Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Have a Seat

Two years ago my mom gave me money for Christmas to get chairs for my dining room table. I've been looking ever since. The table is my great grandmother's, a family heirloom. It needed just the right chairs. I wanted them unique and me, but I wanted them to fit the 'feeling' of the table too. When I saw these I knew they were perfect.
They're galvanized metal with wonderful details. The metal gives them a modern feel, but they also look like they've always been with the table.

Comfy too.

Still quilting on the 'red hearts' quilt...I think I'm on the right track now.

42 comments:

Stephanie D. said...

Very charming! And a bonus that they're comfortable, too. Hard to find both in a chair, sometimes!

Blue Is Bleu said...

So lovely! They really do suit the table beautifully.

Grey Cat Quilts said...

How lovely! Those chairs are just exquisite. So nice that you could find chairs that coordinate so well with your equally beautiful table.

Marit said...

Lovely chairs! Sometime its worth the waiting!
And I really like the way you're quilting your 'red harts' quilt - lots of character!

Sandra said...

they are beautiful and go perfectly with the also very nice table. Sometimes it is worth waiting for the right thing isn`t it?

amylouwho said...

Those are really cool! I've never seen anything like them!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The chairs are perfect...love your sideboard.

Stephanie said...

It's so rewarding when we hold out for just the right thing. Very unique and beautiful chairs.

Jackie said...

Just perfect! Doesn't it feel good when you get exactly what you were hoping for?

elle said...

They do go very well. I'm finding metal to be a great compliment in home dec. Wish I was as patient as you! LOL

Beth said...

They look fantastic -- so much cooler than matchy wood chairs!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Yes the chairs are awesome! what a great eye you have! Like the quilting you did on the red hearts! fun stuff!

Melissa said...

Great find on those chairs! Good choice to not try to match the table exactly. I love them.

Quilt Rat said...

Those are fabulous chairs......where did you find them? are they new or an auction find.
Well worth waiting for I'd say.

kelly lautenbach said...

Lovely! And where did these gorgeous chairs originate from?!?!? :)

Michaela said...

Love those chairs Jacquie! I don't think I have ever seen chairs like that. Beautiful detail work and perfect for that table.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Perfect, I bet you are so glad you waited!!

beth said...

the chais were quite a find! Great choice! Did you mark those quilting lines? very nice.

Allie said...

I love the chairs! They look great with the table.

Needled Mom said...

The chairs are a great fit! You will enjoy them.

Yes, the heart quilt is looking perfect.

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Great detail in those chairs. They look wonderful with the table. I am sure they were well worth the wait!

Sequana said...

How are you marking the hearts quilt?

Love the chairs. Look like wood, but are really metal with such nice detailing.

Kristine Hanson said...

pottery barn? the chairs? good for you waiting till the right ones came around!

Cheryl Arkison said...

So, so perfect! Lucky you. Where did you find them?

leigh said...

I love that quilting pattern! I've been looking for a simple one for quilt that needs quilting and this just might be it! And I'm glad you found the perfect chairs. It always feels nice to get something put together.

Jessica said...

Cool chairs!

em's scrapbag said...

The chairs are perfect in every way!
And I love the way your decided to quilt the hearts. How do you get such perfect arches?

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Wow, great chairs!!!

Lisa said...

Oh, those chairs are the best!!

Cheryl G. said...

I LOVE your chairs!

Anina said...

These are great!

Sherri said...

The chairs look wonderful...and love that heart quilt!

MightyMom said...

oooooooo that's awesome quilting!! did you draw a template or is it another stitch??

**nicke... said...

what you can do with your sewing machine is absolutely amazing! you never cease to astound!

cieldequimper said...

Oh the chairs and table are gorgeous, and that quilt is to die for!
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Ashley said...

love them! absolutely perfect!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love the chairs. And I love the hearts.

Martys Fiber Musings said...

The wait was worth it...perfection.

Rene' said...

Great chairs. You did good!

Rebekah said...

these chairs are perfect for the table! Your set looks fantastic

sewkatiedid said...

LOVE the chairs! I was thinking of you and one of your posts that you wanted to rip something out. That's what I did this week, not so productive but the results made me happy!

audreypawdrey said...

Those chairs are beautiful!