Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My new RED chairs!!!














Hello, dear friends! Now, I know what you are thinking. How could this shabby chic PINK girl have bought RED chairs? Well, what you don't know is that there is a WALK ON THE WILD SIDE RED girl just waiting to come out!! A couple of months ago, my friend Jean, and I went to IKEA. I had heard that IKEA carried Cath Kidston items, and I was wanting some of her tin canisters. I had never been to this store before, and let me tell you, it was quite an experience. The store was very large and kind of like a maze (I later found out they had a store map). In fact, I felt like Gretel and thought maybe I should leave bread crumbs behind so that Jean and I could find our way out. I did not find any Cath Kidston, but I did find these red chairs and instantly fell in love with them. I loved the cute printed cherry apple red material they were made of and also the shape of them. I was really wanting to change my living room up and so to make a long story short, I bought these chairs. I also bought two white chairs to replace my sofa that I had for several years. You may remember that I have said if I find something I really love, I buy it and then find a place for it. I began looking around my living room to see if I had other reds, and I did. I had a red and white checked wreath, some red in a pillow, and some red in pictures around the room so I felt that my red chairs would fit in nicely. I also found the cutest kitty cat embroidered pillows to go with the chairs. Well, what do you think? Is this red working for you? I hope so because I am loving it! I hope you have had a good day today. I am back to tutoring at my school two days a week. I am enjoying being with the children again. They are so precious and so eager to learn. I love each and every one of you and wish you the very best in all things!

33 comments:

Fairy Footprints said...

OH what lovely chairs, they turned out magnificant.

Blessings,
Heidi

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh Vicki, they look stunning! I love the red and pink together and all your precious treasures look great with them... I actually have a red and black kitchen and I love the colors... you have such a magic way about everything... it is lovely, just like you! Bisous... Julie Marie

Tanza said...

Ooohhhh Vicki,
Your chairs look wonderful !! We all know that pink comes from red ... right !! Not surprising you LoVe them !! they look so perfect in there !! Red is a very cheery, happy color !! you did good my friend !! How exciting to find treasures we LoVe .. Enjoy your sweet chairs !! Happy evening to you ..
hugs ~tea~xo

Pink and Pretty Designs said...

I LOVE the red chairs!! They definetly work, gosh they're pretty!

I'm in love with all your pretty cushions, especially the pink stripe one with the green polkadots!!

Sheryn xox

Maria said...

They are so CHEERFUL! I love them! I've never been to an IKEA store... Wish we had one nearby... I've heard such wonderful things about it!

Vicki, I also love your closeups of Renoir's "Dance at Bougival." Makes me want to have an instant daydream :)

Your pillows are also darling. Love all of it!
Thanks for the cheer tonight!
Hope you have a wonderful Thursday~ Maria

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Ohhhh Vicki...your chairs are gorgeous and all of your beautiful accessories go perfectly with them!! I love those sweet embroidered pillows...they are adorable!! I'm so very happy for you that you found something you just love!!
Hugs, Carol Anne :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Vic, these just look terrific!! Good job!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

They are darling Vicki!!! Amd I think they look perfect in your pink cottage :):)
Hugs,
Amy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my I love your chairs. Isn't IKEA an adventure in retail?? I went the first time this summer and like you said it was like a maze. But what great stuff. Love your buys!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Rheea said...

Beautiful red chairs.. but it was your baby Angel's painting that got my full attention. Where did you get that beautiful painting?? I love (x10) Angels!!

PS: I love IKEA too.

blessings~
Rheea

T's Daily Treasures said...

I LOVE your red chairs. I am not one to shy away from color -- my house is a kaleidoscope. Sometimes I think a soothing palette would be nice, but when I go to other's homes who don't have much going on, and come back to my rainbow hideaway, I feel quite happy! We have Ikea here -- I've never heard that they have Cath Kidston items. Of course, I don't go there often because I much prefer to stay home. Like you, if I see something I like, I buy it and make it fit. My husband always wonders how I can fit another chair in the living room, but I make it happen. HA! I grew up in Texas and Louisiana (although I was born in Mississippi). My hairdresser and her husband are going back to New Mexico when they leave Kuwait. I taught for 7 years but tired of that so am not working at the kids school in administration. Much more quiet environment as I used to teach kindergarten. It really is a small world. Thanks for all your visits to my little corner -- your home is just as lovely as you are! Best wishes, Tammy

June said...

Vicki, I absolutely LOVE them! They are beautiful. We seem to be finding out more and more we have in common. Under my white slipcover is a red sofa. I've only had the white for about four years now. I love the red and sometimes in the Fall I will take the slip off to enjoy it awhile. I love all your lovely things in your post tonight.
Hugs,
June

Elizabethd said...

They look really attractive, and so cheerful. Good old Ikea, we have 3 stores here in Brittany and they are overwhelming!

Marilyn said...

Oh Yes... Those red chairs certainly do work!! I love them....
The little pillow is adorable. I really like pillows made from vintage kitchen textiles!
Beautiful.....
Love,
Marilyn

Lori said...

your red chairs are adorable!!! they look so happy and your pillows look really sweet on them!!!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh yes indeedy! The red works for me because I'm a red and pink girl, too! And kitty pillows? LOVE! ♥

Connie said...

Oooooh, honey, those are stunning. Actually everything in this post is gorgeous!!
xoxo,
Connie

someplace in thyme said...

Hello Sweet Vickie, I too love Ikea and still get lost. You can always find something there, gotta love those Swedes!!! (of which I am one, I proudly say) Your chairs are beautiful and I would love to curl up in one. Char

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Oh, they are wonderful! Yes, they are definitely chairs that make you "happy" when you look at them... Change is good... Thx for stopping by.

Kitty

koralee said...

Yahoo for Ikea...I have your white chair plus the sofa plus a few more fun items! I do love your red chairs...I have seen them before and fell in love with them.
Thank you for your sweet note on my blog...I am so happy I am able to send you a wee little note from me...I will email you soon for your address! xoxxoo

marĂ­a cecilia said...

Just perfect Vicki!!! that is exactly what you had to do!
Hugs
maria cecilia

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Your chairs are wonderful. They add a little spunk! Very nice.
Valerie

koralee said...

Hi Vicky....I can't seem to get an email through to you ...it always comes back invald..so here is my email...please send me your address so I can get out your sweet little note...kmteichroeb@hotmail.com

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Vicky, I love your red chairs, I like to walk on the wild side with color also and your chairs are spectacular!!

Sares said...

I love the red chairs! Red is one of my favorite colors for decorating. You can always mix pink and red too, I think. Great find. Maybe next time you'll fine what you went there to get!

Susie's country cottage said...

I haven't been to Ikea for years as I have this thing against buying their stuff because they have put unbearable competition on people like my brother(who makes bespoke furniture and kitchens)! But heck...those chairs are gorgeous so I may just have to rethink my ban on all things Ikea!! I'm obviously missing out!

GWENDOLYN said...

Love those bright, cheery, red chairs! They look very inviting! I adore those little kitty pillows!
Blessing!
Gwen

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Vicki! Just stopping by and had to comment on how much I LOVE your new chairs!! That "Sew Wednesday" pillow is just the sweetest little thing too!! Have a great weekend! ~tina

Julie Harward said...

Your chairs are SO cute..they made me laugh! They look so cheery and crisp and fresh...I love red..so you know I loved them! Good for you, a new thing or two just makes us happy!
Come say hi :D

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Vicki, LOVE the red chairs! I too am a Pink gal and have mostly pastels in my home, but 2 years ago when we were searching for new livingroom furniture, I happened upon the lovely burnt orange set and just had to have it! So now my once pastel livingroom is totally done in oranges, golds and soft browns. Who would have known I had it in me?? Enjoy those new chairs, and LOVE love love your embroidered kitten pillows. I wish I had a set of them, they are just about as precious as can be!!! warmly, Debby

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Vickie;; I think you did a great job on your room... Love the red chairs, the kitty pillows are so cute... OH and the white ones are really pretty, with those pillows... which are to die for... have great weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

Claudia said...

I love IKEA! Those chairs are wonderful and they look fabulous in you home.
xo
Claudia

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the red chairs and the kitty pillows too.So beautiful.I like the print with the 4 kittens too so adorable.Hugs,Jennifer