Thursday, April 19, 2012

louis love

Good Morning S&C!

Since I can remember I've been on the hunt (CL, estate sales, antique stores, yard name it) for dining room chairs and I had my heart set on Louis XVI. I desperately wanted to go antique (at least 100 years old) but kept being reminded of just how delicate older chairs can be (not to mention petite in size (I swear we are giants compared to our ancestors)). Finding a 'set' also proved to be a seemingly impossible task...not to mention the equally impossible task of finding a set that was reasonably priced. So you can imagine the joy I experienced when happening upon 6 vintage rounded back louis chairs from the early 80's (larger frame) at a Dallas antique discount store. After doing a bit of negotiating with the shop owner (we played the 'how low can you go?' game) I left a very happy woman and the proud new owner of dining room chairs! See a photo below - I'm going to have the seats recovered and the cane back removed and replaced with a fabric back. If you live in Dallas and need a good upholsterer let us know, we have a guy. 

12C21038 Set of Six Louis XVI Painted Chairs .JPG

I'll draw inspiration from the professionals when deciding on fabric. 

Obsessed with the Asian end chairs!
Ruthie Sommers 
Elle Decor 
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House Beautiful 

Lonny Magazine 
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- c h a p t e r s 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

round top roundup

Hey there S&C, 

We're exhausted but for good reason (and we're not complaining) as we recently returned from the Round Top antique show and what a show it was! Truth be told, in the grand scheme of things, we only covered a small corner of the show (the show literally runs for miles and miles) but we had the best time EVA and we walked away with some darn good finds!! S&C even joined us one afternoon...three ladies on a mission, we didn't mess around. 

Our Loot:

My Mom found an amazing pair of blue and white porcelain vases. The plan is to flank the dresser in her bedroom and add a pop of color with pink cherry blossoms....channeling the vignette on the cover of the Veranda February 2012 its guaranteed to be a knockout! 


If you plan on hitting the show in the Fall, Excess is not to be missed. You're guaranteed to find unique, one of a kind pieces on the cheap! We scored this darling little Moroccan table, it needs a bit of love but we think she'll clean up nicely. 

The table can be used outside...
Moroccan Style Living Room Design with Rattan Table and Chair

Or inside...

I may even paint it a fun color!

And if you're wondering, I'm giddy to report that Operation Oushak Rug was a success as I returned home with a rug from Turkey that I'm slightly obsessed with (who am I kidding, I'm completely and totally obsessed) - its the exact colorway I was hoping to find and I just love the geometric pattern. See the rug and its temporary home below! 

We even found a few items for our Etsy store...follow the link below to check out an incredible Asian inspired Chapman lamp (move over 1stdibs, we have a winner)!

Leaving you with a few 'landscape' photos of the show! See you next week. 



- c h a p t e r s 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

We're off to Round Top Texas ya'll!!

We could NOT be more excited about our FIRST trip to the world renowned antique show in Round Top Texas! Word on the street is Round Top rivals that of the Paris antique shows, oui oui!  Given the enormity (we're talking thousands of vendors) of the show it can be a bit intimidating (especially for those Round Top freshman like ourselves) so we sought insider information from RT connoisseurs and did some research on our own to better prepare ourselves for whats ahead. And although we'll only be there for a short time we hope to get a true feel for what the show has to offer and find a few fabulous treasures along the way!

Operation Oushak Rug.....our eyes will be peeled for a rug similar to that in the photo below (wouldn't mind those Louis chairs either). 

Tune in next week for a Round Top recap. 

For more information on Round Top check out the link below - the show takes root three times a year in this tiny Texas town!

Have a wonderful weekend!

- c h a p t e r s