Thursday, October 1, 2009

"Vintage Black Friday ", My Love Affair with Black Furniture

What a fabulous idea for a party! I'm so glad that Jill at  Gypsy Brocante is hosting the Vintage Black Friday party this Fall so we can share all our great black vintage finds. I have been finding and painting furniture black for several years. There's a touch of elegance that you can only find in black. Here are a few pieces that are in my Entry and Living Room that are old pieces that I have either found or painted black.

This French Goat Cart is one of my favorite decor pieces. I used it on my front porch for fall for several years, but brought it inside this spring. Here it has a few pumpkins hiding in the large basket with ivy.

This Eastlake dresser was purchased about seven years ago from my longtime friend Colleene who owned a fabulous antique store. It was my first piece of black furniture, and oh, what this got started!

My pretty little garden girl, who is very old and painted black so many years ago. Every time I look at her I wonder about her history.

This is another piece of Eastlake in my Living Room that holds a family clock. The black scales I found this summer at a flea market. I just love kitchen scales and have several spread around the house. It appears I must live on a boat the way it all looks to be slanting. The scale was tipped a little, but my floors really are level... guess it's just me thats a little off!

This Italianate desk is a project my husband and I worked on several years ago. When I found it the back "cubby" was gone which left scars and holes in the top. So we had a piece of MDF board cut to fit which made it usable. I had to pay a high price for it even though it needed work... but I think it turned out well, and I'm so glad I went ahead and didn't let the work keep me from buying it.

I'm so glad that this is a multi-week party because I have a lot of "black" to share. Hope you're having a great week. I'll be off Friday to a great outdoor Fall Craft Fair in Ozark, Missouri. I'll be sharing highlights soon. It's always so much fun, and my sister and I have been going for the last 20 years. It's the only day of the year that I let myself eat a giant corn dog,(or any corn dog) and generally pig out.

 Be sure to check back Saturday because I'll be doing
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Have a great weekend!


  1. Oh I adore your black furniture and especially your scale. I am joining in tomorrow morning... too dark for photos now!


  2. Hi Debra,
    You have several interesting black pieces; I especially like the Eastlake dresser. I actually prefer your scale tipped, because it adds so much character. Thank you for stopping by my site and saying hi. It’s always nice to meet a new friend, and Common Ground is a great name!

  3. I love black painted furniture too. I want to get something else painted now. Great inspriation here.

  4. You have some great that little wagon!

  5. I love, love, love your black furniture. I have an Eastlake table almost identical to yours. I wonder if my hubby will let me paint it black.

    Also, I just wanted to stop over to say thanks for visiting my blog & becoming a follower. It means a alot to me. I have returned the favor.


  6. Debra...thats one more thing we have in common,our love of black furniture...some people think its crazy but I like it!! Hope you are well,talk to you soon! Chrissy

  7. I would love to walk through every room in your house and hear about everything.

    Your photos are amazing.

    Have a good weekend,


  8. I love the black im wondering should I have painted mine black lol!Love it!

  9. LOVE all the pieces. I'm inspired. :)

  10. Debra,
    I love accents of black furniture and accessories here and there, they add so much warmth to a home and ground it. I really like your Eastlake dresser...lots of character here! Have fun with you sister tomorrow and take some fun pics to share!
    My Best

  11. your black is beautiful...just perfect! my eye was really drawn to the wonderful old scale:) i'm glad you joined black friday - it's such a great idea, isn't it?


  12. Holy black cow!! ... I was going to say my favorite item was the cute cart, but then it just kept going and going and going!! What a collection of terrific black finds you have ... I've enjoyed ALL of them ... thank you!


  13. Eastlake in black is the ultimate yummmmy look! Love your black furniture...VBF's are soooo awesome!
    {{gypsy hugs}}

  14. Oh, my, what absolutely beautiful black furniture you have! I have to say though that the cart is my favorite and the scale! Hugs, Marsha

  15. You have some wonderful black furniture! I love that Eastlake table and the scale. Happy Vintage Black Friday!

  16. Wow!! You have some wonderful pieces. I do believe my favorite would be your Eastlake dresser. Just beautiful. Happy VBF...julie

  17. Okay, these are all beautiful pieces and I, too, and NUTS for black furniture. Sometimes, I think I have painted too many things black, but I can't help it!! Your home is so beautiful, I LOVE visiting!!

    Lou Cinda :)

  18. Love seeing all of your black stuff. Congrats on your 100th followers! Looking forward to your giveaway. Have a fab time at the craft show!

  19. Happy Vintage Black Friday, love your Eastlake dresser.

  20. I love the Black furniture, too! It's so classic! You have a lovely home! Hope you'll visit my blog soon, too!

  21. I like black, too. Especially in combination with colors like red and pink and yellow. It really makes a wonderful frame for the brightness of other colors.

  22. I love black too, your black pieces are fabulous! Love the scales, how cool are they?!

  23. I'm with you, Debra. I love black furniture and black accents. All of your black pieces are wonderful ~ I especially like the piece that started it all for you. Many years ago a top designer told me that you should always have at least one black accent in every room no matter what the color palette. You have some great pieces and they all work together to make your decor something special. Thanks for sharing your black treasures!

  24. Wonderful! I too have a weakness for black furniture. And I have a great table I found at an antique mall...need to bring it in out of the garage! You have some gorgeous pieces!



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