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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Got Pew??

I drove about 8 miles from one side of Orange to the other side, to Country Roads, trying to convince myself....


"It's not that long"


"It's not that heavy"


...while watching and hoping that the cars behind me would notice the red flag at the end of the truck.



By the time I got to Country Roads, I started to admit it was long. About 4 feet were hanging out off the truck.



By the time Carol helped me move it into the store, my treasure had started to get heavier....



By the time the little 5 year old shopper told his Mom "That's gigantic!!", I knew I had broken my promise of not buying large, heavy pieces...


But it's so cool!!


Chippy white paint,


Great carvings on the sides...



Lots of names carved on the back and painted over and over....




It's definitely long...very long...no matter from which side you look at it...


10 1/2 feet, to be exact.
10 1/2 feet of coolness looking for a new home...


23 comments:

Lori said...

that is lovely...my favorite part is the names carved into the back...what a great piece!!!

fairfieldhouse said...

I do the same thing. I tell myself either it's not that far away or it will fit. The pew is beautiful. I am new to blogging and spent some time this morning reading your posts. Your blog is a treasure trove. I will be back. Thanks for sharing.

The French Bear said...

I love it, good for you!!! I always wave and smile to women when I see them hauling something like that, cause I know they are on a "mission".
You did good, it is just awesome!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

kahlanne said...

I love it! I bought a church pew off of craigslist a few years ago much to dh's chagrin. Now it is at my kitchen table. The perfect place for multiple kids to sit. I get many compliments on it too.

the wild raspberry said...

love it.

Sue said...

I "totally" missed the names craved on the back! It is such an awesome piece, I love it. Lots of interest in it. Of course anyone who just wants to buy it NOW, can call 714.532.3041 and purchase it over the phone! Of course you have to come fetch it!!
Take care, Sue

tara said...

ewww girl it is a treasure!! perfectly perfect in all the ways a pew can be perfect! :)

Linda said...

Love it but girl that is one long bench!

Rita said...

I love it! Che bello! As soon as I saw it I am thinking Famiglia. That bench is going to make memories. Ciao Rita

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

That is a cool chippy pew! I keep telling myself that I'm not going to buy anything else that is heavy or bulky to move, and then I see something cool and forget my promise.

Tattered Goods said...

Lovin it... I want it for my yard, when I get it finished :)

xo,
Sheila

Gypsy Brocante said...

YES .... "it's SOOOOOOOOO cool" ... and what a fun adventure you had getting it!

xo
Jill

Robin said...

OH MY! I'm in love! You would have been CRAZY to pass it up. Great find!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

OH MY GOODNESS!

Thank you for 2 things:
1. posting a comment on my blog - I've missed you girls!

2. introducing me to this fabulous new store - I LOVE Old Towne Orange - and its time I get over there to treasure hunt.

Have so much fun with your pew - can't wait to see what you do with it!!

Have a sweet day!

Wanda said...

What a brave girl you were. It is pretty wonderful, though.

junkdreams said...

Yes, an unbelievable find!
Happy day.
xojanis

Jill said...

Cool, very cool! I'd have hauled it home too! Wish I could buy it!

Faded Charm said...

This is fabulous in all its white chippy goodness. It probably wouldn't be that much to ship it to Oregon, would it? hahaha Enjoy it while it lasts!

Kathleen

Wizard of Was said...

The "story" is always so fun to hear...but then's there's getting it from point A to point B....that's another story within it self. Wow! what an awesome piece...did it fit into your space? I've had that problem before...my space it always in my mind is larger that it really is!
Have a great rest of the week!
Gale

Campbell Jane said...

Love it! I passed one by a few years ago and regret that I did. Oh the things I could have done with that pew!

sassydesigns said...

This bench is gorgeous! I don't know how you part with your finds! Loving your blog,
hugs,
Dee

Uncanny Festoon said...

How dare you promise yourself such crazy things...you know thay you will never stop buying things and calling yourself crazy at the same time!


Joy..........always

Omi S. and her dog, Bender Oak Cannon said...

Hi! Just stopping by via a link from Faded Charm. Your post makes me smile so much, and such a great find! It reminded me of going out with my dog recently and finding a really cute antique 5 gal. bucket. My dog and I had to trek the 6 blocks home carrying this big clunky treasure all the way back to our home. I kept saying "it's not the far...."