I smiled at the return of the peacock chair last summer. I think they’re fun, bohemian, and the kind of chair you look good in reading Spanish literature on a hot summer night. They remind me of the 70s, a decade I–and everyone else–is looking back on through rose colored lenses.
That said, no discount or thrift store find on earth could get me to buy one. This summer it’s the 70s, next summer the 80s. Sometimes you have to know when to pass on a trend, and I think peacock chairs are trends. Big, space eating trends.
But even I and my steely resolve can’t resist a chair left free for the taking on the curb just one block over from my home. Isn’t that a bit like having one drop in your lap? Free is a price I feel comfortable spending on trends.
I’m going to put it on our covered porch in the back, clean it up, and surround it with plants, pillows, and comfy seating made for lounging in good weather. They give off a vibe, these peacock chairs.