Quilted Bench

 My mother started collecting Haviland China dinner plates before I was born...
Whenever she went to an auction or junking...
She would pick up a plate...
$2.00 was way too much money to spend...

She treasured this china...
On rare, special occasions would she let us sit at a table set with these...
She split her collection between my sister and me...
And...
I have only used it once with my family...
When I started to redo this bench...
I wanted to cover it in an old cutter quilt that I had...

The pattern was quilted in a pale, pale yellow and white...
I know that it is difficult to see  any color..

But...
The soft palette reminded me of my mother's beloved Haviland...

Blessings, Becky

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15 Responses to Quilted Bench

  1. Becky,
    I love that bench!! It is beautiful. Will that be for sale at A Corner Cottage?

    Jamie

  2. Oh that is really beautiful. I’m also loving your plate wall!

  3. Color me impressed! That is one gorgeous bench!!

  4. This is really gorgeous! How fun to sit and read a book… How cozy… :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle

  5. so you recovered it yourself? i’d love to read more about your process!

    • Carissa…I did not cover the cushion myself…The girls at A Corner Cottage have the best kept secret…Her name is Diane…She is a lovely lady in her 70′s and has upholstered in her home since the 1960′s when raising her children…We are very protective of her…I would love to show you her workroom and the wonderful furniture she covers…I will ask her the next time that I take a chair to her ( which will be soon) if I could take pictures and share her with you…The cushion was a horribly fade blue velveteen…It had faded to brown…ugh! The tufts were already there and Diane upholstered the bench the same way…She is So gracious to work with whatever material we bring…Thanks for asking and I hope to share the process later….Blessings, Becky

  6. the tufting! perfection!

    if you haven’t already stopped by, it would be a pleasure to welcome you to my giveaway.

    smiles to you.

    michele

  7. The bench is lovely Becky, as is your precious china plates. We are following your blog and would love it if you would join ours.

    Linda and Jeannie @ The French Hen’s Nest

  8. Becky – Your quilted bench is lovely, and how perfect with the Haviland china. Thank you so much for sharing. Patti

  9. Beautiful–I love it so! Thank you for linking up.

  10. What a very sweet story! I love China, my mom was an only child, so she inherited several different patterns. You did such a beautiful job on the settee, I am sharing tomorrow. Merry Christmas! -K

  11. Absolutely beautiful. Love the bench, and the quilt. The plates are precious and beautiful. I collect china and plates also. I love to display mine in groupings on my walls. Yours look gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  12. The bench is gorgeous and I love the plates, featuring today.
    XO
    Kristin

  13. wow, this is just gorgeous. Love the caning and the tufted quilt!! beautiful piece.

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