Armchair travels

Dear Diary,

Jesse:  It's not easy to find the proper size chair for my boys so when I saw this chair on Etsy, I knew it was for us. 



It's not the usual run-of-the-mill furniture for 18" dolls.  This is handmade, old and very unique.  I was certain that it would fit the boys perfectly and so I couldn't pass it up.

Its journey to New Zealand was an interesting one.  It spent 5 days moving across Florida before departing the USA on 13 December.  It then travelled 4,315 miles, reaching Santiago Chile a day later. 

Rock ledge, Florida USA to Santiago, Chile: 4,315 miles

Why it went to Chile is anyone's guess but a day later it left Chile and headed for New Zealand.  I was worried that the parcel had been strapped to the back of a burro and it was coming across the Andes.  However, 4 days and 9,664 miles later, it arrived in Auckland, finally reaching me on 20 December. 

Santiago Chile to Auckland, New Zealand: 9,664 miles

This voyage covered a total of 13,979 miles; if the parcel had gone from Florida to Los Angeles and then to Auckland, the total miles would have been 9,077, 4,902 fewer miles!

Who can know the mind of the postal service?

All these miles are wearing me out and giving me jetlag - I think I'll have to sit down!

"I'll climb up here and try this chair on for size."
"A perfect fit!"

Comments

  1. It is amazing when you see the convoluted journey some of these packages take isn't it? As you say you have to wonder about the mentality of the postal service.

    Fabulous chair - are all the boys going to try it for size, or one in particular? ;-)

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    1. Sometimes, tracking a parcel is too stressful! The chair is for Hans. You know Armand - he always has to be first. I told him he's too big for this chair but he just wouldn't listen. Hans had to sort him out! And anyway, Armand has a perfectly fitting chair of his own. Angelo has his own chair and so does Adam.

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    2. I had a feeling it was for Hans :-) Would love to see them all sitting in their own chairs at sometime please.

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    3. Great idea and thanks for asking. I'll take a photo and post it in the very near future.

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  2. That's a long journey this chair has had! It's a beautiful chair, I bet Hans will really enjoy sitting on it (if Armand wants to get up again that is :-) )!

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  3. A great little chair for your dolls. It's always good to find lovely made items that fit!
    Maybe it's a travel chair and wanted to see more of the world on it's way to you, who knows where it traveled before you acquired it... what tales it could tell if only...... :)

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    1. You're right! Obviously, it has stories to tell; who knows where it was made and how many places it's visited on its way to its ultimate destination in New Zealand.

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  4. It's a beautiful chair; very delicate. After all of those miles, you're lucky it arrived in one piece.

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    1. Amen to that. I was lucky to have received the parcel at all!

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  5. It was worth the waiting, it's beautiful! I love vintage or antique doll furniture.
    But I also like Armand in his stylish modern outfit. It's a great idea to dress an antique bisque doll in today's clothes. It's part of giving him a new life.

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    1. It was worth the wait but as I watched it travel so far afield, I became dubious that it would get to my house. But, it's here and I love it. I'm glad you like Armand in the modern shirt (which he lifted from Adam!). He thinks he looks very smart in it.

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  6. what an epic journey that lovely chair took to get to you. I'm looking forward to seeing the chairs and dolls photo.

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