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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Love From Tennessee

Your eyes have not deceived you.  Yes, that is a chair atop my "new" zinc farm table.  The table came from my favorite, Diane Passi.  I would be lost without her when it comes to finding the most wonderful and unique pieces!  She travels all across the Midwest doing antique shows from Michigan to Kentucky.  I had been looking everywhere for a zinc-topped table and she found one for me.  I love it!  Thanks so much, Diane!  




This delicious chippy, pink antique child's chair was found in a wonderful little antique shop near Knoxville, Tennessee.  We drove out to Tennessee a couple months ago to visit my little sister, Alexandra, who moved there for her job last year.  Just a little something about me, I can not travel without hitting up every antique shop along the way!  I love bringing home at least one (or two) treasures per trip!  It is my way of souvenir-shopping for those things that will help me remember my travels.






The question still remains, why is there a chair on my table?  This little chippy chair was just too cute to put on the floor, so up it went on my table.  I may have stretched too far with this one when it comes to the decorating rules, but I think it looks adorable up there for now.  




Along with the chair, I also picked up an aqua chippy bench at the antique shop in Tennessee for seating at our kitchen farmhouse table, but that's for another post.  




Alexandra is currently in India now for a month-long mission trip.  She is teaching Bible stories to children in the orphanage and ministering to women there.  I was able to talk to her yesterday on the phone all the way from India!  We couldn't talk for long, but I am very excited for her to come home next weekend to get filled in on all her adventures!






Perched next to the chair are a pair of vintage French porcelain-topped jars.  The shorter one was used for canning and the tall one is a milk jar.  I love French canning jars, I tuck them throughout our home for a pop of color here and there.








Under the table, I put my vintage French fruit rack from Tracey found at Dreamy Whites, so I have two lovely ladies to thank for this one!  It is filled with vintage European linen monogrammed sheets and a grainsack runner, also from Dreamy Whites.  I love decorating with these vintage monogrammed sheets, I stash them in baskets and shelves throughout our home.  I think they add so much to a space. 
















Thank-you once again for stopping by and taking the time to read through my posts!  A huge thank-you out to Courtney at French Country Cottage as well, for featuring my French market lavender cart.


French Country Cottage


I hope you are all enjoying your summer!  I love it, I can't get enough of the warm weather and long days.  I was sitting out on my deck last night until every last bit of sunlight faded with my husband and our dog, Merle.  In our world of problems, I was content.


I will be back soon with an ironstone post and more decorating with collections.




Have a wonderful day,




Maria ~Rusty Hinge




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28 comments:

  1. Love the chair.. Will be waiting for the ironstone post!!!! I love ironstone!!!!

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  2. Love all your French finds! Just visited your FB and shared a pic on my page!

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  3. Love all that wonderful chippy paint on the chair and the table. I see nothing wrong with a chair on the table. Why not. It adds a touch of whimsy. I think every room needs a bit of whimsy.

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  4. I just love that chair and the table and the linens ~ heck I love everything. Can't wait for the ironstone post~!

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  5. Hi Maria
    Its lovely and that zinc table is so very dreamy! I love the chair on the table! Have a beautiful week!

    xo
    Kate @ Salvage Dior

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  6. Hi Maria!

    Diane always has THE BEST tables!!! I am lucky enough to live only 25 min from her :) Your whole display looks fabulous!!! And I love really your new French bottles!

    xo

    :) T

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  7. Maria,
    Wonderful finds!I am admiring your chair sitting on that amazing chippy table!
    ((Hugs))
    Anne

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  8. I love this vignette. The chair, table and mirror are great. I also like the other accessories.

    Cynthia

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  9. Your zinc topped table is wonderful and I love the pink chair on top of it. You are so creative, Maria, in your lovely styled home!
    Mary Alice

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  10. Beautiful Maria. Congratulations on the table....it's lovely!

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  11. Hi Maria~~

    I love everything. That chair is so adorable and I love it on the table.
    I hope you are having a great week
    ~Cheryl

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  12. Maria,
    I would put that chair on top of the table also - looks wonderful up there where people can actually see the details of it vs. being low on the floor.

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  13. Love the chair and it looks great on the table!

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  14. Diane is the greatest, isn't she, Maria? Love the table she found for you! And yep - that sweet little chair looks fabulous on top! As usual, you've nailed it, girlie! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  15. Great minds think alike, isn't that how the saying goes? Anyway, I have a very similar window mounted on our dining room wall. We just got back from a lake vacation where I found an old pink wicker doll swing. I came home and walked around with it and found it looked best under my window. Then I saw your photo with that adorable pink chair! Love it!!!

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  16. I love vintage child's chairs, too. They come in handy for displaying lots of things. Love that yours is pink! Jean

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  17. Maria,

    I love that table. I have been looking for a similar one for my dining table. And the chair looks adorable atop it.

    Have a great day
    michele

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  18. Lovely photos. Chippy never looked so elegant. What a blessing for you to have a daughter with a giving heart. That is what we all pray for from the time they are small....that they will be filled with gratitude and share God's love with others.

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  19. Seeing your little chair makes me so mad - at myself. I had an adult chair almost identical, but when we downsized to our little cottage, it is one of the things I got rid of. I could kick myself. Love your whole design style!

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  20. Love that charming little chair atop that table!!! ;) I hope you have been well! Take care and have a beautiful day, my friend!


    Hugs,
    Jessie

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  21. What a wonderful chair you have there and it looks cute atop the zinc topped table. I like the way you put things together to make a pretty scene. Have a great weekend!--------- Shannon

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  22. I say you can put that adorable chair wherever you darn well please ( and it will look amazing !) You have the touch :)
    LOVE your table, too :)
    Susan

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  23. Beautiful, Maria! Your vignettes are gorgeous and definitely have a dreamy white quality to them! :) When I brought home a very old fruit drying crate from the flea market on Sunday, I was thinking of you! Now I know where to put mine. :)

    xoxo laurie

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  24. Hi Maria!
    Your items are BEAUTIFUL! I love them all! I too just came back from Tennessee and found some wonderful things! I just did a blog post today with a bunch of photos showing all the chippy fabulous-ness!! It will be hard to let some of these things go.
    As always you are an inspiration!
    Beth

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  25. So pretty! I love all the chippy-ness and airy colors!!

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  26. Lovely pieces individually and you have created a beautiful vignette.

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  27. Be careful with chairs like those. They can't handle much weight. I had someone big sit on one like that and it broke. I wasn't to happy. You may want to leave it up on the table and have it as a home decoration.

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Thank you for stopping by! I love hearing from you and appreciate all of your comments. It's a treat to read each one!
Love,
Maria