"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Friday, February 26, 2016

Bigger Than A Breadbox


Found this caned bench for the foot of my bed to put pillows on.  It was at the antique mall where I have a booth.  I have to quit finding stuff there or I'll not make any money.  It had a red polka dot fabric on it and I hoped the caning under the seat was in good condition, but it wasn't.

I went to a fabric store.  Haven't been to one in decades so I was shocked at how much there was to choose from.  Overwhelmed.  After searching through thousands of bolts, I found this map fabric and the fabric I used on my new caned chairs.  Don't have a clue why the map fabric spoke to me.  I cut the fabric wrong and barely had enough to staple around the bottom.

By the way, I found an old majoilica plate at the mall for $10.00.  I couldn't turn that down.


It will sit here until I bring all the chintz and majolica to the city.  I want to stick with my new mantra, nothing bigger than a breadbox.  I really do.


23 comments:

  1. Dear Donna I can understand why you couldn't resist this one. Like the fabric you chose. This will make a wonderful addition to your bedroom. Take care and enjoy your weekend. Hugs!

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  2. I love that map fabric, I worked for many years in the maps unit of a library, so that fabric speaks to me.

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    1. That must have been a wonderful job, Terra. I can imagine how interesting that would be. That's why you know so much about books.

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  3. Ahh Donna, just how big is a breadbox? I've seen some antique versions with dimensions I recall, but perhaps bigger loaves or even baguettes have now encouraged much larger boxes? Anyhow, let your excellent taste dictate then the urge to purchase something cannot be denied.

    The fabric is a great choice for the bench. Glad the staple gun rallied to the occasion. xo

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    1. I just couldn't resist the plate. It was a steal. You're right about the size of breadboxes.

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  4. The map fabric is perfect. My sympathy on the wrong cut. I see it's not confined to my studio. And, my congratulations on bailing out.

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    1. I couldn't believe I ripped off that much of the fabric Joanne. I bet I didn't have a 1/4" around it.

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  5. What a neat bench, and I love the fabric....so unique.
    I'm afraid if I were the owner of a booth, my profits wouldn't leave the mall :)
    ~Jo

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    1. I avoid looking around Jo. Most of the time.

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  6. Well done. Your heart must have been in your mouth when you realised you had cut that (gorgeous) fabric wrong.
    And I love the plate too.

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    1. I just couldn't believe it Child. How could I have done it? Thank you.

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  7. What a beautiful bench. Did you have to paint the bench ?
    I love maps so this a great fabric for me.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. No, it was already painted and goes with the decor, so I was just going to leave it or paint it. But, it's staying that way.

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  8. I adore that map fabric Donna. Perfect for the bench I think.

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    1. As a teacher Pat, I think you would like maps. I do also.

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  9. I work in an antique store on Saturdays. I've had more than one pay check that never left the store.

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    1. As I walk to my booth at the back of the store, I'm telling myself, don't look, don't look....

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  10. Donna you are incorrigible - first you are trying to get rid of stuff, then you are buying more stuff. What are we going to do with you!!!!

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    1. Guess I am too old to learn. I am trying my hardest, but $10.00 for a piece of majolica? I did pass up some chintz pieces at good prices, but it hurt.

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  11. Seems this post didn't get to me..I love the fabric..I hear you re having barely enough fabric..LOL

    Love that Monaco sign..you have a ton of goodies.
    Is that PL...O or B?

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    1. You and I love our little treasures Monique. I am slow, you have to draw me a picture. Pl O or B? Most of the stuff on this cabinet is light blue with a few other colors. Hence, I put the sign there. I would love to go there one day, but not to gamble. On a yacht just off shore. ;)

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