New Settee

I was a busy little bee this weekend, running around trying to get ready for a client install this week. Saturday I stopped by the Chelsea Flea (which, did you hear? This is their last month in the parking garage? Beginning in September they move down a block to an outdoor lot and I'm not excited.) **UPDATE: The garage will continue to operate as a weekend flea market on a month to month basis going forward! Yay!**

Anyway, I found lots of art and accessories for the installation, but I also found this pretty little settee that I couldn't pass up.



Here's the back view. I love the little nail heads! They are super teeny and cute. Can you believe our luck in somehow getting a handicap accessible minivan cab? I wish that would work out for me every trip to the flea market! It was so easy to load in and out all of our finds!


I was hoping the settee would fit on the little wall next to my pantry, but it doesn't really. So I moved the entry console to the pantry wall and put the new settee in it's place. Now it's a perfect for putting on shoes.

(sorry for the nighttime photos...)


Isn't it so CUTE and so little?! I love the scale!!

The leather is in bad shape so I'll need to add it to the list of pieces to reupholster. Wouldn't tomato red linen look beautiful with the mahogany wood frame? I have some inspiration images in mind that I'll need to dig up to share. Also considering black and white stripes.


How was your weekend? Is it just me or is 2011 absolutely flying by?

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45 comments:

Collins @ Life. Mostly Sweet. said...

2011 is definitely flying by. It's fine with me as long as it slows down in the fall. :)
I love the sofa, it's hard to tell from the pics that it has anything wrong with it but I do think red would look awesome!

alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Oh, how I miss a good Flea-ing expedition!

Maggie said...

I love your little find. Wish there was more of flea markets in Scotland. Can't wait to see how you're going to reupholster this little gem:)

Three Sisters said...

What a great find! I agree, the year is flying by.. Give me back my summer!

Sharon said...

AWESOME

Pine Tree Home said...

It's really hard to find small scale furniture like that. I love it. The color isn't that bad either, sorry to hear it needs an update. I can imagine some fun colors too Orange print could be an idea.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I love your blog, and I read it every day -- I save it 'til last because it's my favorite. :)
[Btw, your link to the bundt cake post is broken -- apparently it changed to http://blogs.babble.com/the-new-home-ec/2011/08/08/bundt-cake/
(the difference is in the date).]

Designology Interiors said...

I love the scale of the settee. It fits there perfectly!

Anne said...

Love the settee--and what a perfect spot for it too! I'd love to know what kind of plant you have potted on your console chest? Any chance it's shade-loving? I'd love to find something that could survive my fairly dark entryway.

Ashley said...

What a score! Tomato red linen would be perfect in your space! I really love how everything looks 'collected' in your space. So, so pretty.

Ampersand Design said...

What a lovely find. That settee is a beautiful piece. I quite like it as is. It's not my favourite colour but it actually works exceptionally well once in situ.

The condition looks pretty good in the photos from what I can see, but I can't wait to see it once you up date it.

Sandy K

jeanine said...

I love the Antiques Garage, it's sad they will be moving outside though. I guess they will have to change the name.

Do you happen to know the story of the green lady? She fascinates me...

Danielle said...

What a gorgeous piece! Kudos on the great find! :)

Naomi said...

What a cute little settee!! If you do reupholster it in tomato red, I can't wait to see pics!

sarah said...

love the settee. too cute. i think the color it is now is perfect with the pillows and the dresser. maybe a different fabric, but the same color palette.

Amanda said...

oh my goodness! I love it!! what a great find! It fits the space perfectly!

Ingrid said...

What a beautiful find! The size is perfect! We just don't have great Flea markets in Seattle.

Jules said...

Jenny! I'm dying! That is such perfection - and those cute sandals underneath don't hurt either. The legs on it are divine, aren't they?

Karissa {Tragic and Lovely} said...

I LOVE that settee! What a lucky find - I'm jealous!

Becca said...

I love this! I had a settee at the base of my bed growing up kind of like this only beautifully upholstered in velvet....wish I still had it!

A question about your inspiration photos--do you have a good way to organize them? I am now trying to scan and organize my collection of saved magazine articles and it is a nightmare. It just takes forever. I use them and want to save them, but, ah, the paper is taking over! Do you save an entire magazine or rip out what you love? How do you keep things orderly?

Thanks!

Shannon said...

I gasped when I saw that settee picture!!! It's adorable! You've inspired me, so if anyone's looking for me I'll be turning an old mid-century coffee table into a bench . . . postively addicted to your site! xo, Shannon

lavitapetite said...

I have such a soft spot for camel back sofas. One day I hope to replace my mid century couch with a camel back covered in a colorful pattern.

everything is looking so good Jenny. Love it!

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Amy said...

That settee is adorable, such a gorgeous shape! I've never thought of getting a taxi back from a flea market...though it does mean that I've walked away from stalls where I could have spent a lot of money...my boyfriend'll be grateful :D

Leslie said...

lookes awesome! here's even plenty of room under there for a basket of kids shoes!

Kelly said...

I love the idea of a red linen, or a kelly green would be fun! Such a great find!

Kellie said...

Oh I love the little settee! Great find!

Brave New Life said...

t's so cute! I wish a had a good flea market around. I did however find a table in our attic that I used to make desk in our bedroom. I also made a little bed area for the baby and painted his high chair so that is goes with the rest of the chairs.
And as for 2011, I had a baby in the beginning of January and that seems like forever ago, so for me 2011 is a reasonably slow year.

Sheila Zeller said...

Oooo, I LOVE it! And I think the tomato linen sounds fab!!! Can't wait to see this one when you're finished with it.

Chedva @Rooms and Words said...

So lucky for finding that cab! The settee is adorable and 2011 is certainly flying by. You made me want to take my 5yo son and show him the flea market. Have you ever went flea-marketing with your kids? How was it?

Catherine said...

That piece was just waiting for you to find it and give it a home! The taxi photo is priceless. As a fellow New Yorker (okay, Brooklyn Heights) I appreciate it just that much more!
Thank you for sharing!
Catherine
www.completelycatherine.com

House of Scout said...

Love Love Love the settee...Chelse flea is the best.

Carrie said...

Red, red, red!!! Did I mention that I vote for reupholstering in RED?!?

P.S. I love this... said...

Great find. I think it looks perfect as is.. a nice weathered piece.

Kahli said...

I love the settee what a great find! The scale is perfect! Black and white stripes would look divine with the print on the pillows.

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The Vintique Object said...

Yes to the tomato red linen! I can't wait to see the inspiration pics, but it looks pretty amazing as is.
Camille

Shannon said...

OBSESSED! what a great find! i am glad you snatched up that settee - it looks fantastic in your place.

just a little jealous :)

Ceri said...

The settee is to die for!!!

Torey said...

Have you thought about dying the leather to see what it would look like?

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Oh my gosh, incredible find!! I love when we get to see little glimpses into your home- so beautiful!

Cas said...

wonderfullll find! absolutely adore. mad props.

http://casbaldwin.blogspot.com/

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I vote black and white stripes. I just recovered an ugly vinyl chair with black and white striped fabric from Ikea - love how it turned out!
http://hodgepodge-babselou.blogspot.com/2011/04/black-and-white-striped-armchair-reveal.html

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

It's so cute!! I love the idea of a red linen! Gorgeous!!

megan @ a life's design said...

I always admire, but don't always have a chance to comment, but had to on the settee. What a fabulous find! Perfect fit for you home!

Laura Murray said...

Love reading your blog and your posts on Babble. Can you do a post now on your favorite beds/headboards?? I am struggling with that one!!! :)

Designs Good said...

it's darling! i like the pillows too.

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