Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Deal

Have you noticed that there are a lot of deals to be had right now? I stopped by my local West Elm this past weekend and found a huge storewide clearance going on. I got the above silk pillow with cute birds for 60% off; it lives on one of my dining room chairs which you see as you walk into my apartment. Softens up all of the wood, don't you think?Something I didn't need but couldn't passs up was one of their ladderback chairs in white, for only $30! I love the stylish simplicity of these and the construction is surprisingly good. Extra seating for guests: check! (till then it holds a stack of books and a plant).On a sad note, Smith & Hawken is closing its doors. They have carried the most perfect gardening and houseplant items since 1979. Coincidentally -their logo is also my initials! As they're clearing out their stores, I had to grab one of their glazed terra cotta pots with a crackle finish as it prominently displays my initials for my window sill at work.

13 comments:

thevinylvillage said...

Oh I am so sad to hear about S and H...Ive been wanting one of their window boxes since I bought this place, maybe now is the time to get it.

Style Redux 2 said...

I was at Smith and Hawken last Saturday for the liquidation sale-very sad.

pve design said...

My jaw dropped when an e-mail came in that Smith & Hawken was closing. I am so sad for so many businesses are struggling. There are many tempting goodies out there but I am trying to save. That pillow is sweet which reminds me of a needlepoint backgammon set that I must finish...
It has parrots, patterned in a design to play the game on!
pve

Windlost said...

Oh dear - don't you hate it when a great store closes? End of a little era of happiness. I like your new things!!

David Toms said...

I have an old wooden ladderback chair, which I virtually grew up on,doing my homework etc. It has gone with me where ever I have gone, even coming from Australia to Canada with me, and just like you I use it to hold books, on top and underneath.

home before dark said...

I love chairs as moveable libraries. The pillow looks like birds on a wire tropical style. I suggest you add a countdown to Paris clock on your website!

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

Yes, so sad about S&H... who's on the horizon to take their place, do you know?

Laura [What I Like] said...

Wow what deals! I saw that item about Smith and Hawken in the NY Times this morning and have to admit I was a bit depressed. But on the other hand, I'll be heading over to their store post haste to check out the sale...

thomas said...

love the ladder back chair!

Anonymous said...

It's about time
You can always get it a Target

ArchitectDesign™ said...

No, Anon -they're gone for GOOD -no target no nowhere. The design at target was the same, but the quality wasn't quite there (neither was the SH monogram!). That said -i LOVE target.

Kathleen said...

Great find. Paying $30 for such a nice looking chair - lucky you.

soodie :: said...

I really like your dining room chair.