Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bistro Chairs

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!


  1. I love your little yellow metal chairs. Very cute!

  2. I like yours. It's fun to learn about the history of something you already have!

  3. I love your little yellow chairs-so cheerful!
    Thank you for leaving me a sweet comment.
    Enjoy your weekend,

  4. The yellow color is so cheery and happy! I'm glad you'll be keeping them the same color. They perfect as they are.
    Patricia :o)

  5. How cool. They are so cute and sunny looking. I have about 1 foot of outside my house right now so I would really love to come sit on those and enjoy your sunny yard :)

  6. These are the most beautiful Bistro chairs! Thank you for sharing them with us. I wish they were mine! (I love the yellow, too!)

  7. I didn't know the history behind bistro chairs either. How cool that you could just go and pull two out of your shed, to sit on your patio. I like them a lot. I agree the yellow looks very cheerful (and will look fab with garden flowers).


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