Actually, I think it might be THE best. I got her last summer, after a lot of work...
In fact, let me tell you what I went through for this chair! Upon seeing her image on Pittsburgh craigslist, I instantly fell in love. I decided I would get her no matter what the cost or distance. The cost was actually only $90 (eventually haggled down to $50), but simply being able to get her was a different story. I told the seller how much I loved it, how it fit perfectly, and how I would be willing to drive out from MD the next day.
Bad idea apparently. I'm not sure if I freaked him out over how much I loved it, but he said I was too far and he wanted someone who could come over and pick it up right away. Then he stopped email contact. I couldn't believe it. Was I about to lose my dream chair to something as dumb as THIS? Oh no... so I did what any rational vintage-loving person would do. I created a fake identity. (Oh the lengths I go to for furniture). Or more specifically, I used a friend's and said I lived about 40 minutes away and was very interested. Very quick, dry, and to the point. No ooshy gooshy stuff. And he took the bait! I was scheduled to come over to see it tomorrow at 4. Except there was a problem. "I" was "Julie". Things got more complicated. I pondered showing up in vintage drag. What would I do? I finally emailed him, saying "my boyfriend Larry is actually going to come to pick the chair up since I work late that day". It should have worked, but then he wanted to talk to "me". Gah! So of course I bribed one of my female friends to call him, act as "Julie" and hash it out.
And after all that, it WORKED! I feel like he suspected something funny was up, but ya know what, I got my chair!
I can't get over this chair. It was like someone took an otherwise phenomenal midcentury chair, and then just streeeeetched it to ridiculous heights! It is absolutely 100% ME. Vintage styling with a quirky twist! And it's aqua!