It was a case of love at first sight or as the French say "coup de foudre".
I was first saw "her" sitting pretty on the back of a truck at the vide grenier that took place in our village in the morning.
The conversation went something like this. Hello Monsieur, the chair is beautiful. How much is the chair? Monsieur replied it is 10 euros. I replied that it was a good price for such a lovely chair. Monsieur replied that "she" had a wee problem as she lacked a jambe/leg.
I bought "her" along with some other tresors and told Monsieur that I would return later to collect my tresors.
Needless to say when I told French boyfriend, who was a little tired as it was warm yesterday and he also had a stand but was not feeling himself as he has had flu for most of the week, that I had bought a chair with 3 legs, he was a little shocked that I would buy a chair with 3 legs but agreed to collect it along with the other items, at the end of the day.
It was also "coup de foudre" for him and he adores it and is going to assist with finding or having a leg made to match the other 3. My plan is to paint the chair in one of my favourite Farrow and Ball colours which is almost the same colour as the background colour on the material covering the chair.
Then I will decide where to put "her", I adore thge fact that she is not like a normal chair and has her own story to tell.
Yesterday was a great day but unfortunately I did not have time to take any photos. There were over 300 stands and the vide grenier attacted a lot of people, including many from outside the area.
I was lucky enough to buy some fabulous pieces of antique toile de jouy material including a piece of toile de jouy depicting fruit and birds in a fabulous green colour. There is also a fabulous cushion which is made from late 18th century toile de jouy amd also an antique quilt with roses on it - very shabby chic but in excellent condition.
I am hoping to photograph the items I bought this afternoon and place on either ebay or the fabulously french online shop later today.
Wishing you all a fabulous week/ Je vous souhaite à tous une semaine fabuleuse......Leeann x