Wednesday, April 15, 2015

An Heirloom Bench


Heirlooms are lovingly tucked throughout our home.

If you take the time to listen, each one has a story to tell.

Heirlooms are a part of who we are...

Where we came from...

Where we are...

What we believe in.



This post was sparked by YOU!
I received such sweet comments and e-mails about this piece of furniture that I used as a backdrop for my recent post titled Easter Decor, Flowers and Music.
You can see the post HERE.

It sincerely warmed my heart that you were interested in it.  
This is one of the reasons that I started blogging last year...
to meet others that share the same passions and interests that I do.
So to YOU I say thank you!



This bench once belonged to my husband's Great Aunt Pearl.
It now graces our foyer.



This piece is used by family and friends when they visit...

It provides a place to sit and take off or put on shoes.

Sometimes it holds purses, bags and coats for visitors.


This heirloom is also used by us...


It usually holds a small towel to wipe off wet/muddy dog paws.



The seat lifts up, offering storage space.
It currently stores (and hides) board games and card games.

So yes, we lovingly use this heirloom, but we also showcase it's beauty.
Situated in the foyer, it is one of the first and last things you see when visiting our home.

It is a sturdy piece of furniture, that gracefully shows it's dents and dings.



Yet has elegant details on the top. 




The arms are slightly curved, providing comfort.



The sides are simple, yet beautiful.



It has bun feet.



My hope is that our children are learning to appreciate and respect heirlooms also.
Hopefully when they are grown and have homes of their own, they will have some heirlooms tucked in their hearts and throughout their homes.

14 comments:

  1. It is beautiful. And just this once I am going to say aloud about something the words I have come to dread from others... I am so glad it isn't painted white...lol Wendy J

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    1. Although I like all the white out there, I choose to be just a bit different ;-) Even my kitchen is NOT white! Thanks for visiting Wendy.
      Lori

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  2. Lori, this piece is STUNNING! I bet it could tell some really awesome stories too. I love that you've protected it from paint and have given it a place of honor in your home. It's beautiful. CoCo

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    1. Thank you so much CoCo! This piece definitely has some dents and dings, but that just adds to the character...painting is not for this piece.
      Lori

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  3. This antique bench brings so much character to the area. And it has so much meaning. Isn't it amazing how they used to make furniture out of bare wood, no cushions or pillows. And the wood was carved so skillfully that it feels most comfortable. No padding needed.

    Thank you for the post, Lori. It's a museum piece.

    Kimberly

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    1. Thanks Kimberly! So many antique pieces are both beautiful and functional...I love that! I am drawn to pieces that have a 'story'.
      Lori

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  4. LL, your bench is truly beautiful! I love everything about it! It definitely adds charm and character to your home! I love to hear the stories behind the heirlooms! ~CB

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    1. Thanks CB! I wish I knew more about the piece, but...I never met hubby's Great Aunt Pearl.

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  5. This is a wonderful piece, I've never seen one quite like it. I have a few pieces that were my grandmother's and love them. I'm not sure my children do, they will probably sell them when I'm gone! I think I'm the only sentimental one in my family.

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    1. Give you children time Cheryl. I use to be the same way, but finally turned the corner. Thankfully my Mom kept some pieces (hoping I would someday appreciate them).
      Lori

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  6. I am such a sentimental person...I love old pieces that have a connection to old family...or a story to tell. It's a beautiful piece!

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    1. Thank you Alica. I agree...pieces that have a connection to our heritage are amazing! Have a great weekend.
      Lori

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  7. Hello, I agree that all those lovely old heirloom furniture and items do tell a very interesting story!
    Very nice; Thank you!
    Hugs, Roxy

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    1. Thanks Roxy. I love pieces that have a 'story'...makes them even more beautiful.

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