Grandfather Bench

February 16, 2012 at 10:01 AM 2 comments

Last Sunday, we had a beautiful family dinner down at my mom’s house –

While there, I was finally able to pick up my bench to put at the foot of our bed.  It has always been called the “Grandfather bench” to me and it used to be in my bedroom when I was a little girl.  My mom now says that she’s not sure if it actually belonged to my grandparents or if she called it the “grandfather bench” so that I wouldn’t jump on it and break it.  Ha ha.  EIther way, I’m positive it is an antique and beautiful.

I love the slim legs on it and the etchings on the sides.  It does have quite a few scratches on it and so it needs to see the furniture restorer.  But for now, I’m just so happy to have it back in my life.  Do you have a furniture piece from your childhood?

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  • 1. dmm  |  February 16, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Yes, Kate, I do! I’ve mentioned this chair to you before. . . it belonged to my Mother from her early days of marriage to my Father. (Circa1944) They found it on a ‘furniture buying trip’ in North Carolina. My dad had a contact who knew a guy who knew of a place; as the story goes. She gave it to me when I was newly married in 1984; I’ve recovered it 3 times and I vow to send you a photo to show off it’s taupe buffalo check fabric (from England) and it’s simple Queen Anne lines. . . it is my favorite piece of furniture. Your Grandfather bench is wonderful and you have a very savvy mother! dmm

  • 2. The Vintique Object  |  February 16, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    What a pretty piece that little grandfather bench is. ! Love your rug too, Kate.



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