Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DON'T THEY MAKE A CUTE COUPLE?


As we drove through Southampton on Saturday I noticed a big Inventory Sale sign in the window of my favorite store Homenature.  My heart began to race.  The last time I had attended a sale there I came home with a gorgeous  straw-hued raffia Springer coffee table. Yes it has some scuffs and nicks in a corner, but I don't care, its a Springer table and I got it for a song (in first photo). I was with my husband, who loves a good sale as much as I do--as a pair we are very dangerous!  "It looks quiet, let's go in now," he said. Oh, there were so many beautiful pieces: buttery leather chairs from the 70"s, hammered brass side tables and a vintage Greek Key ottoman-all on sale!! Then I saw them-a pair of painted black cane back chairs, sitting quietly in the corner.  They were pretty, modern with a soft beige suede seat-I had to have them, although I didn't know where I would put them.  And so they made the journey home and the "Where do you belong?" dance began. Their first home was the library -they looked fantastic but would have to replace a set of vintage 70"s barrel backed chairs that looked terrific in the room.  We moved the chairs to the living room and there they found a home, replacing a large striped cream chair. The black chairs are a bold gesture in a muted room, the perfect compliment.  Not bad for a morning drive.



17 comments:

I Dream Of said...

Adorable. What a great find!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Fabulous. That's the best way to end a morning drive, just the best :)

Splendid Sass said...

Great find, Barbara! You are lucky to have a husband that loves to shop!
Teresa
xoxo

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The enchanted home said...

Nothing like a pop of black to add instant drama, glamour and elegance to a room. I am a big fan of black furniture, chairs, kitchens,etc....looks great. Nothing like a bargain...and lucky you that your husband unlike mine, was a more than willing participant..lol.

Style Attic said...

Looks like a match made in heaven! I bet they'll be together 4ever :) XO

Stitchfork said...

Nice find, great bargain and enabling husband - perfect!
xo Cathy

Town and Country Mom said...

Great find! They look terrific in your house.

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh, they are an adorable couple! Gotta love that Homenature store!!!

xo e

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled across your blog and noticed the cute dog in the window! It looks just like my mini Labradoodle Paisley! She sits in our picture window all day! What kind of dog?

quintessence said...

Charming!! Every room needs a shot of black - these are perfect!

Danielle said...

Very cute indeed!!! Great find!!!

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

He is a Labradoodle named Dash sitting in his favorite spot next to the window. They are great dogs!

Flock of Tea Cosy said...

The pairing looks so smart, as does the pairing of white armchairs too -- very nice.

Tabitha said...

Wonderful find, I love klismos style chairs.

My Crafty Home-Life said...

Love the chairs, love the dog, love the blog!

Jane Schott said...

I LOVE Homenature...they are so friendly and I always find just the right thing for a project. I found a dining table that was the jumping off point for a house I did last spring. Great stuff.