Featured Finds – Easter Decor

Can you believe Easter is right around the corner?!  My kids wake up every morning asking if the Easter Bunny was here… Ummm… no, not yet!  It’s going to be a long week and a half!

I want to share some fun Easter-inspired vintage finds with you!

Vintage Blue Cloissone Rabbit from Pursuing Vintage

This blue rabbit is so sweet and who doesn’t love blue with gold?!

 

Alabaster Eggs by Pursuing Vintage

I’m loving these alabaster eggs with their vintage stands.

 

Vintage Wire Egg Basket by Pursuing Vintage

This wire egg basket just screams put a plant in me!!!  Of course, it would be a great Easter egg basket!

 

Vintage Pysanka Eggs by Pursuing Vintage

These vintage Ukrainian pysanka (or pysanky) are colorful and whimsical.

 

None of these are necessarily things you can “only use at Easter”.  They would work great integrated into decor any time of the season.  But, if you order ASAP, you can receive them in time for the Easter holiday!  They are all available in the Pursuing Vintage Shop.

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Featured Find: Louis Louis

Louis Chair Makeover Inspiration by Pursuing Vintage

I have a fun new addition to the Pursuing Vintage Shop that will spark your imagination and get your creative juices flowing!  These Louis XV style chairs are in terrific condition, and the upholstery is clean.  But these need an update.  Seriously!

French Louis XV Chairs by Pursuing Vintage

But think of the potential…  It’s time for some inspiration!

Let’s start by looking at this beautiful example available at Ballard for a pretty penny.  You can choose your fabric from a nice selection, but a single chair will run you $600-800.

Louis XV Salon Chair by Ballard

Louis XV Salon Chair by Ballard

 

OR you can pick up this great pair from Pursuing Vintage and customize them any way you want!  For a lot less!

Check out these great ideas:

Bright, fun, funky fabric gives these a modern edge.

Louis chairs with bold patterns

via Abode Love

 

A bold print and painting the frames can transform the chairs.

Louis chairs with bold patterns

via DIY Home Sweet Home

 

Paint the frames white with chalk paint and use a nice linen for a chair that can go anywhere.

Painted Louis chair

via Pinterest

 

Keep the frames natural and go for a country French look.

French Louis chairs with flour sack upholstery

via Miss Mustard Seed

 

(Look at what she started with – practically the same chairs as the Pursuing Vintage chairs!!)

Louis chairs

via Miss Mustard Seed

 

You can tackle this project yourself and use Miss Mustard Seed’s Reupholstery Series as a guide.

 

How would YOU makeover these chairs?  Something bold and bright?  Or soft and traditional?

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Enviable Emerald Green

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Since we’re all seeing green today, I thought I’d share this enviable emerald green room:

via Interiors by Studio M blog

The beautiful green velvet sofa is accented by green vintage pottery, a palm leaf pendant, and a bamboo wallpaper lined bookshelf.  I know chevron is a bit overdone lately, but I think it’s fun with this sofa and Platner table.  The bold abstract art is perfect.  And who doesn’t love a metallic elephant garden stool?

Kisses to all the Irish today!

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