The breakfast room is not original to Linderhof
It wasn't even a porch that we enclosed
Where the brick floor is years ago was garden!
But it is one of our favorite rooms
And one of our smallest
But it's perfect for breakfast and lunch and tea and even casual dinners
When we first furnished it, we used our Duncan Phyfe chairs
That we had gotten with our dining room set when we moved her almost 30 years ago
Other chairs took their place but we held on to them
And once the breakfast room was completed,
they were the perfect chair to go around the breakfast room table
Husband Jim wanted them painted black and so I did
And got a black background colorful toile for the seats
And so they remained . . .
Until I decided last year that I wanted to take them back to the original mahogany
And, because I needlepoint, that they deserved needlepoint seats
The needlepoint is really more burgundy than red but there were 3 magnolias
(two the same) and one different and a daffodil.
I needlepoint but I did not do the chair seats
I bought them off eBay -- from two different vendors.
However, I grew tired of the burgundy and the big flowers
I had not done the needlepoint
And so I decided to look for some fabric for the seats.
I adore toile
And that that perhaps a different toile might be a good choice.
I wandered into Hobby Lobby on Monday
And found this --
The subtle coloring I was hoping for
With a hint of blue -- perfect!
And it was on sale!
Tuesday, I recovered the seats
The fabric looks good with the brown of the chairs
And looks good in the room where it picks up the blue in the dishes in the sideboard
I'm a cheap reupholstered and so each chair is a bit different.
I didn't buy enough fabric to make sure that every chair seat was exactly the same
But, actually, I prefer it that way
I like the new look
Subtle enough that it doesn't overpower the green of the garden outside the windows.
And last night at dusk, when I was coming in from the garden,
I snapped ap picture of the breakfast room
New chair seats and all!