Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New Cottage Finds

Hello everyone!

As promised in my last post, I wanted to share with you where I used my new vintage bottle drying rack and slip covered chair.

I'm so in love with both of these.  It really made my Saturday to receive both of these in one day!

First up........my new chair.  Technically, it is not new at all.  It is an older chair that has a custom white cotton slipcover on it.  I am so happy to use it in my family room for extra seating.  We needed more seating for TV viewing, in particular. 


I paired it up with the other chair already there. 


I couldn't be any happier.  It's very comfortable too! 


 See what I mean?  Now you know why I just HAD to have it! 


Next up.......the vintage style bottle drying rack.  I found this at LaurieAnna's.  I knew it was perfect the minute I took it out of the box!


I placed it on my painted gray cabinet near the kitchen table.


I hung some monogrammed coffee mugs on it. 


I purposely didn't fill it full because I didn't want it to take away from the rack itself.  That is part of the appeal to me.

So.......what do you think of my cottage style finds?   

This weekend we'll be celebrating my youngest son's birthday.  So, it will be his turn to "rack it in".  Ha!  Although, he didn't fare too badly, last weekend, at the Lego store!
  Also, our garden is progressing nicely.  We're almost ready to start planting vegetables.  I'll be sharing pictures soon. 

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

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42 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the extra chair and how it makes a comfy seating area. Great bottle rack. I want one, but not sure if I have a place to put one. We added another garden bed on Sunday. Hubby is really getting into this.

Kelli said...

I love your new drying rack and it looks wonderful on your grey cabinet...which I love as well!
Have a great day!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your chair! Don't you just love the slipcover look? I have slipcovered furniture and I just love it!
Your room looks great!

Deserae said...

Love your two newest finds! That chair is just perfect in your family room, I can see why you are so thrilled! I have always wanted one of those drying racks and yours is the perfect size. I had no idea Laurie sold those....I might have to check them out :o)LOL
~Des

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your chair looks very cozy, Kelly. Love the rack to. Nice finds.

Cheri said...

Where do I begin...love the chair...love the drying rack...you are BRAVE to do white...I would panic but it is all so lovely. Now...with all these new things you have gotten for your home...what have you done with whatever you have had? Just curious. You have a beautiful home.

Courtenay@Creek Line House said...

That chair just looks so squishy and comfy. I hope your new slip cover stays nice and white!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Kelly, that chair is perfect!!! looks great with the rest of your seating area, and oh yeah, the drying rack is wonderful!!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the drying rack and those cute mugs you have hanging on it! Great find with the chair it goes so well with everything in the family room!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the drying rack and those cute mugs you have hanging on it! Great find with the chair it goes so well with everything in the family room!

Daniela said...

I really like your new chair next to the one you already have. I have made a slipcover for the chair in our living room (years ago), but I am thinking about making one out of drop cloth to match the pillow covers and the curtains I made.
I could not do totally white...little kids are messy!
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d e l i g h t said...

Two wonderful pieces! They look perfect where you have placed them. So many uses for the bottle rack! I'm on the search for one.

Debby said...

Love them. Your house is so sweet and cozy.

ImSoVintage said...

Your chair is perfect. I was looking forward to where you would put it. I love the rack, and you're right, it is so great on its own, you really don't want to cover it up.
Hugs,
Laura

Anne said...

Kelly,
So glad you picked up that chair.It looks perfect in your room.It was meant to be.And I am LOVIN your french drying rack.Sounds like you are happy with it.Hmmm well I guess I am going to head on over and purchase one of those too.I have been wanting one of these and I think I will have fun changing it up.
Anne

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home said...

I think my next search will be for a bottle drying rack like that. I love it! I haven't been visiting blogs as much lately, and I had forgotten how much I love your home!!!

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home said...

I think my next search will be for a bottle drying rack like that. I love it! I haven't been visiting blogs as much lately, and I had forgotten how much I love your home!!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

LOVE your new chair, Kelly...and I sure could use a drying rack like that! Your room looks beautiful!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love your new chair Kelly, it looks great in your family room! Love the drying rack too, they seem to be the rage here in blogland!

Linda Chapman said...

Pretty!! Pretty!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

That drying rack is fabulous!

Olive Cooper said...

As I said the chair is so you dear Kelly. It is perfect with your other pieces. Love the drying rack and glad you have space for it. My issue with those is how large they are.

Rose H (UK) said...

Hi Kelly, looks like a comfy, cosy chair, and I love the bottle drying rack too :o)
Sending happy birthday wishes from across the pond to your young man.
Rose H

Sandy said...

I love both Kelly! You did well this weekend.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Haa!Kelly, I knew you got the bottle rack from LaurieAnna! I can't wait to get my dish rack too. That chair looks like it was always there. Your two finds are absolutely perfect..Happy May Day..Judy

AndeM1 said...

Love your new finds.....the chair is very pretty and looks so cozy...I absolutely love drying racks....I have one myself and hang ironstone milk pitchers on it......Love your mugs on it....

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Great finds! Extra family room seating would be welcome in our home too. That looks like a great slipcover. Your family room is very pretty with all the whites and textures.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love how all your furniture looks together, Kelly! I was thrilled when we moved and I was able to bring my white slipcovered chair together with my white slipcovered sofa. Both chairs look very comfy.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

The chair was meant for you! Love the drying rack, too.

Blondie's Journal said...

The chair is beautiful! Is it one you had that you had covered or did you find it this way? I just love it and it goes so well in your family room.

I have always wanted one of those drying racks but wasn't sure what to do with it. I like it with your mugs and it looks perfect where you have it! Saturday was a good day for you! :)

XO,
Jane

Pondside said...

Two lovely new things, there, Kelly! I love the look of the white chairs together - so clean but cosy.
The rack is a great find and I like that you've chosen not to fill it, but to enjoy its structure.

chateau chic said...

Kelly, I love your cottage finds. I see why you snatched up that wonderful chair. Your bottle rack is beautiful!
Mary Alice

Linda said...

Kelly that chair looks like it was meant to be. Great find. As well your drying rack. Oh I wish I had a larger kitchen.

Debbiedoo's said...

Loves it Kelly. Yes I can see why it was a must have. Your sitting area looks so cozy too.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, yeah. You scored... on both counts! That little chair looks perfect to snuggle down and knit in to me! LOL! Have a great day, Kelly!

Lori said...

Laurie Anna's will be open this weekend!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Well, you certainly know what you were doing...that chair is perfect in that area!...It seemed to finish the room perfectly!...That was an great find...Also, cute drying rack...Love how you put the mugs on it..you are the clever one...Looks wonderful on the cabinet!
I love looking at your interiors...so beautiful!

Gail said...

What a wonderful addition to your family room Kelly and I love your vintage style bottle drying rack! Hope you are having a wonderful day, Gail

rachel@Acts of Life said...

I love your purchases Kelly. I hardly ever get on blogger but when I do it is just to check your blog...I love it! I love how light and fresh your home looks now, so pretty :)

All the best,
Rachel

Sandy said...

Kelly, I know I've said it before but I'll say it again. Love the chairs and I love the whole look of this room. I never tire of looking at your home and I love the way you are always rearranging things.

Thanks for visiting me today. I think you're right, I may have to paint that red wall myself or else it may never get done. I know if I start, hubby will jump right in. Now the hard part, picking out a nice neutral color that will go with my red couches.

bj said...

Both are fantastic pieces, Kelly.

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Love that chair, it looks lovely. I'm so happy you like the bottle drying rack, such a versatile item and you've displayed it so pretty! Thanks for shopping with us and for sharing it on your blog
! LaurieAnna