Friday, 16 December 2011

A Christmas Bench....

This blog has been a little quiet of late, but not because I'm losing my passion for benches. At all, at all. I promise to be more active next year, but in the meantime here's a Happy Christmas bench for you, dripping with jewels. I hope that 2012 is happy and fulfilling and includes lots of lovely new places for you to sit...

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Benches in Taipei

Photographs sent from my friend, Anne Kelly who is out in Taiwan on an art trip at the moment. Glad to see she knows what is really important to look out for!

Friday, 21 October 2011

See, Hear, Speak Bench

Photo credit to Jack Williams

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Make Your Own Memorial Bench

I love this story of a pensioner who decided to put up his own memorial bench early enough for him to use!

Thanks to Mary Atkinson for the heads up!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Church Bench?

Is it just me or is this a church pew? If so, it's been given a lovely new spot to sit in.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Natural v Man Made Bench

Interestingly both the bench and the felled treetrunk look equally popular - which would you choose?

Monday, 26 September 2011

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Friday, 23 September 2011

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Expensive Bench

Another from Mary who says: Vendesi....Bench for sale on the colourful Venetian island of Burano. Orange painted house comes free!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Most beautiful bench in the world?

Feast your eyes, people. This bench is made from driftwood and dragged up to just the right spot.

Just by a deer highway:

The perfect place to stop and look:

Particularly when this is the view:

Could it be more magical?

Thank you, Deborah, for sending these photographs (and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!)

Monday, 12 September 2011

Shunned bench

A bold red bench on the Venetian glass-blowing island of Murano, but the locals have turned their backs on it! (thanks to Mary Atkinson for this one)

Friday, 9 September 2011

Postcard bench

Sometimes the inscriptions are so simple and loving they make me cry. This is one...

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Monday, 5 September 2011

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Friday, 2 September 2011

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Monday, 29 August 2011

Electrifying Benches....

Spotted by garden Goddess, Lia Leendertz on Clevedon Pier...

I keep thinking about the Hugh and 'Sam' one. What IS the story? In fact, I might just give a prize to the person who comes up with the best alternative... go sit on a bench, channel Griselda and let your electric imaginations flow. Then send me your story.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Monday, 8 August 2011

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Bench in progress...

Interesting to see how they make those 'growing' benches. It doesn't look as if it will be long before the plant grows up to cover the rather ropey looking plank.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Entwined tree and bench...

Is it just me, or does this tree look as if it really wants to reach down and sit on this bench?

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Floral Bench

From Mary, who says: "Hidden in a corner of the herb garden at RHS Wisley Gardens, this floral bench deserves a place on your blog. Almost too picturesque to sit on, but couldn't resist it and the aroma of the roses is something special. Mary"

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Churchyard Benches

The perfect place to sit and contemplate life.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Bone Benches....

What strange creature do you think these came from?

Monday, 4 July 2011

Secret Bench

I sat on this bench for a little while, and two people walked right past without noticing me at all. Magic!