Thursday, July 29, 2010

Decorating terms...I'm learning

On my last trip to Printers Alley I fell in love with this patio set they had sitting by the front door. It's by Brown Jordan. They have gorgeous outdoor furniture and their website is like looking at something straight out of Hollywood. They take pictures that makes furniture look sexy. Is that possible?

I think my heart stopped beating momentarily when I saw the price tag. I can't even remember how much the entire set cost. I was too scared to look once I saw one chair was $759. Ouch! But that doesn't mean I can't still be in love with it. I've just got to find it elsewhere. Let me know if anyone sees some of these sitting out there at thrift store or on Craigslist.

The style of chair triggered a memory for me, I just couldn't remember where I had seen it before. Until the other night, lying in bed and flipping through the channels. And then, one of my all-time, most favorite TV shows came on and it hit me. The Golden Girls!

Yep, those 4 classy ladies were fashionable before their time. I'm not feeling the tablecloth so much but the chairs are gorgeous! I'm not an educated designer/decorator but I'm learning as I go. I didn't even know what to call these chairs so I could start my search. And so, in my research I learned the term "Chippendale". Who knew? (Probably 95% of the rest of the world, except  for me, but I'm getting there). You can really find out more than you care to know if you go to the Wikipedia site for Thomas Chippendale. He was a famous cabinet and furniture maker way back when. I'm not sure that I see the direct relation but I'll leave that to the professionals.

So instead of posting all about my latest find I just tell you all about my newest wish - Chippendale patio furniture. Until then...

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