Posted on Mar 29, 2009 in Furniture

The joke around here is that we have a chair-chive in the basement. 

When I was small we had these very, very groovy chairs on the patio under the very-southern-california patio roof that dad built.  The chairs allowed one to admire the half wine barrels full of flowers and hanging cymbidiums, orchids and the like.   The chairs left a significant pattern on bare skin, but I’d still love to have them back.  Recently I’ve run across a spate of vintage patio goodness.  It makes me feel nostalgic for the little orchid fingers.

It started when I saw one on the Flora Grubb site, and then Remodelista, and then I had to go looking.  Best google bet is vintage hoop chair.


1. Flickr

2. Remodelista

3. Flora Grubb via Flickr

4. Hoop chairs from