Yup, I got it for $75. It’s 64″ long and in perfect shape.
I looked through my fabric and found a peachy-orange velvet that I’m going to make the cushion out of. I think I’m going to make it like those tufted box cushions with tufted edges–should be a challenge in velvet. But I want it to look soft and inviting.
AND I also scored these three matching green glazed clay pots today–$23 for the lot. I haven’t cleaned them up yet. (The round one still had the price tag on the bottom from a high end nursery here–$60.) Another Craig’s List find. They’re big and I know just where they’ll go next year. These are probably as close as I’ll ever get to Anduze pottery. I love them!
Another Craig’s List tale. The woman I bought the pots from–who lives in a quaint Cape Cod house in the middle of the city–took me through her garage into her garden and I nearly fainted. It stretches very far back like English gardens, but is much wider than those. She has about 9 different zones, many terraced–hosta fields, a lilac nook, butterfly gardens, prairie gardens, etc. As you walk farther on you descend stone steps every once in a while. Most of the zones have focal seating areas that blend in perfectly with the settings. The bottom of the garden is more wild, complete with a fox den where she watched kits being nursed this spring! She has three gorgeous decks and a large garden shed that’s like a small version of her house. Inside were boots, hats, 100s of pots, stakes, magazines, tools, drying flowers and herbs–it was like the garden shed I’ve always dreamed of with a little bit of Beatrix Potter thrown in.
She and her husband have lived in this house 30 years and the garden has grown incrementally. The backdrop is a series of huge pines and tall bushes that create a verdant wall. You’d never know you weren’t in an arboretum rather than a typical city neighborhood. I love the experience of meeting these creative, ambitious, kind women as much as I do buying their wares.
BTW, my purchases today end my CL streak. It took a year, but the house is fully furnished. Now to the cushions!