Heywood-Wakefield Victorian Wicker Chair - And I Walked?
While in Littleton, New Hampshire this weekend, I stopped by this huge artist and antiques marketplace called the . This place was overwhelming, especially since I was a bit worn out from the Garnet Hill outlet where I felt like I had spent years digging through linens, clothes, and Orla Keily bags marked down 50-75%. I know, poor me. But after the Garnet Hill splurge, I wasn't in the mood to really dig into the Tannery, but wow do I ever regret it now.
I found a gorgeous chair that looked almost like a 19th century Victorian wicker chair, much like this one shown in the Trina Turk NY store (in red, near the mannequin). I loved it's fancy scroll decoration and the stick and ball ornamentation that makes it so ornate and so charming.
The chair I found was teal with a cane seat and only $115; it looked exactly like over on eBay going for $650- (above)st. I think thyle is chair would look fabulous in a bedroom with a , textiles from India and Turkey on the bed and for window treatments, and a two-tone geometric print rug. Why I walked from the $115 chair, I'll never know. I found one that is more affordable, but I'd immediately have to paint it teal or bright red, the white just isn't doing it for me. But it's only $150, so maybe I'll snag it and store it if anything...
But that's not all! I didn't simply turn my back on a Heywood-Wakefield, I also rejected a pair of 1870 Chinese ceramic elephant bookends in teal, an early 19th century embroidered peacock on linen in vibrant colors (and it was beautifully framed), a hand-painted lamp with these huge birds in all my favorite colors, and a large cane folding screen with fabric panels in a flame stitch pattern just like all those yummy we love. It would have doubled perfectly as a headboard. Most of these items were right around $100- each. What was I thinking? Why did I walk? I guess we've all done it... But that doesn't ease the pain or the shame.
(images from jonathan adler, ebay, and ruby lane)