So I waited three weeks until it came down in price, then snatched it up. I still didn't know why it was instant love until I was at my moms and saw this...
Honestly, I never realized that they were the same motif. (a little hard to see in the top picture)
Benches are great for many things like:
- a vase of flowers
- a stack of books
- a comfy cushion and throw
But most of all, when guests drop in and I say, "Come on in and sit down" they never want to go into the living room or family room (maybe they think they are intruding ~ never) so we used to just stand in the entry hall. Now there is conventiently a cute bench to sit on!