The Red Chair Makes Journey Across New England Bed and Breakfasts

Move over Flat Stanley, the Red Chair is the newest travel icon and it is coming to Kennebunkport!  Where travelers once held photos of Flat Stanley in unusual places, photographers now shoot photos of a humble red chair. Long considered simply a place to rest one’s buttocks, the lowly wooden chair has been elevated to celebrity status, and is being welcomed at New England Bed and Breakfastsand inns. It’s all part of a consciousness raising experiment among New England innkeepers, and soon the chair will

the red chair visits new england bed and breakfast
The Red Chair visits New England Bed and Breakfasts!

be making its way to Kennebunkport and the Maine Stay Inn. Look for images to come of all the staff shooting images of the Red Chair at some favorite places like Dock Square and the Kennebunkport beaches, as well as the around the Maine Stay.

Throughout the spring, the Red Chair developed a personality of its own being photographed by innkeepers in communities from one end of Cape Cod to the other.  You can follow the Red Chair’s travels on where inspiring photos
of the Red Chair can be seen from beaches to bandstands across New England.  It all started last winter with a single image.  Woods Hole Inn innkeeper Beth Colt posted a picture on Facebook of her simple red chair perched on the ice behind her house and watched her page light up with “likes”. The picture was shared on the Facebook page of Julie Ann Cromer, a photographer from Santa Barbara, CA, who was inspired by the image to visit the Inn. Colt blogged about the chair and soon interested fans were asking for more.  This inspired Colt to share the chair with other innkeepers, sending it on a journey through towns and villages throughout Cape Cod last spring. As innkeepers all over the Cape were inspired by the chair it has taken on a personality of its own.  Look for tales of the Red Chair’s travels to us later this month, and you’ll be able to read about our experience with the chair right here! And, of course, we’ll be posting lots of fun pictures with the Red Chair on Facebook as well.  So stay tuned for our adventures and (hopefully) some great pics around Kennebunkport and our New England Bed and Breakfast!
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