I've been on a quest for a high chair for some time now, and I knew two things:
1. I wanted a dark wood high chair, preferably something that would blend with our cherry dining room set.
2. I refused to spend full price on a chair that Mason won't use for long. (Although, these Stokke Tripp Trapps are pretty cool, huh? Too bad they're so expensive.)
I scoured Craig's List and the MOTH list serv, and I thought I had scored the deal of a lifetime. Another MOTH gave me a beautiful, wooden chair for free. Isn't it gorgeous?
Then I placed Mason in the chair, and it seemed a little rickety. The tray didn't fasten right. The safety strap was anything but safe. And the wood marker I used to cover the scratches rubbed off on Mason's clothes.
So, I went back to MOTH, and I found this Eddie Bauer chair for half off the retail price.
I like it. It's not as pretty as the first one, but it's sturdy and contains my big boy just fine. And, the wood still blends well with my dining room furniture.