Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Chairy Orchard


I discovered a neat little place called The Chairy Orchard here in north Texas. It's literally an orchard full of chairs, hence the name. I just thought it was such a creative idea! There's every kind of chair you can think of. It was created by two women who were neighbors for more than 40 years and had an empty lot between their homes. So they decided to create this little treasure. I took my kids there and boy did they love it! It was a fun place to visit and take pictures.
 I'm wearing my latest version of Butterick 5235. I've made this pattern many times but my old versions no longer fit, so I need to make more. One thing that's been missing in my wardrobe was a simple black dress. I used suiting fabric, which I purchased from JoAnn. I actually bought several different colors because I plan to make more versions of this dress. They're so useful for work and the ones I made a few years ago were worn quite a lot.
I loved the stacked up chairs! Visitors are allowed to re-arrange the chairs as they wish. Also, anyone can add more chairs if they like. 
Look at that giant chair!! Very fitting for Texas☺☺.
Some of the chairs are really old, but they look so neat. 
There are even chairs on the fence! I love the American liberty/justice chair. 
I hope you all have a wonderful week. Happy sewing!!

16 comments:

  1. I like this dress! What a great staple! It is so nice when you have a TNT that fits nicely. The chair haven looks like fun!

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    1. B5235 is definitely a TNT for me. I get it done so quickly and I love the fit. Thanks Vanessa.

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  2. That looks like such a cool place! :)

    I really love that dress! One of those awesome not-so-basic basics!

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    1. It was such a cool place! There was even a see-saw for the kids to play on. Thanks Nakisha.

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  3. You look very regal in your smart black dress in this amazing forest of chairs! It's just so quirky (the forest of chairs, not your dress).
    Yes, I agree with KS_Sews, a great basic and you wear it so well.

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  4. Your dress is so lovely and fits you beautifully. I am enjoying the pictures, kind of new to me to see the forest of chairs ( as Sarah Liz mentioned) :)

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    1. It was a new concept for me, too. I'd never seen anything like that before. Thank you, Hana.

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  5. LOL...they do say everything's bigger in Texas. What a playful idea this orchard is!!!

    Your dress is lovely! Classic and a perfect subtle silhouette...let's your necklace be the star!

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    1. Thank you, Sue. Lol, everything surely is bigger in TX! ☺

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  6. Wow! A lot of chairs! I would love to have one! I've never been to Texas, but the park look lovely and fun. I love your dress and am so impressed with your work. Thank you for sharing lovely pics.

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    1. It would be nice if you could visit Texas some day. Thank you, Eli.

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  7. What an interesting idea! Looks like a lot of fun and very picture worthy too! Your dress is absolutely stunning on you and I can understand why you want to make multiple versions!

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    1. Thank you, Myra. The place was really fun. It was such an interesting idea to me. Yes, I definitely need more versions of this dress.

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  8. This dress is stunning. It’s such a lovely shape. I like the photos too!

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad you like the photos.

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