If you get Country Living, you might have read the article in the most recent issue about folding metal bistro chairs. The article caught my eye because I though, "Hey, I have those!" I pulled them out of my shed and just put them on my patio. (And, don't worry, I won't be lighting the chiminea with that mass of sticks hanging out of there.)
I just liked the chairs and they've followed me all over the place over the years. According to Country Living, the original chairs were made in 1889 but a French furniture company that became popular with Parisian street vendors and outdoor cafe owners. I had no idea. I just loved the cheery yellow color.
The article showed a few available for purchase including these chairs from Ballard that look identical to mine. I really like the red ones.
I've had these chairs for years (another find of my dad's the now-retired sanitation worker) and only now is the finish starting to rust in a couple of spots so they're destined for some Rustoleum sometime soon but I think I'm going to try to stick with the original yellow. This was a fun discovery!