An Antique Bench in the Dining Room

This past weekend, I traveled to Atlanta to go to the Country Living Fair…

…..It was fabulous!

So many wonderful things were offered…from antiques, to glorious art and objects….

…..handcrafted from talented artisans.

I found a “few” things there…:)

One thing in particular is a bench that I have been searching for….

…..for my dining room.


A little “peek”

Fall pillow by Pottery Barn, We Gather Together Pillow by Ann of Sutton Place.


We all saw these settees..yes there were two of them…thought it was a good price….





This is the area “before”….


And this is the “after”….

The settee is dated around the mid to late 1800’s..made of split white oak.


There were a pair of these settees…I chose the one with the most worn paint…

…..I loved the more worn look.


So this is just one of the treasures that I brought home from the Country Living Fair…

I forgot something at Kim’s house…so you shall see that later…

…..she is keeping it for me, safe and sound…until I travel back to Atlanta to pick up my France treasures!


The “day two” group…Me, Kim (Savvy Southern Style), Linda (Kristen’s Mom),

…..and Kristen (Sophia’s Decor)


The “day one” group…Kelly (The Essence of Home) is missing as she was taking the pic…

….I snagged the pic from Kelly.

…..Me, Kim, and Laura (Top This Top That)


And thanks to Kristen for sending me this pic…of me loving this settee….

It was a great weekend…more snipets of the Fair to come….

Have a wonderful day!!!

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  1. love that bench Shirley! a lot of stuff must have sold before we made our rounds b/c I don’t remember seeing these or a pillow that Kelly got on Friday….plus some of those booths were so crowded you couldn’t get in.

    can’t wait to see your other “treasures”!

  2. Linda miller says

    I would have loved to have flown in and joined you and your blogging friends at the fair. Judging from all of the posts I have been reading over the past couple of days, a good time was had by all. The bench looks great in your dining room. Enjoy it.

  3. The bench looks perfect there… it is hard to find a nice petite bench! I had a blast spending the weekend with you, Kim, and Mom. Don’t worry… you weren’t the only one who left something at Kim’s… I left my jacket there!
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  4. Yay! I think I can finally comment now. Whew! I was getting worried. I love the bench you found. I’m sure there was plenty more to see on the second day. So glad that you were able to travel over to go to the fair. I think Kim could open a B&B now! LOL!

  5. Great bench, Shirley! I love the spot you chose for it, too. Nice picture of you sitting on it! : ) Love your top!
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  6. Your bench is fabulous, Shirley! I would have snagged it too. You always have such a great eye for detail. I love your styling in the photo! Your pictures of the fair are fantastic! I’m sorry I had to miss it this year.
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  7. Oh Shirley that bench is too fabulous. It looks perfect and what history and character it has. Love it great score.
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  8. The bench is perfect there. So glad you got it and it was a blast again this year.

  9. Love love that bench Shirley!!
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  10. Oh Shirley, love the bench! It looks great where you have it – good find. Sounds like you girls had a terrific time.
    Have a great weekend.
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  11. Love it! It sounds like you had a great time, Shirley.
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  12. That settee is awesome, Shirley! You totally scored! Glad to see you, friend, let me know when you come back up!
    xo Heidi
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  13. I love the bench you found! It looks perfect in your dining room. Also you look so cute sitting there!

  14. The settee is wonderful and I love the pillows you’ve chosen for it.

    Come by and see my curtains and pillows made out of your fabric if you can.
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  15. I loved seeing all the wonderful pictures, Shirley. And your new bench is fabulous!
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  16. It looks perfect there!!!
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  17. Shirley- It sounds like you gals had SUCH a good time. I absolutely LOVE that settee you got. It is just perfect for that spot. I am so glad that you were able to go and just have fun! I am jealous!!!!! Hope you are having a great week….and I hope Kim didn’t sell your treasure that you left there!;>) xo Diana
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  18. Looks like you guys had a great time. Glad you snagged the benches. It looks great where you put it. Beautiful picture of you, Shirley!
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  19. It’s beautiful! There was sooo much to see there. Fab weekend glad we ran into each other on Friday.
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  20. Hello Shirley,
    It was so nice to meet you at the show on Saturday, and that bench is perfect for that area in your home…it was meant to be yours!

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  21. Shirley, The bench is wonderful and looks great in your space! It sounds like you gals had fun at the fair.
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  22. I love your bench! I think the DB Studio booth was my favorite. I spotted your bench in the background of one of my pictures! Which I had spotted y’all too!

  23. Beautiful bench! I so wish I lived in your area!!! What tons of fun!!!~~Angela
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  24. Lady Delores LeBoeuf says

    it is lovely…………..already it looks as though it has a million stories to tell, great eye….

  25. LOVE your settee, Shirley!! It looks so lovely in front of your windows.
    Mary Alice
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  26. Looks like you all had such a fun weekend! Love the bench and you found the perfect spot for it in your home. Oh and your outfit in the last pic is so super cute!!!
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  27. Cute bench…and you’ve got the perfect spot! 😉

  28. Oh my I love it – it is just perfect – and so glad you had such a nice day! I was able to go to the NY this year and I loved it. Take care, Laura

  29. Shirley, I love your bench! It looks so pretty with the pillows; and it’s perfect in that spot! What a great find!
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  30. What fun the CL Fair must have been! Love your settee Shirley! It looks so cozy with your pillows and perfect in that spot!
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  31. This settee is beautiful what a great find. Love where you placed it and the pillows are so pretty, Ann is so talented. Can’t wait to make a purchase from her for the new house!

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  32. Gorgeous settee and you look so cute in your red ruffled plaid. I SO want to go to that fair one day!
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  33. Very pretty and it goes so well in that space…

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