Am unexpected, accidental, unplanned happy shopping day

sixtyohnoAugust 30, 2014

I am so pleased. I have been looking for 10 matching chairs for my DR for a long time. I was on my way to the pharmacy when I spotted a group of chairs in front of what truly is a junk store. I did a u turn and pulled in to find among old clothes and broken appliances, 10 mahogany chairs, with clean green seats. The owner was awfully nice and pleased that he could sell all 10 at once because most people don't want 10. We sweetly bargained and I got them for $325. I didn't even call DH. I gave the man $100, loaded 5 chairs, went home, got DH, went to the ATM and picked up the other 5. The owner said that an antique guy told him they were Duncan something. I assume he meant "in the style of Duncan Phyfe." There are some scratches and dings, but nothing I can't live with. I even like the fabric, my favorite green and clean. I am so happy.

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finallyhome

Whewwww weeeee!!!! I am so happy for you. Isn't it wonderful to get what you want at a great price?

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 8:56PM
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Holly- Kay

Wow, that was a great find. I love them too and it's great to find something that works without having to recover. I love the beautiful detail on the rail of the chair.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 8:58PM
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bbstx

How nice! Good looking chairs, fantastic price!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 9:00PM
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kswl2

That is fantastic and you are one lucky girl! Pictures???

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 9:00PM
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Linelle

Wow!!! What a score. They're fantastic.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 9:01PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Really nice! You definitely qualify for a shopping black belt!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 9:07PM
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Fun2BHere

That's an amazing deal! Congratulations! I love serendipity.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 9:08PM
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tomatofreak

I *love* those chairs! Lesson learned? Never turn your nose up at a junk store!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 9:49PM
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breezygirl

Love them! And to find 10 in good shape with a fabric you like?? Truly amazing! Buy a lottery ticket. ;)

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 9:56PM
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marti8a

Great chairs and a great price! I never find anything at junk store, except junk. I bet you are still doing the happy dance.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 10:05PM
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nanny2a

What a fantastic score!! Lovely chairs and amazing that they had precisely the large quantity you needed! It was fate.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2014 at 12:05AM
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gyr_falcon

Ten of those chairs for $325? Wow. Sweet find and negotiating.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2014 at 12:53AM
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WMA89

Wow, those really are beautiful chairs. It sure was your lucky day!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2014 at 10:11AM
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kswl2

Didn't realize your posted a pic in the original post..... Those chairs are GORGEOUS!!!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2014 at 11:12AM
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nancybee_2010

So pretty! What great luck. Do we get to see a pic of them in your dining room?

    Bookmark   August 31, 2014 at 11:16AM
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sixtyohno

I am so pleased with my new chairs. Right now our DR is in disarray. We have an armoire that holds all our audio equipment. We are about to strip and finish as soon as I make a space to spray in the garage. We took all the equipment out and it is sitting on an ugly old cart in the dining room. So I took the photo from a funny angle so the mess won't show.
I appreciate all the lovely comments.
Laura

    Bookmark   August 31, 2014 at 5:25PM
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nhbaskets

Great score! They look lovely around your table. A new family heirloom?

This post was edited by nhbaskets on Sun, Aug 31, 14 at 18:23

    Bookmark   August 31, 2014 at 6:22PM
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outsideplaying_gw

The chairs are lovely and a great steal, er, find! Beautiful in your room!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2014 at 8:14PM
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desertsteph

those are wonderful chairs! just beautiful - and in good condition and so is the fabric. what a great price for them.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2014 at 12:57AM
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romy718

Even prettier around your table. Congrats!

    Bookmark   September 1, 2014 at 1:15AM
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nancybee_2010

They are such pretty, unusual chairs. Your dining room is beautiful.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2014 at 10:08AM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Those are SOOO nice. Good for you! Enjoy.

Plus I always think that the day someone first bought those, they were very special and dear. Whoever that was would be so happy to see them used and taken care of again! Great Karma.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2014 at 9:07PM
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citywoman2012

Love the detail on chair back.
It was meant to be .The chairs are just lovely.

A chair deal of a life time in a junkstore by chance.
Wow........I think I have a country song hit here.
I'll see what I can do with it! lol

    Bookmark   September 1, 2014 at 9:18PM
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