Rocking Once Again

Kelli over at "There's No Place Like Home" hosts a show and tell every Friday. Hop on over and see her special treasures along with links from others who participate in this fun little activity!

I thought this Friday I would show you the rocking chair that I recently purchased. I LOVE rocking chairs. The one I had received when Rachel was born finally bit the dust last year - leaving me rocking 'chair-less'.

Some of my fondest memories growing up were of my Mom or Dad rocking me. When I was little they had a rocking chair that would squeak every time you went forward. How the squeaking noise could settle a restless child and bring the rhythm needed for sleepy eyes to finally close! Even as a teen, I would love to sit in the chair and rock back and forth, listening to the squeak as it went back and forth.

Due to all those heartwarming memories, I found myself really wanting a rocking chair now that ours was gone. However, since there are no little tiny babies in the house at the time - it was not an urgent need. Yet, when my eyes spotted a rocking chair at the thrift store - my heart skipped a beat. After a "comfy" check (to see if it "felt" right); I quickly went to retrieve my husband from the book section of the store and show him my find. He agreed that it was a good deal. So, after spending $14.99 our home once again had a rocking chair. A half and hour with the carpet cleaner attachment from our vacuum and I had a "new" rocking chair.

I love it! Now all we need is a baby - I am not thinking I will find one of those at the thrift shop; but if I do I will make sure I show it for S&T!!

Thanks for stopping by - hope you are having a good week enjoying God's blessings.

Blessings to you,


mrsjojo said...

Very nice that you found such a nice looking rocking chair. You know, they make dolls that look so real now days, you just might find the baby you need. :)

jennifer said...

Oh I agree! I love a rocking chair too! I have a few and I have the one my mother rocked me in and it is still in great shape!

Great show and tell.


Penless Thoughts said...

Great find!!!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Cool....and love the humor of your last comment about the thrift shop and finding ...well, you know. LOL

If you haven't dropped by my Show N Tell yet, I sure hope you do. Have a great Friday and Happy weekend!!!

Barbara H. said...

That brings back memories! My youngest is 14, and our rocking chair bit the dust some time after his babyhood, too. I'll look forward to getting another one when we start having grandkids.

Simply Heart And Home said...


Wow! What a wonderful treasure you found. The chair is lovely. I love rocking chairs as well. If you find any babies at the thrift store, please let me know. I want one more! :)


Constance said...

If you are able to find a baby at a thrift store, tell me which one so I can stay away from it!! Ha Ha! (Just kidding of course, I have 4 grandbabies that I love a lot!) That is a great find! We have always had rocking chairs since we have been married. They have soothed my babies when they were crying and me too! Thanks for sharing with us!

Jendi said...

Great chair for a great price! Hope you enjoy hours of rocking in it.


I love your rocking chair. It is almost just like the one that I sit in, in my living room. I would hate to be without a rocking chair. They bring back such good memories for me also. Have a happy week end. connie from Texas

Anita said...

Dear Martie,

I hope you are doing fine. It's been quite a while since I have been to your blog (too many project and too little spare time).

What a great find at the thrift shop, I am happy to learn that your rocking 'chair-less' days are over now!

Best wishes from Germany and happy belated birthday to your daughter!


It's All Good! said...

What a great bargain! Thanks for sharing! God Bless!

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

What a nice thrift find. It looks really good and would fit right in my living room, lol
I just love sitting and rocking and I have no babies at home now.Thanks for sharing

Rick Rack Attack said...

I remember rocking all my babies in a very similiar chair. Sweet memories.

Stop on by for a visit at Made some Kiss Me I'm Irish Beef & Cabbage yesterday & posted the recipe. Come on over, I'll fix you a plate!

Jewelgirl said...

A nice rocking chair, I think it
needs a lacy pillow and it will
not seem so empty without a baby.

Charlotte said...

Hi Martie,
I tagged you today for a meme to write eight things about you that readers don't know. I hope you will want to play the game, but if not, please don't feel obligated.
Have a great weekend.

cookie said...

Martie, this was such a wonderful story. It gave me little chills. I'm so happy that you found just the perfect chair, and that you got it at such a great price. I think it was waiting there just for you. Happy Rocking!

Also, if you have time, please stop by and play Cookie's Treasure Hunt this week. I'm giving away my collage "Contemplation in a Parallel Universe.


Mrs.T said...

What a find! It's nice-looking and looks very comfy, too. Every home needs a rocking chair!

Daughter of the King said...

I think you have a great bargain there. I like to rock too.
Thanks for sharing.

Lori Stilger said...

:) Really nice chair - I LOVE bargains!!!!!
I tagged you on my blog today; I hope you can play along! :D
Have a BLESSED day!!!

Daniel & Heidi Schatz said...

Oh I just love rocking chairs too!! If rocking chairs could talk I'm sure they would have the "sweetest" stories to tell out of all the living room furniture in our homes!:) Also, I just heard a preacher's wife talking about how they keep a crib up in their home all the time and help mommies out by keeping babies when the moms are ill or for other reasons. SO,....maybe you could become the new "baby lady" ministry! As a mom of a baby it would be nice to know that if I'm in need there's always the Godly preacher's wife who is ready to love on my baby rocking chair and all! :)