Some Things Shabby

It’s the day after Christmas and the Sun is shining bright. It feels good to step outside, take a moment to breathe in and count my blessings. There’s no place like Home and as I sit here surrounded by so many lovelies; I realize that I have, not just a fondness for Victorian Cast Iron garden furniture, but a weakness as well.

The Patio Set below is an old Singer Sewing Machine Base with a half an inch Polypropylene tabletop (a Craigslist purchase). The chairs are Shabby Chic and the Table is Antique. The cross-piece on the Sewing Machine base has a patent date which reads Patented Jan. 4, 1887. All the wheels on the base still function as they should. I had the option to use it either as a Console Table or as a Desk, but I decided to use it as an outdoor table.

Shabby Chic Patio Set.

Shabby Chic Patio Chairs with Antique Singer Sewing Machine Base.

I have bought gorgeous Garden Sets over the years and the ones I cherish the most is this set of Antique Victorian Cast Iron Grapevine pattern matching Bench and Arm Chair.

Antique Cast Iron Bench and Arm Chair.

Antique Cast Iron Bench and Arm Chair.

I also have a lovely American Harvest Cast Aluminum Bistro Set which I have owned for a couple of years now and which I absolutely adore. This set sits pretty in my front yard, next to my Raywood Ash tree.

American Harvest Cast Aluminum Bistro Set

American Harvest Cast Aluminum Bistro Set

As I sit here, enjoying the moment in my garden, I wish you all a blessed day.



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About joanambu

Poet, Writer and Published Author.

Insatiably passionate about gardening, Health and Wellness. I enjoy collecting Vintage and Antique choice pieces.