Saturday, March 5, 2011

Funky Junk's Bench Party

The first time we lived in Japan...
            I yearned for one of  their Coca cola bus benches,
                                                                               placed at  each stop...

              years later when we moved back, to Japan,  
I noticed, for the most part the benches had been replaced...THEN

I spied one down the street, on the base, in someone's backyard, keeping an eye on it, longingly...Until one special day, it was placed out front for trash pick-up!  I asked the kids playing in the yard, and they confirmed, that yes indeedy, it was trash...they were moving...and had to meet the shipping weight requirements, right then and there, I crammed it in my car, not wanting anyone else to take my present, because that special day was  my birthday!   

 Really, honestly! So, I whipered, "Thank You Jesus" and went on my Happy Birthday  way...I've shared, how  I love it when  these little treasures come down from above and I know so many of you agree, testifying  with your own sweet stories, to the truth of a personal, loving God...

You can bet this baby made the weight limit this time around.
Imagine the "prior lives" stories this bench might tell...maybe even a Forrest Gump-like tale, only this time in Japanese!

So, when I saw Donna's tiny coke bench and realized the topic was benches, I ran outside to snap some shots, quickly, before the sun went down... lovin' the flowers and trees that are beginning to bloom. Aren't You?!

Joining the party at Funky Junk Interiors, hop on over, it is always great!

parked on my bench

P. S.

number five, my baby, turned 18 today!

PS 2...I fogot to mention the other side is Fanta...


The Green Pea said...

Lezlee, your number 5 turned 18 is a real sweet looking your man.
I am so happy to hear that you have that great Coke bench. Yes, another gift from Jesus. He loves you so! Have a good weekend. sandi

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I love the coca-cola bench- Lezlee.
I really, really LOVE the story behind it.
If ever there was a really cool bench to have...
~Coke is it!~


Linda said...

Great looking bench and a fun story! Happy birthday to your son!

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

What a great story!

Granny said...

Love the story behind the coca-cola bench. Happy birthday to number 5.

time worn interiors said...

Great story! You wanted to bad enough and it came you way!

I noticed you ask Margo if she was coming to Rd Top, will you be there? If so, to sell or shop? just curious, would love to meet you!


Christine said...

Oh I so love coke, and I so love this beat up bench! I would have snapped it up too!
Great job

Coleen's Corner said...

What a wonderful story! Just love to hear those confirming tales of faith. Japanese Forrest Gump? Too funny! HB to your handsome lad #5. You have such a beautiful family!

trash talk said...

I believe God takes delight in delighting us and what better day than on your birthday!
Tray sheek!

trash talk said...

P.S. Happy birthday Numero Cinco!

Jodi@FreshVintageHome said...

Aww, Happy Birthday to your baby!! Love the bench too!! Awesome:) Jealous of those spring flowers!!!
Have a great Monday!

junkermidge said...

Lezlee, that is one of the coolest stories ever! And, yes, He certainly wants to give us the desires of our hearts! Love the bench even without the story. YAY.

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" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Lezlee, pretty cool how you came across a bench you had in your sights for a while. Looks great! judy

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh Lezlee No 5 has HEARTBRAKER written all over him....hahahahaha....Please pass on a HAPPY BIRTHDAY from me....!!!!!

I am SERIOUSLY LUSTING over your Coke bench....What a GREAT SCORE & OH YES....PRIOR stories it would have FOR SURE....!!

I'm SO THRILLED with your earlier news in the note you left me Lovey....Absolutely THRILLED to bits....!!

See ya soon....REAL soon....!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah xx