Friday, 6 January 2012

Peacock chairs

Stevie Nicks and christine McVie chilling on the mother of all peacock chairs

Cat Power on the Peacock chair of William Lemon the 3rd
A pastel Peacock chair tea party
White peacock chair
Vintage Peacock chair

Peacock chair
Vintage peacock chair

I was super jealous last month when Chloe from Sugar high and love stoned posted about her new peacock chair. I have wanted a vintage peacock chair since I was little and have even been teased on my way to and from work by the one in a shop near me (not for sale).  I have posted about them in the past and been on the look out for a while. So I am super happy to have found one for the bargain price of a tenner!!

26 comments:

hippiebohoreloaded. said...

they are amazing! wonderful bargain, my dear, whar a price! love the pic of cat power xxx

bananenblatt said...

Lucky you!
I once saw one at a flea and thought immediately of you! I was thinking about sending it to you for a moment, but i guess sending such a big parcel from austria to GB would be horribly expensive!
Now you found one by yourself, thats even better!

im zoe said...

I adore peacock chairs, my mum had one when I was little that was hers growing up. But it never made it though my childhood thanks to me and my brother climbing over it :)
So glad you found one and at such a bargain, what a score!

Zoe xx

Lianne said...

I've never seen these before but they're beautiful! Now I want one too!

NotesFromAbroad said...

Oh Lordy I remember these !
That last one is quite beautiful. Ours were purchased at Pier One in NY ..

The Flying Tortoise said...

Peacock Chairs for Birds of Play.
Lovely...

Charlotte Chance said...

There was one for sale in Totnes Market today...maybe I should have bought it....we had one about twenty years ago, but as I remember it wasn't actually very comfortable....just looked nice draped with silk embroidered fringed scarves and chenille cushions.

Georgia Rose said...

i think its time for us to see some pics of your own home miss moon x

Hot Trash Vintage said...

thank the moon that I found you...
awesome blog!

http://hottrashvtg.blogspot.com

Annie said...

Recently found your blog and LOVE it! I've been pinning the hell out of some of these photos with a redirect back to your site. Hope you don't mind!

Elizabeth said...

I never knew that was what they were called. Fantastic!

Vix said...

Round here they're known as "Porn chairs" after the Emmanuelle film of the 1970s. Great images. x

bucolic beauty said...

I'm originally from Hawai'i(I live in Oregon now)and peacock chairs always remind me of May Day. It was customary for the May Day king and queen to sit in peacock chairs whilst watching the festivities.

R.Mason said...

These are amazing. I need to brush up my weaving skills and make one. I might take some inspiration from youre blog for my new shed and do some decorating.
http://dweebazoids.blogspot.com/

Ida said...

Love those:)

Linda said...

What a great find !! They are beautiful chairs...I love the one in the last picture...glad you finally got yours!!

:)

Bohemian said...

I had a Peacock Chair EXACTLY like the one in Photo #6. I had it from the early 70's through the early 90's and gave it to a Teen neighbor who collected and appreciated Hippie Era Vintage... it made me feel good to know it was going to a Young person who appreciated the Era I spent my Youth in. Still love these chairs even though they weren't the most comfortable furniture. *winks*

Dawn... The Bohemian

Barbara said...

Oh, these chairs are great! I had one back in the day, but it ended up who-knows-where after several moves. Wish I had it now!

Ian Reed said...

you guys missed a great one...
http://i50.tinypic.com/1gkd3m.jpg

Anonymous said...

Where can you find one like Stevie Nicks is sitting in? I love it!

chair info said...

My mom had those peacock chairs from her grandmother and I really love it. A very nice and well maintained peacock chair. I hope she will give it to me when she moved to Mexico next month.

Jay said...

You are making me want one too!

Anna@MyDesignEthos said...

Well now I am super jealous of your amazing bargain. I love how striking these chairs, always gorgeous, no matter the colour!

Jenni said...

I had this kind of chair when I lived in Tanzania. I used to sit in the balcony and smoke way too much cigarets... Those were the days!

~:C.M.C:~ said...

Wow. You may have something with these chairs. They are fabulous!

Muhammad Zahid Iqbal said...

Lovely. That last one is quite beautiful. Ours were purchased at Pier One in NY ..paper writers