I would love this bench in our front entry way. I'm a sucker for the church pew look- have no idea why given how extremely uncomfortable it is to sit on a wooden church pew for an hour.
And this table would look fab almost anywhere. There were tons of similar tables with marble, wood or metal tops.
In what is simultaneously kind of cute and a giant pain in the butt, S's birthday is the day after mine. The only gift she wanted from us was an American Girl doll. No real shopping or gift wrapping? Done. We drove into Alpharetta for an early dinner at American Girl Bistro and to let S pick her doll. If you have never experienced the American Girl store and/or bistro, everything is pink. There are high chairs for the dolls and if a kid doesn't have a doll, you can borrow one for the meal. You aren't going to get out of there for less than $15 a person and you'll hear the "Happy Birthday" song approximately twenty-eight times. S and the girls liked it and it was perfectly fine, but not how I would choose to spend my Saturday night. S was thrilled to get her doll's ears pierced (seriously). They took the doll into a back room and brought her out with earrings jammed in a minute later. It was kind of creepy. What goes on in that room? I assume seeing how they pierce ears would be too traumatizing for small children to witness. Regardless, it made S very happy and I am pleased to report that she is still playing with her doll two days later. : ) Thank God there isn't another birthday until November.