~The Grateful Shed Chaise~

At one time this style of Chaise was known as a “fainting couch”. With one back higher on one end, it was used in the 1800s as a sort of come-back to older times for style and purposes of tight corsets and what was called “female hysteria” *a strange concept indeed*.

Today, I use this old wonder in what is known as my Grateful SHE’d. If I have any hysteria at all there, it is because I need to pull weeds that I have left to grow this past Winter. I Pull Up A Seat after walking up there, pulling up weeds, and just to get away into my own little place of nothing.

Tis a bit dusty.

I collected tea towels and picked up this pillow cover when riding to Sturgis in 2012. It is a comfy pillow for the couch since the couch is leather. The towels decorate my windows.

Credits: Photograph by Rebecca Ittner and Book by Erika Kotite

Above is a snap I took of the book pages my little shed and towels were published in. Of course, it is called She Sheds Style and is by Erika Kotite who is the author of She Sheds. These photos in the book itself were taken by a good friend, Rebecca Ittner who is a very talented photographer, jewelry designer and much more. It was amazing to watch her work.

So now, it is time to up-do and refresh the SHE’d and maybe move this around a bit by taking a few things out of the room. Time will tell if another pull up a seat can get in there. Somehow I doubt it but ya never know…

Til next time,

#Pull Up A Seat

Mrs. Shecky


  1. XingfuMama says:

    Lovely retreat!

  2. Aimer Boyz says:

    Tea towels on the window, what a great idea ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. iammrsshecky says:

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I have so many items I like to look at and this reminded me of my travels a bit.

      1. Aimer Boyz says:

        Much better than hiding them away in a drawer ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. Aimer Boyz says:

        Much better than hiding them away in a drawer ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. bekitschig says:

    Oh, I’d like one! Every woman needs a room of one’s own ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. iammrsshecky says:

      I agree! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  4. anne leueen says:

    What a wonderful idea to have a She’d. A place that is yours to escape to and just relax and chill out in.

    1. iammrsshecky says:

      Thanks! No phones, just an old transistor and cassette player. Everyone should have a place๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Trev Jones says:

    That’s nice. We have a couple of Chais and I always use one to practice playing guitar on.

    1. iammrsshecky says:

      That must be a comfy spot. I have friends who used to sit on this and play so it must be something about the back and low height maybe?

      1. Trev Jones says:

        You are possibly right. Iโ€™ve never thought about it before, but yes, the low back does make you sit up.

  6. John says:

    Nice word play, the Grateful Dead remembered. That’s an attractive piece of furniture, very nice. โค๏ธ

    1. iammrsshecky says:

      You caught that. Yes, the Dead were my neighbors in the Bay. After the Filmore and Winterland and S.F. Parks, they were like everyday music for us all.

      1. John says:

        Wow, that’s amazing for you! My neice was a dead-head for a while, followed them around.

Comments are closed.