When Are New Chairs Like Old Disco Songs?



Hello Monday! It's good to see you. 

The other day I was driving and one of the best songs ever came on the radio, Brick House by the Commodores. Do you know that one? Why sure you do unless you've been living under a rock. I happen to be just the right age that I have Friday night memories of doing the bump to Brick House or KC and the Sunshine Band's Shake Your Booty.

Do you? If you don't remember, let me assure you it's nothing naughty. The Bump was a dance we did back then.

Garvin Rattan Arm Chairs from Wayfair (affiliate link)
When Brick House came on the radio while I was driving the other day, I had to turn the music up and dance. It's such a good feeling when you are driving alone and your song comes on and you can wiggle in the seat with sweet abandon. All is right with the world at those moments and nobody can see you! Those people in the other cars...they can't see you dancing. I promise. 

How does this relate to chairs? Well a few weeks ago I found the chairs for our kitchen table that I've been wishing for. They are similar to a photo that I tore out of a magazine years ago and I've never forgotten them. I was nervous so first I ordered two chairs with the thought that they would just go on the ends. But then the chairs arrived and all was right with the world! Cue the songs and the dance moves! The chairs add texture to the room that was much needed and they are larger than our previous chairs so they look better in the space.

Garvin Rattan Arm Chairs from Wayfair

We are keeping this kitchen table that we've had since about 2001 (even though larger would work) because this is the spot where family dinners happened and my little boys did their homework. Their dents and handwriting are etched in the pine wood forever...a little like disco is in my mind.

Garvin Rattan Arm Chairs from Wayfair

So here we are arriving at almost 8 months in our new home. I guess by some accounts I'm slow to get the decorating done but it is all coming together the way I like it! Did you see what I did there?

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I love that we have old things mixing with new things in this house. Those combinations make it feel like home.  Now friends, I dare you to stand up and dance with me!  Let's do it!



53 comments

Leanna - Of Faeries and Fauna said...

It's really surprising how every once in awhile you will come across a piece that sticks in your mind. They are the best pieces because you had to wait for them so you will absolutely love them for a long time.

I remember doing the bump too. lol

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

I remember that song but I'm not sure I remember how to do the bump!! Your new chairs look great, Stacey, they really finish the dining room off perfectly!

Nikki G said...

I remember it all... :)
Your chairs are fabulous! I would not have thought to try them at the dining table but I adore the way they look. I would have been worried that they weren't the right height. So glad they worked out for you. I like them because they are so different from everyone elses. Plus I love a cottagey look.
:) gwingal

Patti Estep said...

Those chairs are beautiful and I love the contrast with the wood table. Thanks for the fun trip down memory lane. Such fun songs from the past.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

GREAT song! The chairs look great, good eye!!

Andrea Nine said...

I love that this theme centered around Disco. I was just listening to a 70’s Sirius radio station playing a little Disco on my way back from seeing our son. Wayfair is the best! Wonderful chairs! What I love the most is the sentiment of the table itself!

An Oasis in the Desert said...

I do remember that song, but think I probably heard it coming from my teenagers' rooms...yes, they are that old!

Hugs,
Carol

Jeanie said...

What a totally fun, delightful post! I just love your chairs -- oh, yes, I do. And they look terrific with your pretty table and place setting. And the music rocks! Love it ALL!

laura@notatrophywife.com said...

OMG I just heard some song on the radio this weekend and I was going crazy. It might have a STIX song! Ha! I love the memories literally engraved on your kitchen table.It looks great Stacey! laura

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Silly me, I forgot to tell how much I like your chairs...they look perfect around your table!

Hugs,
Carol

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Fun, fun and cute, cute! Springtime is fun time!
Jemma

Lynn at Nourish and Nestle said...

Oh, an oldie but goodie! Fondly remember dancing to that song...that's when music was great!

And your chairs look just perfect in that space.

Well done...aren't you glad you waited?

Hugs, Lynn

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Such a cute post! So many fun memories with those songs! I (almost) won a dance contest to Brick House when I was 15, lol. And disco modeling to KC and the Sunshine Band at Maas Brothers junior year of high school, we were just all that, hahaha!! Love your new chairs!!

Sandy said...

I did catch it and loved the memories of such great songs!!!
The chairs look great and I think they are perfect. I think slow and steady will bring you just the right items to your new home.

Laura said...

You Go Girl!
I love Brick House and there is nothing better than dancing while driving:)

Your new chairs are wonderful!

Suzanne said...

Ha! Okay, I'm picturing some disco moves in your kitchen right now. Love this beautiful room, and I know you are LOVING that stunning kitchen. Do you pinch yourself every morning?

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I met my husband in 1978 and we married in 1979. We went out dancing a lot in those days and I remember!! Love your new chairs. They looks great with your table.

Decor To Adore said...

That's the way, uh huh uh huh I LIKE IT!!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love, love, love your new chairs! Back in the day, Leo owned a dance club called the Diamond Disco! That music makes me want to hop up and dance, too!

NanaDiana said...

I LOVE the chairs and I did the bump to that song MANY times....lol I like the size o the chairs- they are not overpowering but big enough to have a presence. Perfect!!! xo Diana

Debra Oliver said...

ohmygosh, Stacey, this is totally hilarious. I actually had to go to YouTube and be sure of those dance moves. LOVE the chairs! I have too much junk in my space to have those. great post!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Oh yeah, got to love disco for sure! The chairs are perfect with your table - adore that the nostalgia of all the happy times around it won out over a new one. Keep "Stayin' Alive," ah ah ah ah. ..Jane

Pam Richardson said...

Stacey, those chairs are fabulous, just the perfect look! Since the Commodores and Lionel Richie are from AL, I have always loved their music. Their smooth sound is a part of the soundtrack of my life. Yes, I dance while driving!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh my goodness, I'm a Rolling Stones girl, and other rock n roll from the 60's. :-) Don't have a clue as to what the 'bump' is.

Love your chairs, they are so right for your new dining space and what wonderful memories with your table.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

thepaintedapron.com said...

haha Stacey, WHO can resist dancing to Brick House?? Your chairs look fabulous, love the sentiment attached to your table and that coral pop is awesome! Your new home is so bright and clean!
Jenna

Creations By Cindy said...

I might be a tad slower at it Stacey but I can still do the bump!LOL! Girl, KC and Sunshine band was playing in Disney World my senior year of hight school and that is where we had GRAD Night! Oh those were some fun times. Love all the pictures and adore how you mixed things up. Using that table is perfect and the chairs add so much. Now I must know. Is that REAL cabbage leaves under those plate? SO PRETTY! Love the colors. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Junkchiccottage said...

LOL Stacey I love the disco era too. That is when I was single and met Terry. I remember Friday nights going to the disco bars to dance and hang out. Line dances being so popular back then! I love when you can happy dance in the seat of the car too. Love your new chairs they are fabulous. I am glad you got them to go all around your great table. It really looks so great. This way too no one fights over who gets to sit in the comfy end chairs!!!! Have a great week.
xoxo
Kris

Tammy Lagaly said...

Stacey I wanted to dance the minute you said "Brick House" ! I love that you kept your table and the chairs are perfect. I'm like you in that I like my home to evolve instead of instantly decorating. Thanks for the memories!

Pinehurst Farm said...

Oh yes, the Commodores! Three years ago, my cousin took me to one of their concerts! It was great, front row center! I danced like I was 18! Do you remember the dance 'the bus stop?
I have a disco cd that I listen to in the car,I think I have worn part of the seat down car dancing!
Love your chairs!
Blessings

Marlene Stephenson said...

I love your chairs, they look great with everything. I have always liked that style myself and the "Bump" oh boy that was fun, i tried to show my granddaughter one day and she just laughed.

Preppy Empty Nester said...

I love the song Brick House but I love your chairs even more!! Enjoy your week, Stacey.

Bonnie said...

Love your new chairs! They look so fresh and inviting with your wood table. Such a cheery tablescape, too.
How nice to have music memories of a fun period in your life that peps you up. I remember the Commodores, also.

Jill Nelson said...

Oh my word, I was dancing with my three-year old grandson to Brick House just a couple of days ago. Love the Commodores and KC and the Sunshine Band still! Your chairs are just perfect. Love this post!

Rita C. said...

Love the chairs. Love the songs (and how about "Can't Get Enough" by Bad Company - another great bump tune, lol). Taking it slow is the best way to love the house you're making, Stacey.

Katie Mansfield said...

Yes, yes, I know the song. It always makes me giggle now. I love the chairs. They are super cute.

Cindy Richter said...

I wonder if we were singing and dancing to the same song at the same time?! That era is my jam. Love the new chairs and the table looks lovely!

Blondie's Journal said...

Driving is a happy pastime for me. I love the radio and the chance to sing along! I do love the current music, but if I hear an old favorite, I get emotional. I love the Commodores, especially that hit album from '79. Sail On always makes me cry..:)

The chairs are perfect. I think its cool you are hanging on to the table. Our table is Pottery Barn, 1993. Hard to believe they existed back then. It is so scratched up--I LOVE it!

And, yes, take all the time in the world.

Simply Farmhouse said...

Stacey, your photo's are amazing. I love how bright and beautiful this room is. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Cecilia said...

Oh I just love that song! That's a good blast from the past!
Then there's your chairs! They are just perfect. I can just hear the excitement you feel for finding them. They really look great in your space too! What fun to get something you've dreamed about. I love them!

Maria Elena said...

That song brought a lot of memories! :) Love, love your new chairs! They look absolutely beautiful in your dining room. Great choice!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

I love that song! I used to be a boat model at those shows and I remember them playing that song. The chairs are lovely. So glad you could find them. The dining rooms looks so beautiful Stacey. Enjoy!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Love the chairs! And yep, if you continue to think about a certain decor item, it's meant to be.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Stacey, oh I used to do the bump and I remember those songs were so much fun to dance to. I love the table and chairs. The table reminds me that spring is on it's way soon.
Thanks for sharing at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Barbara Chapman said...

Yep, we remember the song and can sing with the best of 'em! Especially when I'm in the car alone.... Roadtrip!!! ;) And what about Lady, also by the Commodores? Remember roller skating to these songs? I do like your new chairs and they are perfect ~ a nice combination bringing the outdoors look inside with your table! <3 Pinning to my Fabulous Furniture board for you. :)

Have a great rest of your week,
Barb :)

Kathy Olson said...

Those chairs were THE right choice!

bj said...

The chairs are gorgeous and look amazing with your table.
I bought 2 chairs a lot like these at Ikea last summer.;I love the to pieces and would LOVE to have 4 more. If ever we go back to Ikea, I will come home with them...

Ricki Treleaven said...

Awwww....THAT'S the WAY, uh huh, uh huh, I LIKE IT!...uh huh, uh, huh!

Sandra Lee said...

"She's mighty mighty just lettin it all hang on!" That was my jam and the bump was my dance. Ahh, the good old days.Lovin the chairs and I've never ordered anything from Wayfair but you are tempting me. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Those chairs are fabulous!!!! ... the Bump....oh yes...remember that well and those songs!!!...especially the Bootie one...KC was from Florida...

Jann Olson said...

Stacey, I knew the name of the song; but couldn't think of how it went. I had Alexia play it for me and it definitely makes you want to dance! I have to dance a little in my car every now and then as well. :) The new chairs are perfect! Mixing old and new is what I love best!!
hugs,
Jann

Kim said...

I always love peeking into your home. You have impeccable taste. And Brick House...impossible to not move when that song comes on!

Jody Gabara said...

I remember that song and always dancing to it!! Great memories!! Your home is just beautiful. Love your new chairs!
Hugs, Jody

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a fun post, Stacey! Lucky for me I still get to groove to those old songs in my water aerobics class, and nobody really sees my moves when I'm in the water!!
I'm loving your chairs and they look perfect with your table. I know you're loving your forever home.