i just received a really beautiful book called chairs: a history, by florence de dampierre. i saw it featured in various magazines– elle decor, house & garden, etc… and had been wanting to check it out. i have an odd mix of chairs myself– some from my grandmother, some bought at flea markets, and some found on the street. i recently pulled six of the cutest vintage school chairs from a dumpster outside the school across the street from us! and i love mixing the different styles together. so this book is right up my alley… here are a couple photos of my favorites from the book. and more here on flickr.