Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Favorite "French" Find


Do you have a favorite find? Is there a treasure in your home that you would never part with? My favorite find is this lovely French style cabinet and matching sofa. There is also a small table that goes with it that is not pictured. I had mismatched pieces in my front room for a long time and was waiting for just the right thing to come along. Patience is definitely a virtue and not one of my strongest points, but I was determined to find exactly the right furniture for my room. One weekend about three or four years ago, I went to an auction at one of my favorite auction houses. This auction happened to be on site at the home of a doctor who was in the process of liquidating his entire estate. They had some of the most amazing furniture including this stunning three piece set.

There were alot of people at this auction and I never thought that I would actually win this furniture, but I hung in there. When I want something, I go for it, within limits and I had a limit in mind. The sofa was put up first and it was kind of disheartening that they were going to break up the set and sell it in pieces. Sometimes that's a good thing, sometimes it's not so good! It can go either way. So I set my sights on the sofa first and won it for $150! Yes, amazing, and it is in exceptional condition. After winning the sofa I knew I had to get the cabinet! This cabinet is so gorgeous with carvings, soft pastel carved roses, curved glass, rope trim on the inside edges and a drawer in the bottom that looks invisible when it is closed. I think that I paid $275.00 for the cabinet! I saw one that was a similar style, but not nearly as nice, in an antique mall and they wanted $1,200 for it! I definitely got a bargain! The last piece was the small matching table and it sold for $20! So for under $500 I got the entire set! I have never been more thrilled to win something at an auction and believe me, I have purchased a lot of auction goodies over the years. I enjoy this furniture every time I look at it. It's just so pretty and just the style I was looking for. And the price, it couldn't be any better. I guess it pays to wait! ~Stacy~ xo

12 comments:

Diana said...

How absolutely GORGEOUS!! Lucky you for finding these at such a great price!


Diana

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hey Stacy!
This is to DIE for...what a beautiful set!!! :)
And your pillows...oooh laaa laaa!
Speaking of pillows, one of my blog buddies at:

http://lolasmommy.blogspot.com/2009/05/pink-rose.html

just posted about the pillow she found and it's just like your rose pillow!

My goodness...I'm in pillow heaven...I would totally pass out if I found a pillow like this!!!!

I just LOVE your taste in design...FANTASTIC!!!!

You made an awesome deal girl!
everything vintage

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

WOW, I'm dying over here, the sofa and the cabinet is just BEAUTIFUL, and your right this stuff is expensive. There was this cabinet in a town I have always wanted that kinda looked like this and she had it marked down to a reasonable price, but definitely not the price you have paid for yours. You certainly have it displayed so nicely too with so many pretty things. I'm going now, but I'm still pumped up now just by looking at all this. You are so fortunate!!

Have a Wonderful Day Stacy-

Linda B said...

How beautiful!

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Stacy what an auction deal...usually people have so much money at the beginning of an auction I am suprised you got it so inexpensively!
Love Love Love all the Pretties inside of it, some fairies too?
I say...Merci! How beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Punk Rose Paper said...

What gorgeous photos! I am just drooling over them ~ Very beautiful Blog you have, I will stop in again soon :) I LOVE the teacups stacked inside the Curio, just delightful! xo

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

wow how amazing! The sofa is gorgeous too...Your home is lovely, like a dream....thanks again for all the help you gave me, hugs, Kimberly

Caleen said...

Such Lovely treasures for sure!! You are so right.. Patience is a virtue and surely pays off.. What lovely "French" finds to add to your beautiful room.. I just love it.. A real bargain for sure!!

YSLGuy said...

I love this set. Especially the cabinet and how you have everything displayed in there.

Stephenie said...

That French cupboard has got to be the most beautiful thing I have ever seen...You really got such an amazing deal on it to...I love all the beautiful treasures you have on the inside to...That sofa is just gorgeous... The pillows are just so pretty. Your home looks just stunning...

June said...

Oh My Gosh, I think I'm in love! What a find. Way to go girl!
Smiles,
June

Andrea said...

Wow! I am speechless!! Gorgeous!!