Friday, 10 December 2010

Pretty Vintage Chairs


Sometimes I find it so hard to let go of the lovely things I have at the shop. Today this chair and it's partner {there were a pair of them} left to head down to a beautiful client of mine in Melbourne. The fabric I used to cover the chairs in is so fun but it is now discontinued and never to be repeated again. Luckily I have this fabric on a piece at home too but I just had to post this picture so that I can look back and remember them. You probably think I'm a bit mad but this blog is about keeping a record of things I've done over the years so now I'll never forget these pretty chairs!!

Oh and just in case anyone is as crazy about that fabric as I am, we have 2 cushions made in it in the shop...we had 4 but 2 have already gone so that leaves 2 for some lucky person!!xx

47 comments:

pve design said...

Those flowers look very Peter Max...pretty and fun chair!
pve

Trish said...

Your chair is STUNNING, I can see why it was hard to say good bye!!!

hello*lucky*holly said...

What a glorious chair!!!

Blue Penguin said...

It's so gorgeous! It's like a little bit classic, a little bit pop art, with some graphic botanical prints and modernity thrown all together. Definitely never seen anything like it which, while depressing, is also what makes me love it, if that makes sense...

Schnicka said...

I don't know how you do it - I'd be way too attached to let go, and never make any money!
Perhaps think of it this way - the chair, and other pieces, carry a little bit of each person who's hands they've passed through...

ANITAH said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! my congratulations on your amasing work!.

Regards from Madrid.

Sara Mueller said...

Love the fabric! What sizes are the cushions and how much? I am in the US don't know if it would be a problem to ship.

I Dream Of said...

Oh Anna, these are lovely! Your client is so lucky. I love that you have a record of them and all the beautiful things you do for Black & Spiro - and that we get to see them to!

Modern Country Lady said...

The fabric is gorgeous- what a heck of a crazy idea to discontinue it ..!!

modern jane said...

I want.. i mean need those chairs! I think it is the most gorgeous thing I've seen in a long time! I'm in Canada though... :(

Airelle said...

oh, how pretty! i have a girlfriend who holds a "brocante" in a little town in France. the other day she had two lovely chairs but with a very old fabric on them. inspired by your blog I could quite see them with a beautiful fabric like this one! what a pitty I didn't have the money to buy them there and then - unfortunately they've sold allready... oh well, la prochaine fois!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I love that you keep track of the pieces you've done! It would be a pity to forget them.

All that is Pie said...

I like how the color of the chair is not a dead ringer for the hot colors in the fabric, but still looks nice together. Thanks for the nice photo. It's tough for an amature like me to visualize how to put together the brights with neutrals of wood, and so on, without matching.

Lee Nicholson said...

LOVE that fabric too! Lucky client to get those chairs.

melifaif said...

Now that! That is one fabulous chair. Yes em....

Vanessa said...

That fabric is amazing! It's like modern take on a vintage print.

www.ruffledrose.com

VictoriaArt said...

Oh, what a beautifully upholstered chair, so fresh and delightful! I love pansies, at least on such fun fabric.
xoxo V.

Kristin @ Petal and Thorn said...

you're NOT crazy, that fabric is absolutely praiseworthy! never seen anything quite like it.

Inspire my house pretty said...

omg i love these chairs...i want them lol, totally loving your blog x

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

That fabric fabric is so 'Yellow Submarine'!

LAUREN at Faith Fuel said...

i'm salivating over those colors! gorgeous!

chair up said...

No, I don't think you're mad at all. The main reason I started my blog was to record all my projects and when I feel under pressure to post more often or whatever, I just come back to my original purpose.
That fabric is just so unique and it looks great on that particular chair.
Angex

Giggles said...

I am a color freak, so you know I love it! Those chairs would have been perfect in my place!! Such beautiful things!!! Thanks for sharing!

inesita said...

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I LOVE your blog, it is a great great inspiration.
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From Argentina , best regards

Ines (Agnes in english)

inesita said...

SPIRO you area genious!
I LOVE your blog, it is a great great inspiration.
Meet mine
www.inesita-cosaslindas.blogspot.com

From Argentina , best regards

Ines (Agnes in english)

Maggie Handy said...

Lovely chair!
greetings from Spain

http://maggiehandy.blogspot.com/

Plain&ElegantAntiques said...

What a lovely print, I would have a hard time letting them go.

Design in the Woods said...

Such nice vivid color! Pretty pattern too!

Faux Fuchsia said...

I love that Missoni fabric 9million/10.

Can you believe this heat?

Ruinous for the hair.

Mckenzie Jean Lund said...

That chair is unbelievable!! If I had the means (and if it were available) I would have purchased an entire set of those. so beautiful!

Georgie said...

Beautiful, Anna... it would be hard to look at that chair without smiling. G

Louie said...

This chair is heavenly!

rowena said...

I wish I was the client that bought the chairs.
They are really beautiful.

billy said...

This is stunning. Thank you!

Liz said...

I love this chair and that fabric is just divine!! How much the cushions going for? :)

Color Gypsy said...

love this chair! beautiful work...

Prulletje said...

really beautiful chair, well done ! I can imagine that it is a little bite pity when it's gone !

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning Anna - so pretty and so worth keeping indeed!! :))

CreativSpirit said...

Gorgeous chair, I wish it was on the way to my place.

Sheila of A Punch of Color said...

It is so hard to let go of your pretties! :)

Kim said...

The way you pair modern fabrics with traditional chairs is inspiring. This chair makes one look twice (in a good way) and I've always loved the black checked chair (in the background) with the green tulle.

Brisbane, Australia is now on my list to visit!

Annie@A View On Design said...

yes gorgeous fabric! I had a look through a few old mags the other day, real living, nov 2008?? was it, and there you were in your home etc.etc. lovely!!! imagine how much your blog would have grown since then!!!

Luciane From HomeBunch.com said...

I don't remember seeing a fabric so vibrant, with a "high energy" as this one. I can understand why you love them... who wouldn't?

xo


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

The Bauble Nest said...

Oh Anna I would love them!! I adore pansies and would love to own these cushions. I will be calling in the morning for sure.

Fiona said...

That is absolutely gorgeous.

Margaret said...

Oh that chair + fabric = ANNA SPIRO!!!

The Glam Lamb said...

wow! that is gorgeous. who designs the fabric??
thanks!
Hallie
http://glamlamb.com