The shortest day has been. Now we have light nights to look forward to. This is when armchair gardeners curl up on the sofa with tea and next year's seed catalogue and I look at garden furniture and dream.
I could be very, very tempted to have a chunky table from Chippendale Revival's new web site. It seats twelve people and was made from gate posts found on a bonfire. Every thing is made from recyled pieces found by Peter Chippendale and fashioned in his shed in Sussex England. Yes, he is a descendent of the famous Thomas Chippendale.
Look at all the salvaged pieces waiting to be upcycled, I dislike that phrase but that is just what happens with his finds. I would rather like a couple of the spike benches or the table pictured with them,
it looks even better filed with stuff......Oh and I like this granite bench....
Peter has worked for the past twenty years on his beautiful Japanese style garden, everything in it has been salvaged.
Chippendale Revival also offers unusual pieces like charred tree stumps.
I don't know what the spikes are set amongst border plants but I think they look great. Here are some more of the pictures that he sent me.
Like I said. I look at garden furniture and dream.
Peter is the father of designer, Bec Chippendale and he's my husband's brother. It's a rather creative family.