years ago, I found a 1940's bakerlite bread-bin chucked in a skip. It washed up a treat (-;

  14. Jen
    3rd May 2011 / 8:51 am

    Wow, great find! I love those chairs in Maccy D's…. Always wanted to do a photo shoot with a little kid on one of them. Hmmm, jealous, moi?!

  15. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    3rd May 2011 / 8:24 am

    I love that chair! Hmmm, is it wrong to purposefully get a job in Maccy D's so I can stalk the bins?!

  16. delia hornbook
    3rd May 2011 / 7:52 am

    Wow what a super find ;-)) Well done hubby and it bet its really comfortable to 😉 I am loving that Loui Shabner Print to above your fire place he painted some beautiful pictures of ladies but they go for silly money on ebay. Enjoy your new chair, dee x

  17. VintageVicki
    3rd May 2011 / 7:00 am

    A wonderfully cheerful find 🙂

  18. Polly Dolly
    3rd May 2011 / 7:00 am

    Nice chair Happy, but it was the painting my eye was drawn to. My grandparent had the same one in there living when I was a small child, that is vintagexxxx

  19. Pene
    3rd May 2011 / 6:38 am

    What an amazing find, I love it!! and free too they don't come much better. Well DonePene x

  20. Rubyred
    3rd May 2011 / 6:28 am

    Such a fabulous find!My favourite colour too!I'm on the hunt for pallets to make planters for my garden!Rachel x

  21. Miranda
    3rd May 2011 / 5:50 am

    Love it!!!

  22. Julie Harward
    3rd May 2011 / 4:20 am

    Good job finding that chair, it looks great! I don't go looking but sometimes things seem to find me! LOL I was out walking and on the side of the road was a small leather bag, it said "western Germany" on it. We have lots of tourists here all the time from all over. So I brought it home. ;D

  23. melody-mae
    3rd May 2011 / 2:41 am

    oh, wow…now this would make me crazy happy to find!!!! Good job, hubbie!!!

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