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Sunday, 5 June 2011

Lady In Red

Serendipity is such a lovely, enticing word.  Whenever I hear that word, my heart is lightened because it’s a reminder that you just never know what could be waiting for you around the next bend in the road.  This week Serendipity smiled and brought forth 4 vintage chairs which were sitting curbside with a sign attached that said, “Free.”  And I must say there is nothing more thrilling to a thrifty person than free!
They were already painted white with seats upholstered in red toile.   There is something so charming  about toile with its bucolic scenes of ladies and gentleman en provence.
And even though they were free, the sight of these chairs with their ladies in red make me feel just like them, a grand chatelaine of a stately country home.
Do you think the seats should be reupholstered or left as is?  Ladies in red, stripes, floral or paisley?  Here are some contenders.  Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
#1

#2
#3
#4
all via Tonic Living



Serendipity, you make me feel like life is a bowl of sweet, sweet cherries!





19 comments:

Sue said...

I think those freebie chairs of yours would look great with a bit more distressing and a dark waxing! I can really see them covered with that gorgeous dark blue paisley fabric. Do you need new foam cores? Even so, your find is still a very thrifty bargain- who can beat FREE? Visiting from Rhoda's. ~ Sue

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

FREE!??! Wow, what a fabulous find. They are beautiful as is, however I'm really into blue & white right now so I'd have to re-cover them in the dark blue fabric.

Hope you're having a great week. :O)

Hugs,
Marie

Linda said...

Love the red toile. But then again I love toile.
And free!

tammylovesdishes said...

What a fantastic free find! Wow! I do like them as is. If I were to choose another fabric, it would be the first you listed.
Tammy

Teek said...

great find.. I love the first fabric on your list. Thanks for stopping by.
Tanya

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I really like what's already on them! Such a lucky find. Thanks for visiting my linen post! I left an answer for you in the comments.

Mel said...

Hello Chloe.

Lucky you to find such beautiful chairs. I think the fabric is fine as is, as long as it works for you.

I am from Toronto but currently living in Mississauga.

Thank you for the comment on my chippy junk finds. You don't have an email address associated with your blogger account, so I could not reply.

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Wow! I can't believe someone was just giving those away! Talk about lucky! All those fabrics are scrumptious. Where on earth did you find them?

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Wow! This is just beautiful! Lucky you girl:) Beautiful blog. Now, am your newest follower...hope you will follow me back:)
Have a great week!
Sanghamitra.

Patti said...

Love the toile, however, you could preserve that fabric and recover for a change, then change back - - it just takes minutes to cover chair seats - love the detail on them

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

I love the toile but my next choice would be #1. I love that fabric! What a great find those chairs were!

Women of Worth said...

Love the chairs as is! I've been looking for red toile material to cover a chair! I'm a bit jealous! Lol!

Mary said...

I like the chairs as is, but if you really want a change I'm voting for #1. And thanks for sharing your Fantastic roadside find with us at The Thrifty Groove. I would "follow" your blog except blogger is messed up again - we all must simply and quickly get ourselves to Word Press!

Lynn said...

You're a lucky girl. The chairs are wonderful. I like them just the way they are. As they say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." They are charming. What a wonderful find. Thanks for visiting me at Cottage and Creek. Have a nice weekend.
Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

Lynda@CMsThriftyGems said...

Amazing! I wish I found something as sweet as that for free. I like 1 and 2, not much help am I?

Diann said...

Oh, I love them just the way they are! What a wonderful treasure! thank you for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!

Mimi said...

These chairs are very similar to my Dining Room Chairs! Oh - Now you have me thinking about painting them!
Thanks for sharing at The Thrifty Groove!

Lisa and family said...

What a great find! I've used the paisley fabric in black and white and really like it. It would look great on the chair seats.

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

I'm wondering what you did to these...the post is from June and I just got here. I either would have left them alone, or gone with #2! Very nice!

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