"The Red Chair in any language means welcome!" - Innkeeper of the McKinney Bed & Breakfast
Insight from a host innkeeper:
"I must say, we got a lot of funny looks carrying the chair to different locations - by the end of the day we didn't even notice any more. The Red Chair caused us to have many conversations with people we encountered during our outings - very fun!" - 6/13/13 Innkeepers of the Samuel Durfee House in Newport, RI.
Here is your chance to talk back to us and tell us what this journey means to you! Comments will be published on the home page, and in the blog.
"I think every time The Red Chair travels from one person to the next it carries with it the energy it received from it's last experience and the people it spent time with. This is no ordinary chair. It's creating history and taking that history and sharing it with the world. Also it's bringing people together with a common goal. A unique way to share with others your great places!!"- Margaret, a Red Chair follower
"We are in the accommodations industry, offering hospitality to perfect strangers...well, about as perfect as we are likely to get on this planet. Every night you come into our homes for rest, romance, croissants, a moment's relief from grief. The spirit of the red chair says to me, "we will always make room for one more; you are truly well come." The chair is simple, compassion is simple, the essence of community is simple. We are so much more able to fearlessly contribute to an evermore complex world by making a place for simplicity. Whoever sits in this chair has a place "at the table." --Darrell from CA
Tom, a fan (April 25, 2012)
Love all the pics. I think its time to start selling some. I love most of them. I see a big business coming !!! Good for you, all the hotels and inns. The Cape Cod Chamber of commerce would love it. Hell Id love it. Move over Black Dog
Comment from Julie:
Comments from Innkeeper Tom Dott (Lamb and Lion Inn)
I have been in awe of Beth's photography for a couple of years now. I feel a very serious bond with her--not because we are both innkeepers--no, that's just like sharing the same Peter Max painted, padded incubator. Beyond our careers we share the same artistic eye. Not only are we attracted to the same moments in time, but the feelings and thoughts behind them seem very familiar.
Beth asked me, for some reason, to get involved with the traveling chair, and of course I leaped in with all 4 legs.
Living on Cape Cod has held 2 major blessings for me. The first is that the place changes constantly. The light & colors of the Cape are miraculous. The seasons, the ocean, the tidal flats, the wild life, the sounds...it's beautiful.
Secondly the people. There's a large percentage of the population that revolve around the Red Sox, Jimmy Buffet, boating--Cape stuff. Good stuff. But there is a population of people--and I have been lucky to find some of them, like Beth--who are like the red chair on the ice.
Look at the photo and you get who Beth Colt is. I look forward to our adventure. ~ Tom Dott, Lamb and Lion Inn
On Longing for the Chair...
I'll miss the red chair while I'm in the Mediterranean. I'll be traveling and out of the loop. That's weird. Beth--you made me weird. I'll be missing a red chair while I'm in Barcelona. How awesome is that. Love to Beth, the chair and everything in between...TD
Jeannie, a fan of Gabriel's in P-Town:
"I also read the article by Sean Gonsalves.....delightful and I will keep looking at the travels..........sometimes we find a trinket....a piece of clothing, a picture and cherish it as if it were made of gold......love the red chair...maybe it will create a new venture for lots of others, to "keep it simple""
More Comments to Come!
From Marti Mayne (Maynely Marketing)
I am loving watching the travels of the Red Chair as it criss crosses Cape Cod. Born of humble beginnings, the red chair has come alive with a personality of her own via photographs taken by innkeepers. It is clear to see that the red chair is the perfect symbol for how travel enriches one from inside to outside!
I can't wait to see more images of the red chair's travels. Thank you, red chair, for evoking such curiosity and appreciation for the setting around you!
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