Tuesday’s Find: 50s Folding Garden Chairs

I’m old enough to remember the same chairs in my great Aunt Julie’s garden in Coney Island.  They came out of the garage and onto her painted concrete driveway whenever we came to visit.  The adults would sit and gossip while we ran back and forth between her house and her sister’s impatient for Uncle Herman to take us  to the rides Astroland, which he owned.  Funny something as insignificant as a folding chair can call up memories of summers past.

50s folding chairs with original seats!

You can have this bit of garden nostalgia from Belvair for Modern Living.


Here Comes the Sun…Yellow is Everywhere

Here comes some bright and sunny punch for gardens.  Yellow.  I started reporting seeing it on the Leaf FB page earlier in the spring, and now I see the idea developing into a full blown color trend.

So here we go…

Designer Michael Tavano used yellow in a big way in this small New York City courtyard designed for the Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House.

A yellow garden wall at the Elle Decor Showhouse

A yellow fountain makes a bold statement in a private Santa Monica courtyard.

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Sunny or grey, yellow punches up the color story

As part of an urban garden/art installation in France…

urban gardens
Yellow helps punctuate the Garden of Cracks…

At the Hampton Court Flower show this year…Designer Mike Harvey showed another yellow garden wall.

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Hampton Court garden with a yellow wall

In the French design magazine Cote Maison Sud, there was an entire layout of yellow for outside…

Yellow goes outside
More yellow ideas for outside