A couple of weekends ago, while I attending that great apple cider pressing party, I took a minute to take a brief tour around my host and hostess’s barn and gardens. When I turned the corner of one of the stone walls separating the barn from the garden I came across this beautiful and unusual garden bench. I was instantly charmed by the patina and subject matter of the bench – from the hunting dog and the foliage motifs in cast iron to the weathered wood seat. I had to fight the urge to sit and rest a spell while surveying the lush surroundings. Sometimes it’s Rustic Chic to dance and sometimes it’s Rustic Chic to sit this one out.
Photos by Joel Woodard