Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rest Your Feet

How do you rest your feet?




Avebury Upholstered Linen Wood Bench



There are so many stylist ways to do so.


Do you have a new, vintage, or
antique footstool?

Found this Victorian horseshoe 
shaped iron foot rest 
during a recent antique shop visit.
Had to lug it home with me.
(I think anvils weigh less.)

Circa 1880's

Anna Footstool

The Treasured Home
Please pop on over to say hi 
to my sweet friend Barbara
She is a fantastic interior
designer in Sacramento 
and shares her home 
along with many trade secrets
and tips on home decorating.

Barbara's Easter Table...gorgeous.

Barbara's Living Room

She featured me today
on her series
 "8 Things You May Not Know About Me".

Thanks so much Barbara!

Barbara's Dining Room


Anonymous said...
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I love this footstools! We have a chair and footstool from hubby's granddad and he always pulls it to watch tv and rest his feet. I love the zebra looking one and many others. Thanks pretty girl.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love all of the footstools you featured...the one your brought home is PERFECT for your house!

Tina said...

I really love the foot stool you bought for your home, it definitely looks nice and sturdy!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I don't blame you for bringing that home! how unique! My MIL just gave me her foot stool she needlepointed several years ago..green with a pink rose my favorite colors!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Alison all those footstools are so pretty but I love the one you bought for your home!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Hello Alison! Thanks for telling "your story" over at the Treasured Home this morning!

Salmagundi said...

The horseshoe footstool is so different, and just perfect for your home. Sally

Sarah said...

Alison, I'm thrilled to see the footstool. You were right, it was worth the effort to lug home. ;-)
Honestly it was meant to be in your home. How perfect!
We have footstools, ottomans, etc. in most rooms in the house. Not only are they comfy on which to prop up one's feet, they make great places to stack books, magazines, a pot plant, etc.
Now I'm off to visit Barbara.
Have a great day ~ Sarah

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

The horseshoe is perfect for you! I'd be all over that needlepoint one.

Tartan Terrace said...

Alison - As usual, you've hit the jackpot with your new horseshoe footstool. What could be more perfect for The Polohouse? You're a master at finding just the right accessory for just the right spot in your house. I seriously think that someday you should write a book with all of your lovely vignettes!

Olive Cooper said...

The footstool fits with your house perfectly.

Susie said...

Love your footrest. I just had a feeling it was heavy..LOL. Pretty table setting. Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

Karen said...

I don't have a foot rest...after seeing your examples I believe I need to find one. The horseshoe stool is very cute and so fitting to your home.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

That foot stool is perfect for the Polo House! LOVE it. What a find!


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

That footstool was just made for you!!!...Love it..and loved your feature at The Treasured Home...yes, she is very talented and has a beautiful home...

Andrea said...

I love those footstools. It makes a room so cozy. I particularly love needlepointed stools.

Babs said...

Your new footstool is so perfect for your home. What a find! It looks in perfect condition. I'm headed over to Barbara's to check out her designs.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Alison, all these foot stools are gorgeous. I would love to own any of them. I do have a new one, iron legs with a red velvet cushion. I use it every night to climb up and into my tall bed! I enjoyed visiting with Barbara and her lovely home. Congratulations on being featured. I was delighted to get to know you a little better.

The French Hutch

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Alison, what a great collection of foot stools! Aren't some of them darling!
I think your will find a fabulous spot in the Polo House for your horse shoe.
Thanks for telling us about your friend Barbara. I'm off to visit her!

Bella said...

Hi Alison,
I love footstools... and yours was just meant for you! Don't you love finding the perfect new treasure?
Thanks for stopping by, I am happily following back :-)

Calypso In The Country said...

The footstools are so pretty! Now I am off to visit Barbara...

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great footstools. The horseshoe one you found is unreal. How fun is that. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Karena said...

Alison beautiful examples of stools and ottomans, adore your horseshoe!!

So excited to see what you choose from Artie; Cross Bottle Guy!!

Art by Karena

Karena said...

PS Your Interview at Barbara's was great, so good to know more about you!!

Art by Karena

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I love propping my feet on an ottoman. I have several of them. None antique though. Yours is so cute! I've never seen anything quite like it.
Have a wonderful day!

vicki archer said...

I love the cute footstools with the valances.... so pretty... xv

Mary Anne said...

Hi Alison:

I have been styling a shop up in Michigan for their opening this weekend (tomorrow) While working there I came across something you need to have. All I have to do is get a hold of you by email and for some reason, I am unable to find your email contact. I have never seen one of these and I of course thought of you. It is a darling horse stable, all white with a green roof. Maybe about 36" long and 7-8" deep. I can be reached at mareb1776@aol.com M.A.

Mary Anne said...


All of the lugging you did to get that horseshoe home had to be worth the effort. It is beautiful and so unique. I don't think I have ever seen one!

M.A. ox