Monday, September 26, 2011

Yellow Chairs for a Red Table

I haven't posted about my vintage buys much lately - this doesn't mean that I've not been buying but I've been buy a lot less. One of the things I've been keeping an eye out for is nice homewares and the like so when I saw these two chairs, in nearly perfect condition, I knew I couldn't leave the store without them.


Even though they're possibly a little dearer than I'd have liked, I honestly don't think I could have forgiven myself if I'd gone away and left them. I love the use of contrasting vinyl and the wave design on the chair backs.


They're definitely more of a lemon yellow than some of these photos look and I'm hoping to find a pair of similar chairs but in grey, one day - I love grey and lemon yellow together. There was one grey chair in the same shop that had these but I'm really set on a pair so I shall keep on looking.





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This is the table I bought them to go with (eventually) - it belonged to my paternal grandmother and it's the only item of this size I've inherited from anyone. There was a lot of furniture I loved in dad's step-dad's house but, long story short, I just didn't have the storage space for it. I do have photos - if I find the disc they're on, would anyone want to see a blog post on them?

Apologies for the iPhone photo but this is the only shot I have. My dad thinks his mum had the base custom made but he can't be 100% sure. I've not seen another table with a base like this but it doesn't mean there isn't another one out there, somewhere! Also, the table is really quite large but, luckily, the chairs are just the right height for it, anyway.

I may post more of my homewares as I collect them, if you'd all like to see them - maybe I can even just round up all of my vintage of the non-clothing variety for a post?

Andi B. Goode


  1. I've been forbidden from buying any more homewares (no more space) so please post your finds! I want to live vicariously through them! I absolutely adore the chairs, my dream home has a lemon themed kitchen too :D

  2. Yes on the more housewares posts!

    Also, I guess I haven't clicked onto your blog in a really long time (I always read from my google reader), but I really like your header!

  3. OMG, LUV the table! It's probably the gooviest laminate I have seen.

  4. Miss Emmi: Space is definitely an issue for me, too. But I shall definitely still be buying for a little while, yet, anyway ;) And I'm not sure if it'll be lemon themed - I kind of like mixing and matching. I like the red, grey, yellow mix for now but maybe a splash of aqua, too.
    Cedar: Hurray! Definitely will then. Oh and thanks. :D
    Konad-licious: Thank-you! :)

  5. Love the table and chairs--red and yellow are perfect kitchen colors! Those chairs are especially cool. We see that type of 50s kitchen furniture often, but usually in much worse condition than yours. Great find!

  6. I've been in a bit of an internet-down lately, so love the layout and header! =)
    The chairs are lovely, and the table looks quite original, wouldn't be surprised if it was custom made. I'd love to see the rest of your vintage homeware! And I really should do a post like that as well... My place is a complete mix of store new, heirloom and thrifted =)
    BTW, your red carpet is my dream carpet for my living room! Perfect!

  7. i totes love the ketchup and mustard combo of the table and chairs.

  8. *swoon* That's one AMAZING table. The chairs must be rare as rockinhorse shit! Gorgeous!
    (Pardon my French)

  9. Hi! Great pieces you got there! I love vintage finds!!!! I just wish I had a camera to post them (long story) lol.

  10. Oh, they're lovely! As is the table. I would love to see more home wares posts :D

  11. You have such a cool blog! Those chairs are adorable!!

    My giveaway is up and running:
    Win the Vintage Dress of Your Choice! (open to everyone)

    x Aliya

  12. Love the table and LOVE the chairs, beautiful!

  13. Great table the base is so cool and the chairs are great, I would like to see your homewares! x

  14. I love the yellow chairs with the red table. I might be biased because I have a huge crush on the color yellow and anything with chrome on it.

  15. Karen: Thanks! Yep, I love yellow and red, I've decided :D
    Erika: Yes! I've missed you. :) Thank-you. Oh and I'd love to see your post!
    Bethany: OMG - it is like ketchup and mustard! Can't believe I didn't see that before. Love it even more now. Yum.
    Little Rascal: Hee, thanks! And don't worry - I don't mind swearing ;)
    la vita รจ bella (life is beautiful): Thanks. Oh no - I suppose I don't want to know?
    esme and the lane way: Thanks. And thanks for the encouragement - will definitely be doing more.
    Baroness, Aliya, Straight Talking Mama, Hannah: Thank-you :D
    Mrs.M: Hehe, thank-you. And that's a very understandable crush to have!

  16. Just love those chairs.I have a green 50's tabe that I got at an antique store but it has no chairs.I want yellow ones.Those would look perfect with it.What a great find and great shape.Please post more finds when you can.Your table is amazing just love the base.

  17. Those chairs are beautiful! Ohhh they take me way back. The colour is divine. I'd love some for my house and I might possibly pinch my sister's spare turquoise set but I was trying to stick to 1930s and 40s (my house was built in 1930). I'm torn between that, and what my grandparents had when I was little :)


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