Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ok....Ok....

there are just some things that I cannot part with........
like this little bench I painted and covered in old blue pillow ticking. I spoke of it here.


I tagged it (see, it is still on the leg), and took it into the shop where I have a little space that I sell vintage and antique items at.


A dear and sweet friend of mine told me that I should (no- more like MUST!!!!) keep it and to go get it and bring it home.


I told her that a girl just cannot keep everything but she insisted that I do so. She is like a big sister to me....so I listened...........and the bench is home...........

for now. :)

52 comments:

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Becky, we had a yard sale last week and several people wondered out loud about why I would be letting go of such wonderful things. Like you said, you can't keep everything. My friend Suzy said it best though, it gives us more space to find new treasures.
♥, Susan

Violet said...

I can see why you'd want to keep it! It's hard to part with things that you love or make you feel that "something special".

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Good friend! Great bench! I love simple things such as this & yours is quite pretty!

the wild raspberry said...

how funny!
that is a great gal to have your back like that cuz that bench is adorable!
chas

Faye said...

Oh,This is so beautiful!Hope you have a very Blessed Mothers Day! Blessings, Faye

Miss Jean said...

She's right. The little stool has a timeless nature to it that can fit in with any decor. There are some things that are just precious and worth keeping. Good antiques, good recipes, good books and good friends!

All My Blessings said...

Hello, I agree with your friend. Keep it! I like your chair a lot!!Kae

Blondie's Journal said...

It is a keeper, especially since you put your own stamp on it!

Fixing up old furniture is a lot of fun for me. The hunt for it is even better! :-)

Have a great week Becky!

xoxo
Jane

Carol said...

That bench is very sweet!

farmerjulie said...

Hi Becky! Thinking of you my friend. Havent been around much, but you are loved..xoxo julie

quiltingnana said...

It is hard to part with special things...sometimes I regret it later so I decided to think twice - sometimes things go and then some I keep...I think I would have kept the bench!!!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Wonderful advice! Cute little bench!

Vee said...

Well, I am glad that you listened for now.

Lea said...

I love it!

Lea
xo

skoots1mom said...

pretty bench...wish i had a pretty place for it.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the bench. Surely there is a little spot where you can keep this one :-)

Jocelyn

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

You can't keep it all, but I'd keep that bench. One (or more) of the Scotties would lay claim to it for looking out the window.

I'm thinking we've got one in storage that just might have to come out and get a face lift.

Good call,
Lynn

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Your friend was right...keep it.

Renee

Tricia Anne said...

Your bench really is sweet. :o) I can see why she had you take it home with you. :o) It looks precious with your decorations too!
Have a nice day.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Kay said...

I have lots of things that were going to be sold and then I couldn't let go..they now furnish my and my daughters homes!!!
Your scotties are beautiful if you want to see a very naughty one have a look at my blog!!!
Kay

Evy said...

I can definitely see why she made you keep it - the bench is gorgeous!

Allidink said...

LOL it really is a great bench. If you love it then keep it!

All the best,
Allison

PamKittyMorning said...

Cute. And silly of you sending it down there. You have so many sweet treasures!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Always listen to bright and wonderful friends! :-)
Blessings,
Spencer

cindy said...

You did good to keep! It's too cute!

-c

Kathleen Grace said...

That bench is so adorable! How would you have felt if it sold? Well.... maybe the money to go buy something else would soften the blow;>)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I don't blame you ONE bit my friend! It is a sweet serendipitous little bench meant for your home...YOU do realize YOUR vignettes are the best? They make me smile! xoxo, Cherry

Denise said...

OMG yes...... There are just some things that a girl needs..... Girl friend ..... don't ya think so!


Have a joyful Thursday........ I am listening as the LORD brings me correction......

Linda said...

It is pretty cute with your arrangement. You sure have an eye for decorating and cute little doggies!

Jean said...

Becky, it looks so good with the bunny. Keep it and enjoy it for awhile.
Have a wonderful evening.
Jean in virginia

Liz said...

Well I have to say... it looks perfect there! It turned out great. And besides ... you can sell it later.

~Liz

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am glad you kept it. It is so lovely...Hugs..m.

redgeraniumcottage said...

I love that bench!! I think your friend is a very smart gal. :-)

Daisy Cottage said...

Well thank goodness for smart big sister friends!!!

Of course that bench must stay home! Silly girl!!!

;-)

Love you Becky!!!!
xo,
Kim

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Well, I'm glad you were brave enough to take it back! It's wonderful!

Brenda said...

The blue and white ticking made it ever so lovely! I love benches!
Brenda
http://cozylittlehouse.blogspot.com
http://viewfromthepines.com

Elyse said...

hi becky!

i'm glad the bench is home. it's very cool and has so many possibilities if you are growing tired of it. maybe it needs to be shabbified! LOL

xo

The Green Pea said...

Oh, I know! I do that same thing all the time. You will know when you can part with it...Sorry I want to keep everything for a while...Sandi

The Green Pea said...

Becky, I forgot to take you email address home.......I told you what park the sale was in, turn left on 3rd st (once in the park) and it is the 3rd home from the far end on the left. Happy shopping. It was so nice to visit with you and Jean today. Love ya, Sandi

Natasha Burns said...

I can see why she insisted and I'm glad she did! It's gorgeous!!
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi Becky. I know you've had a lot on your plate lately.
I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day on Sunday.
Thanks for the compliments on my pics! You asked about the camera - it's a Sony Cybershot and I love it to bits!!! (and, it's pink!) xoxo

Mimi Sue said...

I know how you feel. Sometimes my house runneth over! I wish you peace and contentment on this challenging Mother's day. Mimi

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

When I took one look at the bench and tag (before I started reading). I thought for sure you were going to show a new purchase. It was meant to stay in your home. Especially since it has that just bought look. ;D
Sometimes it takes a big sis friend to remind us of the little treasures worth keeping.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Rue said...

Good morning Becky :)

I would have kept it too ;)

Happy Mother's Day sweet friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you this year.

(((love)))
rue

Storybook Woods said...

I agree with your big sis xoxoxox Clarice

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

and happy! Soooo pretty!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Becky.....Tried to leave a comment on your newest post and couldn't. Just wanted you to know that I am keeping you in my heart this Mother's Day...
Love,
Penny

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your friend was right. If you love it keep it. You will know when to let it go for good.
Hugs,
Mona

Susie Q said...

And such a lucky bench too...it is probably so relieved to be back where it belongs! In your beautiful home!

Love to you,
Sue

fosterhillg said...

What a wonderful friend! That beautiful little bench belongs in your home.
Glinda

She'sSewPretty said...

Now, that is a good friend and she was right. Sending you hugs today Becky♥♥♥

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Happy Mothers Day my friend. I know this day was bittersweet for you. I have had you in my thoughts and prayers. I pray you feel the love of all who lift you up.
Happy Mothers Day!

Lallee said...

Ah, the joy and danger of having a business. It looks at home to me. You were a smart little sis for listening and obeying ;-)