Friday, September 3, 2010

A Little Friday Love for My Antique Bench

One of my most prized possessions is my antique bench.

Just ask my husband. We have moved out West and back in the 12 years that I have owned it, and it was lovingly wrapped with layer upon layer of bubble wrap and moving blankets, swaddled like a newborn each trip.

The bench was a present from my parents. What a gift! I look at it every day and I think of them. I think of the day I walked into the shop and it was sitting there, adorned with white ribbons and vintage silk roses, waiting for me.

How old is it? I don;t really know. Deacon's bench? Parson's bench? Just a bench? I don't know. It is one of those things that I should have asked my Mom while I still could. Where did she get it? Not sure. I will need to ask my Dad when I talk to him this weekend. Then I will post back about what he says. My guess? They found it at a flea market or an estate sale. I am sure it came out of a sweet New England farm house.

I love the little details. The patina. The craftsmanship.

The antique hardware.

I have it filled with pillows made from beautiful carpet or quilt or homespun remnants.

It is simply beautiful and it brings me such pleasure.

Won't you come and sit enjoy a cup of coffee and some conversation with me?

What is your most prized vintage or antique piece?

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  1. Oh that's beautiful! I love all the pillows too, it looks just like a magazine photo.
    My favorite vintage item? Oh too many to choose from! Maybe my fiesta collection? Ooh I know- A musicbox that my grandma has had forever. Hey I just might blog about that, thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I love that bench!!

    I'm a new follower from FMF! I hope you'll stop by and visit me soon! Southern Expressions

  3. I am following you via the Mommy2TwoGirls blog hop and what a welcome surprise to find that you are a neighbor of ours! I live in Manchester, NH, with my fiance, our coonhound, and 2 male kitties. I run a pet sitting business here and I also stop for yard sales and antique shops along the way!
    My prized possession? Well, I have many but one that I blogged about was found at a yard sale to benefit greyhound adoption and I found a vintage raised feeding stand for our coonhound. Great find!

  4. That bench is SO Maine! haha I love it too!

  5. Hi there! I am your newest follower! Hope you will visit us over at

    Have a great weekend...

  6. Hi! I am following from Friday Blog Hops! Come visit me @

  7. Sew Sweet--I'll be looking for that music box post! ;-)

    Hi Nickie! Thanks for following and I'll be popping in to Southern Expressions!

    Teacher's Pets--too funny. I have two Iggys and was involved in full sized grehoynd rescue for a few years. A Coonhound? (swoon) love those. ;-)

    Flygirl you are SO right!

    Hi Just Married! Of course I'll stop in! You have a good weekend too. ;-)

    Welcome CraftyToday!

  8. I am your newest follower. I hope you can follow me back at
    God Bless,

  9. This is beautiful. I am hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to stop by.


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