This stool is more than a ‘current’ crush. I’ve been smitten with it for awhile. What a great example of form and function. I really like how versatile they are. These stools can be used either as extra seating in a pinch or next to another piece of furniture as a side table to keep items within reach. They come in so many different styles and colors too. The fact that they are made out of ceramic means they can also be used outdoors or even in the shower. Ideally, I’d love to have one or two outside for use with my Adirondack chairs on the deck.
The only problem, for me, has been the price! I’ve typically seen them priced at $100+. I’ve heard stores such as HomeGoods and Big Lots often have them for less but I’ve been looking for awhile and haven’t run across any in the traditional style I prefer. UNTIL last week! I found one at Cost Plus World Market for 50% off in a color that works well in our home – yay! Here it is in the living room. I even pulled out another fave to use with the stool, my walled silver tray from Goodwill.
Are you a fan? For more information on where these stools came from (they’ve been around for a 1000 years!) check out this article.
I never go into Goodwill actually looking for silver, but it seems to find me. Most of the time I resist it’s siren call because, while I love the shiny, classic, bling, I really don’t need any more silver to clean! Well, my resistance wore thin when I saw this piece (and it was half off that day!). I love a walled silver tray. That small detail is such a classic, lovely touch.
If you have one of those round side tables, they make great table toppers too. My friend has a brass one in her family room. The tray looks great, holds loose objects, and protects the table top. How’s that for form and function?
Aren’t they grand? Maybe I’m the only one smitten. What have you been crushing on lately?
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