First of all, is it theater or theatre? I have always been compelled to write theatre but it turns out the American English spelling is theater. What is your preference?
My preference is most certainly vintage but we already knew that! I’ve mentioned my unofficial conquest list of must-finds which is always changing. However, vintage theater seats have always ranked high on the list. A few weeks ago I was able to mark it off because I found them!
They’re an attached pair of wood and metal seats that fold up. Not just the seat bottoms fold but the chair legs collapse like a folding chair allowing the pair to flatten for storage purposes. That function leads me to believe that these were part of a venue where the seating configuration would change frequently. The chairs were never permanent fixtures and as a result the set is not too heavy.
A coat of hemp oil brought the wood back to life and really makes them shine again. This set is available for sale at The West End Garage.
There are a number of places in the home that I can think to style vintage theater seats. I’ve compiled a list to get your wheels turning! (Please pin from original source by clicking photo.)
Which is your favorite room showcasing theater seats?
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Having spent a decade working in theatre, I can share that most people believe -re is for the concept – like “the art of theatre” – whereas -er is for the place – like “I’ll catch the 2pm showing at the theater”. So I think saying that these are theatER seats is correct.
There’s your geekiness for today. I wish I could add these theater seats to my dining room!
I knew I could count on you to clarify – thanks!
On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 7:15 PM, Circa Dee wrote: