I have always liked the look of a French Bistro Chair. I recently had all the staging furniture removed from my Willetta house restoration (see post here), primarily because it was an added expense every month. The house has such beautiful bones, and it shows well whether it is furnished or not. I did keep the kitchen table in place, but I needed some chairs~~and thought it was a great idea (excuse!) to finally purchase some French bistro chairs.
I have been eyeing the ones at Serena & Lily but couldn’t justify spending the amount they wanted per chair (plus their handling fees). In addition, I was looking for ones I could use both indoors and out.
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For 2 chairs (yes, 2!) the price was $219.99 (approximately $110 each) with free shipping. They come in Blue, Blue/White, Grey/White, Red/White and Yellow/White. I believe they might be currently out of stock on all except the red/white ones.
The manufacturer is Safavieh and in searching them online, I discovered you can buy these chairs at several locations~~Hayneedle, Overstock, Wayfair and Target. I also discovered that you can get them for less than $219.99, however, most at the lower prices had limited color selections or were out-of-stock and no longer available.
Here’s what I like about them: The frames are aluminum which makes them lightweight; they are stackable; and the woven wicker is waterproof and weatherproof. Plus they are VERY comfortable and a bit playful. Their dimensions are : 18″ wide x 21.6″ deep x 34.6″ high. After the Willetta house sells, I am planning on using these chairs around a pine farm dining table which is outside on our deck at our cabin.
I ordered these chairs on June 21 and received them on June 28th. The ordering process online was fast and easy and everything arrived in perfect condition. Perhaps with some more research I could have found these chairs elsewhere for less, but I am very happy with my experience with Joss & Main from start to finish. …worth spending a few extra dollars.
As I write this, we are currently up in the mountains. The wind has shifted and we can now smell the smoke from the fires. We pray for all the fire fighters who are spending their holiday weekend battling the numerous fires in Arizona.
Be safe and have a wonderful July 4th holiday.