Saturday, October 29, 2016

A French Provincial Love Story

I've always had a thing for French Provincial furniture.
But our house is quite full, and I swear I really wasn't looking for more.
But then something happened and I had to rethink my full house situation. 
Take a peek at the far end of our dining room.
I wasn't looking for a little writing desk....
But it seems she must have been looking for me.
 When I happened upon her at an antique market, she instantly turned my head.
We both felt the same way about each other, and I told this little desk I would find a way. 
After all, she's got little drawers lined in pretty paper.  
And the cutest little drawer pulls with the wavy french shape 
that is a hallmark of French Provincial style.
 She's got the criss cross wire grill inserts on the center cubby doors 
just in case I needed more to make me fall in love with her.
The finish is that perfect shade of old enough brown.
And the writing desk surface lined with leather and gilt design slides out
about a foot to make writing a bit easier.
Her matching carved chair had extra carvings that I couldn't resist, 
from the back splat to the chair stretcher.  The rush seat was still tight and tidy 
and not a loose joint could be found.
 So yes, my little desk, I will take you home with me. 
 If you don't mind living in the dining room I think we could all be quite happy. 
And so thats what we did with our new little darling.
And we plan to live happily ever after.

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  1. Lovely!
    However, I hate to inform you but desks are masculine. So it's a "he." Un bureau. Bah oui. As if.
    I love your comtoise. Was it already white or did you paint it? The leaf halo is wonderful.

    1. Oh but the desk is so petite, so it HAS to be a girl! My clock was white when I got it and thank you!

  2. This desk is so pretty Amy...something I would buy myself and I love what you have done with her...a place of honor in the dining room!

  3. Such lovely pillows you have.

    1. Thank you Sharon, I bought the needlepoint pillows from Wollworks which is on She recreates pillows and pumpkins out of old needlepoints.

  4. What a GREAT find, Amy. I love it. It is just a lovely piece and I am glad it came home with you. xo Diana

  5. It was meant to be!....She was calling your name to give her a home where she will be loved for many, many years to come. There is such a sweetness to this desk that you could not resist. So happy you found each other!

    1. I will always think of you and how we were together when I bought the desk!

  6. I love it, Amy and it is so sweet with all those details. Glad it came to be with you.

  7. This is such a beautiful little desk and chair! I'm so glad she found you!

  8. We always find a way when we fall in love with something we just have to have, don't we? I can so empathize with the full-house situation, but then something else turns your head. Where there's a will, there's a way!

  9. I found you through Shirley! I LOVE your little desk, she is sweet and has found a happy home! I wish I had enough room in my dining room for a desk:) Yours is beautiful! Love the little cubbies especially.

    1. Oh that is wonderful! Thank you for visiting me Pinky!

  10. She is very delicate and perfect for the little purple pumpkin and books! How could she not be more perfect for you Miss Amy!

  11. I enjoy getting to see all the things you do.


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