Today I went to the Preview of Southern City Markets Antiques and Interiors Sale Event (quite a mouthful). They had advertised heavily in the design community; postcards, FaceBook alerts, emails, so I thought they deserved a visit because of all that effort! There’s an interesting mix of items from several local vendors. While I was there, I took a picture of the bench below because it illustrates how nicely a pretty cushion finishes off a bench and wasn’t I just showing you a bench last week in my Find of the Week post? Yes, I was!
Here’s the bench (ok, more like a settee) from today’s sale. Very pretty.
And here’s the bench from last week’s Find at Hunt and Gather. A cushion would polish it right up. Since there are no sides to this bench, I’d be sure to have little ties in the back to attach it safely.
The Southern City Markets sale is being held from November 4-7, at 312 W. Johnson Street in Raleigh. Have fun!
Did I mention that I went to Hunt & Gather this week? The one at 8724 Glenwood Ave.. Always plenty of interesting things there. It’s where I found the Find of the Week and here it is:
I’m so sorry I didn’t note the price–I think it was something like $225. As I often look for in my Finds, it’s the kind of piece that’s very versatile. This would look great in many places in a home. You could paint it or you could so leave it just as it is. It’s small in scale, but useful, and made out of pretty wood. I like the little turned legs with stretchers. I know, it kinda reminds me of the rocking chair that was a Find just two weeks ago. I must be lovin’ sweet furniture lately. Hey, we all need sweet, homey touches in our houses.
I’d leave the finish alone, put a cushion made out of a colorful contemporary graphic fabric with contrasting welting and I’d use it to sit down and take off my sneakers when I got home from the Teeter. Then I’d kick those sneakers underneath the bench till 45 minutes later when I head out once again!