Did you watch the Oscars last night? I did and went to bed way too late but am basking in the current sunshine we have been given on this final Monday of February (whaattt? That’s right, it’s March THIS WEEK!).
So, if you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen a post from a couple weeks back that I was SO HAPPY to score a set of caned chairs for my dining room. I actually bought them straight off of Instagram – when Consignment store Elle & Eve posted them, and I realized they had posted only a matter of seconds ago, I knew I had a shot! I called the store right away and made the purchase. I just KNEW it was meant to be (and it was fun to see other people join the waitlist to see if I would change my mind). The price was right, and I couldn’t believe my luck. I had a vision of them in my space yet was having a hard time finding them (vintage, not new) after scouring Craigslist and Kijiji for weeks on end. Now that they are in my possession and in my dining room, I’m thrilled and it feels really nice to offer guests a proper seat versus immediately apologizing about the mismatched folding chairs we had for months. I’ll share some properly styled photos of the dining space once it’s completed (I feel like a broken record saying this over and over again but it takes time!). Also, looking back, I’m so happy that I wasn’t in a rush for these chairs because I may have purchased something (something nice, but just not these) and would be kicking myself now.
I’m not 100% of whether they are Marcel Breuer or not but they do have the Made in Italy sticker on the their bottoms so I believe there is potential and after seeing them on 1stdibs, I’m feeling like I walked away with a steal. And of course – there are some options if you’re looking to buy new including here and here. Here are some great pics of inspiration showing how versatile caned chairs can be in your home.