Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Chinese Garden Stool in the Garden



Continuing with our look at bringing Chinoiserie outdoors, here is one of my favorite tips. Bring the garden stool out into the garden. I have been using blue and white Chinese garden stools in the garden for years. My entire neighborhood has copied my example. On a recent garden tour, they were everywhere! I have six in my garden. Two are used on the terrace as side tables to hold a drink or a book, two flank one of my doors, and two flank my garden gate. Don't worry abut them deteriorating outside-mine have been left outdoors unprotected for twenty years in the DC area and they look perfect. Below are some great examples from Tonic Home, but blue and white Chinese garden stools are widely available at all price points. HomeGoods and Overstock.com are great sources for budget versions. You will be delighted by the elegance and structure they bring to the garden.




4 comments:

D.B. said...

I love garden stools and I have been eyeing them for some time! Wisteria has pretty ones but once again TJ Maxx has the best price! Of course now that I'm ready to commit, TJ hasn't had any.

Style Redux 2 said...

D.B.- Doesn't that aways happen? They are everywhere until you want them. Keep searching!

Kelle Dame said...

I just saw some at Marshalls for only $24! Target has some too but only solid colors. Hope you find one!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kelle Dame-I'm good-I have something like 16.