Some time ago (perhaps a couple of years or more?), I saw, in front of a nearby antique shop, a little faded yellow wooden bench. I don’t recall the details of that day, but either the shop was closed right then, or I didn’t have time to stop. But I called within the next day or two to ask about the bench.
And was told that it had just been sold. Yes, I was disappointed.
A few days later, on my way to Marshall’s house, I spotted, in the yard of one of his neighbors….. the little yellow bench. Sigh.
Every time I was in the area, I’d look over at that little bench. Sometimes it was in the front yard, then in the side yard. Sometimes it would be turned over from the wind. But each time I’d pass by that house, I’d look for the little yellow bench.
About a month or so ago, as I rode by, I thought the bench was missing. But then, I spotted it: “dumped” upside down in an overgrown area near the house. (Let me just say that the homeowners don’t keep the tidiest yard.) I decided then that, should I ever see one of them outside, I would stop and ask if they’d like to sell the little yellow bench.
Friday afternoon, Motor Man and I were in the area, and there were two people standing in the front yard, chatting. We stopped, and learned that it was the homeowner and his neighbor. I asked if he would like to sell the little yellow bench.
He said that I probably didn’t want it; that it had some issues, it was a little wobbly, etc. So he dragged it out of the flowerbed, pulling up weeds and vines along with it. I asked what he’d take for it, and he said he’d give us $10 to take it away. I offered to give him $20 for it, but he refused, and helped us load it in our truck.
Poor little dirty yellow bench.
You don’t know how long I’ve had my eye on you.
So the next day, I gave it a gentle bath, decided to angle it differently on our deck, and added a little throw pillow. The next step is to protect it with a clear finish to prevent further damage from the elements.
She’s definitely looking better than when she was upside down in an overgrown patch. And I’m definitely happy to have finally brought home that little yellow bench.
(And now that I’ve written this entire post about the little yellow bench, I’m thinking it’s actually more of a love seat.…)
~These Days Of Mine~