One of my Mother’s Day treats over the weekend was time by myself at the thrift store. Wonderful! (And, does my husband know me well, or what?)
I picked up some more frames for my growing family gallery and I also came across a treasure: a high chair!
We’ve been using a simple plastic travel booster seat since my oldest daughter Jillian was a baby, but I’ve always wanted a real wooden high chair. It has never been in the budget, though, and I never could bring myself to borrow one of those giant plastic ones from a friend or family member.
Don’t misunderstand: I’m all for using what you have, and for being frugal, and I’ve done that for over a decade now when it comes to children’s things. But, I’ve always wanted for my babies to have one of those nice, sleek wooden high chairs or a charming vintage one, like the ones at my parents and grandparents’ houses.
So, I was pretty delighted on Sunday to run across this one for eight dollars! It is perhaps more of a booster seat than a highchair since it has no tray, but to be honest we’ve been pulling Amelia right up to the table for a few weeks anyway.
She still isn’t very interested in eating table food, (anyone else’s nine month old like this?) but she likes to squish things between her fingers and smash it into her plate and she loves socializing with all of us at the dinner table.
I have plans to give the chair a good sanding and a new paint job but for now Miss Amelia perches in a new, to us, high chair that is lovely to look at and functional.
A definite thrift store score!
This post will be linked up to Thrift Haul at Simple Design. Have you had any thrift store scores for your kids lately? What do your kids sit in at the table?