Thursday, September 29, 2011

What Perfect Timing!


I have been waiting for a couple months for an order from Colin Bird. How nice that it should arrive on my birthday! I couldn't be more delighted! Colin's craftsmanship is always perfection. He has all six legs pegged to the seat. That wasn't something I noticed in his sample photo.

This new settee is very like the chair I have of his. They are both destine to be in a cottage living room. Though not right next to each other (too many spokes in one place).

I have not collected any upholstered pieces for that room. I thought it would be wise to wait to see what color the walls are going to be. One thing that these pieces tell me from photographing them is that I am going to need a lighter colored wood floor or they will disappear.

37 comments:

  1. These are superb and look so perfect they could pass as real life chairs! We had real carver chairs when I lived in our cottage, we had one at each end of our dining table. Wonderful buys for your birthday! I hope you had a great day!

    My Stokesay order arrived..it got lost for over 10 days first though!

    Michelle xxxx

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  2. Hello Catherine,
    The settee is gorgeous. Beautifully finished!
    I hope you have the happiest of birthdays and wish you all the best...and of course lots of presents!
    Giac

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  3. Catherine you have collected another perfect piece, I look forward to see how you will dress it, but most of all I look forward to seeing it in the cottage sitting room!
    How clever of Colin to time it's arrival for your birthday....!!!!

    Hope you are having a lovely birthday......!

    Linda x

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  4. What a wonderful furniture piece,I adore it ! Wishing you all the best and a lovely birthday ;-). Jeannette xxx

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  5. Happy birthday! What a very beautiful masterpiece this is, I can see why you so happy with it.
    A agree with you the floor must be a lighter color, you can't not see good under the chair where the legs are connected, hope my english is a little good?
    Have a great birthday!
    * marlies

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  6. son unos sillones bellisimos.
    besujis!!!!

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  7. Those are gorgeous! I hope you had a great birthday! =)

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  8. WOW! Such Perfection! Very Beautiful! And Such a treat to arrive on your Birthday! Happy Birthday! I hope it continues to be filled with Gifts and Happiness!

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  9. Exquisite piece of furniture! It's arrival was very timely. Wishing you a Happy Birthday and a wonderful year.

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  10. What a wonderful piece.
    It fits so beautifully together.
    That all six legs pegged to the seat, is indeed very nicely done.
    Congratulations with your fine purchase.

    Regards, Alexandra

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  11. magnifico mueble te felicito a ti y al artesano ¡¡
    besos

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  12. happy birthday to you!! awesome gift!! the chair are so fabulous!so talented

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  13. Un mueble precioso, sencillamente genial!! Toda una suerte que llegara en el día de su cumpleaños!! Muchísimas felicidades!!

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  14. That is a wonderful piece of furniture. You are right : Colin Bird is master for chairs and settees of all kind.
    And what a great birthday present ;-)

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  15. Colin Bird's a true craftsman!! This furniture is perfect.
    Happy birthday :)

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  16. Amazing, beautifully done and a wonderful piece.
    Best wishes for your birthday,Rosanna

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  17. Una maravilla!Es un regalo estupendo. Feliz cumpleaños!.Todo lo que sale en la foto es precioso.Un beso

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  18. Happy Birthday!

    The photos are fantastic as always and the settee is gorgeous.

    Hanna

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  19. Beautiful chairs! You really have an eye for pretty things, Catherine:)

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  20. Furnishings are true treasures! I loved the scene.
    Hugs

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  21. Felicidades por tu cumpleaños y por los muebles, son una verdadera maravilla, fantásticos.
    Un beso.

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  22. Magnifique canapé , ou l'on voit même le bois sculpté à l'endroit des "fesses" .Une pièce d'art.

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  23. Thank you all for your kind comments and birthday wishes. :-) Catherine XXX

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  24. The seats are gorgeous ... real works of art. He is a tremendous craftsman. Happy birthday too. Judith x

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  25. Catherine, I love your new acquisition and can't wait to see it in a cottage sitting room!!! Have you started building your cottage? It will no doubt be a stunning building! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! I love the gifts you buy for yourself!!! You have excellent taste!!!

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  26. Happy,happy birthday, Catherine (((-:
    I loooove Colin`s funiture, such perfect!!!

    Hugs,
    Karin

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  27. Happy birthday dear :-)
    Only those who have our passion, can understand the emotion in those six legs ...
    xxx Flora

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  28. C est très agréable de voir une piece avec autant de jolies choses . On a envie d y etre . J adore le tapis . Je vois que vous aimez LADUREE . pour mon anniversaire chaque année , on m offre mon gâteau préféré , une religieuse a la rose ! Une perfection ! Joyeux anniversaire a vous .

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  29. What a beautiful piece, how lucky you are!

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  30. Happy belated Birthday Catherine, what a lovely coincidence that such a beautiful piece should arrive on your special day. I see what you mean about too many spokes together, they are both so nice they should stand alone in a room with other upholstered pieces as you say. Such a great photo though, a country home feel, riding boots and all.

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  31. Yes it's working again! Something to do with my security settings and third party cookies I believe. What I don't inderstand is why it was working fine up until two days ago and then it suddenly started without me having changed anything to my settings. And on all of my computers.
    Anyway, problem solved. Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

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  32. I am late?!
    Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to my dear Catherine, happy birthday to you!!!

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  33. I'm late as well. Doesn't distract from my wish you enjoyed your birthday. And by the looks of your post you did. Great purchase, from a Great maker by anGreat collector.

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  34. Catherine the settee is stunning! It will be a nice anticipation to see the room you decorate that will house this set!
    Happy Belated Birthday.
    Christina

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  35. ohhh~~~ Happy Belated Birthday greetings too! what a beautiful chair :O

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