Monday, June 13, 2011

A Few Weeks of Peonies

Peonies are one of the flowers that make the happiest.  Aren't these beautiful?

As I have said before, blue and green is my favorite color combination.  I love the shade of blue on the enamel pitcher contrasted with the dark green leaves.

I make an effort to buy them closed so that I can enjoy them for the maximum amount of time possible.  

My lovely sister-in-law told me that they will be available for only a few weeks here in Northern California but that they grow like wildflowers on the East Coast.  I am a bit envious.

But I guess that just makes me enjoy them even more while I have them.

have a wonderful day!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

My French Bistro Chairs

I had a wonderful morning at the flea market.  I was fortunate to have found these three bistro chairs.  They have been brought over from France and are from the early 1900's.  I love the peeling paint and obvious years of wear.

Today I learned how to tell what makes some more valuable than others.  

Green and blue is my favorite color combination.  This one is a mix of a deep green and soft French blue.  

This is the sturdiest of the bunch.  Look at the blue and grey on the seat.  

I love them together.  I am not sure that I can part with them :).

Have a great Sunday!

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Au Revoir To My Chairs

I found these beautiful cane back chairs at an antiques fair.  They were brown when I spotted them.  I honestly started running upon sight of them.  I had run out of cash and forgotten my check book.  I wanted them so desperately that I left the fair, walked a mile to my car, ventured into the town to find an atm, came back in, reparked miles away, all in hopes that they would still be there.  There being the most remote row, (row Y) in a fair of 800 vendors.  I was thrilled when I saw them awaiting me!!

I brought them home and painted them a few times

They have been with us for about a month now.  I posted them on my Etsy site and am happy to say that I have found a wonderful home for them.  I trust completely that Sheila will love them just as much as I have.  She is absolutely lovely. 

I learned today that this detail, the turned and fluted legs and well as the box with the floral design inside is what distinguishes them as Louis XVI as opposed to the rounder cabriole legs of the Louis XV era.  I cannot wait to find more!

have a great weekend!