Thursday, December 4, 2008

I see them here I see them there ....

....I see them everywhere!

You know when you become a bit fixated on something, and it keeps popping up all the time? Like when you are pregnant, you seem to see other pregnant women everywhere? Well I'm going through that at the moment. You see, my dining table chairs are perfectly servicable and decent looking but after seven years, I'm kind of bored with them and I keep coming across a particular style of chair - wooden, with a cross back and rattan seat, that I love.

Here (picture courtesy of Lilly-G)

Australian Belle magazine

In black and white (Pottery Barn)

At Notebook magazine's website

In Australian Country Style....

And at gorgeous German store I do love this washed out grey colour

And then I found them in Adelaide. At (where else but) One Rundle Trading. I took one home on 'appro' but it clashed with the colour of my wooden farmhouse table. I don't mind that it doesn't match, I happen to like putting different woods and shades together, but it should at least not offend the eye. So sadly the chair went back.

I have however now seen the same chairs at Outdoors on Parade, in a different colour, so I might skip over there this coming weekend and ask if they will let me borrow one. But then if it does look good with my table, I have to agonise over whether I can justify the expense, given that there is no real pressing need to change my chairs. Hmmm...I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.


citysage said...

LOVE these chairs! I'll think positive chair thoughts for you on finding the ones that work with your table.

And I know what you mean about how when you're obsessed with something you see it everywhere! That's happening with me and the eames rocker, morrocan poufs, wegner bentwood chairs, b and b italia sofas...okay, pretty much everything stylish and beautiful!

mondo cherry said...

These are my chairs! I bought them just after Easter this year and I love them, both stylish and comfortable. Fairly child-proof too. I was originally going to get them in white so that they purposely didn't match my French oak table, but then I found them in a washed oak for $75 a chair cheaper. My hubby said he would paint them for that price, but when we got them home we decided that for now we quite like them the way thy are. I know what you mean about them being everywhere - before I bought them I had really only ever seen them in English magazines, but now they are popping up all over the place. Hope you get to borrow one!