Thursday, December 31, 2015

One Last Find For 2015

Popped in to Goodwill tonight to put together an 80's outfit for my daughters and son-in-laws Flashback 80"s New Years Eve Party. Got everything I needed from head to toe and still had about 15 minutes to shop before they closed.

I always look over the furniture section knowing that I can't possibly squeeze another piece in...but I still like to look. In fact, I recently passed up a rather new and not gently used, French Provincial night stand and dresser that with work could have been rescued...just no more room.

 Then I saw this sweet leggy chair with pretty petit point flowers and my heart and head were gone!

This cutie is rather new but real detail has went into making it appear as if it were made long ago. New type material underneath but tacked in the old fashioned way. And the wood work and upholstery is nicely done. No makers label but still quality craftsmanship. It's very sturdy and the wood has some very itsy bitsy blemishes and the fabric doesn't have a tear or stain on it...could use a good vacuuming though!

The back and arms are upholstered in a soft sage green velvet.

Pretty arms and legs!

The beautiful petit point flowers is what convinced me
that I could make room for one more chair!!!

I just love those fancy tacks and pretty trim anchoring all the fabric.
It wasn't priced and I was a little concerned it might be out of budget. The girl came over and said "oh, you
want this chair", she sounded a bit disappointed. But she gave it a good look over and said "it's new on the floor and it's $39.99" and I said " do I still get my senior discount?" and she answered "yes". So I did some quick calculations in my head, 10% off makes it $36.00, I had a return card good for $10.00 more off, so now we're talking a budget friendly $26.00 and yes, I would have paid more than the $39.99.
I'll take it!
I really didn't need it. I'll have to squeeze it in somewhere. But oh, how it makes my Victorian heart happy ;)

This chair looks as if it belongs in one of the many rooms of Downton Abbey. I can even envision Lady Violet perched erectly upon it's pretty hand needled cushion.  And I might just use it to watch the last and final series six, premiering January 3rd (Sunday night on PBS)!!!

Might even put on my lace gloves! And hat too!!

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~~~Happy Hunting and Gathering~~~

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  1. Love your new chair. I will be thinking of you 'sitting pretty' when I'm watching the new season! I must be your sister-from-another-mister as I have the same problem with chairs following me home. I keep giving them to my daughter and she has a basement full.

  2. Oh, you were so right not to pass this chair: it's gorgeous!

  3. Sweet find! Nice use of coupons and discounts, too. Thanks so much for bringing your lovely Victorian-style chair to Vintage Charm :)


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