Just love it. I want to do my whole farm house over now that I've seen what you've done. I have for SOOO long wanted to reupholster with linen - but three dogs make me hesitate. The kids are old enough to respect it now, but the dogs...? hmmm....
LOVE the way you recovered this chair. I would have never thought to do the back in alligator hide. Very interesting.Carolyn
Oh my, this is stunning. What a beautiful chair and such a wonderful mix of fabrics to upholster it. Love it. Hugs, Marty
Joan, that is gorgeous. Love the leather back. So unique. Wow, your followers have grown over 100. So glad.
It is gorgeous I love your fabric choices!! A transformation is so fun!to brighten your day....Come and join my Gorgeous Giveaway from Blydesign!xoxoKarenaArt by Karena
I adore the unexpected and you've achieved exactly that. Beautiful.
Love it. And I'm not having a giveaway!
Beautiful chair, the the alligator hide back.
It's beautiful, Joan. The alligator on the back is so unique! Love it!Deborah
I was surprised to see this. I love it! I just reupholstered my dining room chairs the same way. Imagine my surprise when I saw yours. Of course my backs were leather not vintage alligator. :(
Joan, Gorgeous!! I also love the alligator.Hugs,Shrry
Hello,So pretty. Love the back of the chair with the alligator material. Thank you for sharing!Claudia
Hello new friend! I just discovered your blog and share your love of New England, love of pets, and love of design. I am deeply in envy of your kitchen fireplace...that brick is simply wonderful. Looking forward to following your adventures.Sheila from west Michigan
Love that chair!
I love the combination of the two fabrics - very unique. Your chair looks lovely in the space you show. Love the glass front cabinet too!
Love the 'gator back. :) I have a chair I bought at the Stoke-on-Trent Flea Market about 12 yrs ago that has yet been reupholstered, but soon...very soon. :)Did you live in Europe or did you pick up lovelies during your travels? We lived in Belgium for three years. I miss it so much. :(
hi Barbpicked up during travels, i.e. buying trips!!
hi joan,the vegan inside me winces at the alligator hide but the decorator inside me says wowsa! so beautiful and so you. quintessentially you.xojanet
Beautiful chair Joan and love that alligator back! Actually love the two fabrics you choose!
How unusual to choose the alligator ,the easier would have been more white linen ,but thhis is perfect so individual!~Sharon~
What a great and lovely chair!
Alligator? Joan you wild and crazy gal. You do know that it is similar to lizard...right?;~P
I love the chair! What a great find- beautiful fabric choices! I also loved visiting the flea markets in Europe! My favorites are in Tongeren, Belgium and Les Puces de Saint-Ouen in France.
Looks great! Do you happen to have a snap shot of the cabinet behind the chair? I like the mix of items in there. I am getting ready to refill a similar cabinet and am looking for inspiration.
You have a lovely home. I have just been catching up on all of you posts via Savvy Southern Style. ;-)
Fabulous! I'm also loving everything in the cabinet - blue & white pottery, old books, etc. So beautifully arranged.Patti
* I've long admired your taste, flair, sense of understated n' simply beautiful, warm style... this chair just proves it. Classically updated, it's just yummy!I always enjoy visiting your blog, but usually neglect to THANK YOU, soooo, tonight, I say "THANK YOU"!!!Linda in AZ *email@example.com
***P.S. Our "Belle-girl" sends licks to your precious "Ella"! ***
I love an unexpected back on an upholstered chair, and this one is just brilliant...well done!
You have an amazing upholsterer. It is always good to reuse and reinvent a piece to your liking. I am excited to find another blog that house beautiful images. I am adding myself as a new follower and I hope that is ok.Mr. Goodwill Hunting
A beautiful chair but the cabinet really caught my eye May we see more of itKind RegardsKaren
Greetings...stopping over from Kim's blog Savvy Southern Style. What beautiful photos of your home, just gorgeous the kitchen. Can't wait to see more. I am honored to be your newest follower, xoxo tami
Your blog is amazing!
love those contrasting fabrics/feels, joan.how I do wish that silver-leaf mirror was my own. thanks, you made me realize that I forgot to credit my photos today...hope you have a wonderful week, donna
I really love everything about that picture..chair / rug / basket / cabinet...thanks for sharing...k
Joan,Gushing over the gator! Let me know if you ever tire of this chair and I'll send my address!!! I gave you a bloggy award...~R
I have managed to furnish our little home with antiques I buy from Craigslist and refinish myself!, I always go to Craigslist first when we are searching for just the right piece...if that doesn't work we also have fun browsing Habitat Restores! Too much fun.
Oh my gosh, it looks amazing. I'm such a fan of french chairs and I love the juxtapostion of the leather with the chair!!
I really love the chair, rug, and, cabinet in your photo!Karen T.
Absolutly beautiful and so unique!!!
Hi, I love your gorgeous home!! I found your blog through kim.I come here for such inspiration.I love everything about your home.I hope you don't mind that on my post today i put a link to your blog.I tried using your dining room table vignette that i'm in love with.Kathy
Wow! Love it! The alligator back is stunning!
Oh my - the alligator back - HUGE swoon!!!
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