Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Cobbler's Bench

The cobbler's bench is my favorite piece of antique furniture. I found it at an estate sale and could have sold it three times carrying it out of the house. Larry almost succumbed to offers. It found a niche in our Florida living room. It's a buffet that gets the trimmings at Christmas. It's my mantle stand-in.
Window pane mirrors reflect the living room tree.
A lighted wreath and silver JOY letters rest on the panes.
My silver coffee and tea service
We drilled a hole in a pretty wine bottle and added a small string of mini lights.
Lots of sparkle with silver and crystal.




  1. Oh, Rita...so pretty and sparkly! I love the reflection in your window pane mirrors :)


  2. OMG Rita this just made me drool big time girl..I love that bench and can see why peeps were trying to buy it from you..I would have been one of them ha ha!! Love it...don't you just antiques and the warmth they give all year long...I know I sure do..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  3. This is WONDERFUL... and If I met you when you bought this beauty I would have been the 4th offer!!! I'm SURE there are a few of these at the NORTH POLE too!!! I LOVE how you have arranged it, and the mirrors over it are stunning, they look JUST LIKE WINDOWS!
    Hugs to you,

  4. This is absolutely wonderful, Rita.

  5. Oh my- but I love that bench!!! You have decorated it to the hilt and it looks magnificent. Love the silver tea set and the bar glass and everything else that goes to fill the area. And all of your blue plates are to die for! So glad I found your site. :-)
    ~ Sue

  6. I love how you decorated the bench/mantel. I love the look of all your silver and the lights. Very sparkly!

  7. Never heard of a cobbler's bench but now I want one LOL. Great job!! Stopping over from Layla's.

  8. Love the bench but what I am really drooling over is your tea set! So so pretty!! Stopping by from Layla's!

  9. Wow, I am in love with your cobblers bench and you have it decorated so pretty! Gorgeous tea and coffee service. You are a girl after my own heart with your collection of transferware.
    I hope you will join my party on 12/15.
    Happy Haolidays

  10. That is a fantastic piece of furniture! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Its all so beautiful!!! Makes me think of a big family Christmas party!

  12. Very pretty and festive! Thanks for sharing

  13. Wow what a stunning display. I love mixture of greens, silver and glass together. Just beautiful!

  14. Just saw your post through the Lettered Cottage and it made me laugh that we are both Rita's and I have a yorkie too. Great minds think alike!

  15. Yours is one of my favs from the mantel party. It's so pretty!!! You had me at the blue plates. ANd that cobblers bench! What a lucky find!!!
    I linked to your post on my blog - firstadream.blogspot.com/

  16. This is so pretty - the mix of your silver tea service with all the Christmas garland and the flow blue china and I love the bar decanters - what a great idea to fill the wine bottle with lights. I have not see that done. I've seen jars filled but never a wine bottle...I really like that idea.

  17. Rita,
    This is a fantastic piece of furniture!!

    And you have it decorated beautifully!!

    Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

  18. Rita,
    Oh my that is fantastic, i'm in central Florida where are you at?

  19. Wow, that it one cool looking piece!!! Great find. It look beautiful with the Christmas decor.

  20. Gorgeous. Of course I love the piece, but your styling really does look like a boutique at Christmas time. Beautiful! Merry Christmas and thanks for linking to the Christmas SFS! -shaunna :)

  21. I'm late to the party, but I do love your bench! Old pieces like this have so much character, and you can do so much with them, AND YOU HAVE! Jacqueline