Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Vintage Iron Bench

Thought I would share with you my Grandmother's bench I inherited. I have been using it and the foot stool this week while I have been cleaning.

The bench still has the original cover on it, it is Damask and I can't bring myself to replace it. The bench always sat in the bathroom and had a copy of the Readers Digest and the Upper Room on it.

Beautiful iron scroll work on the sides. The foot stool is also iron with similar feet but I don't think they are a matching set. I like the two together.

I got the bench the same time I bought my house years ago. I wondered where to put it and it has always sat on the landing of my staircase.


Joining Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursdayhttp://coloradolady.blogspot.com/2011/01/vintage-thingie-thursday-vintage-quilt.html

20 comments:

Lottie said...

Very beautiful pieces! I think it looks perfect at the landing on the stairs.

Rebecca said...

Great piece and a great location-love the newel post!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Ann Sweetie...
What a beautiful share. I love your Grandmother's bench. It is so wonderful to have that beautiful memory of where it sat, and what she kept on it.

I love the two together on the landing. It just speaks of LOVE. You couldn't have chosen a happier place to set it.

Many thanks for sharing with me this evening. I so enjoyed your share here at A Sentimental Life this evening.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Genie said...

My mother kept an old Amish tallow bench with a cane seat on our landing when I was growing up. Now I have that precious piece of furniture with all of it little people painted on it. I love you iron bench and footstool, too. It is such fun to place something like these on landings where you see them each and every day, day after day. A lovely post. Happy New Year,

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

what a pretty bench (and I'm loving that banister, too) You must have a cool house.

LV said...

Just let it stay in the original condition and enjoy.

Honey at 2805 said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely bench!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Seems like a perfect place to me! Looks like the bench is in wonderful condition. Blessings, Debbie

Anna said...

Those are beautiful pieces and its so great to have the memories to go with them. That is a great spot for them, too.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I love it, Ann! I love where it is placed :)

P. said...

I like it "as is" too. The ironwork reminds me of the sides of an antique sewing machine table.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I don't blame you for not changing it. What a treasure. I have an award for you over at my place if you could stop by please.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh my -- what treasures!! How special that they belonged to your dear grandmother :)

Blessings!
Gail

Ann said...

Great piece. I really like anything made of iron. You have it placed in a great place I think.
Ann

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a truly sweet seat!

Jeanne said...

Love your header...Beautiful. The iron bench and stool look great together and I wouldn't change the cover either. That is the charm of vintage.
Hugs, Jeanne

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What lovely pieces. And they look great on the landing.

Jocelyn
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Dandelion and Daisy said...

Thanks for visiting! When we were at the flea market we saw a beautiful wroght iron foot stool. They are heavy and beautifully unique. It looks lovely paired with the bench, lucky you!

Coloradolady said...

Your bench is wonderful. I love the heavy iron legs. Happy VTT!

Pam said...

Great bench. My mother used to have one similar to that that I used to stub my toe on all the time. And she had it at the bottom of our steps too! Thanks for sharing.