It was the same style as the one in this picture: a chair, a rocker and a loveseat. (this is not mine) So the next time I was visiting mom and dad I went next door and asked them if they might be willing to sell it to me. To my surprise they said they would give it to us! So we happily carted it home, got out the white spray paint, glued some of the loose parts and I made cushions that were bright green with white dots.
We enjoyed that set for quite a few years, but it was very old and brittle and eventually it just fell apart.
Over the years I have bought and sold quite a few pieces and right now this is what I have. I absolutely love the chaise lounge that I got at an auction many years ago. It is my favorite piece of furniture in the whole house.
This sofa table was found at a yard sale. This tea trolley that I got at a yard sale too. It has a tray that lifts off the top.A vintage child's rocker also came from a yard sale. It was only $5 a couple of years ago! Oh and there is the planter behind which I showed you in a previous post. I just acquired that this year and I didn't paint it white like I usually do!This is one of the chairs I got to replace the original ones we had. I can't even remember where it came from. I just recently painted it yellow, which is quite a departure for me and actually now that I've lived with it for awhile I'm thinking of painting it white.This chair and desk belonged to my mom. She gave it to me when she moved into an apartment and didn't have a space for it. I think it is very old.And the last piece of wicker I have is my fern stand which I showed in my very first post. I've had it for a long time too. I think I got it at a yard sale years agoActually I have one more piece, but it is up in the attic. When we were expecting our first baby, 36 years ago I bought a wicker cradle. One of these days I will bring it down, clean it up and display it somewhere.
So that is my love affair with wicker. Other pieces of wicker have come and gone but the ones I have now I plan to keep for a long time.