Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Grey Chairs

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about the yellow vintage chairs I had found for my future home. Today, I would like to show off the grey vintage chairs I found to go with them. First, though, a little story. When I wrote about the yellow chairs, I mentioned how I fell in love with them immediately...

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It wasn't just the colour but the use of two different fabrics in such an interesting (to me, anyway) way and the combination of plain and pattern, too. So, when I was out for a drive, one day, and saw some grey chairs that I thought might go with these I had to go straight over to the shop selling them. When I got up close and saw they were practically the same, I got very excited. It was short-lived, however, when I noticed they were selling the chairs as a set with a 1970s-ish table (very boring and completely useless to me) - I asked if they'd break up the 'set' but they wouldn't. So, I went away feeling a bit sad but hopeful that I'd at least find some nice grey chairs in the future.

But each time I drove past the same shop I had to look to see if the chairs were still there, sitting outside...one day I finally gave in and went back and, to my delighted surprise, noticed they were no longer being sold with the table and that I would actually be able to have my dream grey chairs after all! Hurrah. I put them on hold and picked them up last week and now I can show them to all of you.


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As you can see, unlike the yellow chairs, the grey sections are patterned, too, which I think makes a nice little difference between them (aside from the colours, of course.)

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I honestly still can't believe my luck! To find the exact same style in the very colour I was hoping to find. I'm sure it helps that they were made by a South Australian company but it doesn't make me any less excited about them.

Has anyone else had such a fortuitous find? I know I've read about this sort of thing on other blogs and it really makes me think about all of the matching sets or even just similar items that are out there  waiting to come together one day.

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

22 comments:

  1. Wow, that is so neat!! They're beautiful, too! I love yellow and grey :D

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  2. Wow, what luck! And in such good condition too. I just love grey and yellow together.

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  3. Ooh they are so pretty! I love the leafy pattern. They will look so nice all mixed together, maybe one grey and one yellow on each side of the table?

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  4. Wicked find! Two tone chairs are *impossible* to find for anything less than a million dollars here. Same with nicely patterned ones. I have a red glitter chair and a blue one with arms (!!) but otherwise my kitchen ones are fairly boring. How exciting :)

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  5. Gorgeous! They look pristine. I love that you're building a collection for your future house. Where on earth do you keep it all in the meantime?

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  6. Too groovy. Can we pls see a picture of the table with all chairs?

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  7. I love things like this! A smaller, but similar example, is that I used to have this really kitschy patterned glass that said stuff like "Bon Voyage" on it and had ships and planes, etc on it. Anyway, I only had one but it was my favorite and so of course I dropped it in the sink and broke it... A few months ago, I was in Goodwill and found three of them! I was so, so, so happy!

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  8. kate gabrielle: thanks! And, yes, me too - ever since I saw this amazing yellow and grey dress on etsy. :D
    Ruby Rach: thank-you! They are - there's only a little tear on one which I don't think you can see in the pictures.
    Lyndall: Thanks - that's exactly how I was thinking of setting them, actually :D
    Rueby: thank-you! Oh man, that's a pity. I don't think I've looked at enough chairs to get a good feel for how much they generally cost. But glittery chairs are great!
    Velvet Tangerine: Thanks! They *nearly* are except for a little tear and a bit of rust. Ah...well, everything's kind of being stored in the 'study' which is now more like a 'junk room'. Eep.
    Konad-licious: Thanks! I'm afraid that's pretty much impossible - probably until I move out! The table is far too big to be anywhere but in the corner of the 'study' and it's got things piled all over it :( It's also too heavy for me to move without a good deal of help. :(

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  9. Erika: Me too. Oh, that's a great example! I'm really happy you found them :D

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  10. What a fantastic find! It's such a gorgeous, swirly pattern, too - just lovely.

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  11. How lucky! the nearest mismatch I found was a long time ago, we had just moved to a bigger house and I found a 30s limed oak bedstead with some flower carving at an antiques fair, a couple of months later at the same fair I found a very similar limed oak dressing table, Not a perfect match but very close.

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  12. Kismet, I tell 'ya! Both great finds. Lucky girl.

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  13. Wow great chairs.Look fab with the yellow.They were meant to be yours.My latest furniture purchase was my 1920's vanity.I got it last month.I did a video on it in my blog.I still have to get the dresser that matches and hoping to get it for Xmas.

    http://vintageandvanity.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-vintage-vanity.html

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  14. Awesome chairs! (BTW welcome back - I thought my internet filter was blocking your site)
    x

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  15. Hi Andie, gorgeous! just a tip - if you want to bring the chrome up to TIP TIP shape, scrunch up a decent amount of aluminium foil and give it a good rub - no damage, no chemicals and it gently removes any nubs from the chrome. This also works AMAZINGLY on removing rust from chrome too.
    Trish x

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  16. How fortunate! They will look so great together, congrats! Well deserved after "looking after" them for so long =)

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  17. WOW! I can't believe you found these to match!! what a score. :)

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  18. I'm coveting these rad retro chairs, what a stroke of luck to find two more! The printed grey one are fab.

    xoxo,
    annie

    http://vintagediggs.com/blog/

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