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Friday, June 14, 2013

Luck comes our way

When it rains, it pours...so the saying goes!

In this case, the rain stayed away, but the goodies poured right in

First stop today was the Youth Ranch...so overpriced, that even at half off
it's STILL too much

Onward to one of my favorite haunts
"you still buy that French stuff, don't you?" asked the proprietor
um, YES!

Turns out, he was picking up a dining room set that afternoon and had NO room for it
Did I want to buy it?  
um, YES!

All I knew was that is was French Provincial
and it was made by White Fine Furniture Co (swoon)
and it had a table, two leaves, the pads, six chairs, a hutch, and a server
I bought it sight unseen

Boy, was I a happy girl when THIS showed up at the studio a few hours later!


 (server details)

 (two piece GIANT hutch...it must be 8ft long!)
the front glass has metal mesh...yum!

 six chairs...four sides and two captains)


Gorgeous table with two leaves and pads
The top is going to be re-stained for sure...the pattern is amazing!


(it even came with the original care and info booklet 
and the leaves are in the original box...
love little details like that; it shows that these items were well cared for)

Then, as we were heading back home, I noticed French Provincial furniture 
IN THE BACK OF A TRUCK
(I have French radar, I swear!)
at one of my favorite antique stores...
so we made a u-turn and walked away with THIS

 Solid wood (cherry) with brass hardware!
(yep, it's got 12 drawers...love that!)


 (how gorgeous is this hardware??)

 and it's got gorgeous details...

 Fabulous cage-front nightstand..
with the same curves as the dresser


 It was hard to capture the shape of these pieces..the sides are serpentine
I've never had pieces like that...they are pretty special

Even the mirror is super feminine and detailed!

I passed up some other pieces that were equally amazing and may still end up
in my hot little hands...
namely, a complete French Provincial Henredon bedroom suite
that closely resembles Drexel's Touraine...
but the budget didn't allow for that today

Sometimes, luck is simply on your side!

Can't wait to get these pretties painted :0)

Thanks for stopping by!

Kenny and Michele

4 comments:

  1. Every little bit of it is awesome! Way to go!! I bet they hardly touch the ground before you have them all sold and are on the prowl again. :)

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    1. Thanks so much! French Prov pieces seem to be landing in my lap lately...I was just commenting on how much ROOM there was at the studio after the shippers picked up some pieces on Monday...and just like that, it's packed again!

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  2. Gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you do with all these exciting pieces!!

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  3. hahaha, we DID end up w the Hendredon pieces we mentioned in this post...funny how that works out, isn't it?

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