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!
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
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!
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!