Congratulations go out to Stephanie Ongarello, the winner of the Vintage Lollipops Big Holiday Swagger-bag Giveaway! Hopefully all those goodies will help start her New Year off with a bang. I was completely elated by the number of entries and want to send big hugs and many thanks to everyone who participated! ♥
Last year, hidden away in a dusty corner of one of my favorite antique stores, I discovered this decorative wooden bench. The $20 price tag and carved details were too good to ignore and I quickly scooped it up. Even with its (original) dingy blue legs and worn crushed velvet body, I hoped that one day I could restore its soulless existence into something more appealing. After a little black paint and the beautiful design of this hand-woven Malian mud cloth, it looks better than ever!