Okay—I’ve admitted I have “a problem.”
–That’s a good step–right?
But I have only cracked the door open for you to see the extent.
4 chairs down—
a shameful amount to go.
An authentic bergère de la France. $65
(I’m partial—it’s my birth-place!)
Home for a few weeks on business, I could not wait to run around to my favorite places! Arriving at one of them, my heart dropped to my stomach—Sherry‘s not here anymore–what–???
She was selling her business “location” to someone else, and relocating—to Colorado. But she wasn’t gone 100% yet, and I found her off-loading her latest European container. And, there was a very tattered chair she was excited to show me–she knew I would understand–and not make ugly faces.
I can’t find the pictures to show you, but, flip a coin–it looked either really loved, or, abused–?? I “cleaned” the frame (trying to leave most of it’s natural patina), made many repairs, and passed it on to Katie & Jane with some reproduction ticking. They had to rebuild most of the chair, and recreate a missing seat cushion. –I’m in love all over again!
Also from France—a fauteuil! $210
My eyes popped. I bought. Took to storage. Needs nothing–rare. Not changing a thing—or I would not have paid that price.
I found this in a store that came and went in the blink of an eye–how sad. They had many items shipped over from France and Italy, in particular.
2 of these Louis’ were given to me as a Thank You—!
Some gifts come at a price. . . .
’cause there just ain’t no way I’m livin’ with that upholstery.
Really—a nice gift. Totally in love with them! But getting a fresh look at them–I think I’m going to alter the frames. : )
Speaking of Louis’ —
I found these in another store that succumbed to the economy. $15 each
Vintage Henredons —can you believe that price?
Sadly, only 5 of them. The seat supports were in miserable condition. Thankfully, not being completely set on the boxed shape helped to keep the cost down in having to rebuild them.
I actually liked the darker wood tone, and used this playful chenille for the base. I have some beautiful oatmeal colored, silk-raffia and will sew pleated seat covers for a lighter, summer look!
The chairs have a wider seat–very comfy sitting over looong dinners!
I’m purging my secret—but not my chairs–! : ) There’s more to show.
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