French Country Cottage. Powered by Blogger.

A LITTLE LOUIS

Oh I just Love
me some Louis...

Louis Armoires,
louis settees,
a little Louis Vuitton ;)
and ...
Louis chairs.

Love them...
LOVE them..
L.O.V.E. Them.

yes...
I love a little Louis.

This little charmer is covered in glorious carvings.
Along the frame and the back ~detailed rope
and a delicate ribbon and bow at the crest.
Acanthus leaves along the fronts of the arms and blocks
touched by gilding at the top of the legs.
*sigh*

Covered in chippy old paint and wearing a rich teal velvet dressing...
this chair is unexpected and inspiring.

A thrift store find several years ago,
I adored it's shabby finish, elegant gilding and beautiful lines...
the sweet ribbon at the crest is absolutely gorgeous.

It's crackled, yellowed paint, old carvings and chips proudly show it's age
as well as a crack on the inside of one of the back legs which makes it
less than perfect...
but that didn't bother me.
I love a piece that is authentic and real and loved.
The price: (if I remember correctly around $35)
Yes, this petite treasure was coming home with me.

The rich peacock blue velvet is delightful.
Bold.
Unexpected
& regal.

When I found this chair...
I had visions of shabby white...
pretty pinks and charming French ticking...

I have thought about reupholstering many times since finding it
but
I haven't done it...
yet.

There's something about that bold color
it has such charm and
it's perfect for a classic piece such as this...
a bit of pizazz and elegance
on
an old, worn treasure...

So for now...
I am just loving this little Louis as it is...
it's just perfect.


:)

Happy August Everyone!

Sharing at


44 comments

  1. That is an absolutely beautiful chair ! I don't have
    that color anywhere in my home but wow it is
    really really pretty just the way it is ! I am thinking
    I would have a hard time changing it :)

    Have a wonderful week !!
    xoxo
    Lori

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love the detailed carvings and the color...

    I say it is one proud and handsome Loius and has every right to be.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gorgeous chair, Courtney! What a find for the price! It looks in great shape and I don't know if I'd be too quick to change out the fabric either.

    ReplyDelete
  4. That is a gorgeous chair Courtney. Love the color of the fabric too. Have a happy Monday.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yep, love the Louie too! The staging outdoors is perfect! Especially like the B/W Photo!! Great find!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh I loved reading about your Louis chair. It does look regal in the peacock blue. Now where in the house do you keep this charmer?

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am sitting in one of my many Louis, eating PopTarts! Wait until you SEE the Louis chairs I scored for $15 each! They are currently being reupholstered. Not really. The poor reupholstery guy is WAITING for me to make up my mind about the fabric! LOL!

    I am recovering the eating area chairs with seafoam green mohair. I love, love, love the the velvet! Alas! Six cats and dark velvet upholstery do not mix!

    xoxo
    Andie

    ReplyDelete
  8. I think little Louis looks pretty great as he is too! That color is so fantastic and kind of unexpected and it really pops! :-)
    Vanessa

    ReplyDelete
  9. $35 ?!?!!? That's amazing. Love the colour. I don't think I'd have the heart to change it. Great find~

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh my god, this chair is heavenly. I usually like more neutral colors, but I LOVE the color on this one, absolutely love it. Beautiful chair, and i love the flowers you put on the seat, so so pretty.

    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a fabulous chair. I love the color!! Have a wonderful week :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very pretty! That blue is just fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Just beautiful...thanks so much for showing her off at my NTT party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yip, I too have an affair with Louis in any colour actually! But this is heavenly.. sigh! I need more Louis!

    Veronica
    www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. A little Louis is a good thing. Richard at My Old Historic House.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hello Courtney
    Can I love your little Louis too?
    What a sweet little chair!
    I love all chairs. especially the " Louis".

    Beautiful Photo.
    Julie x

    ReplyDelete
  17. Can't forget Louis tables - love those too! I wouldn't change a thing about your gorgeous chair - the color is stunning!
    xoxo,
    Kim

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love it! I would have a hard time recovering it too! It looks very regal and right in blue! xo Diana

    ReplyDelete
  19. Absolutely perfect! I agree.
    I love the chair too.
    Hugs,
    Angela.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I think it's perfect just the way it is. What a fabulous find at an amazing price. Gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh how I love a Louis chair and I think yours is just beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  22. What a beautiful chair! I love all your photos of it!
    hugs, Cheryl

    ReplyDelete
  23. Very beautiful, and the blue is stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Oh, how pretty! I love that last photo :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Your petite Louise is GORGEOUS! Don't dare get rid of that blue velvet, it is amazing and beautiful:) Even the shabbiest of girls would love to have that chair just the way it is.

    xo,

    Abby

    ReplyDelete
  26. I really like that color blue! Yummy chair

    ReplyDelete
  27. Wow you chair is so gorgeous. I am totally in love with the shade of blue. It is so elegant. Thanks for sharing!

    Paula

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hai Dear

    you have a lovely blog…I like your writings and words...Please check out my blog.I am having a Giveaway in my blog..Please check it out and partcipate in that..
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/2011/07/homemade-bounty-chocolate-and-giveaway.html

    Aarthi

    ReplyDelete
  29. It's lovely. I'm liking the fabric that's already on it.

    Nancy

    ReplyDelete
  30. Happy August to you!
    Love the chair and glad you have left it as is!
    Your last photo is just wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Your chair is really beautiful. I agree with the others, I love the color and would't change it. Shannon

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hi Courtney, What a beautiful chair and I love the color of the upholstery. Gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

    ReplyDelete
  33. Courtney, it is gorgeous just like it is. What a great find!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Fabulous chair Courtney. i think the teal velvet is very regal, like you said, and it looks to be so well cared for.
    I found one ( in mustartd color.. blah)a few weeks ago by the side of the road, her leg was off but not broken, just in need of some glue to put the peg back in it's hole. But so pretty and even tufted...A mortal shame to toss a beauty like that! The nerve of some folks.;0) Well their trash will soon be my treasure.I haven't started work on her yet, but she is coming to my office/ studio/ guest room. I gotta make these rooms do alot.

    ReplyDelete
  35. The color is fabulous just as it is. What a great find. Dianne

    ReplyDelete
  36. Saw this on nifty thrifty tuesday it is beautiful!!!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Courtney your Louis is sooo divine!! I would for you to come by and join in on Treasure Hunt Thursday!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Beautiful just the way it is Courtney. I love it.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Such a pretty chair and I love the way you styled the photos. I love it in that color. Thanks for linking up at Mod Mix Monday!

    ReplyDelete