I Can't Say No To a Pretty Chair

1.30.2017

Once upon a time there was a woman who had a problem saying no to bringing home a pretty vintage chair almost every time she saw one. Yep, that's me and I just can't help it. As soon as I spied this chair I gasped. I'm glad the vendor wasn't in the booth at the time.


I looked it over and I stroked the smooth wood finish full of wonderful patina and then I casually strolled away. I walked around the rest of the market, but the chair was saying....take me home. Dang, get out of my head!

Even the fabric works in my home, but it can also be recovered to look even better.



It has this little flaw, but we all get those as we age and the flaw on the chair doesn't bother me. My flaws are a whole other story though. 😉

So last week when I shared the new sconces with the bling I mentioned that something else came home with me and a couple of you guessed it. Y'all are so smart.
For only $75 it had to be mine.

So while I've been doing lots of antiquing I may have found another chair, too.
Yes, I told you I have a problem with bringing home pretty chairs.

Any of y'all have a thing for old chairs?

24 comments:

  1. Yes, I thought I spied a new chair...and yes, I can just see you gasping and then walking away and then going back and maybe back again....when it speaks to you, you just have to give it a good home...they are like puppies! Beautiful chair!...Great find!

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  2. It's beautiful. A work of art.
    I like the curviness of the back compared with the strict diamond pattern of the upholstery. Nice yin and yang.

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  3. Those chairs were very popular years ago - not sure of the time period, but my grandmother had one. Hers had kind of an antiqued finish. You saw them alot in formal living rooms and that's where hers was. Last year we cleaned out her home and I believe the chair went with the estate sale stuff (we had someone handle the sale). Didn't work for me or my sister's style/homes. I do like and have a few old chairs, but I have a problem more with tables/chests, etc.

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  4. what flaws? i thought pillows were your thing....chairs work too.

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  5. Kim, what a great chair with its curves! I have a similar one that is upholstered in leopard. Happy Monday!

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  6. I love chairs too. Before Christmas I was shopping at a clothing and home furnishings shop. A sign said all furniture for sale. Right in front of me was a beautiful antique Lincoln rocking chair. The price.... $45.00!!! SOLD!!! I couldn't believe it. The caning on the back was gorgeous the seat had been upholstered but I didn't care! The price was unheard of... I think I did gasp!

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  7. I love the fabric and that is a good price. I have a thing for end/accent tables. i saw it online but I did not go to the store but some day if when I do and it is there I think it will come home with me and if I can stay way until someone else buys it.

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  8. Very pretty. I too used to bring home a chair every time I went thrifting. Can't beat the prices in most cases.

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  9. It is a lovely chair. I liken chairs to shoes. It is so hard to walk away from a chair, especially at a good price. Enjoy.

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  10. Beautiful chair, Kim! It looks great in your home and I am sure it will travel all over the house:):)

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  11. it is a cutie!! What delicate lines.
    Since Christmas, we , yes the Mr is as guilty as I am, have bought two sets of chairs . Weirdly both sets are blue..... both vintage , both beautiful!
    So we gave away a set.
    Told him w had a chair problem!!!

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  12. Yup...I used to bring home chairs...couldn't resist them. Especially the ones that needed a little paint or fabric...
    I fixed up about 10 of them over about two years...then made a discovery...not many other people appreciated chairs that didn't come in pairs or groups....
    I sold a few but the rest that I had fixed up and vowed not to give in....funny it lasted a only a little while. I found wing chairs (still really want to take all of those home)...
    Yours has a wonderful curve of wood...that would attract me too!
    Great patina....
    My rule now is I can get the chair only if it has a specific place to be used....
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  13. It's one of my obsessions too...you don't even want to see my shed!

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  14. Oh beautiful and so perfect Kim. I can see where you could not leave that pretty chair there and needed to re love her in your home. Beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  15. It is lovely, just like your home.

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  16. Perfect spot for your pretty new find! Of course, I bet it will sneak its way to another perfect spot one day!

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  17. And what a pretty chair it is! It looks great in your room.

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  18. Beautiful chair. I agree about the gorgeous patina of the wood and the curves. It's a piece that could fit in numerous spots in a home. Good find!
    I admit that we have a slight chair addiction here as well. We have shipped chairs home from France as well as Morocco. ;-)

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  19. That chair is welcome in my home if you ever decide to part with it.

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  20. Kim,
    Had to laugh out loud about Shirley's comment, "...they are like puppies." I will be watching for the new upholstery and the new locations over time...

    Judith

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  21. It's beautiful, I don't see the fault as a problem at all, rather I think it enhances it. I adore chairs, they are one of those things that are just hard to pass by. What I would really like to do is take a course learning how to reupholster them properly and then the world would be my oyster!

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  22. Yes, yes, yes!! In fact my garage is full of vintage chairs that need refurbishing or that I just don't have room for in my house! It's awful. I think I have a "chair fetish"!

    Your little wood and blue fabric chair is very nice. I probably would have brought it home with me if I had seen it first! I think a chair addiction is a pretty harmless addiction, so enjoy your find!

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  23. Oh, I also have a thing for chairs, that is mostly rdidiculous as my home is tiny... BUt your chair is beautiful and I see it just needed to be in your home!

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  24. It is beautiful Kim, I love your new chair! I love the color of the wood, the patina, the flaw!! the whole thing is perfection!!

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