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I found this table and two chair set years ago at a second hand store
and dragged 'em home~
They are heavy, old, rusty, crusty iron and I LOVE THEM!!
They had stiff and stained red vinyl on them originally
I found a darling bubblegum pink for them and
they looked oh so charming!

They warmed up our front patio for awhile,
sat out in the garden for a bit,
on the back patio in the corner near the fountain
and are now on my tiny little deck just outside my bedroom.

The pink vinyl was long stained and getting ruined and weathered.
So I searched again for yet another sweet little color.

I found a soft lavender- wasn't sure I loved it, but decided to try it.

I took the seats off and started re upholstering them.
It took me all of probably 15 minutes... so I ask myself, why did it take me so long to get this project off the list?

Anyway, here are the chairs wearing their new pale lavender seats!

Very cottage adorable!

I think the pale lavender fits in well with their rusty chippy frames.

After putting them up on the deck with the table, I put out a white tablecloth and started thinking cafe..

So, inspired by their charm...

I set the table for breakfast for two~

Flaky croissants with butter or jam

French pressed coffee & a bit of orange juice or cereal if you would like.

I used my beach cottage seashell dishes and mixed in my antique red transfer ware
and silver.

A bit of lavender scent in the air...

and french music in the background...

Coffee anyone?

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  1. Yes please! With a little cream. They look great in lavender. What a nice spot for breakfast.

  2. So pretty and such a charming and inviting setting. Love it. Hugs, Marty

  3. Just beautiful my Dear friend...Your awesome the way you can see something and make it your own..wished I could join you for coffee...Hope you have a GREAT weekend my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  4. And the French coffee press too!! Love it, love it! Croissants with butter and my mom's strawberries are my absolute non-diet breakfast!! This setting is just gorgeous!! Wish I had found a set like that, it really is pretty. Love the lavender too. BEautiful!!

  5. It's so very charming and the lavender is a perfect match. What a great place to sit and enjoy a meal. Love the table setting with your red transferware. Have a great weekend! Lisa@SuburbanRetreat

  6. Oh I would be delighted to have breakfast in this charming setting. Love the café set and the new seats look perfect. You set a beautiful table. Thanks for stopping by FK. Such a treat to discover you site.


  7. I love the lavender! What a great choice! It looks soft and subtle and VERY French Country Cottage. Perfect!

  8. I'm in my car on my way over now... I'd love to have coffee w/ you in that beautiful setting! You did an amazing job! xo

  9. Very nice and it makes me want to sit there and drink some coffee while we talk!!!

  10. Love the chairs! You did a fabulous job of recovering them, and I love the color you chose! Your table setting is so delightful... just gorgeous!
    Happy weekend,
    Jo :)

  11. Absolutely Dreamy! I am so glad I found your blog, I am now your newest follower.
    In a bit of a hurry now but I CAN'T WAIT to come back and visit your past posts.
    Have a great weekend,

  12. This looks so lovely and relaxing. I would love to have breakfast at your little cafe! ;)

  13. What a charming spot. It looks so inviting. I have enjoyed finding your blog. I will be back.

  14. This is so inviting. Your chippy chairs are charming.

  15. Love..Love the chairs!
    I'm a new follower!

  16. Such a quaint and pretty spot for coffee!
    ~ Julie

  17. Hey Courtney...girl I wished I had your energy to do all that you do...ship me a bottle of it ha ha!! Love the sweet table and chairs you redid here always come up with the best things my Dear friend..I hope all is well on your piece of Calif my Dear friend..Don't forget the bottle of energy ha ha!! Hope your having a GREAT Labor day without the labor ha ha!! Hugs and smiles to you my Dear friend...Gl♥ria

  18. What a sweet little table and chairs! You've brought new life back to her and your setting looks wonderful.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  19. What a lovely way to start the day! Thank you for sharing your charming vignette. Cherry Kay

  20. This really is such a lovely setting for breakfast. Love all of it. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  21. Your table looks absolutely dreamy!! I love your seashell dishes and the pretty table cloth. You did a lovely job on the chairs...the color is perfect!!

    Happy TT Tuesday!


  22. Hey Courtney! This seems like a trip down memory lane because I see my original comment up above and I think this was soon after I found you, my kindred spirit friend! Thanks for linking up this gorgeous post to the party! :-)

  23. Hi Courtney...

    I am just tickled pink to have you join in with the Sunday Favorites repost party, my friend! Welcome!

    What a sweet post to definitely deserved a second showing! I just love those sweet little cottagey chairs and the lavender is sooo pretty! My friend, you set the prettiest breakfast table...I would love to have breakfast and take my coffee out there! You know, I have that same set of shell dishes but I would have never thought to pair them with the red looks gorgeous! I'm going to try a table like this now! Hehe!

    Well dear lady, thank you so much for sharing your lovely breakfast table with us for Sunday Favorites! This was such a treat!!! Hope you'll join us again!

    Have a fabulous week, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  24. I love bringing new life into old chairs. Yours turned out super sweet & the tablescape is scrumptious! -diane

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