Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday

I love Thursdays. Mostly because I can visit Suzanne and her post with all of the Vintage Thingies Thursday blogs. Please take a look, as I think you will enjoy looking at all of the vintage goodies that are lined up there.

Today I wanted to show you what my dear sweet hubby gave me for Christmas this year. He kept telling me that he did not buy me anything for Christmas. He told me that over and over. But on Christmas morning, he said he had "found" something for me.

A few years ago my dear sweet hubby was in Alabama on a trip.


There is an old plantation near by where he stays. I think some of the guys were out there, just looking around.


And unbeknown to me, he found a little treasure.

Apparently it was in pieces.


And the back feet were missing.

But my dear sweet hubby brought it back home -

repaired it -

had someone recreate the back feet -

painted it -

and presented this to me on Christmas morning ----


It's a real beauty!

Happy VTT!

20 comments:

Maureen said...

Wow! Good hubby! How very pretty.

CC said...

Oh my gosh!!!! It's gorgeous. What a wonderful present this was. Happy VTT..have a great weekend.

Postcardy said...

That's a pretty "find."

Roslyn said...

Sounds as if your Dh is a keeper too!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

OH WOW..it's breathtakingly GORGEOUS!!..you know i was thinking it was a trivet, never imagined it was a gorgeous cast iron bench!!what a very dear hubby indeed and what a lucky gal YOU ARE..i bet you LOVE it!!!!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

OH FABULOUS! I would have been stunned!

Happy VTT, but I know it must be! wow

Maria said...

Nice work done with restoring that one, congratulations to you both.

Keetha Broyles said...

That IS a treasure! I love it.

Jingle said...

That is beautiful! How sweet that he went through all of that for you!

Vonlipi said...

Fantastic! What a lovely piece!

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh my goodness! It's beautiful! You must have been so surprised. I guess our husbands can still amaze us if they put their minds to it! I bet you'll spend many hours in the nice warm sunshine enjoying it!
Happy VTT!
Carol

andsewon said...

Oh my J he is a sweetie and a keeper for sure!!!
What a loving sweet gift!!
Hugs,
Lola

Charlene said...

What a pretty bench--and how thoughtful of your hubby to repair and repaint just for you!

LV said...

Indeed it is a treasure. That one is really pretty. I have seen them around, but none like yours. He did very well.

Jane said...

What a wonderful husband!! Not only did he buy a piece that he knew you would love but he went to all the work to repair it. He's a keeper!!
Jane

Coloradolady said...

GASP!!!!!~! THat is amazing....I had tears, if my husband did something like that, I'd never get to enjoy it, I'd faint on the spot....What a sweet man!! I just love it, but the story is what melted my heart! Happy VTT!

Diann said...

Oh, that is so beautiful! nice job hubby!!

Allie said...

WHOA. What a guy - that is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Beautiful piece and just beautiful in so many ways. How much thought and planning went into that! Very sweet.
Valerie

Protector of Vintage said...

What a beautiful gift and what a thoughtful husband you have!!!