Sometimes you stumble upon
the perfect find while out treasure hunting
With carved details like sweet flowers
and simple lines on the legs
There were four of these dainty chairs hiding in the back corner
at our local Re-Store
(one was missing from my instagram photo below)
I loved them instantly- but truth be told-
the amount of work that a couple of them needed...
kind of made me pause just a bit.
One of them had been almost completely stripped down to nothing but the frame
and another had a frame that needed quite a bit of reinforcing.
One of them just needed a little bit of tacking underneath. They were asking $25 each
but taking the work into consideration~ they dropped the price a little
to keep the four together and sold them for $18 each
Even though I was hesitating with the work involved with two of them
I have a soft spot for French antiques & the Re-Store
and I knew that the two that were in good shape were perfect for a couple different spots
so I brought them home.
After looking them over more,
I found a tag on them that dates them to being imported from Paris
by a company that was in business in 1920
so I am guessing that they must have been made around then or are a little older
I am excited to have a project for the new year but
haven't quite decided just what I will do with them yet, so for now
I am keeping them as they are and just reinforcing the frames and webbing
while I wait for inspiration
Speaking of inspiration~ these roses inspired the photos of the chairs today
There are two bouquets of them and they are actually both 2 weeks old
Though some of them have dropped their petals
most of them are blooming beautifully even now
I am completely amazed at how long they have lasted
I hope that everyone had a wonderful, blessed Christmas