Sunday, July 28, 2013

The French, Antique Chair That Stole My Heart

Some people like chocolate. 

I like chairs. 

And if you don't believe in love at first sight...
...Then you've never browsed Craigslist at midnight, idly looking for the chair of your dreams...
...Only to ACTUALLY find it.
It had all the right components:
*chipped paint*
*elegance fit for a queen*
*exquisite lines*
*goose down in the cushion*
I've never felt anything so soft.
Please, PETA, don't come get me! :( I'm a huge animal lover. 
*Napoleon bee print!!*
The Craigslist post was nearly two weeks old, so I just knew there was NO way the lister still had it. But, loving all things French, I had to find out. 
Turns out the lady DID have it, and because of this tear in the back - which can be remedied with tacking - she took $50 off!! Yes, please and thank you!! {The price to begin with was a steal.}
I don't know where she purchased it, but this is an original piece - a legitimate antique.
Do you know how many "THANK YOU, JESUS"es I said as I danced drove home? 
In any event, the chair stole my heart, but not my checkbook. And when I left the house to pick it up, I told Joey, "Remember this day. It is the day your wife bought the chair of her dreams."
Have you ever felt like that about an item?
Perhaps so.

As always, thanks for reading.
Now let's all join together and pray that my toddlers stay far, far away from this corner of our home

Linking up with: 
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
The Snoop at Cedar Hill Ranch
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Doing You Well Wednesday at Prowess and Pearls
Be Inspired at Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Until next time, 

42 comments:

Lena said...

This is just a perfect find for you! Matches your house perfectly, and has so much character in it! Lovely!!

Danielle said...

Lovely!! =) Hope you have a great week!

Danielle

Suzan Sweatman said...

I feel like that a few times a month LMHO...........but that is one spectacular chair Meredith -
When we used to go to Paris - there was a particular hotel we stayed at that I swear to you had the exact same chairs and fabric - but a different color ( teal - ish )
What a find!!!
XOXO

ChatterBlossom said...

Oh wow!! Can't believe you got it when it had been up for 2 weeks, you lucky girl! Such a pretty piece and nice to not go broke getting it!
-Jamie
ChatterBlossom

Betty Taylor said...

I like things with character. I used to like new things but now I am getting older and I like things with a history!

The chair is fabulous!

Ethereal PLUS what I Love said...

What a wonderful find :)Love it!
New follower, Francine

Shelly said...

YES I know exactly what you mean! The excitement of finding a diamond in the ruff (maybe only a diamond in our eyes lol). I have found a few items on CL that way!! Check out my favorite finds in one day at one place totally unexpected!

http://minettesmaze.blogspot.com/2013/03/my-sweet-craigslist-finds.html

I would have fell in love with that chair too!

Shelly- minettesmaze.blogspot.com

Jennelise said...

I agree that is a stunning chair!! I love the colours on the carving and the extra puffy cushion. Thankyou so much for sharing your exquisite find!
Jennelise

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh my gosh! You bought the chair of my dreams, too! Fabulous find! How could anyone part with it? Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

Design_Fluff said...

It's a beautiful chair, Meredith. Congrats!

Eilis said...

I want to shop at your Craigs List! Awesome purchase.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

definitely that chair got some character...yes, let's hope the kids stay off of it. good luck :)

Olive said...

Great patina with green peeping out. You did good thrifting this. My kid is grown and now the fur kids get on the furniture :}

Michele Reynolds said...

Dreamy for sure:)

Michele Reynolds said...

Dreamy for sure:)

Mimi's Vintage Charm said...

awesome! what a great find... thank the Lord for craigslist :) visiting from savvy southern style.

Rhonda @ home.made. said...

What a beautiful chair! I long for the day that I even see one like that on CL! Do you mind me asking how you searched for it?

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Meredith that chair is awesome! What a great find! And I'm with you - I LOVE chairs! I'm always dragging home chairs to redo! My booth in the Vintage Marketplace this fall just might be completely full of chairs!

Debra Oliver said...

all I can say is this amazing beauty was meant for you! what a find!

Donna McMorrow said...

Your chair is wonderful! I love the bee fabric and the lines on the chair. Just beautiful.
I just bought a box full of Limoge china on Craigslist for $25. I'll put the post up soon. So much fun to find treasures

victory said...

Meredith, it sounds like that chair was reserved just for you! Have a great week.

Curtains in My Tree said...

That is a FABULOUS find girl


find me one LOL no craigslist items like that around me

it's beautiful

Ashley Ditto said...

This is so beautiful! Love antique things to find!!! Have a wonderful day, friend!

must love junk said...

FUN!!!! Both the post and the chair :)
Susan

Michelle Nahom said...

Beautiful!! Sometimes you find something that just speaks to you...those are the treasures, aren't they? I love finding things with character!

Rea T said...

I love reading your posts Meredith:-)
How lovely is that chair, the details of it just looks so fab...can't wait to see where this goes in your home!

Irfan Butt said...

Wow! really pretty..
http://fashionwithfitness.blogspot.com

Denise Duffy said...

Well that was meant to be! I can't believe that had been on craigs list that long. You usually have to jump right on everything you see. I LOVE it! I may have just a tiny bit of chair envy!

Brittany Ruth said...

My dream chair too! I'm still searching. Love the bee print.

-Brittany Ruth

Margaret Reed said...

Hi visiting from DYWW...I am just returning for a blog lay off due to the call of family. I am so glad to have found your blog, I love it. The chair reminds me of a Victorian style sofa that I found at a yard sale, just had to have it and got it at such a great price as well. I love the chair and hope you enjoy having it in your favorite place in your home. When you get a chance come over and visit me. Oh, I am your new follower.Living F.A.B.ulously on Purpose

Michell Pulliam said...

Oh I LOVE IT Meredith!! And yes...what a steal! I will be praying that your babies stay far away from it, lol! Thanks so much for linking up and thanks for the S.O over at "Kelly's Korner"! Have a lovely weekend my friend! xoxo

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Meredith, it's beautiful! Good for you!! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a Sunday Showcase feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

Hi Meredith! Just found your blog. That chair is beautiful! So lucky that it was still available after two weeks! And I completely understand about praying your toddler stays away from you...I do the same thing with my chairs but with cats! I am a new follower! Stop by and visit me if you get a chance!
-Khammany

sandy said...

The chair is lovely! What fun to find just what you were looking for and at a price you could afford! Perfect!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Meredith, I can feel your excitement as you tell write about the chair. It really is beautiful and such a wonderful find. How kind of the lady to take some money off the original price..... it was meant for you.
You can see it is an original French chair as it is so beautifully detailed and the shaped of the ruched sitting cushion is wonderful.
I am exactly the same as you, I get very excited when I find something I love..... and that love always stays with the item. I have things in my home which I have loved for over 40 years.....fashion comes and goes, but the love for the item remains.
Enjoy your beautiful new chair.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Ivy and Elephants said...

The chair is fabulous, I can see why you loved it. I do, too! Found you at "The Scoop". Great blog!
New follower,
Patti

Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

Haha good thing you went ahead and asked. If not, you'd be short one chair. Lol. So cute!!!!

Jonnique said...

Amen to the metabolism slowing down after 30! I feel like the day I turned 30 God turned the nob down. You look great and you dress too cute! look forward to your next posts!

Kristen Soderberg said...

Hi from your newest follower on Google Friend Connect! I found you over at French Country Cottage. I LOVE this chair! Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you have a fantastic evening!

mariya simpson said...

Nice Post also wanna add that plastic folding chairs are excellent for outdoor decor, and can be comfortably arranged for reclining next to the pool or porch areas of your home.
Plastic Chairs

LivingVintage said...

That's one of the most gorgeous chairs I think I've ever seen. Lucky lady!

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