Wednesday, August 15, 2012

In my Home-for sale

via here
My Dining Room
by John Singer Sargent

Well, I'm not feeling my dining room chairs anymore.  Not your typical dining room chairs...occupied only during formal occasions and holidays.  We actually use our dining room daily.  The usual fare, peanut butter and jelly and whatever we can't get Mischief and Mayhem to eat

Mischief setting the table

Purchased before having children...they no longer suit our needs.  Have considered leather (wipe-able) seats or skirts made of outdoor fabric (wash-able) but feel it's too much effort trying to make them work

They are just too formal for sippy cups, dirty hands...

and races around the table

6 antique Hepplewhite style shield back chairs
Two arm chairs, 4 side chairs...all in excellent condition

Come on down...we're dealing!
Interested or have advice for consigning?  E-mail me


Woodside Park said...

Your dining room is really pretty, Jennifer. The Neoclassical style chandelier looks like the Swedish ones I've sold. Love the dining table with the straight, tapered legs and stringing / inlaid. A lovely pale fruitwood it mahogany? I have some suggestions, but we'll chat outside blogland one day ;-) Great rug....good it sisal?

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Thanks Loi, just sent you an e-mail...desperate for advice. Chandelier from David Skinner and seagrass rug from Whitaker Rugs both in Charleston. Designer friend, Lucy Williams Interior Design, advised and ordered all of my seagrass rugs for me

Gail, in northern California said...

I couldn't bear to part with those incredible chairs.
Frankly, I'd cover the girls' chairs with washable towels until they're "old enough to know better".

Sorry. I'm sure you've given this a great deal of thought and made the difficult decision to sell.

You would not believe the upholstery on my dining room chairs. It should have been replaced long ago but I'd like to have the chairs repaired first (no nails, all doweled and I can't trust just anyone to know what they're doing.) They were my grandmother's you see and very, very precious to me.

A sentimental fool

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Gail, you are so fortunate....if these chairs were family heirlooms I wouldn't even consider re-upholstering. Doubtful I'll be able to sell my chairs...we'll see, sigh

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Awww..... a beautiful set to be parting with.... but I completely understand the sticky fingers and such. Love the fact that you use your dining room table daily.... we do too and you should see the vinyl velcro covers I have covering my two youngests' chairs.... not pretty but practical!

Anonymous said...

You're selling!?! Well, good for you. "I'm working too hard to make this work," has become a somewhat common phrase lately, and signifies time to move on. Can't wait to see what you choose for replacements...

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Crissy: seriously, where did you find vinyl velco covers?!

Jennifer C. Webb said...

MK: unlikely I will be able to sell...we'll see

pve design said...

I do think that life dictates how we design our lives. I could see your chairs painted a gray or even ivory. I hope you sell your chairs and I cannot wait to see your new additions. Try a local consignment shop.
I have 6 Hitchcock chairs that I need to sell - they are lovely but 6' 2" boys just do not find them comfy. Dining chairs do need to be comfy for leisurely meals.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Patricia: I decorate the way I dress. I can (and enjoy) put on a formal dress and some lipstick...I'm just not skilled at chic casual wear.

I think your 6' plus boys would spill out of most chairs ha! You must have served them some healthy meals in those chairs

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