Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Add a Little English to your Garden

Bespoke Slatted Bench

I discovered Terrain yesterday from Rachel's blog whereupon I fell head over heels for the "bespoke slatted bench." I've searched everywhere online to learn more about this fabulous style.

Bespoke Slatted Bench

I discovered that the term "bespoke" actually means custom- like custom clothing- though I believe can also mean "tailored." (Dear readers, many of you know much more about this than I).

Mystery possibly solved, but one question remains- can anyone do garden benches better than the English?


Garden Bench

Perhaps the French?

Charming French Wire Bench

Here's to a lovely day!



  1. Hmmm, I think my favorite is that bed just because it feels so whimsical, but I also love that last image of the French Wire Bench-hard to go wrong on 1st Dibs (well until you have to pay for your dinner)! Such sculptural shapes!

  2. Hi Emmie, well I learned something today! They are lovely...great option should I ever get around to working on my backyard!
    Thanks, Janell

  3. Beautiful examples - I believe I saw these in Paris as well. SO much better than those frumpy park numbers you usually see.

  4. Lovely, though the last one doesn't look too comfortable!

  5. I am loving that french daybed!! oh wow! Hope your having a great day! = )

  6. I just bought a great garden bench on Craig's List for $35! And thought that was a coup - until this past weekend when the neighborhood went dumpster diving. One of our neighbor's had died, and his children were clearing out the house. We spent a giddy Friday morning (and then evening) hauling home end tables, a cobbler's bench, work table (soon to be outdoor dining table), a flat file & Blue & white china. Unbelievable!

  7. These are all so beautiful - I would love any one of them for the garden. A daybed would be so fantastic too but don't know how much I would get to use it up here in the NW. :)

  8. love terrian!
    great post, and that day bed is fantastic!!

  9. Hi good day ! nice post you have . It's very nice , I have plan to setting up my garden can you give me an idea or steps on how to make it beautiful. i have heard some garden accessories such as garden spinner , wind chimes , wind spinners and many more . I want to try this things in my garden but i don't know how to get the right accessories . I hope you can help me . thank you .


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