Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The old french settee

 Sometimes you just fall in love with a piece of furniture.  
The old french settee was one of those pieces for me.  I saw it and wanted it.  That doesn't happen to me that often anymore.  After having a shop where I had to buy lots and lots of things, I lost the need to possess.  Buying and selling, buying and selling....it took away the thrill of acquisition and possession of furnishings. But then I saw a photo on my friend and Florida Annie Sloan Stockist, Lisa Ard's facebook page.  She was summering in Rockport, Massachusetts last year and she went to visit a vintage outdoor market event hosted by Matthew Mead.  I was too busy running my shop or hosting a workshop or something...and I missed it.
Lisa posted a photo on her Facebook page with a comment like she wished she could have fit this settee into her jeep for the long ride back to Florida, but she had no room.  So I asked her about it and one thing led to another, with Matthew Mead messaging me that if I was interested in it, he still had it.  Oh boy! Yes I would love to get it! It took some back and forth but finally we were able to get a time where my husband ran up to pick it up for me, as I was "too busy with the store" (see how that shopkeeper thing was getting in the way of me living my life...!!?!"
 I tried it here and there and finally I found the spot for it.
 It sits right along this wall that bridges the gap from the kitchen to the dining room.
This is the photo that made it into the DECORATING magazine by
Matthew Mead.  He took this shot and I love it. 
All the pillows I picked up from HomeGoods. HomeGoods is my
go to for pillows!  Any color or style you need or can imagine is usually
found in their huge pillow department at great prices.
 By the way, this magazine is on the news stands 
for another month or so if you haven't seen it yet.


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Note: this post is partially sponsored by HomeGoods as part of my participation
 in  Pinterest Happy by Design board.

14 comments:

  1. It is soooo gorgeous. You know how much I love French settee. I have been wanting to build myself a Swedish daybed similar to this. We will see if I can actually work it out or not. The cane back is just so special.

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    1. I love caning too, it always says French to me. I am sure whatever you decide to create will be amazing.

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  2. What a gorgeous piece, Amy! I can understand how you wanted it. So glad you were able to get it.

    I now have a running list of a few magazines I need to pick up featuring various bloggers. I need to get to a store that carries all of them!

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  3. Amy I picked up the magazine last week! The pics of your hone are gorgeous. A wonderful magazine with hardly any ads! Kudos to you and Matthew.

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  4. It looks beautiful and fits in perfectly with your house!

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  5. Hey Amy, I need a chandelier like that for Susan Wornick.
    I'm helping her with her house ih Flerida.
    Wanna sell it?

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    1. No I love it. Sorry but I know you will hunt one down for her.

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  6. You have such an amazing eye!! I love it and it looks so great in the space!! xo Leslie

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  7. Such a great find - so classy,elegant and an eye-catcher!Steals hearts too...at least mine!!! Lucky You :)
    Tove :)

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  8. I really love that settee. It's perfect in that spot. I guess you'll be visiting lots of others people's shops now that you don't have your own to run. It does get boring being in the same place day in and day out.

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  9. Wow....LOVE your style!...sooo inspiring for me!...love the color of the walls in your dining room....do you mind sharing the color?...thanks..Lacy

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    1. Lacy the color is Benjamin Moore Natural Elements #1515. It is also what we used in the living room, you can see it on the my home tour at the top of the blog. thank you!

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    2. thanks soo much...can't wait to try it in my home!..

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