Friday, October 21, 2011


This Spring while I was doing a little fluffing to make the house look a little lighter and more springlike I brought one of my garden benches inside.  I folded a couple of quilts to soften the wooden slats, covered it with a spring green throw and added a couple of pillows.   

It sat there all summer looking cute but we didn't use it much as it faced the fireplace.  A couple of weeks ago I decided it should look a little more like winter and fall so I headed to one of my favorite thrift stores to see what I could find.

Look what I found in my favorite color. RED!  I found all this bundled in a plastic bag for under $5.00.  It is a bed set for a twin bed.  It included a bed skirt, two pillow shams, a round table cloth, a small square tablecloth and three pillows.  I cut some foam to add to the quilts as you could still feel the slats even with all my padding.  I was so excited by the color it added to the room.  But last night as we sat watching our first fire of the season my hubby said.  "You know this bench isn't very comfortable I don't think we are going to like sitting on it all winter."  So what do I do?  Let him suffer all winter because I love the look or find somewhere else for my treasure?