Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Sunroom Reveal and the New Grain Sack Chairs


Remember these chairs in the window of this store in Santa Fe?
Well, Mr. A bought them for me!
They were finally delivered last week. I had no idea where they would go, but Mr. A insisted that I would find a place. That's his philosophy: if you love something, you will find a place for it. Hmmmm, let's just see....

He really liked the vintage fabric upholstery and original embroidery on these chairs. So did I, but I knew that something would have to go if we bought them. I had a feeling it would be my favorite chair.

So, after the chairs spent a week in the garage while I contemplated their fate, I finally decided to try them in the sunroom.

It meant moving things around and retiring my favorite chair. This corner is where the red gingham checked chair lived. Since it had a matching ottoman, I'm trying to make it work with the new chairs.

I moved the gingham chair to the corner where my oldest and favorite chair lived. It's a tight squeeze, but as you can see, there is no room for that matching ottoman.

The new seagrass rug replaces the black floral one. Eventually, I would like to get wall to wall seagrass in this room, but water comes in under the old French doors...

From the sunroom, looking in to the dining room.

The console table sits between the chairs. Although it doesn't relate to the chairs, it is what it is, because there is no where else for this table!

This is the vintage tole chandelier that hangs in the room.
I found it at an estate sale years ago and still love it!

So now this is where my "blogspot" is! My old chair has been moved upstairs and retired to a bedroom.

Goodbye my old friend that has followed me from house to house since 1976!
I remember when I bought you in Eugene, Oregon at a thrift store for $50. I remember every fabric I upholstered you in and slipcovered you in!
R.I.P.

The sunroom may be a little crowded, however, it is my favorite room in the house.
I'm really liking the changes!

I'm joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for "Wow Us Wednesday."
I'm also joining Sherry at No Minimalist Here for her Open House party.
On Friday, I'm linking up to Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.

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70 comments:

cityfarmer said...

you leave me speechless ... again!!

I actually have a french sac just like your chairs ...

julie - eab designs said...

I love the checked ottoman with your new chairs. I think they make a charming pair. I think your sunroom would be my favorite room as well.

Elizabeth said...

I love this room, so cosy! The new chairs look fabulous with the ottoman! I also think the table looks great there...always tricky to decorate a room with doors, and lots of windows. I have the same problem in my house.

It looks beautiful!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love those chairs and they are perfect in there. It is always hard moving things around in order to find a spot for the new buys. How sweet of Mr. A.!

Tamra said...

Looks great girlie!

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

You did an excellent job in placing your new chairs in just the right spot.

All the best,
Katie from
www.westiejulep.blogspot.com

Anne said...

Those chairs should have been in the "chair affair" contest that ended on Sunday....Hmmmmmm, just think, 12 cans of paint, 1 each month for a year.....they would have been winners I just know.
Look for the next contest give away that will be posted on Friday.
Cheers
Anne
So. California Stockist for
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Products

Rose Fávero e Alessandra Scarpin said...

Obrigada por seguir meu blog. Achei o seu maravilhoso, você tem muito bom gosto.
Obrigada e um beijo
Rose Fávero

cityfarmer said...

hey sweetie, I just noticed we both have 1033 followers ... must be a sign of something!

Nancy said...

I love your new chairs, Delores! I agree with your hubby, if you like it you'll find a place for it! Santa Fe is so fun!

Nancy

Lizabeth said...

Oh I love how your room turned out! You made the space feel cool and comfortable. I would find myself in there all the time! The new chairs rock! Love the ottoman with them too...it seems to work just fine! Kudos to hubby for buying those for you (smart man!) Your dining room is gorgeous! I've never seen it from this perspective. Your old favorite chair has just gotten a new life upstairs, perhaps a quieter life, but definitely not gone :)

Kathysue said...

Delores, Mr. A is a charmer, what a wonderful guy!!! Love love your chairs. I love the shape of the chairs and the fabric is perfection for your home. I liked seeing the image that showed the dining room and beyond. Your home is so inviting and beautifully appointed. Warm and inviting just like you. Thank you so much for your generous comment on the interview Tina did. You are a wonderful friend in blogland and in real life and I am one lucky lady to be your friend, xo Kathysue

Designs By Pinky said...

Delores, I LOVE the new chairs and think the checked ottoman goes beautifully! This would be my favorite room too. I love your dining room too, it is the size I wish I had! Hope you are having a great week! XO, Pinky

mercy said...

Love your new chairs, they look right at home in their new spot. Such a beautiful room.

mercy said...

Love your new chairs, they look right at home in their new spot. Such a beautiful room.

Gina said...

Hi Delores, Love the cross stitch embroidery on your new chair.
You mentioned that your French doors leak. We have had the same problem in our guest cottage. We have now replaced the doors with new French doors and they also leaked. Solution, before installing new doors, turn them upside down and attach a wider door jam to bottom of doors...then caulk all corners carefully.

Tanya Anurag said...

The new chairs look just perfect for that room. I love the stuff on your console table

-Tanya
http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/

La Vie Quotidienne said...

They are perfect for your sunroom. It looks lovely, so pretty and yet comfy and relaxing.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

It doesn't look crowded at all Delores, it looks cozy and I love that! Those chairs are beautiful and go perfect in that room! Lovin the other two chairs too!! Martina

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those chairs are wonderful and I love the look of your sun room....cozy, not crowded...

Gerry said...

Love the new chairs but I have a feeling the flowered chair will make it's way back downstairs eventually. It's a beautiful chair too and I can see why she's been your favorite all these years!
As usual, another beautiful post! I love seeing pictures of your home.

Agni said...

Delores, I LOVE the new chairs !!!!

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

The new chairs look right at home in your sun room, and I love the red checked foot stool with them. I don't think it looks too crowed at all, it looks very cozy to me.

Denise said...

Love it all!!!
Great Job, your house is beautiful!

the girl is craftee said...

That is so sweet of your husband! I love those chairs!

Linda in AZ * said...

*** D, there's only ONE word to describe them:
**** F*A*B*U*L*O*U*S ****

Oh YES! ME LIKEY~~~ SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!

You're undoubtedly having a ball with these!!! (You know, walking by and/or thru the space as OFTEN as you can, etc, etc.! Smiles!)...

XO,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love everything about the chairs and have been looking for something similar but with black embroidery and striping. Perhaps you would kind enough to let me know.

Amanda's Mom said...

LOL Isn't it funny how we get more attached to certain things. Well, if you ever want that lovely, old chair to come home to Eugene ... just give me a call. But, I absolutely love the new chairs and the new feel they give the sunroom ... brighter.

Marsha said...

So sad for that fab old chair. Send it my way and I will give it a place of honor. Love the fabric and the lines.

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Love the chairs and the room looks stunning!

Upscale Downhome said...

I adore your new chairs! Isn't it more fun when your husband decides that you need them? I can see why the sunroom is a favorite place in your home. Who wouldn't love to cozy up there?

Shelia said...

Oh, my Lord, Delores, your chairs look so pretty! I love this. I'm in love with your red patterned chair too! Your home is so beautiful and I love seeing it and your special touches all over it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Smocking with Gwen said...

Delores,
Love your new chairs and they are perfect for your sunroom. Mr. A was so right! I think you should share..."My Life as a Chair"...from the point of few of your favorite old chair. My guess is that if it could, it would have stories to tell! I do enjoy your blog so much...
Thanks,
Gwen

Bunny Jean said...

I've always love seeing this room... and through all of it's changes it still remains a cozy little haven.

xoxo Bunny Jean
Main blog...Bunny Jeans Decor and More.

A Toile Tale said...

Delores -
LOVE!!!!!
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Delores, your new chairs are fabulous!They are perfect for your sunroom!

Kate said...

Beautiful room! I can see why it is your favorite.

Patty said...

Oh I so love the chairs.. Wish we had someplace like that around Warren, Ohio. Would love some furniture made just like your chairs. Oh and I love the older one also. Do you ship? Thanks!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Your chairs are just gorgeous!
...and I can certainly understand why you loved your old one so much!
:)

On Crooked Creek said...

Delores,
I'd say that "Mr. A" of yours is a wise man! Gorgeous chairs! Enjoy your new spot for bloggin'! The view is fabulous.
Fondly,
Pat

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Delores, The chairs are fabulous and I love them in your sunroom! Beautiful.
xo,
Sherry

kathyr said...

Delores, You can never have enough of a good thing. All of the chairs are fabulous and the old favorite is on a hiatus until the next re-arrangement. How much do you want for the black floral rug? (not kidding!)

Anonymous said...

OMGSH.... I didn't think I'd care for chairs like that ...... WRONG ... I LOVE THEM!!!!! Keep them!!! and the checked ottoman seems to fit right in!! wow! the red makes them!
Pink Hugs,
Dee

Marlis said...

Love those chairs in your sunroom.. I know what you mean about your favorite chair.. Mine has it's resting spot in the garage aka furniture cemetery. I think the ottoman goes well with those chairs. Congrats on the lovely new chairs.. they are wonderful in your room!
xo marlis

Anonymous said...

The chairs are fabulous and look so comfy.

Shel

The enchanted home said...

Chairs are stunning!! I love them and I love your husbands philosophy even more, that if you love something enough you will find a place for them..love that!!
Your whole house is just over the top fabulous and I love getting these little peeks into it..thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

The pair is wonderful and they look just perfect in yor lovely room. I could fall in love real easy with them. Coming over from Wow us Wednesday. Kathy

Birds in the Garage said...

Congrats, that is some very cute chairs you got there! Perfect with the sofa. I hope you did not completely retire the floral one.., the fabric is amazing.

Kathi said...

Your new chairs are divine!! They are perfect and, oh so cute!! I love the way you decorate. Your home and your blog are so pretty. Thank you for sharing. I think, if you don't mind, I will come back and drool over your pretty photos. You are very inspiring. Kathi

Becca said...

I love your new chairs !! You found the perfect place for them in your absolutely gorgeous sunroom !! I could sit in there for hours on end. Thanks so much for sharing !!

bj said...

Not a bit crowded..very comfy and cozy and BEAUTIFUL. Those are the prettiest grain sack chairs I've seen. I can see why Mr. A likes them. ME, TOO...
xo bj

gillyflower said...

I just love those grain sack chairs with the embroidery - they are wonderful and you have found the perfect place for them - they look great in your sun room and go well with the rest.
Just found your great blog, so glad!
Gill xx

Robin said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those chairs! I have let my DH know that he indeed needs to change HIS philosophy to Mr. A's . Up until now it has been "where are you going to put it?". He may or may not change, but I love your Mr. A. :-)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Those chairs are fabulous. Don't get rid of your favorite chair!!! Put it someplace and keep it! Those chairs are gorgeous in that room!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Delores, I have fallen totally in love with your blog! I'm adding you to my sidebar so I can keep track of you, I adore these chairs and your sunroom. Even adore your vintage floral chair, just perfect!!
Thanks for linking up with VIF, and the great comment for Heather,
xoxo Debra

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love those chairs!!!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

They are perfectly wonderful...they work so well with what you have...the red is so...french! But I really the the vintage floral comfy chair, too.
Rene

Creative Choices Interior(s) said...

So beautiful! I always love an opportunity to see inside your home(s) they are both so inviting and so well put together! Love the new chairs.

Chlvie

Rose of Sharon said...

They're beautiful! How sad about your old comfy chair. Maybe there's another spot in the house for it? I use to live in Eugene and go to thrift stores all the time. Our paths could have actually passed! hehe!

I have a favor to ask you. We might be building a new home and I really love yours. Do you think you could just scratch out a rough drawing of your house plans? I can kind of figure it out from your pictures, but it would be nice to have a sketch. I love old homes with front porches, a big entry way, stairs you can see from the entry, a formal living and dining, big kitchen and family room. Your house is perfect!

Thank you!

Hugs, Sharon
http://roseofsharonmaytest.blogspot.com

under spanish moss said...

Wow, what beautiful chairs. We adore the fabric. Isn't it so hard to retire your favorites...but you will enjoy the new chairs for a long time.
Angela and Renee

Lisa said...

I'm in love with those chairs, I want one...or two. :) Sounds like you don't have a new spot to put the old chair in but you should look around your house one more time and try to find a new home for it...especially since it means so much to you. Just a thought.
Btw, I'm so glad you found my humble little blog. Thanks for following. I'm also you're newest follower. :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Delores, I am dropping by again to say thanks for joining the open House party this week. Take care!
xo,
Sherry

Anne Marie said...

that one picture of your gingham chair with your patio garden out the glass looks so super inviting....and those chairs! wow!

Tanya Anurag said...

Hey, I am hosting my first Link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays. Would be glad to see you there :)

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

carolyn bradford said...

I would love for you to check out my website and see our fabulous grain sack ottomans and fabulous chair with a german grain sack chair! I have a feeling you will love it!! Your chairs are wonderful!!
Thank you
Carolyn Bradford
mulberryheightsantiques.com

sandrajonas.com said...

Beautifully done! But must say, I LOVE your old chair! It's just what I am looking for!!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Those chairs are the cutest things EVER!!
I want some!!!

Karen said...

Love the chairs and I think the red/white checked ottoman looks great with them.
Karen

Gayle from Vintage Farmhouse said...

The chairs are beautiful. The sun room looks great. I absolutely LOVE your home!

Sunrooms Northern Ireland said...

Hope to see more photos of a sun room. Though your photos are great.

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