Wednesday, July 28, 2010

dream come true...


these are a love story...
i found these in a darling kitchen YEARS ago in a wonderful customer's home. i was there looking at a sofa they wanted to sell.

this pair of lovelies lived in their kitchen at the breakfast table. one slightly larger than the other... "his" and "hers". they were arranged around a teeny tiny table and they sat there for every meal.

i pondered... than asked. "if you ever consider selling those, can you let me know?"

i thought about them for so long... and one day, i got the call.
"we are ready to sell the chairs... are you still interested in buying them?"

"ARE YOU KIDDING" ... i thought... wow... i felt like i hit the jackpot.

i immediately said "YES" and honestly... had no idea what price she might ask...
well, it was a fair deal $$$$$ but worth every penny...
now a serious work in progress... striping, staining, and new upholstery ...a little tightening here and there and they will be perfect.

will surely let you see the result... hhmmmm now, upholstery... what does it want to be?

i have dreamed of the chairs since i saw "emma" years ago with gwenie... the pair of fabulous wingbacks in front of her father's fireplace... have you seen it? if not, rent immediately. charming movie... xx

19 comments:

count it all joy said...

Oh Pam....all things come to those who wait. These were well worth the wait. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them. You must be thrilled. Meredy xo.

christina said...

How wonderful are those!! I cannot wait to see what you do..

Best,
Christina

Karena said...

Pam this is very exciting!!Cannot wait to see the results!

Karena
Art by Karena

TwoMaisons said...

It sounds like those lovely chairs spoke to you and you spoke to them. I love it when treasures finally find their way home. I think they have their own kind of radar and seek us out. What fabric will you choose??? ~Susan

Kristopher K said...

What a wonderful story : I'm Looking forward to seeing the makeover : I will have to watch the movie Emma again now just to look for the wingback chairs :)

chair up said...

How lovely of the owners to have kept you in mind all that time. What endless possiblities there are for fabric. Have fun choosing. Can't wait to see the finished result.
Angex

Francine Gardner said...

No matter what style an inerior is, I always feel that it has to have at least one quintessential wing chair.
Have fun with the choice of fabric!

cityfarmer said...

I can JUST see them all gussied up in a fatigued linen ...
I've been having my upholst-er-er put a seam down the middle of cushions ...gives a GREAT euro feel!!!

The Brocantess said...

Amazing chairs. I learned quickly to always ask...which having been raised in the south is contrary our manners...because you never know when someone will decide that they are tired of something. Good job my dear. Can't wait to see the results.

Ivy Lane said...

ohhh... I think they want to be linen! Can't wait to see the "reveal" when you are all done!

Happy Thursday!

Tessa said...

Incredible! A real beauty! What a wonderful story too, that makes them even better. I love furniture with a history!

GrannySmithGreen said...

I can't wait to see what you have done! These chairs were definitely worth the wait!

seabold vintage market said...

Pam . . . love the chairs - love the story and I can't wait to see what you do with them!! I have missed seeing you . . . I will stop by soon!!! xoxo - liz

JMW said...

How great! Can't wait to see how they turned out (and, yes, I know the chairs in "Emma" that you're talking about!)

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Hi. Just found your blog. It is lovely. I'm also in the northwest.
~ Julie

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I would of been over the moon to have acquired this pair as well Pam. I think you weave magic and they will be magnificent. Will be looking forward to hearing of your progress. Lovely soon to be weekend to you my dear xx

Millie said...

I'm faint just thinking about the choice of fabric for these lovelies Pam! So many swatches, so little time.
Millie ^_^

A Perfect Gray said...

so lovely...do let us know what you choose (with pictures, please!)

Colleen said...

...can't wait to see them!