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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Take a Seat! Part 1

Last summer was beautiful in the Pacific Northwest. We took advantage of the splendid weather and traveled a lot.
In cozy private gardens or huge parks, what does any visitor need?
A good seat to relax and enjoy the surrounding beauty before you get ready for the next destination! Benches, chairs, lounges, couches, loveseats, recliners, settees, stools...
I want to thank those who provide guests with such wonderful accommodations: gardeners who hosted garden tours, nurseries, botanical gardens, state and national parks, hotels...Here are some wonderful seats which we enjoyed in the state of Washington (including the San-Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula and Kitsap Peninsula), Alaska and Canada's Vancouver Island.
The first two pictures are from our own garden.
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Tell us what seating appealed the most to your taste.
To be continued.

***Copyright 2012 TatyanaS

20 comments:

  1. What a great array of seating opportunities!! Each one so unique. Nice collection of sitting areas. (I love the teak dining table set!)

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  2. This post could be a small photo book on its own. Brilliant shots of seating areas!

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  3. My fav is 20, love the bright red against the sea of green, but all a great little pozzies to take a break!

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    1. Becc, that great color contrast is wonderful!

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  4. Hard to pick just one, so I'd go for 10, 12, and 17: comfortable chairs (must be able to lean back!), views, and tranquility in varying proportions.

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    1. Jason, 17 is in Alaska, 10 and 12 - WA.

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  5. Such beautiful places you've visited. Nice places to have a seat and enjoy all the beautiness around you.

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    1. Thank you Sadun! Pacific Northwest is a wonderful place!

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  6. What a beautiful seat post! Nr.1, your own place has the best seats to sit on and do you have a carpet on the terrace? I like the mountain view of 25; The mossed frog on the bench of nr. 6; 26 has the most beautiful wooden sofa (haha)and the most lovely place to sit on is the wooden verandah of 32 and 33.
    Anyway, they are all nice.

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    1. Janneke, thanks! Yes, there is a rug there. #26 is fantastic, isn't it?

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  7. Great spaces, but yours is still my favorite! Once again love, love, love the palms. I tried to find some in our area after messaging you about yours and the ones I found were a ridiculous price. They were over $500.00 a piece, same palms but not nearly as beautiful as yours. So I will file this image away for inspiration and continue my search!

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    1. Randy, thanks! As for the palms, you might want to check Home Depot. Sometimes, they have wonderful palms for $15-25(!!!).

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  8. Tatyana, I agree with Mark and Gaz above, gorgeous pictures.
    As for my choice...The toad on the bench in 6 made me smile, the ethereal looks of 11 are magical, the blues in scene 13 are stunning, the rustic asymmetric bench in 26 is a work of art, and the wicker on the porch in 33 feels like 'home' to me. So my choice would be to sit in any of those scenes, sorry I can't choose just one!

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    1. Thank you Kit! I have a similar toad in my garden; I just need to ask it to get mossy!

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  9. Tatyana what a lovely blog a seat in every port so to speak.

    And each and every one unique hard to have a favourite but I did like 26.

    Enjoy your day (have a week peek at my New Look garden forum (forums.trowelslg.com)

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  10. Awesome, Tatyana! Love so many but really like the quiet lake view setting/seating. And, of course, your garden ... do you leave the rug out year round?

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    1. Thank you Joey! I take that rug inside. Actually, it is not even an outdoor rug, it's our old indoor one. But, it served 3 or 4 seasons outside! It's time to buy a real outdoor rug!

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