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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Finding The Real Thing In France

It is so satisfying to find authentic antique and vintage furnishings when so many reproductions are on the market.


I just received a new Ballard Design catalog and the Capistrano chairs pictured below were for sale at $849 a pair plus tax and shipping.


  I love Ballard Design aesthetics and style, but isn’t it great to be able to find the real thing?  Of course reproductions have their place but being a life recycler in home décor  certainly promotes living “green” and creates less of a carbon footprint.  Besides, it’s more fun to look for authentic pieces.


These are my French dining chairs which I absolutely love.  Their style is timeless and they are so very comfy with a beautiful patina.  Come with me this September on the Brocanting Tour to France and you can find your own furniture pieces that match your style and have lots of fun in the process.


This chair is called a mutton-bone style (lamb’s leg) and is very popular in France.  I had them recovered in an inexpensive linen and cotton blend and for less than the cost of  each of the Ballard chairs, I have the real thing!


Space is extremely limited on the tour…please contact me if you want to come along.  The dates are September 26-October 3 and there’s going to be lots of shopping in Normandy and Paris.


Would you like to join me for dinner sometime?

Happy Hunting,



Sarah said...

The real deal is so much better! '-)

Cynthia said...

These are gorgeous and I am huge Ballard fan!!!


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love that chair and that tour!!!

Unknown said...

I was literally amazed to see the impressive and extensive collection of French dining chairs and French armchairs that the top furniture company in London had to offer as the beautiful design, ornate carvings, rich hand polishing and the pristine quality upholstery fabric are a treat for the eyes. Not just the visual appeal but it is the functionality and comfort aspect too that makes these French wingback style armchairs and French dining chairs the first choice, not just for me but for a majority of other Londoners.

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