Tuesday, August 03, 2010

thank you for thanking me

If you've followed this blog for any time, you probably know that I am obsessed with all things mid-century modern---but particularly the designs of the Eames---and even more specifically, the molded plastic chairs.

Last year, when I won a teaching award, I put the money I received towards the purchase of four of these beauties for our dining table. Since we don't have children yet, I consider these my babies. Well, it seems my students had been paying attention to this infatuation as well, because at my surprise going-away party they presented me with this poster.

eames chair poster

But here's the real kicker....not only did I receive this incredibly thoughtful poster, but the chair as well!!!!! The students pooled together their money to buy me a new baby, Andy Aqua. I was speechless then, and am still in awe of their generosity today. What a present!!!!!!!

The reason I am sharing this news now, nearly three months after the event, is because I finally received the real chair, which had been on backorder, this week! It is going to work great with a new desk Edgar has been busy making me this summer.

To all who contributed, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Photos of the chair [and desk] soon to come.

18 comments:

jodi said...

that is so wonderful!!

♥ T said...

How sweet & thoughtful! Enjoy the chair :)

http://whatshernameslittlesecrets.blogspot.com/

troy said...

oh, suzanne! andy is one GORGEOUS baby! if you ever need a sitter... this gift is truly beyond thoughtful!

and welcome back from portland!! :)

cindy said...

i would call it the 'time out chair' and misbehave all the time so i could sit in it ;). such a wonderful gift you will have for a lifetime, which is similar to the impact a teacher has on her students!

Lrc said...

A really thoughtful present...and you will think of them every time you sit in the chair! What an awesome color too! Congrats!

Heather Link said...

YAY! I'm so glad you finally get to enjoy it!

katie reynolds said...

its about time andy arrived! so glad you finally get to spend some time with him!

Anonymous said...

how wonderful-congrats!

wagonized said...

Amazing gift! Incredible students! Gorgeous chair/baby.

LyB said...

I LOVE that they named the chair! So cute!

rob, jax & max: the harmon squad said...

That is the best present ever!! What sweet students! But honestly, if anyone deserves it, you do. You are one GREAT teacher!

I might be a little jealous though... I want the rocker for our nursery:)

caseytoussaint said...

You must really be an amazing teacher - congratulations, Suzanne, this means more than an award!

TeresaR said...

You have to be an outstanding teacher to get this kind of love from your students! I don't think most of my profs have ever gotten anything that good from students before. :)

cath·er·ine: said...

that's an awesome gift, and awesome color!! i'm getting 2 white ones at the end of august...exciting times :)

RachelRenae said...

YOu clearly have the very best students ever. They love you- and so do we!

TRACEY KAY said...

Im so happy you finally got it! You so deserved this chair! Cant wait to see it with the desk!

Wendee said...

Yay!!!!!

little *e* said...

so lovely... i hope to introduce 2 of these "babies" to our new home soon.
congratulations!

your students rock!