Monday, January 26, 2009

Treasure hunting!

I found these fabulous chairs at an estate sale on Saturday. The details are simply marvelous! They're old and quite heavy for their petite size. Though the original fabric has obviously been replaced, they still have the original horsehair fabric bottom and nailhead age. Keep 'em or sell 'em? They're not exactly a chair that Bill would sit in (ha!)....even though he does like the way they look in the livingroom.
Gracie gave them her seal of approval right away. She has impeccable taste...in soft cushioned surfaces!

Other lovely French finds: a market basket with leather strap and a beautiful tapestry. I also bought some simply scrumptious white linens that will be made into pillows for my space in Monticello. I'm also waiting to hear if I got the fabulous mirrors we put a bid on. There are three of them. One frame in particular is spectacular!! I've got my fingers crossed!
Speaking of Monticello, I'm decorating the display window there in April!! How cool is that?!! So, while working to finish up bears, I've also been decorating a 5 1/2' x 9' space in my head. Easy to do when there's not much up there to begin with!! Ha!!
Okay, enough silliness. I have a physical therapy appointment and a meeting with a friend and her designer friend to talk about another bit of new business. I'll let you know more about that soon.
So, I'm outta here for the rest of the day. Oh, but before I go, Shantell, Apple Dumpling Diaries bestowed on me another lovely blog award. You sweet girlie you, Shantell!! Thank you!!
Now I've really got to get out of here. Make it a great week!! See you Wednesday!! Warmest bear hugs, Aleta


7 comments:

Diane Duda said...

gorgeous finds, aleta!

Shantell said...

You are most welcome, Queen!!

Chair - my vote KEEP 'EM...Bill can sit somewhere else. LOL They look lovely where they are and who says you have actually USE them...except Gracie of course. LOL I love the basket!!!!

XOXO

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Oooohhhhh lovely! I say keep the chairs most definitely, or...you can just give them to me - hee hee. I love the old French basket too. Simply gorgeous finds.

I just found your blog and I am loving it. I hope you don't mind if I add you to my favorites. I'd love to return for another visit. Have a great week!

Hugs,
Kathleen

The White Bench said...

Oh Aleta!! Keep the chairs! They are stunning!
And your cute Gracie would love to...
Monica x.

Adrienne said...

Hi Aleta -
Those chairs are gorgeous! I think you should keep them and make sure Bill has a comfy chair to sit in somewhere in the room. Gracie has such impeccable taste! And she is so cute in that chair. It sounds like I need to make a trip to Monticello soon. Maybe on Monday I'll be able to stop as I pass by on the freeway coming home from a chaplain meeting in Gresham. What a fun thought!

Can't wait to hear your business news if it works out.
~Adrienne~

Suze said...

definitly keep them...they are exquisite.
Suze

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