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Farmhouse Table And Chairs In The Breakfast Room

breakfastroom1_20111222Sometimes we all overlook something that one day suddenly is out there in our face. Do you see where I am going with this? The truth is that for more months than I care to admit, there was just something about the newness of our farmhouse table and chairs, that bothered me. Yet for a good while, I actually could not put my finger on what it was. No problem with any part of the table or chairs..no, really nothing! The chairs were very comfortable to sit in and we were thrilled. Well, time passed and I forgot to be concerned about just what it was.


Now you see what was bothering me. The chairs, while comfortable as could be, looked bland…can chairs look bland? Well, they did to me! About that time Christmas 2011 was near and I started thinking I wanted those chairs to look dressed up for our holiday enjoyment. I noticed many chairs on other blogs, that were bare, and sort of dismissed my bare chairs until I spied these wonderful seat cushions at Costco of all places! They had info saying how they would hold up well to a lot of use. They were blue…you know that color, that you’ve heard I don’t use. It was such a cold December, that suddenly blue was justified just to have the look of warmth…as I’m thinking I don’t do blue.


So, there I stood in Costco thinking these were just too inexpensive to be really nice. Boy Oh Boy, was I ever mistaken that time. The quality is there and they have not crushed down and still look as you see them in the photos from right after they were tied on. Notice how they are tied underneath rather than to the back slats. This just goes to show what an impact something as simple as adding cushions, 6 cushions were around $30 plus tax.

You know it’s funny, because all during that time I had bought several new tablecloths and table runners and never had those cushions been quite obvious as that day in Costco. Again, they have not packed down and feel great to touch and to relax while dining and no rush to find a more comfortable seat.

Thanks for visiting and following my blog…Helen

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14 Responses to Farmhouse Table And Chairs In The Breakfast Room

  1. Helen, your table set is so pretty! I love the shape of the chairs and the legs on the table. The cushions look like they came with the chairs. Very pretty! You are right, sometimes the smaller things can make such a big difference. Have a good week!

    • Maria, thanks so much! I loved that it was not stark white, but more of an off white, even though it does appear brightly in these photos. It really did make the area feel better to me anyway. Hope it’s a great week at your house, too. Thanks, Helen

  2. The cushions are perfect, especially for visiting after meals.
    I hope you’ll drop by to see My Daughter’s Master Bath Redo – #83 at Met Monday.


    • Hi Allison, thanks for the kind words about my farmhouse table and chairs. I’m glad you mentioned your daughter’s master bath redo…I’ll hop over there right now while I’m thinking about it. Hope to see you again soon. Helen

  3. What a great set, it looks so pretty there. Love the little extra touches.
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. The blue cushions really gave the chairs more interest, warmth, and I am sure comfort. I am not much of a blue person, but I am starting to embrace a little of it here and there! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.

    • Lisa, you are “spot on” as they say. They really were comfortable to begin with, just didn’t have the added flair of color. Oh, I’ve said that same thing you said about blue. You need to return and click the unlined sentence to see more about my time with blue. It will make you laugh! I’ll be over to visit you soon. Thanks for the invitation! Helen

  5. The table and chairs are lovely. Great room. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  6. beautiful! Happy weekend wishes to you and Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop, your participation is what makes it so much fun. Come back to Katherines Corner,I posted the new giveaway today! xo

    • Hi Katie, thanks for the compliment on my “Farmhouse Table And Chairs in The Breakfast Room.” I always enjoy your blog hops.
      Thanks for dropping by and for hosting the hops every week,

  7. Hi Helen,
    The cushion just make the dining set! Very pretty. Thanks for linking up at Transformed Tuesday.

    • Hi Peggy, It does seem like it should have been a “no brainer,” but it didn’t work that way at first. I’m really impressed by the quality of those cushions, too. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Love your party. Helen

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