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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Take A Seat!

Flower and garden shows are not only about plants .



They are about garden rooms, garden furniture, lighting, decorations, etc.
Things to sit on are represented especially well.
What style do you prefer? Cottage? These items might appeal to you:


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This workbench will go well with rustic chairs:




Are you a contemporary style lover? How about this?



Imagine yourself sitting in this comfty chair and reading one of the wonderful books from the Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books. Just look what treasures they have in their NWFGS booth!


Did you spot a book you can not live without? This is the website: http://www.lowryjames.com/
Their botanical prints are awesome:




Isn't it a great green living?



Even your bathtub can be green!



Was it too extreme? Let's go back to basics:




Vintage lovers would appreciate pieces of furniture from the Garden Marketplace:



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Too shaky?
Need something more substantial? This is the most substantial piece represented in the Garden Marketplace:


And while you are trying this armchair, why not use one of the charming cards from the Ballard gift shop, Lucca Great Finds , for one of your fellow gardeners-bloggers to thank them for the seeds you received? The cards are displayed at the booth of the Fleur De Lis store.



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Classic is always in style. Benchs look inviting in these display gardens:

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Aren't all these sitting pieces great?! Now, when you see them all, choose your favorite, get comfortable and pop the cork!



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Here's to all the people who made this year's Northwest Flower and Garden Show possible!
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Copyright 2010 TatyanaS

36 comments:

  1. Looks like a great garden show. I missed the one we had in Austin. Looks like it catered to a lot of different tastes. At first, I thought the table/chairs with the tea set was a miniature. :) Fun post!

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  2. Thanks for the fun post Tatanya!Good visuals to think about!

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  3. Тань, у меня второй день от посещения твоего блога какое-то ощущение нереалистичности и сказочности. У меня даже восклицания не произносятся, это просто где-то внутри происходит взрыв невероятно сладостных и чувственных эмоций от увиденного, он такой, что нарушить его каким-то восклицанием было бы просто пошло и неуместно:-) Это НЕОБЫКНОВЕННО!!! Спасибо тебе за такой потрясающий фоторепортаж!

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  4. Good morning Tatyana, loved seeing some of the different seating ideas. In our new home in SC we will have many seating areas out in the garden and are looking at various types of seating. I do like that pergola with a bench for one of the areas. I bet they are pricey, they look really nice.
    The bent stem bench I would be afraid of leaning back --for some reason it just doesn't seem like it would hold/support a person's back.

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  5. G'morn, T ~ What a lovely show this would be to attend. Some very inviting designs.

    Happy Valentine's ~
    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~Marydon

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  6. Thank you!
    Amy, you are right, that table/chairs with the tea set IS a miniature!
    Вольдемар, я просто счастлива, что тебе понравились фото! Одна из комментаторов видела, как курица отложила яичко в кабине грузовичка из предыдущего поста!
    Janet, I agree with you - I'd use those chairs mostly as decorations. If I wanted to sit on them, I'd put a cushion!

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  7. What a great garden show! I loved all of the pictures - I seem to not have any particular style - just love it all. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. It must be a great show. I love the range of creativity. I guess gardeners never short of that.... ~bangchik

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  9. The twig chairs are so whimsical! I love them...although I must admit they don't look all that comfortable, but in the woodland setting we have here, they'd fit in perfectly! Great posts, thanks for sharing your tour through the show.

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  10. OMG! Can you believe that recliner. LOL! That is real green living. How clever these people are at making displays. These pictures just blow my mind. The twisted limb chair looks like it grew right out of the trees. I think I like the bathroom the best. I could see all of that in my yard against a building. All those tulips and daffodils just makes one more eager for spring to come. What a lovely garden show Tatyana. Did you bring home any goodies from the vendors. I am a sucker for antique gardening things. Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing this beautiful show with us snowed in folk. ;-)

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  11. What a variety of seats! I love the green living room... and the vintage. Depending on the wood... the basics seats and arches would fit my garden quite nicely! The rustic workbench would be a welcome addition to my nearly falling down shed! I have not been to a show like this for years... there is always so much to see. I do enjoy seeing it through your lens however... much more pleasant!! Thank you Tatyana!

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  12. Oh I could have had a lovely time wandering round all the displays - but it would have cost me a fortune, so it's perhaps as well that I could only share in it vicariously through your post!!!! :)

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  13. Great idea for a post...seats! The garden show must have been amazing in person, 'cause your photos are fantastic!

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  14. Thanks for a great post Tatyana. I am not planning to visit the show this year so it was great to see your post and lovely photos. I was part of the show a few years ago with my sculptures featured in a garden display. It is truly amazing the production that goes into putting this show on. The designer that I worked with chose the theme of Art in the Garden and so had all the artists involved in every single detail from the beginning. It was a fascinating process involving so many elements and those final hours just before the show are grueling. They have a small window of time and an even smaller plot of space to build an entire themed garden that is supposed to be award winning. Now that's extreme gardening!

    I love those rustic chairs. They are very charming indeed. :-)

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  15. What a fantastic show! I could have spent hours there. It is hard to pick my favorite, though I am drawn to the rustic.I would love to own that potting bench! Thanks for giving us a peek. This helps to get my creative garden juices flowing!

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  16. What a wonderful tour, Tatyana! Thank you SO much for sharing it. So refreshing to see plants and such creativity on display while we're buried in snow here. And thanks (I, er, think... ) for the link to the wonderful rare prints and books site. I'm sure I'll be visiting...

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  17. Now that's a really early garden show! Cottage style for me Tatyana. I could happily take the potting bench home with me. Enjoyed your post :)

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  18. How much fun! What a great display! A lot of creativity

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  19. So much to look at! What a sensory overload! :-) In a good way, of course... I love the different interpretations of garden seating.

    Cameron

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  20. I wanted to haul some of those benches upstairs for people to sit on during the looooong waits for some of the seminars! I loved the curvy willow branch benches, and wished I could have tried out more of them to see if they were comfy or just cute. Great pics!

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  21. I sure loved those twig furniture pieces! My husband wants to try and make some this year...if he succeeds I will surely post some photos of them on my blog!!

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  22. I adore the cottage style...am pulled to the vintage too...These are just great!

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  23. I just love a great garden show ... I so enjoyed your photos of this one. The one thing I would love is that fantastic old work bench ... that was just lovely!

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  24. Tatyana, What a wonderful time you must have had!! How long were you at the show? There are many items I would very much enjoy seeing in "real life!" Your photos were great, though. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. I like the chairs - looks so much like a fairytale land.
    Nice - thanks for sharing.

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  26. I love looking at all the different stands at flower shows. I love that work bench and the books look very interesting.

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  27. Oh Tatyana Girl, Thank you so much for this extensive tour. It's AWESOME. My favorites: The green moss recliner. Gimme, gimme! And absolutely everything in the Vintage booth. The bathtub is cool but the floor ooh, la, la...the moss and pebble/cobblestones. Did you have a good time? It doesn't look like it was too crowded. Did you bring home anything? Thanks again.

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  28. Looks like it was a good show, those seats are awesome

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  29. Hello Tatyana,

    Your pictures of the show are so much better than mine. I always seemed to take a shot with someones head or hand in the middle! Are you going to share pics of any goodies you picked up or which presentations you liked?

    Christine in Alaska

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  30. Thank you!!! Answering the questions. There were no presentations for me: we had just several hours before driving back and picking up kids from school; I bought several hostas, brunnera, snowdrops, books and a stone frog. There were not many perennials (my favorite Christianson's nursery was absent). There were no crowds as in previous years. No ticket lines. I could take pictures without any heads in front of my camera. All in all, the show was good.

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  31. It seems like the two of us are now attending garden shows, as i posted garden show landscape exhibits in mine. Your choice of getting the seats displays is very beautiful. I love all of them esp those with viny accents. YOur photos definitely are marvelous. Thanks for showing us those possibilities.

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  32. What a wonderful flower show it seems to be. The containers, books, landscape, all were amazing. And the blooms were awesome as well. I am sure you must have had great fun out there.

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  33. Dear Tatyana, I was fascinated to tour this show with you and loved the way you had divided your pictures into sections - some of which, I must confess, I found a little alarming.

    I was intrigued to see on one of the stands, belonging, I think, to Lowry-James, rare prints and books, a display of books of the series 'Britain in Pictures'. I have a small collection of these and find them very readable.

    I have now found your impressive list of 'Followers', to which I have added my name. I shall look forward to future postings.

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  34. So much temptation. I would love one of those rustic seats and that work bench. Luckily I'm too far away to impulse buy. How did you resist?

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  35. Oh my gosh, Tatyana, I would blow my entire year's grocery budget if I was at that show! The thing I want most of all that I saw there--the blue panel with the smiling cat in the second photo. I WANTs it, I does, my pressshhhioooussss! (said in my best Gollum voice).
    It looks like you had a great time, and what did YOU bring home with you that you couldn't live without? Other than inspirations?

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  36. WOW, fabulous photos of the show Tatyana. Last time I visited our Garden Show it was nothing like yours. I'm jealous. So much here to see and buy!! Maybe my pocketbook is safer at ours?!! Those chairs in the first set of pictures look like they belong in a fairy garden. I've never seen anything like them. I think my garden is a confused mixed-up mess because I like all the styles. :-)

    btw, Your book arrived yesterday ~ it's awesome!!! I can see myself doing many of the projects inside the pages. Thank you again. I am enjoying it very much.

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