Friday, September 18, 2009

The Find

For the past few years I've been keeping my eyes out for a pair of cute vintage bar stools for my home. I already had a couple of cute wood stools that we inherited from my husband's parents. The only problem was that I wanted to find some that had backs and were a little more comfortable and of course, cute and vintage.

Last summer I came close to finding my dream bar stools when I was walking around at the Portland Expo. I happened on the perfect pair of wrought iron ice cream parlor type bar stools with green velvet backs and seats. They were exactly what I was looking for, but unfortunately they had sold just 15 minutes before I saw them. (Insert sad face here)

After checking out craigslist more times than I care to admit, and searching at every antique show I went to (and I go to a lot of them), I was beginning to feel like I would never find the perfect stools. That is until last Sunday before the Coburg Antique Show when I wandered over to ask Sue if she had a band aid for a blister on my little toe (tmi?) and I saw them. They were perfect and I told her I wanted them before I even looked at the price. Some things you just have to have, and I had to have these. Here they are in their new home; my kitchen.
I love everything about them. They are the perfect size, perfect color, perfect chippiness, etc. Sue told me that she had got them for their future home they were going to build, but that she decided to part with them as she didn't see them building in the near future. Her loss was definitely my gain. Did I mention that I love these bar stools? Because they are wrought iron and my floors are wood, I knew I needed to get a little rug to go under them. I found this one at Target on clearance and I love it. It has a rubber back so it won't be sliding around. Getting these bar stools has made me motivated to finish my kitchen makeover plans. I have a few things I'd like to do in there and when I finally get around to completing it, I will definitely post some pictures.

My hubby and I are heading out tomorrow for a long awaited and much needed vacation alone in Kauai. I can hardly believe we will be there tomorrow night. Long story short, our very generous neighbor gave us his time share for the week and it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. My dearest in-laws will be coming over tomorrow to stay with the kids while we are away.

So, I will be taking a little break from blogging, but will be back with lots of fun pictures. In the meantime, here is a little something I picked up at Stars & Splendid out of Melanie's booth. I love it! Perfect for a little corner in my bedroom. Have a great weekend and week, I'll be back soon!


Sheila said...

I too am looking for bar stools just like that. I would have to say consider yourself lucky I was not there... we might of had to wrestle over them (lol) They look simply chic in your kitchen.


Kindred Roses said...

Have a great time girl!!!
You deserve it.
Julie, Kindred Roses said...

fate that you 'stumbled' across the divine stools. And the little bedroom chair - gorgeous! Bet you are having a fabulous time away - Rachaelxo

My Vintage Treasures said...

Totally TOO Cute!!! Enjoy your vacation & no kids GREAT!!!

Andy's Attic said...

Your bar stools are so cute and the little chair is wonderful!! But I am very jealous of the trip to Kauai. It is our favorite island----enjoy.

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

LOVE your bar stools your long hunt paid off! Have fun in Kauai, what a very generous neighbors you have!!


Maison Douce said...

You found the chair of my dreams..... Okay, put a sticker on the back with my name on it!!!! Have a wonderful time in Hawaii, I am sooooooooooooooooo jealous!!!!!! What I would give to have a beach vacation right about now! Call me as soon as you get back! Have fun! Love you,

Elyse said...

love the stools! sweet and fun.

enjoy your getaway!!!


Anonymous said...

Lisa , The bar stools look as Darling as I knew they would. I'm so glad you needed that Band aid! Have a great trip , Sue

Alison Gibbs said...

What perfect stools.
Have a fun time

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

LIsa, those wrought iron stools are TDF fabulous - they are so perfect! I'm so happy you found them. It can certainly get frustrating when you're looking for a very specific things and never seem to find it, so congratulations. And that little slipper chair is super sweet too! Have a great vacation, LIsa!

The Collectors Hub said...

What great barstools! They would look great outside with a little cafe table, too!

Lori said...

Lisa, congratulations on your wonderful finds!!! the stools are so cute...and i love the chair, the fabric on it is really stunning!!!

Unknown said...

Love the bar stools- great find! Have a great vacation in Hawaii.


I love those bar stools - they are just perfect.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

I love the chairs Lisa! Have a wonderful trip! xo heather

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Just love your finds in this post. Yes those bar chairs were meant to be!

AuroraSuzette said...

Isn't it fantastic when you find just the right thing, and you know it immediately! Enjoy your much-needed holiday, lucky girl!

Nicolette said...

You really need to stumble across something to find truly good vintage goods. If you would like to bounce some decor ideas around with your finds, feel free to drop me a line at Furniture and Design Ideas.


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ohhhh I love your new bar stools ~ they are just perfect and I am thinking those are exactly what I need to scoot up to the kitchen bar at my house ~ Okay I am on a mission now ~ Hmmmmm I have a feeling this is going to be a long one ~
Have fun in Kauai ~ it is soooo beautiful !

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A Thrifty Mrs said...

I've been blog hopping today and found yours. It's so pretty I almost squealed!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I'm looking for a barstool something like that myself for my utility/all purpose room; I need only one. Very Nice! The chair for your bedroom is cute too.. a chair that can go just about anywhere.

Enjoy your evening-

Anonymous said...

Those bar stools are adorable! They look like the old fashioned ice cream table chairs. In fact I was just in a soda fountain parlor today and the chairs for the tables looked just like this, only a little shorter. So cute!

Cola's Cottage said...

I Love your blog! I too sell vintage finds at flea markets and art shows. I own Cola's Cottage Every thing I sell has to have some of my artistic touch. I am so envious of where you live! Northern Minnesota isn't the best market place for my creations. I still would not quit doing what I do for the world! I love it and if brings me great joy : ) Hope you have a wonderful vacation, hugs ~ Nichole

Stephenie said...

OMG!!! Those stools really are tdf.. I love them so much..

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Yes.... they are perfect and have the perfect chippiness and I am jealous. They are fabs!! Janna

Mitzi Curi said...

I just love that chair! Is that bark cloth covering it? That would make it even more special! Your ice cream parlor chairs are also very nice. They are a great replacement for true barstools, that can be pretty clunky.

Six divided by two..... said...

I love the rose upholstery chair. I myself am a Divine lover of roses. Can't grow them ... but love them still.

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