Tuesday, April 8, 2008

My newest favourite find :)

This GORGEOUS tufted queen anne style bench is basically my new baby lol.
Last week while I was at the Sydney easter show I came across a stunning pink Parisian style booth selling beautiful handmade jewellery called Frou Frou designs.
I couldn't ignore this stunning display in the booth of a lovely old dressing table and this bench. I asked the sales lady (Peta) if it was for sale and we began talking about it's origin and it's beauty and I kinda got the sense at the time that the owner didn't have any emotional attachments to it.
I made a purchase and left the booth walking away thinking I hadn't really gotten an answer to whether it was for sale or not but assumed since I wasn't carrying it to my car it wasn't lol.
A couple of days went past and I couldn't get it out of my mind (haha pathetic I know). One evening I was chatting to my friend Brook who said she was visiting the show the following day and I thought perhaps if I made an offer on the bench the sales lady would let it go. I asked Brook if she would make the offer on my behalf and she graciously agreed :)
Anyway cutting it short, Brook made the right offer and the bench was mine. I was thrilled!! Jumping up n down ecstatic in fact lol. It turned out Peta was very reluctant to let it go and she did love it as much as me but I assured her it was going to a loving home and would be well looked after :)
This is the kind of vintage furniture you just don't see around much anymore (unless you have one custom made), especially in such great condition. It is the most perfect rose pink velvet and the stunning tufted lid opens for deep storage inside.


I knew it would look perfect in my daughters vintage inspired bedroom. I had actually originally planned to place it at the foot of her bed but then felt it would make a darling bedside table. The bed and bench fit perfectly under the large windows freeing up the wall space for more taller items of furniture.

(my sweet and deserving daughter Sophie)


I'd like to make another special thanks to Peta of Frou Frou designs for allowing me to take this much loved piece home with me. It will be treasured for years to come :)

Brook, thank you dear friend for doing that special favour for me. You rock my world! hehe ;)

And to everyone, check out Frou Frou designs website for some real eye candy. They specialize in stunning bridal and costume jewellery. These pieces of art would make the perfect accessory to wear with your Alannah Hill garmets :)

http://www.froufroudesigns.com.au/Index.htm

8 comments:

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Oh, this is darling. Your daughter is so lucky! I also wanted to tell you that I'm hoping to go visit Janet Hill in person..take photos and do an interview! I'll keep you posted..just waiting to hear back from Janet. Loving your blog dear Villa Anna!

LondonCalling said...

So charming!

Yoli said...

Your lovely daughter is very lucky. That is just beautiful and so feminine. Lovely blog you have.

Herbgirl said...

What an adorable bench! It's so cute and looks perfect in your daughter's room. I've really enjoyed all the pretty pics of hte different homes too. So relaxing to look at and contemplate and dream.......
Mandy

~j~ said...

Oh Anna, your little girl is absolutely gorgeous, the joy of a daughter...
that sweet little bench is too darling. I wish we had finds like that in my hometown. It really is perfect for her room, great find.
hope your day is happy,
love j

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Oh Anna - it is lovely - you know I lovee your taste and your gorgeous little girl is very fortunate.

I'm off to check out froufrou too:-)

Gail McCormack said...

Anna your daughter is so so lovely, her room would be loved by any Princess, I so admire your style!

Nene said...

"Wow, what a lucky little girl your daughter is!!" I love your find, I would love to go shopping with you;-))

Hugs,
xo~Jeannene