Finally Found the Perfect Ones

3.30.2017

After purchasing the farmhouse table during my trip to France in 2013 I have been on the hunt for a set of French chairs to go with it. I used the chairs I had used with my old table until I found the perfect ones, but they were quite large compared to the size of this table. This antique table is narrower and shorter than the average American table so I needed some French chairs in a smaller size.


While shopping on ebay for the hutch in the dining room I came across this set of chairs sold by the same seller. They were a bit more than I wanted to pay, but I knew they would be perfect and they could be shipped with the hutch.

Of course my French table and chairs required a French style vignette.

I bought this enamelware pitcher at an antique mall a couple of months ago and it was only $30. I kept looking at the tag to see if a number was missing on it. I ran this baby to the counter for them to hold while I kept shopping.

I love the French blue color of the pitcher. I had the other items on hand.



I love the carved details of the chairs.









Something cool I discovered while cleaning the chairs is the seats are not attached. They just rest on the base with no screws. When a seat popped off it scared me until I realized that was how they were made.



I'm so glad I finally found the perfect ones and someday I would like to have some cushions made.

Happy Thursday!


41 comments:

  1. Hi Kim! Every time you share a change, I think, "wow, it can't be any better" Then, of course, you change things again and of course, it is better, lol. You really have a gift! Your new chairs are stunning and so lovely with the table. It can't get any better - at least until the next change! Jane

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  2. The chairs are beautiful, Kim! I love how the stain on them is darker than the table too.
    Shelley

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  3. Kim, these chairs are definitely the perfect ones for your table. The space is beautiful!

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  4. I'm not sure I could cover up those rush seats with cushions! The room is beautiful - i really like the picture and sconces on that wall, and the gold lantern. I can't remember if you have ever had a rug in that room, but I wonder if you have tried one? It's a lot of "wood on wood" and I'm just curious how a rug would look. Maybe, maybe not?! LOL

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    1. For comfort they will be better. It will be a bit before I get them made. I did have a rug for a short time, but didn't like it.

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  5. Perfect chairs for your table. Case closed!

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  6. The chairs are gorgeous. I love them. What a pretty combination the table is now.

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  7. Gorgeous. Are they southern Proven├žal? They are similar to what my French family had. I love natural wood tones. ❤️

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    1. Sheila, they are from southern France. Thanks

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  8. Kim those chairs are so perfect for that table!! I love them.

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  9. The set looks perfect! Let's hope you never,never,ever tire of French Country!

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  10. They go really well with the table. I have to admit that I don't find straw seats comfortable (though they are very authentic) and you will be glad to have cushions.

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    1. I agree. I hope I can get some custom ones made.

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  11. Can you tell me what the name of the steer picture is?

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    1. The pastoral? I bought that years ago at an antique store.

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  12. Those do look quite perfect with your table. The blue pitcher is wonderful- what a great find!

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  13. Beautiful marriage of table and chairs Kim. Luv the sweet carving detail.

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  14. Love it all, the chairs are perfect with your table, I can see the patina of the wood even in the pictures, like a glow in satin. The cow and cutting board really speak to me, I am not sure if it is my love of cutting boards and black and white, but I am drawn to your little fella, I hope he has a name!! He is perfect!!

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    1. Thanks, Kathysue and no, I haven't named him. I really should. :)

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  15. I love each little detail of your centerpiece - I might just copy it using my blue metal pitcher, but I'll have to use a pig instead of a cow.

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  16. Perfect, I can picture a beautiful meal being served. Love your style.

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  17. Well I must say that the French pitcher found you as it looks fabulous on the table with those great new/antique French chairs!....Love the way that the breakfast room has evolved over the years since that incredible farmhouse table arrived from France! Everything is looking mah-va-lous!!!!! Happy Friday....see you soon!

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  18. LOVEEEE those chairs! It is all so beautiful to look at.

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  19. The chairs are beautiful and yes, perfect! My table is not from France or an antique but it is smaller than usual kitchen tables too; narrow and long. But for the 2 of us it works great. I love the detail on your chairs and that the seats come off!!!! Great find!

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  20. Love the new chairs Kim. They go perfectly with that beautiful table.

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  21. Miss Bailey makes the perfect.

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  22. Love the chairs, they do go so well with the table. The blue of the pitcher is gorgeous.

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  23. OMG those chairs are just insane!! Maybe my favorite of your furniture pieces....they are amazing and worth whatever you paid for them. NICE!!!

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  24. Those chairs were just meant to be with your table. You were right to be patient and to order them.

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  25. Love your new chairs and they look great with your table, and vignette looks great.

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