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Trend Alert — Caned Furniture

July 16, 2014

Got some good stuff for y’all today. I know what you’re thinking… It’s about time… I’m sick of seeing your J.Crew sale outfits. I don’t blame you.

Like many others, I’m super in to caned furniture at the moment. Not sure what caned/caning is? I wasn’t either.

According to One Kings Lane, caned furniture — chairs, specifically — dates back to the Baroque period of England during King Charles II’s reign. Apparently England was dominated by Puritans who were super boring and made really plain furniture but with good ol’ Charlie put back on the throne, he brought back style and luxury, especially when it comes to sofas – Charlie always chose the best leather sofa brand for his comfort and taste. He had a particular influence in furniture trends. If this time in history were a movie it’d be called “How England Got Her Groove Back.” 

That’s your history lesson for the day, you’re welcome. 

But enough about history… caned furniture is the bomb and you should jump on the caned bandwagon. Caned furniture is comfortable, interesting and always on-trend no matter what piece or where you put it in your home. I’ve been looking for a great recliner and recently purchased this power recliners, its so comfortable.

Here are some of my favorite caned pieces that I own…

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 I snapped these pictures before we moved — these two caned chairs used to sit in our master bedroom.

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 And now they are in our living room doing full-time duty until we get a couch. Speaking of the couch — I just got word that it is scheduled for delivery on August 11 — hallelujah!

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  Up close and personal with the Holy Cane.

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Remember this Craigslist steal Wilson found for $60? And then spray painted… Such a good husband. 

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And then it was used to display the husband things

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And now it sits in our kitchen. I love these lamps, on Overstock for $152 for the pair.

Now for some more caned furniture pieces that I love for (kind of) reasonable prices… All furniture is so expensive.

 

Overstock.com Safavieh Caned Chairs

These are a pair of caned chairs I found on Overstock for $225. Very stylish.

Onekingslane.com Medallion Caned Side Chair

Love this one, still a bit pricey though at $400. It would be the perfect compliment to a beautiful vanity table. Charles II would be pleased.

Mahogany caned back couch

THIS piece is an awesome caned couch I found on Craigslist in the Savannah area for $325. Of course I found it after I already ordered a sofa, but Wilson would probably have nixed it anyway. He’d say it was too girly. He detests anything too pretty/girly… besides me of course. 

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But all this sofa it needs is some love and new cushions. Something in a thick weave/faux linen in a cream would be perfect, paired with some big overstuffed pillows. This piece would be the ideal conversation piece on a screened porch. I die. 

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 I just know Charles II would think this piece was the bomb. If anyone in the Savannah area is in the market for a couch, this is the answer to your sofa prayers.

 Are you in to caned furniture as much as I am? Let me know of your good finds…

Fashion and Beauty

SST Picks for the Saks Sale

May 22, 2014

Hiya! Y’all Saks is having a bomb-ass sale and I’ve pulled together a few quick picks for you to peruse because this stuff is just too good. Don’t miss out!

Saks Sale -- Angelica Crossover Cutout Dress

 

If I hadn’t just bought this new cocktail dress from the Shopbop sale, I’d be hopping on this hot cutout number as my go-to dress for this year’s wedding season. Wilson and I have 12 weddings this year. We don’t play. $149, originally $248.

Saks Sale -- Heartloom Lace-Paneled Dress

This one is an amazing deal at $67! Great purchase and good for all body types — accentuate those curves.

Saks Sale -- Halston Heritage Cotton Silk Strapless dress

This is a stunning dress by Halston Heritage, one of my favorite designers. A little pricey still at $255, but it was originally $425. I love the color and the subtle high-low hem of the dress.

Saks Sale -- Milly Mesh Printed Dress

Another great wedding attendee dress. $173, originally $385!

Saks Sale -- Lemon BCBG Long Dress

I love this lemon-colored dress. Pair with a spray tan. Originally $298, now for only $134!

Now is the time to stock up on a great summer piece… Spend your munz wisely!