Sunday, October 10, 2010

Yesterdays finds in the Rain

Yesterday despite the rain Kristen came home with some great finds. My favourite was this Bench seat. Its original white paint is perfectly aged and worn, revealing just a hint of the lovely warm pine beneath. With a quick wipe over it went off to The Garden Centre. That's the way I love to get things....minimal work haha. So often the things we get require many hours of cleaning and organising and giving them some love after they have been neglected and overlooked for many years under houses and so on.

Here she is under my house.

He also got these wonderful rolling pins. The small one is for wedding cake trims or patterns. Their patina is just so wonderful...I just want to stroke them. They belonged to a family that had been bakers in Maryborough ( old town in Queensland) since the turn of the century. I have a few oldboathouse plans for the faux ships wheel underneath. I am thinking maybe some kind of sign...still thinking how to do it.

More chairs.....they seem to breed under my house. Can you see the great large set of desk returns, behind, on the old cane day bed?
Can you guess what I am ?

Yes I am a wonderful cane sewing table. It has sweet little glass handles, which need a bit of a clean as the person who last painted it didn't remove them before painting. It also has a lovely decoration to the front.
I also wanted to show you this lovely twirly metal outdoor set, table and four chairs. It could be used inside too. I love the rusty colour but it could be repainted a fresh white or a fun colour. Hope you are all having a lovely weekend....still raining here in Brisbane and a bit chilly.


  1. Wow, I love that bench seat! How many bums has it had on it over the years! That's an amazing find....

  2. I am getting just a bit tired of all this rain- So much for Spring!

    I love that bench seat too. I wish I had a bigger house as it would be perfect at our place.

    Best wishes and happy week,

  3. It is a bit wettish, isn't it?

    Bench seat is wonderful! And I love the desk returns. That's my favourite.

    Hope they go to good homes!

  4. Fabulous finds, love the sewing chest. Tamara

  5. Great bench seat! I am not happy about all of this rain, I had great gardening plans this weekend - boo hoo! ;-)

  6. Gorgeous bench seat Katherine. I love the sewing chest...but best of all I love the images I'm getting of you 'stroking' the rolling pins!! Hope the sun returns soon :)

  7. Gorgeous finds, love the bench seat also and the rolling pins are delightful! Hope you enjoy sunny weather again soon! We had 30 degrees in Perth yesterday but rain and 20 degrees today :(

  8. Wow Katherine, some great finds. I'm a fan of old tools, so love the bakers rolling pins etc. This comes from my grandfather being a master cabinetmaker in Sydney and Nambour. I think my brother still has some of his old tools...I hope he does anyway...Terese

  9. How nifty is that sewing basket! xx

  10. Oh the twirly setting is gorgeous! A-M xx

  11. Fabulous finds! Love the first bench :)

  12. Love the outdoor setting and the bench seat Katherine.. and that sewing box table is brilliant...

    Spring's a bit bipolar our way too... very windy today... Have a lovely sunday [afternoon].. xxx Julie

  13. I love that sewing chest. What an amazing find even in the rain!

    Come over to my blog Katherine and enjoy a tour of Prague.

    Pam x

  14. I'm loving that chippy white bench! Lots of great finds, how fun :o)

  15. You're right the bench seat is perfect as is! Breeding some gorgeous chairs too. :) xox

  16. great finds,love that sewing chest,and the bench.
    glad I found your blog too!

  17. That white bench is great, what a lovely find! I actually found a few items yesterday in the rain, an old timber and cast iron bench. Will need to give it some TLC. At the moment it is looking a bit wet sat outside the front of my house. Have fun, Lisa

  18. it has been frightfully damp and was excited to see a little sun today

    delightful find with the little sewing box, they are so(sew) special

  19. Wgat price is teh bench please

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