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Monday, February 21, 2011

Stottlemyer Chairs

One of my ancestors was named Christopher Columbus Stottlemyer. No lie. Who would name their child Christopher Columbus (Stottlemyer)? Well, old C.C.S. did something pretty amazing... he made chairs. These chairs are pretty special - to my family, but also collectors items.  The chairs are not signed, so sometimes it is difficult to determine if you are looking at a Stottlemyer chair or a fake.  My Grandfather and Grandmother set out to "collect" Stottlemyer chairs.  They handed down these chairs to their children.  My dad has become somewhat of an expert on Stottlemyer chairs.  Also, he loves to work in his shop - wood working.  He found a child's size Stottlemyer rocker and decided to build replicas of it for his grandchildren.  Here are the first two - for Andrew and Addison:


The Chairs.... Absolutely Beautiful


Addison Rocking on her Chair

Andrew Chillin' with his chair

Everything is better in Two's :)


Addison thanking Pappy for her new rocking chair.

Andrew thanks Pappy too....


Everyone wants to hold Alexander on their chair.

But they don't realize that "Little Buddy" can do it himself
*love love love*



All the Kids and Pappy
Pappy's littlest buddy

3 Comments:

At February 21, 2011 at 9:45 PM , Blogger Kerry said...

I am so in love with that last picture of Pappy and Alexander. Look how happy Alexander is!!!!! :) He is the sweetest, strongest little boy. Love him. <3

 
At February 21, 2011 at 10:13 PM , Blogger The Dortenzos said...

LOVE the picture of him with his pappy--his sweet face is awesome!!!!

 
At February 22, 2011 at 3:42 PM , Blogger Kisses4Kaylee said...

Awesome photos and awesome chairs! My mother had a chair that looked just like that when I was growing up (adult-size, of course). I wonder if it was a C.C.S. original?? :-) Your dad should build these to sell...they are true works of art! And the picture of Alex and your dad? Too precious for words!

 

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