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Friday
Dec022016

so NOT your grandma's...........

 rocker!

i literally have my grandmother's rocker, however, sitting in storage along with fond memories of rocking away whilst scarfing down hershey kisses (yes, the rocker sat right next to a side table with an never-ending supply of kisses; she loved her chocolate!). she's sadly, passed, but precious memories reside as does her wooden rocker! 

today's rockers function the same, yet look quite different: refreshed, new, trendy AND the perfect third chair in a living room!  

btw: these new-age rockers are seldom called "rockers",... file them under "loungers"!

 dwr risom rocker scandinavian-designed comfy...

 

if low maintence and iconic is your thing, then this eames would fit the bill...

CB2's comfy version designed by a design student, taeyoung choi, at the school of art in chicago (great idea) who came up with an ergonomic back that traces the shape of the human body and allows you to become totally immersed in the chair,......

crate and barrel's version,... very gentlemanly in black & white,...

IKEA's versions-- you can count on innovative, streamlined, and cost-efficient rockers,........

from land of nod , these are the grown-up versions that are also available for the kiddos...

 

 

selections by all modern,  love the macrame-strung back....

 

anthropologie's offerings, especially love the smooth brass handles...

 

 

llbean's is attractive in black, love the contoured back, probably intended for outdoor porch-rocking, yet i would bring it inside add a seat cushion and/or a sheepskin throw and it's a statement-making seat....

 

eddie bauer's version.......

 

pottery barn kids......

 

altough these two versions are rockers, i feel these are cheating on the real rocker look, they're more like an upholstered chair with the after thought of a rocker base,... just my opinion!

take your rocker any way you can-- cramped space, apartment-living? then, how sweet are these mini-rocking birds from west elm? ...one in every color for me!


there's something so lulling about the sound of every rock against a hard wood floor, especially, isnt there?

so i've inspired myself to dig out my memere's, for sure-- i will add a seat cusion, however (a simple to do)! grandma's rocker will have a new place of pride in my living room, especially around the holidays, an extra seat is a welcome to family and friends, or.....

rockers-even, maybe especially even- grandma's rocker, rocks in 2016!

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