Saturday, March 13, 2010

Farm House/French Country Shopping

This post is a part of Southern Hospitality's THIRFTY TREASURES.

Hubby and I went Farmhouse/French Country shopping today. Now it wouldn't really be farmhouse style if it was expensive, so our shopping took us to used furniture stores, antique stores and a discount store called "Roses". We found bar stools that go perfectly with our theme at Roses. The total price for four was less than the price of one fancier bar stool in a furniture store, and I love them!



I think they will go perfectly in the kitchen:



I really love to get a good deal and put together items that make up my own style. This chair was out in front of a used furniture store. Again, I think it is perfect. The seat is red toile, but can easily be recovered if I choose too. The black wood has a distressed look with slight little bits of red showing through on the edges. I may use it for my sewing machine chair, in the hallway or at the entry.



There is an antique store in my area that is huge and full of stuff. The front portion is pretty high priced, but if you go in the back portion there are some pretty good deals. I am still putting together some dishes for the wall above the window in the dining room and found a couple more today:

A red one:



A green one:

12 comments:

Susan said...

Love that kitchen! I am so excited for you. Every little peek you give us is just beautiful, and I can't wait to see the whole thing after you're in it. You're my kind of shopper too! ;)

luvtodecorate said...

Sounds like you 2 had a good time today..I luv all your finds..You sound like me..I cant resist buying a pretty plate..

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your kitchen is just stunning. I just love it and the barstools will be just perfect. The black chair is wonderful too. If you are hunting for some wonderful plates check out Goodwill. You will find some really fantastic ones if you are only looking for l or 2. I can't wait to see the finished wall. Hugs, Marty

Niki said...

It's so much more satisfying finding treasure for your home at thrift stores, auctions etc. and I feel you get a much nicer result, and very individual.

Those stools are perfect! Enjoy your finds :)
blessings,
Niki

Elizabeth said...

How fun Debbie,
Can wait till you move.
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Mom2fur said...

You sure found some nice things. I love that red toile! I wish we had better thrift and antique stores around here. Well, they're fine but too expensive. I like my salvation army store, but never, ever find any awesome vintage stuff. This is why I look forward to visiting my mother in Ohio every year--we always go to a little Amish grocery store that also has a thrift store section. I always find the coolest things there!

Pen Pen said...

I love your kitchen too! Your bar stools are perfect for the area. I can just imagine you making pretty little stool pads for every season to adorn your stools with. :o) The chair is a pretty find too.... are you going to leave it black? I am still on the lookout for a perfect sewing chair!

Laura said...

I just love your kitchen! The bar stools will go great in there. The chair is pretty fabulous too!

Elizabeth said...

Debbie,
I too love to put together my own style by shopping around and taking my time :) I LOVE the black chair with the red detailing... beautiful. Can't wait to see the kitchen once it's all "put together"...

Alexandra said...

I really like that kitchen. Ours is all white as well, but we need new cabinets. I like that style very much and the counters, what are they, butcher block?

Merrie said...

You found some geat deals. The bar stools look perfect, and those plates are really pretty. They will give a nice pop of color to the room when you get them up. I hope you come back and share it with us when you do.

Rhonda in OK said...

I am very for happy for you! If I was closer, I would come help. we moved so many times while Jeff was a Marine, I am really good at moving.

have fun!

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