Friday, June 20, 2014


I recently picked up a great new bench off of Craig's List and thought I'd share. I'm an occasional Craig's Lister, meaning I'll go on every so often looking for something in particular but every now and then I just pop over to the antiques section to see if anything catches my eye. This $10.00 bench selling in Jenkintown caught my eye. I popped over a few weeks ago to pick it up and loved it as soon as I saw it. Here's a photo of it in my the turned legs. That's what originally caught my eye.

The nailhead trim is a nice touch and I didn't think the needlepoint was so bad either. Certainly adds character to it that's for sure. We've already started utilizing it in our living room. It transitioned nicely as a small ottoman to put books on but also functions well as a small foot stool.

Here's a photo of the needlepoint on the top of the stool.

Can't really beat $10.00 for a sweet little piece like this with loads of character and function. I'm very happy with the purchase.

I've also been tinkering around with the mantel as well. Always moving things around and switching things in and out when the mood strikes. Here's my latest look that I've been enjoying. It's hard to get a good shot of the entire thing.

I really wish I had gotten another one of the lanterns that you see there on the right to balance that one out, but I just try to vary the heights on each side. The lantern and large round basket are both from Home Goods from a few years ago.

I had gotten the hanging plant a few weeks ago when we were down visiting my brother in NJ. I originally had it in our sun room but since it's not finished yet we don't spend any time in there. I wanted to bring it up to the living room where I could enjoy it. It didn't come with a tag at all with a name or care instructions. Does anyone know the name of it? It won't stay here forever but I love the element that it brings to the side of the fireplace and sort of draws your eye down as it cascades.

Here's a closer shot of another one of the plants that I added here. This is a Wandering Jew plant or also referred to as Purple Heart. It's really easy to care for and doesn't really require much attention.

At some point I'll get a better shot of the entire mantel.

We're headed to the Manayunk Arts Festival this coming weekend. It's sort of become a birthday tradition (at my request). I'll try to post some photos to Instagram. Have a great weekend!


  1. Hey, Holly! So great to see/hear from you!!! Happy Birthday, hope you had fun at the Arts Festival, whenever I read your posts I miss PA:) Such a great little CL find in that bench...I have yet to actually buy any piece of furniture from CL, still waiting to find one to jump on. The mantel is looking so good! How are your girls? Hope you are having a good start to summer. Ian had his birthday a few weeks ago, crazy!!

  2. Great Craigslist find! And I love the layered look of your mantel!