Tuesday, January 12, 2021

QUICK Free Garden Design Class: Putting Together Patio Table & Chairs For Lunch

 At first glance, below, knew something 'off' about the dining spot.

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Beautiful, yet its layers are a mere simulacrum of beauty, below.

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Did you notice quickly too?

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The garden takes your heart and mind.  You go into it thinking, your body doing.  The garden is not telling you what to think but letting you think.  Thoughts being worked on by living organically, from before the dawn of time.  A wisdom, coming at your thinking, in partnership with your garden.

 

 Paolo Moschinos English Country Cottage - Real Homes | House & Garden 

Pic, above, here. 

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Joy to have the millstone, base, chairs, urn, above.  Yet, you don't want to put them together like this for a lunch, or dinner.

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Looking closer, do you see why?

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Gorgeous urn, above, at center of table, is too large for everyone to see each other.  Conversations affected. 

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Fabulous chairs, above, are improperly scaled to the table, chair seats too low.  Chair backs are too low, and chairs have no arms.  Comfort for all your family & friends adds to lingering conversations.  Their depth, their connection, their life.  Your life.

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Garden chairs, especially at your Garden Table must have arms for comfort.  And, the backs of your chairs should be tall enough to lean your head back, onto the chair, and fall asleep, if desired.

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Your chairs could be field gathered, aka don't match each other.  They'll blend beautifully if you paint them all the same color.


In defense of the photo, above, it looks like a quickly conceived shot for the photo spread it was a part of.  Perhaps the photographer's assistant was asked to put it together with what was on hand.  No issue with that.  Excepting, if you're new to Garden Design, you're not looking at Garden Design, yet think you are.

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Hope you liked your Quick Free Garden Design Class.  See it Do it ! 

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Yes, it's a big deal, your table in the garden.  Your table to eat a quick bite alone, take a phone call, have family, friends gathered round.  Life happens, your life, better.   

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Garden & Be Well,   XOT

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"Teaching is a sacred profession.  Art is a form of teaching."  Merely creating your best table & chairs in your garden,  inviting friends for a meal, teaches your art to others.  It's how I learned, not in a classroom.  Women who cared enough to mentor me, you are receiving my favorite women, lunches & dinners, and conversation......

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 Best in 2021.  Good health, good thoughts, good actions.   

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"Bad Times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good, we are the times: such as we are, such are the times."  St. Augustine ca. AD 354-430, Sermons to the people, 80:8.

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