Friday, October 4, 2013


I finally got serious about replacing my old leather wing back  chair in the family room when I discovered the tiny little worn out area at the end of the cushion had turned into a full blown hole! I’ve been thinking about replacing this chair but that was not an easy task when I've been enjoying my "perfect chair" for over twenty years. Actually, it is just worn out and needs some TLC which I will eventually get around to doing, reupholstering the cushion or maybe the entire chair.  So for now, the old chair has found a  new home in my bedroom with a pretty throw. 
Going to Birmingham to a few of my favorite haunts for a day of shopping I found several chairs I could easily have brought home. Sorry, I’m about to take you the long way around, I do get a little sidetracked in these shops. I must say, I really enjoyed “browsing” throughout my chair mission. I thought you would enjoy strolling along too. I found my chair out of many I considered. See if you know which one I fell in love with while browsing some lovely shops. Sorry, not the best photos, had to use my phone.


Old Copper


So much inspiration for Fall vignettes

Chair #1

Gorgeous Fall arrangements

I love this Chandelier 

Blue and White on a French Hutch

Set of Quimper plates, hard for me to resist!

Chair #2

Toile drapes

Chair #3

Ricki Jill, thought of you when I saw this sign

Chair #4

Trumeau Mirror

Chair #5

French Faience

Chair #6

I hope you enjoyed browsing with me on this shopping trip. I also found a new “favorite” a lovely garden shop tucked away at the back of an antique shop. I’ll share that with you in my next post. Now, did you guess which chair I ordered? If you guessed the last chair, #6 your are right! It is not a recliner, just a leather wing back that looks so much like the old one I’ve had to point out to family and friends that is is new. Hope you will leave a comment so I’ll know you stopped by.

My new chair, where I sit with my laptop at the end of the day and chat with you. 



  1. I picked # 6 also, because it looks like you could get real comfortable and it looks timeless. Enjoy your new chair - I like it very much.

  2. I picked #6, Emily. It looks like a comfy spot to relax. Thanks for taking us along to see all these pretty things. Love the blue and white jar with the bees all over it. '-)

  3. Yes, I did choose #6. How could one resist?! It is a perfect chair.

    Happy Pink Saturday, Emily. And, thank you for taking me along shopping. You shared so many gorgeous pieces.

  4. I wasn't sure but I knew it would be a comfy leather chair for sure. I love your choice and all of the wonderful pics of beautiful decorating ideas, You had fun huh? Smile. I would have loved that store or stores as well.

  5. It is the perfect chair for that room! Gorgeous décor and that shop was amazing. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Hi Emily, I love "our" shopping trips!! I could use the chandelier in my dining room, and whenever I see those quimper plates I think of one I had hanging on my wall which was attacked by our cat. We don't know why! As soon as I saw the leather chair I knew I would pick that one. I like a chair I can curl up in with a book and a cup of tea. It is perfect and it looks fabulous in that spot. Good news--I received this post in my inbox so your feed is working for me! I'm so happy, as now I will not miss your next post of the garden shop. Linda

  7. #3 and #6 are my favorites. #3 is my "color". Your new chair looks great in it's new spot. Enjoy.

  8. I DID guess Chair 6 -- and it looks GREAT! I have that similar hole-in-the-chair issue. I love the chair and the bones are good, but recovering is about a much as a new chair (maybe more) -- and lots more work! You did well! Lots of beautiful things to see -- I'm afraid I would have been sidetracked!

  9. Chair 6 it is:) The leather is so comfy:) Love that french hutch with the B&W pieces and so many other great items here! Nice shopping trip!

  10. What a fun store, and I like the chair your picked. You've got such a cozy place to sit and read and write!

  11. So enjoyed browsing the shops with you. Great pics and sooooo many fantastic ideas for fall decorating...really anytime. Great chair...#6...enjoy! Happy Pink Saturday!!!

    Sue CollectInTexas BlogShop

  12. I picked number 6 because it does look very comfy! I adored all the items you pictured so many pretties!!!


  13. Copper... Swoon! And did I read that price right for the French faience??? Maybe I should change my prices for higher prices!!!

  14. Oh my! I haven't been to a nice shop like that in a long time. I was drawn to every chair that was classic and comfortable, too. And look at those busts with seashells! WOWZA! They are amazing! Enjoy your weekend! Sweet hugs!

  15. I love that oval chandy with the shade!! Where did you see that, I'm sure it's out of my budget but it is gorgeous! You certainly hit the high end stores, I'm usually at Pottery Barn or Pier 1~great chair choice, looks comfy!

  16. I do like the one you selected, but I thought the zebra one looked so cool, I love chairs where wood is where your hands lay on the arms, easy care...Yes the one you chose, get the zebra and footstool

  17. WOW !!! All those antiques...So beautiful. I love them all. The chairs are beautiful...But yours is gorgeous, with the fine cushions.
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

  18. Chair number 6 would have been my choice for sure. You would however, have to pry me out of that shop!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  19. Sorry, but I lost focus about the chair. I was so busy looking at all of the things that I wanted to buy. Oh dear, I guess it is all about me this morning - lol!!! I do love the chair you chose, but that store is fantastic. Might be worth a trip over to Birmingham!! Thanks for sharing, Emily!

  20. Nice post! You'll have to email me and tell me where you went.

  21. What eye candy you have shared. With the warm colors in your room, the chosen chair is a perfect fit though it must have been hard to resist your other finds, especially the wing backs!

  22. Thank you so much for taking me along on your shopping trip. So many beautiful things here.. I love the chair you picked out.. Looks so very comfortable..
    I must admit that my eyes kept going back to the exquisite plates.

  23. Thank you so much Emily! I am so happy Pumpkin and PI brought a smile....

  24. I enjoyed that shopping trip. Love to get those touches of inspiration. the chair you chose looks quite lovely and comfortable. I was eyeing number 3.

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  25. Great eye candy, Emily! I see lots of things that I would have loved to bring home! Love your new leather chair. We have a "thing" for leather in our family room, as well. It just works for us!

  26. Beautiful choice and a fun shopping trip!

  27. Love your choice. So much beauty in the stores you shopped at and I love the ideas for fall vignettes. Thanks for all the inspiration here!

  28. Hi lovely lady.
    It's been a long time as you know I saw a comment for you and had to come see you. Your photos are all Beautiful as always I also love your choice. I did post a Tablescape hope you can come see it. I also hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family. Missing you.

  29. I did pick chair no. 6 before I saw what you had chosen. It looked like the most comfortable to me. It is good that it has a lovely shape too because sometimes very comfy chairs are not so handsome. You showed us many attractive items.

  30. Love your choice as usual, Emily. What a perfect chair and a delightful corner.
    I've missed you. I've been so busy working with my husband running our new business. I thought I could not blog again and I accidentally deleted my previous page in a way where I could not retrieve it. Blogland...teehee
    I cannot create as I used to but I opened a page just to stay in touch with my favorite bloggy friends.
    Hope you are enjoying all of autumn's magic.

  31. Have a lovely Thanksgiving, Emily.
    Blessings to you and your loved ones.

  32. Great choice, Emily! I would have chosen that one, too. Thanks for taking us many pretty things in that shop.




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