My Simple Pleasure today doesn't have anything to do with the kitchen, as Dayle's fabulous chicken noodle soup does! (The kitchen isn't on my list of favorite places!) This American Victorian settee (or whatever a one-armed seat was called) was handed down to me by my mother; it was part of a suite of handcarved furniture in her grandparents' house. They were married in 1881, but I don't know the age of this piece. The upholstery is original. Now it holds my small collection of teddy bears, and I try to choose carefully when I decide to add a bear to the crowded seat.