Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Elegant cushioned wooden bench

Spotted this in Old Glory Antique Store last week. I would not mind taking it home with me if only I had the room!!!!! sigh

Monday, August 30, 2010

Rocking bench

Saw this one in a consignment store. There was a note on it that it had been sold AND another note that if the person changed their mind, another guy wanted it! I don't blame him.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Coffee shop bench

Found this one in Nob Hill area of Portland. I would choose to sit on the bench instead of the metal chairs.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bus Ad bench

This type of bench used to be very popular for bus stops. Now, I see a few here and there.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Colorful bench being used . . .

I was so glad the person moved off this bench so I could get a shot of it. That's his shadow to the right. . . Found it in Nob Hill District in Portland. Isn't it colorful and inviting?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bench tells you what to do!!!!!!!!

This bench is in front of a school near their playground. Isn't it clever? AND, how about those legs/arms? It was designed by students in the Art class.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Benches in building and reflection one too!

I was walking around Gresham, Oregon . . . I didn't even know I was capturing the reflection bench! I just wanted to get the two inside without going in myself.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


My bench for Wednesday will be posted late -- we had a power outage most of the day Tuesday.

Uphoplstered flower bench

Found this one in a store and liked its pretty colored flower top. I like how the legs are shaped also!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Bench for sale. . .

I always have my camera with me no matter where I go just for photo opportunities like this.I like the unique pattern for the back of this one!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Home made benches in 2nd hand store

I was at the Salvation Army store and saw this gorgeous set: table, Lshaped benches and one straight bench. It had $150.00 tag on it.

Now that is a little steep for me for second hand furniture and the back wasn't even finished. It fit in a corner but the place I would have put it, the unfiished part would have shown. I STILL WANTED IT! I figured I could sand it and varnish the part that wasn't done and it would work out ok. BUT, I left it there.

The next day, I went back and it was sold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was kinda upset with myself. I don't need a dining table tho -- was going to put all my old computers on it. . . lol

The day after that was Saturday and they had a big sale for 50 per cent off and the set was back -- returned because of a minor crack on it and the price was lowered to 80 dollars. I decided that was the clue for me to buy it. I went and bought my lighthouse for my bathroom on a shelf in the other room and then came back and it was GONE! Someone had beat me to it! BIG SIGH. I hope they enjoy having it as much as I would have. . . I still have the memory and photo!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Tool making bench

Inside this little shed at the Fair was a neat display of old tools AND a bench!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Children's Bench at Fair

A man made this for an exhibit at the Fair this year.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mini twig bench

This is my latest aquistion -- I got it for 50 per cent off sale and could not resist the uniqueness of it. It is hand made and tiny nails hold it together.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

In the Bee barn at Fair

Not only the wooden benches but the bales of hay wee used for talks about the bees!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tool Bench

Found at the Fair in a display area.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Yellow Fair Bench

They have many of these yellow benches at the Fair each year.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Dining set with bench

Saw this on display at the Clark County Fair also.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Children's benches and table

Also saw this one at the Fair. . .

Friday, August 13, 2010

Another Fair bench

This one got a bit blurred but I liked the pattern in the back of it so am using it anyway. Sometimes, I get in a hurry and don't check to see that the photo turned out ok. . .

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Benches indoors at the Clark County Fair

Most of the time that I passed these benches, they were occupied with weary Fair goers. . . nice they were inside a building in the shade!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

White mini bench

I thought this was so cute and really wanted to buy it but I have no room to display benches too!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

White rattan bench

The cushion color sets off this bench nicely although it would not be my choice of colors.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Another consignment bench

If I had a garden area or a patio that I did not have to share with 149 other families, I would have bought this one!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Simple bench in grocery store

Last week when I was there, it was being used. Luck was with me this time!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Another Victorian bench

Found in a consignment shop recently. . .

Punctuation Benches -- #7 and #8 -- period and comma

This shot looks funny also because I took them upside down to eliminate people in the shot BUT it is definitely a period and a comma --two more little artistic benches.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Punctuation mark benches -- # 6 and #7--the parenthesis and the hyphen

Here are two more! Do you see the pair of parenthesis and the dash/hyphen? Quite clever, I think!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Punctuation benches #4 and #5--the colon and the quotation marks

Two more unique benches! Again, I hope to get better shots of them without the litter/clutter one day. . .

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Punctuation mark benches #3 -- Question Mark

This is definitely a question mark. . . one day, I will travel back there and get better photos with all the litter and personal belongings off the benches. . . I hope!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Punctuation benches #2 -- the semi-colon

Before I realized these were punctuation benches, I shot this one. Had to turn it over to see it correctly so it looks a bit odd BUT it is a semi colon --two little benches! Some might argue that they are just two chairs but I definitely think this collection are benches.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Punctuation bench #1 -- the exclamation point!!!!!!!

We were catching the Max train and had to go to this area to get back to downtown Portland. We were greeted with many punctuation benches. This one is not a circle and a long bench but an exclamation point! Very creative, don't you think?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

My shadow and I bench

I like the way this bench cast a shadow. . .I bet you thought you were going to see MY shadow. . . hehehe