Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Parisian Inspirations

Paris is known for many things, including its sidewalk bistro chairs.
I found them beautiful and inspiring, each with different weaves and color combinations.
Click on the photos if you want to see close-ups.






Patchwork chairs in a hotel lobby.


Some old drapery fabric I bought at a flea market.


The stall and purveyors where I bought the fabric.           
A face made of bedspreads and clothes at the Emmaus thrift store.


Yum!


The best inspiration of all!


24 comments:

apiecefullife said...

Brilliant idea for a post. Now I will only be an imitator if I copy you.
And something I see I had not paid enough attention to.

patricia belyea said...

Cafe chair images are fascinating. Although I've been to Paris, that unique detail didn't connect. Love the bedspread art hanging from the thrift store!

Kristine said...

Hi LeeAnn, the best french bistro chairs are here :
http://www.drucker.fr/, it's the specialist.

A few years ago I bought a "marble gueridon" the same on your photo where there are three blue chairs !

Friendly !

Marie said...

So nice to know that I have company in the Parisian chair category - just loved looking at your collection.

Marge said...

Of course you found some fantastic fabric! I am always inspired by your eye for color and design. I'll look forward to seeing that fabric in a quilt. Thanks for sharing...

Sharon said...

Love all those bistro chairs! What fun! Must be a relatively new "thing", as I don't remember seeing anything like that in Paris oh, probably 9 years ago.

Great fabric! It will be fun to see what you do with it!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Isn't it wonderful to be able to see inspiration everywhere. Oh lovely Paris cafe chairs, I loved them too when I was there, but you've caught the wonderful variety in your collection of photos. The bed spread face is amazing, so very clever!! Great finds at the flea market!!

Sharon said...

My head is spinning, thank you very much! Looks like an amazing place to visit!

fiberchick said...

What a visually inspiring post! Feel rather foolish that I've been to Paris a few times and never noticed the colorful and textural variety in those chairs. Wonderful photos- thank you!

fiberchick said...

P.S. Hope these shots mean we can all look forward to an upcoming "Cafe Chairs Quilt"...

Diane said...

It inspires me to want to go to Paris!! I'm trying to figure out if I could stuff those patchwork chairs into my luggage....hmmm. LOL

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

bistro chairs are nice, but i prefer the patchwork ones !
So nice to rummage through all the thrift shops and stands. Have a great time!

smazoochie said...

Who knew there were that many sorts of bistro chairs! You've shown us a wonderful array!
Drooling at the idea of a French thrift store & am eager to see your purchases show up in a quilt.
The face is cool but I am intrigued by the geometric thing in the lower right corner.

Barb said...

Wow is everything just more beautiful in Paris? I think so. I love the woven bistro chairs and those lobby chairs too! Seems like inspiration is everywhere.
Can't wait to see how you use your flea market fabric.
all I can say is oui oui

Sujata Shah said...

So much fun! LeeAnn, I bet you wanted a machine and few scraps right there and then! I want to see that fabric!!! I am sure it will make something beautiful!

Tonya Alexander said...

The chairs are fantastic! Who knew? Can't wait to see the quilt they inspire :)

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Quilteuse Forever said...

You definitely have an eye to catch what is interesting LeeAnn! I have seen these woven chairs since a child and did not realize how many different kinds there are!

bloominworkshop said...

I feel like all those chair photos need to be a poster! :D We've been to Paris a couple of times and boy have those chair designs become more elaborate! Just beautiful!

Victoria said...

My goodness! I had no idea...Why don't we have chairs like that?? I was in Paris as a young teenager, but have no recollection of such beautiful objects... how could I have missed them or forgotten them? They are exquisite!

Sherri ~ daintytime said...

I love the bistro chairs in Paris. I noticed them last year when I was traveling there. Someone should design a fabric line inspired by these them!

O'Quilts said...

Very great post...so love the chairs...

Annemieke said...

Very cool pictures! I love all the different patterns on the chairs.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Helen said...

I LOVE Paris, and I LOVE this post. Want to look at it again and again...