Rocker

extracting

extracting

The Quimper Hittys are lucky enough to have three rocking chairs made in Quebec by artisan Albert Nadeau. One was given to us by our friend the Dollhouse Lady, and we bought two more chairs by the same artist in a consignment store, even though one of them came with a broken rocker!

Broken Rrocker

Broken Rrocker

We enquired of the Dollhouse Lady if she knew Mr Nadeau personally, as we hoped to get a replacement rocker.  Sadly, Mr Nadeau had died a few years ago, but miraculously, the Dollhouse had known him personally, and she had a spare rocker which she sent us

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Replacement

Replacement

Rose has been clutching the rocker tightly ever since it arrived at the Quimper Hitty Cupboard, but this weekend the human finally had a moment she could dedicate to furniture repair!

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Replaced

Replaced

It was a fairly simple matter to extract the broken one, and sand the new one smooth. It is resting in its place, and you can see it is exactly right!  The Hittys favourite photographer is out-of-town for work but has promised to dig out the Puritan Pine wood stain upon his return! We’ll glue it into place after it is stained – Rose is glad!

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15 thoughts on “Rocker

  1. What a wonderful piece of serendipity that your good friend has the perfect replacement. They are really wonderful rocking chairs. The Country Hittys are very impressed.

    • You are a magical friend! You wave your magic wand, and things just appear! Thank you so much – Rose rocked very gently on the broken rocker but thinks rocking without the worry further damage will be even more satisfying!

  2. Quippier girls are fortunate to have three of Albert Nadeau’s rockers. I believe my hittys have two and they love them. Looks like one of those rockers belongs to Rose…..She sure is a pretty JB hitty

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