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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Help the Lee Sisters, Ugg and Love, get their Makeovers!

Sometimes orphans get left on your doorstep. In our case, left on our front porch, was a pair of sisters, the Lee girls....


and Love:

Meet Miss Ugg Lee and Miss Love Lee:

(and please avert your eyes from the cracked paint on That Old House. She is very self-conscious about getting old and wrinkled, and is quite desperate to find a good, miracle-working moisturizer . . . .)

So how did the Lee Sisters end up on my front porch?

My brother, Lindy.

(This picture, below, is from our House Blessing Open House two weeks ago ... that's Lindy on the right, his wife Carol in the wing chair, and my sister Peggy looking very surprised, on the left.)

Well, my big brother Lindy and his wife Carol are beginning to sort through things at their house on Long Island, deciding what will make the move to their house in North Carolina.

Most of this stuff is Lindy's. Carol is an innocent bystander. My brother is King of the Pack Rats, a crown he wears with distinguished aplomb, and a cellar you enter at your own risk.

Recently I got a call . . . "Hey Cassy! I've got a couple of chairs, I think they're old ice cream parlor chairs . . . you want them?"

Well, duh.
Of course I want them.
I, after all, am Queen of the Pack Rats!

One of the chairs was recently painted, so she's Miss Love Lee.

The other is au naturel, rusty and -- let's be kind and say, picturesque. She's Miss Ugg Lee.

I'm not sure these two are ice cream parlor chairs. I have a wire ice cream parlor chair in my hall bath (check in Monday for the metamorphosis of that room!) and it's quite different from these two beauties.
I think the Lee sisters may just be ... chairs. But they are cute, in a goofy sort of way.
And they need me.

It is time for makeovers for the Lee Sisters, don't you think?
A case of critical need.
Any ideas?

I keep seeing pink. . . .


  1. I see little dainty seat cushions in a pink/offwhite victorian flower (tiny) print or a needlepoint with similar qualities. Can't wait to see them all dressed up for the ball - - -

  2. Girl you are too funny I love the way you give everything a name..and I don't think those our Ice Cream parlor chairs...I have 2 sets of those tables and chairs...heart back and eye glasses style..great chairs from your Bro..can't wait to see Met Monday's post girl..hope you have a great weekend dear friend..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  3. Those are adorable chairs, and I can't wait to see what you do with them. I just discovered your blog via your comment on Rue's Peanut Butter and Jelly Life and came over to admire your old house ;-)

  4. You are too funny! I haven't heard anyone talk about the Lee sisters except my dad years ago! Can't wait to see what you do with them. Then what will you rename Miss Ugh??? Have a great weekend...Debbie

  5. Oh I love the Lee girls. Bright white paint and lovely yellow tufted seat cushions and what darlings they will be. Hugs, Marty

  6. I love those chairs! And definitely Pink.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    I was born and raised in Rockaway NJ. You're not too far from there. Small world!


  7. You silly girl, Cass, you are so funny. They DEF. have potential. My first thought was black of course, but perhaps pink might be delightful as well. Your names for them remind me of two past Texan legends...real girls, last name Hogg, and first names Ima and Ura....SERIOUSLY!!! Have a fun weekend!

  8. What fun-- naming chairs! Something bright, yellow? A flounce around the seat?

  9. Or a crisp green and white ivy print with a ruffle. The Lee sisters will be gorgeous.

  10. Great little chairs. Can't wait to see what you do to them.

  11. This was such a cute post! I loved meeting the "Lee" sisters. So, will their names be changed when you get them all fixed up? I look forward to seeing the makeovers. laurie

  12. Hi Cass!
    The big cupcake pan is by Wilton..many places carry it, Michael's ACMoore..just google it.
    The WmSonoma Pottery Barn Outlet in in Tanger in Riverhead...
    I did get mine in WSonoma..don't know if they still have it, but you shouldn't have any trouble finding it..
    And I will watch over Southold for you till you can get there!

  13. I don't doubt that you can make those chairs very pretty. Can't wait to see you refinish them...Christne

  14. I've had many of the Lee relatives at my house! These would be cute in a little girl's room (tea party table?). Hope to see their makeover!

  15. Oh! How I wish someone would drop a few on my porch. lol Last April a storm came and trees feel and took all my outdoor furniture out. Hubby cut the 100 year old oaks, and made a sitting area, and larger one is still over the creek, when it drys up it coming. Just love your chairs.

  16. They are so cute! The little curlicue wire thingies on the top look like they are sporting a "flip" hairdo. :)

    And I don't want to anger "the Queen," but I think I may be a pretender to the crown of the Pack Rats. lol

  17. Ha ha cute names. I am also thinkin' pinkin' for those girls! Can't wait to see them. What a great bro you have.

  18. Good morning Cass :)

    Those chairs are so cute! They would look wonderful painted any bright color ...yellow, pink, green, blue. Kim over at Daisy Cottage made over her old iron chairs and tables and painted the whole set greenish blue. You can see them here:

    Oh and I am adding that stew in the last post to my menu this week... yum!

    The comment you left....."I am going to pat the walls of my house as I walk up the old center stairs tonight, and tell it how lucky it is!" I do that all the time. Old house owners are an odd lot, aren't we?


  19. THose chairs are adorbable! Soooo if Ugg lee turns pink... will she be "pinky lee"????


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