Saturday, May 17, 2014

French Country Finds

I was on a short weekend trip and drove through this great little town, that had these amazing little shops.  Here I share a few pics of some French Furniture inspiration.  This chair below is actually a French antique, still having it's original chipped finish.  It was over priced for me ($2800) - but certainly you could easily replicate this look or even purchase an old chair and recover it, as was done here.  Soon I want to take a trip to France and go to the flea markets to peruse such finds and reupholster items myself.  That is a total dream for me and one I would like to achieve by this fall.  How sweet would that be right?  

Here are the cutest stools I found - Aren't they so charming?  These were in a different shop and were somewhat reasonably priced, but certainly these could be made, without too much effort. :) 

Don't you just love this painted piece?  It stands over 9 feet tall.  A bit grand - I adore the finials on top.  I also love the hardware to open and close the doors. 

Here is a simple painted dining chair - although I would do a different fabric on the seat.  

This is an antique french table that was 12 feet long.  It's wider than it looks in the picture.  I would love to find something like this in France and have it shipped back.  This was priced at $5500.

Two more french chairs that were reupolstered.  These were priced at $3200 a piece, and the pillows were 200 each.  I'd say a trip to France would be worth every penny - Qu'est ce que vous en pensez?        

In closing today - I wanted to pay homage to a man, who really was one of the first to bring French Country design into American homes many years ago... Charles Faudree.
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Charles recently passed away and will be missed by many.  
I'm so grateful for the talent and inspiration he shared.  Thank you Charles - May you rest in peace.

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