Posted by: frenchinspiredliving | February 17, 2009

Garden Statues & Seating

Welcome, welcome, welcome to what I hope is going to be a very exciting blog site for all those like minded people who want to find and incorporate wonderful French finds into their everyday living space. 
The blog will grow over the coming months as new contributors and visitors leave their ideas here for all of us to get some benefit from.
Just published is the story of the last days of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, his wife Empress Eugenie and Louis his only legitimate son.  Wonderful photographs of where this family is buried, how they came to be in granite sarcophagi given by Queen Victoria and why they are in the care of Benedictine monks in an abbey in Farnborough.  SEE …..SPECIAL PLACES TO VISIT.
 
A ‘Food and Drink’ catagory is coming soon and many more French related stories will take shape over the coming months.
19th century old painted bench £650 from Life, Nettlebed, Oxon.

19th century old painted bench £650 from Life, Nettlebed, Oxon.

 

This fabulous bench is tucked in a corner of a garden against an old brick wall but it could look equally wonderful languishing on a limestone floor in the entrance hall of a contemporary house.

French vintage metal folding daybed from Life, Nettlebed, Oxon.

French vintage metal folding daybed from Life, Nettlebed, Oxon.

Although these wonderful metal daybeds are difficult to find due to popular demand over the last few years, if you know where to look they are still available. 

Upholstered in a vibrant floral fabric the mattress and bolster are completly separate from the frame and easily stored through winter months.  

So on a bright sunny day this very portable seating can be placed with little trouble in dappled shade under a favourite tree.  HELLO! magazine or a good book is a must, a glass of iced home-made lemonade and a couple of hours taken out from a hectic day!  Could Life be any better than this?

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