Antique Garden Bench a Garden Sanctuary Essential
Perfect for Compliments and Conversation
A Garden Bench is perfect for creating warm memories, for cherishing serene moments listening to the birds, or smelling the spring and summer air. If you have a backyard garden to enjoy then you simply must have a beautiful bench to add grace and charm.
I enjoyed ours for a number of years relaxing with the newspaper on a Sunday morning or enjoying a cocktail at the end of a summer's day. But alas it is no longer the same comfy bench of yesterday, the wood is now splintered and too weak to sit on.
Finding a replacement will not be easy as I love the decorative wrought iron design of the bench and matching foot rest. The two seemed to blend seamlessly with our yard, as if we designed the entire garden around them and maybe somehow we did.
But the time has come, as you can see by the picture below, for the duo to serve out their remaining days as attractive garden dcor, adorned with trailing clematis and possibly a flower pot or two becoming a pleasant perch for the backyard birds.
photo below by Marilyn Thompson
Walk with me as we visit why the Scrollwork Wrought Iron Bench is a delightful choice
Indeed our treasured bench was no longer very comfortable the split weathered wood lent itself more to conversation than compliments. Now that spring has arrived and the garden is blooming I thought what an ideal time to convince my husband that our bench had served its original purpose and our search for a replacement should begin.
I adored the occasional quiet retreat and moreover the gazebo in the corner of the yard would seem empty without a garden bench so the decision to replace was easy but the question became, "would we stay with the same style?"
I have always been fond of the look but I was not fond of how quickly the wood weathered even though we did treat it with a generous layer of lacquer when first purchased. I suppose a cover would have been fitting over the winter to protect the pieces from nature's elements but I enjoyed how they graced the winter cold when covered in snow.
So because of the weathering wood the answer to our question became "change the design". Why did we choose the Scrollwork Wrought Iron Bench?
For a few of reasons,The simple yet attractive, fanciful design will compliment and blend into any gardenIt is all wrought iron, no wood to become weatheredThe promise of being corrosion-resistant should mean it will last many yearsThe price is very reasonable and the nine Amazon reviews offered 5 star comments
Since we had no problem with the wrought iron portion of our original bench and foot rest we feel assured the Scrollwork Bench will withstand nature's elements well. I will likely add a couple of removable cushions for a more comfortable seat but the verdict is still out on replacing the old foot rest, we'll have to try out the "feel" of the Scrollwork Wrought Iron Bench for a while..
If you don't have a corner gazebo as I do, it may be helpful to rehearse where you might place the bench by grabbing a chair and sitting a moment in that location. Check out sun exposure and neighboring plants to be certain you have found a comfortable spot. If reworking your garden, what a perfect opportunity to shape it around your new Wrought Iron Bench.
I hope you'll try a new garden bench too as our new bench treasure is sure to bring us hours of relaxation, compliments, conversation, and new memories.