A Turquoise Velvet French Chair
She’s a bit shabby and worn, and her clothes have seen better days, but my heart skipped a beat when I laid eyes on her.
Nothing makes my heart rate speed up faster than spying a vintage turquoise velvet French chair at an estate sale!
While shopping an estate sale a couple of months ago, I came across this timeworn beauty sitting in a corner, waiting for someone to find her.
I had been at the sale for awhile and I thought I had seen everything, but decided to make one more pass through the sale just to make sure.
Walking right past her, something caught my attention out of the corner of my eye….the turquoise color, perhaps?
I slowly turned back around and there she sat. This gorgeous turquoise French chair was sitting there all alone, simply waiting for me.
How could I not take her home? After all, she was dressed in my favorite color!
As I drew closer, I saw that the wood had beautiful carvings with curvy legs, and she was finished in a soft shabby white.
The turquoise velvet was a bit timeworn and needed a good cleaning, so I was a little hesitant…I may have even turned my back and walked away a few steps…..but something pulled me back.
I simply could not leave her there, so I picked her up and carried her to the checkout.
As I carried her to the car, I can’t count the number of people that stopped me and commented on how fabulous she was!
I’m going to find a good upholstery cleaner and see if I can clean her up a bit for the time being.
Someday, if I find a turquoise velvet fabric that compares to her current upholstery, I will get her reupholstered. But for now, she’s staying just the way I found her.
For some reason, this has become Miss Rubylou’s favorite chair.
It has a down filled cushion and I think she likes the way it forms to her body when she lays there…..and she does look pretty cute sitting in it!
My French loving friends are sharing some wonderful inspiration today. Please visit their homes and enjoy!