Saturday, April 6

gift from husband...

So the husband goes to a "clean up the VFW hall" day today and sees something in the very dirty basement and tells the guys, "oh...don't throw that out.  My wife likes old things.  I know this, because I'm old and she still likes me. So I'll take that home to her." 
They all scratch their heads and say, "OK".
He gets home and says, "I brought you a present."  I know he's been at the very old and very dirty VFW hall cleaning and I can only imagine what he's bringing me. 
But, he does know me very well.
And in the back of the pick-up is THIS:

 
Holy macaroni...
I believe it's an old church bench.
My husband says, "We can paint it."  
GASP!!!  Green is my favorite color!  It stays green...period.
So I grab my little antique enamel bucket and start scrubbing.


Then I snag my favorite green quilt, (I know you've already seen it but certain "loves" are worth seeing over and over), and toss it on the back.  
They were meant to be together - so pretty.

 
I love everything about it!  Look at that gouge to the left of my quilt.  And they simply painted over it!
 

Thank you, my sweet husband...I do love old things!




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    1. I know - just send the husband out and look what he comes home with - yay!

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  2. Your quilt looks fabulous on your new bench! What a guy!!

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  3. Oh Kathy!! You are one lucky girl!
    As soon as I saw the green I thought you were sharing a makeover.
    But oh my what a treat - it is already green!! Meant to be. :0)

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    1. Yep - I don't have to go looking for paint on this one!

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  4. Wow...He really does know you! I love it..Im thinking of all the quilts you can photograph on this bench.. I am so envious..Its perfect. Good job hubby!!

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    1. Lots and lots of photo sessions in the future! thanks...

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  5. Looks amazing!!! Great scoop!!!

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    1. yep - scoop em up and bring em home!!!

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  6. That is awesome and looks fabulous with the quilt.

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  7. Excellent!! And how sweet that your hubby knows you so well Love it!

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  8. That quilt and that bench were meant to be together - great husband - lucky you!

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    1. And who knew he would find it in the basement of a very old building - yay!

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  9. I sort of laughed at your husband's reasoning: "sort of" because, well, my husband says the same sort of things....all the time, usually about me, they're generally true. Anyhoo, I am JEALOUS and not just a little bit!

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    1. Aren't husbands the funniest people? super lucky me!

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  10. What a great find! And a great gift. I want a church pew someday. :) Your quilt looks lovely with it.

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    1. I've always wanted a church pew - seriously - just didn't think I'd ever have one or a place to put it. Thanks for the compliments!

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  11. If there is perfect...it's the bench with your quilts and your hubby! LOVE IT!

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    1. oh - thank you. You touched my heart! Lots of love going on here....

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  12. Destiny. Clearly that quilt and that bench were destined to be together.

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    1. Strange, huh? I've had this quilt for a few years and now the two get to meet - love destiny!

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  13. They look gorgeous together! What a lucky wife you are!

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    1. Thanks! Every day I get to be a lucky wife! love this man...and this bench...and this quilt!

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  14. Told you he is a keeper! And the bench is a beauty! Hope I get to see it soon! Lucky, lucky girl!

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    1. Yep - he certainly is a keeper - I'm super lucky in so many ways!

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  15. Your hubby found you a fabulous treasure!!

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    1. Thank you, Amy - he did! Wish I had a bunch more to share...

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  16. What a good hubby! I, too, love old things. I tell my husband that's a good thing because he is older (12 years!) than me.

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    1. I think old things are sometimes better than new things....snickering at your comment! I agree!!!

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  17. The bench in itself is wonderful but with your beautiful quilt? Perfection Kathy!!! Lucky you!!

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    1. Oh, Cathy - thank you. It's such a simple quilt but honestly one of my favorites! The backing has green olives on it...funny!

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  18. This is wonderful! I love the bench, I love the quilt, and I love Dan-O as always! Send him here next time he has an old find, okay?

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    1. I'll tell him - that way we can plan another trip to Michigan - yay!

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  19. That is so awesome that you got a church bench...and green!
    I'd love one of those for my front porch too, but I'd have to paint mine red :)

    Peggy in NJ

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    1. Well - in its next life it will be red! Probably by the end of the summer!

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