The Irish Lady At Hermann’s: New Arrivals

Napping sofa, chalk painted maple frame,  newly upholstered  with vintage fabrics – just long enough for a tall sleeper, light weight, and small scale for petite spaces.   Handmade shell boxes, mid-century lamp, vintage books and a bust all make for delightful accessories.   Vintage purses anyone? …

Premiering in the new space is an over sized, deep seating, three piece wicker ensemble with settee, chair and rocker along with many wicker accent pieces.    Along the back wall is a 50’s formica top pencil leg iron table with the original leaf and four ladder back chairs from the same era.   Harkerware tea set, cocktail implements, picnic basket,  fishing lures, art work, botanical and a few chalk paint accent tables round out the space and screams, “Eclectic with color!”

Across the aisle is a completely shabby table with oak pressed back chairs re-done with burlap padded seats.   The amazing thing about the pressed back chairs is the carving on the back.

Being Irish, I recognized the face of the Green Man as seen in ancient churches used to represent new birth or spring.  I have no idea how the chairs came to be here in Brenham, but it seems they were carved in remembrance of the old ways.

Introducing a new chalk paint color,  custom mixed by accident,  to achieve a deep rich peacock blue with my new favorite … gold leafing.   This desk is solid as a rock with a few dents and dings from age that just adds character.   Hmmmm,  I could say that about myself…

Many things to see and enjoy.  I hope you will join me on this antique journey and stop by The Irish Lady’s booth inside…
Hermann Furniture
213 West Alamo
Brenham,  Texas  77833
Monday – Friday
9 to 5:30
9 to 5
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The Irish Lady Chalk Paint Furniture

Thomasville began in 1904 as Thomasville Chair Company later becoming the Thomasville Furniture Company we know today.   Just by chance, I picked up a chest at an estate sale originating from the Thomasville Chair Company so I decided to use Annie Sloan chalk paint.   I chose red with gold leaf accent.  Here are the before and after photos:

Before, in the garage, awaiting some tender love and care…

After, in my booth at Hermann’s, awaiting a new home…

To the right are white chalk paint accent tables with cain bottoms and glass tops.  You may notice the pair of upholstered chairs.  I picked these up at the same estate sale because they were heavy and made so well with I believe a solid white oak frame.  You can see the latest Irish Lady Antiques at:

Hermann’s Antique Mall

Downtown Brenham

213 West Alamo Street

Brenham, Texas  77833