Thursday, February 4, 2010

Chinoiserie Finds and a Reveal


This is the little JCPenney Trellis Stool I posted on before. I recovered the seat in Cowtan & Tout Malabar I found on eBay. This gorgeous velvet epingle is an animal print with alternating stripes of velvet and epingle. A perfect little perch for toss pillows at night.



The JCPenney bench before.


My latest flea market find-a pair of antique dolls.


My latest eBay find-a Chinoiserie painting with a great pagoda frame. I snagged it for under $40. It is on its way to me now.



I admit that I have never set foot in a Kmart in my life. But after my good experience with the JCPenney Chinoiserie bench and after seeing this featured in the new issue of House Beautiful, I decided to check it out. This darling tray table has a mirrored top, a fretwork frame, and an antique white finish. And wait-it is $69.99 with free shipping. Check it out here. I ordered one and will let you know what I think. It would make a great little bedside table, end table, or mini Chinoiserie bar.

39 comments:

Aesthetic Oiseau said...

Beth - the stool looks fabulous! I've been wanting one of those stools for a while...hmmm...and of course we both posted on that HB Kmart tray table today! I'll be excited to hear what you think!

Belle on Heels said...

oh please do let us know what you think of the kmart purchase when it arrives! i saw it in house beautiful, too, and it looks too good to be true!

Marija said...

Could be a total gem! I found some winter entryway rugs in dark grey with a camel greek key pattern at Kmart for clients. I wasn't sure how to tell them they were from Kmart but these (very wealthy) people were thrilled. Looked great, resilient to snow and totally disposable once trashed with snow boots and the like!

The Huntress said...

OMG, I am getting that mirrored tray table!!!! Saw one just like it for so much more $$$$ thanks!!!

Pemberley said...

This table is all over the blogs today. What a find!

home before dark said...

Tony D. would be so proud of you. Love the tray. I think it would be great to take outdoors.

Kathysue said...

I just featured this little bench on my Sale Alert post, I do a post from time to time on great deals at less expensive stores like JCP, Tarjay and others I did one on the Pink sale at Neimans which a lot of readers took advantage at. Love the little Kmart table I am going to have to add that to my list to go and look for some good items, thanks for the tip!! Kathysue

Starfish and Sundresses said...

Thanks so much for posting that fab Kmart table! I'm off to their website to purchase one for myself as we speak!

GRAYSONFAVOUR said...

OMG it is already Out Of Stock!

~Chandelier No. 4~ said...

Thanks for sharing all of these thrifty finds. I really love the bench and that pagoda frame... LOVE it!

~ Joanna

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I have to say, I received my HB issue yesterday and immediately called and put two of these on hold at my local store...which is out of the way. I went there and they were $20 more expensive in the store than online....I asked them to give me the online price....and they wouldn't. So, I left the store. Came home to order them and they are out of stock online now. Guess it wasn't meant to be for our household :)

They were cute in person....only thing I didn't like was the visible bolt on the stand.

Sorry for the novel here!

Kitty said...

stool is the bomb. need it for my boudoir! i've said it before and i'll say it again: i love how you roll! xo kitty

Averill said...

Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the Kmart find...honestly I'm a bit skeptical about how it looks in "real" life (but then again, I was that way about the JCP stool, too, and it's great).

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Great finds! Love the final upholstered chinoiserie bench and the tray table!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Can't wait to hear your assessment of the kmart tray table - it looks very promising!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

After your "bar" post when HB came yesterday, I thought ok I'll order one of these...for the price why not? So I tried this morning and yep found out too that they are out of stock! Hmmm...should I just get one of your beautiful vanity stools to console myself or stick with antlers? See my post. Think I need a drink!!!

Jessica Claire said...

wow- malabar on ebay! what a score! I recently recovered a client's chair in it and was amazed how expensive it is - great find!

Annie@A View On Design said...

great tables, you can never have enough stylish little tables!

Style Redux 2 said...

Aesthetic Oiseau-Thanks-I'm very happy with the stool-would love to see what you would do with it.

Style Redux 2 said...

It is en route, so I will give a full report.

Style Redux 2 said...

Marija-It shows that good design can be found anywhere if you have a good eye.

Style Redux 2 said...

The Huntress-Great!

Style Redux 2 said...

Pemberley-Are you getting one?

Style Redux 2 said...

Kathysue-The Sales Alert is a great idea.

Style Redux 2 said...

Starfishes and Sundresses-Let me know what you think.

Style Redux 2 said...

Graysonfavour-Did you check Sears?

Style Redux 2 said...

Chandelier No. 4-Thanks for stopping by.

Style Redux 2 said...

Susie-Available on the Sears site!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-Glad you like it.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-With free shipping, it's no harm, no fowl.

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-Thanks so much.

Style Redux 2 said...

Alison-I hope so.

Style Redux 2 said...

Acanthus and Acorn-Available at Sears.

Style Redux 2 said...

Jessica-eBay is a great source for fabrics.

Style Redux 2 said...

Annie-So true.

lacochran said...

You did a fantastic job recovering that bench!

Style Redux 2 said...

lacochran-Thanks so much!

Fran said...

Wonderful job on the jcp stool! I love the fabric you chose! Simply gorgeous!

Style Redux 2 said...

Fran-Thanks so much.