Coney Island Garden Benches

I found this on Garden Design online this morning.

I love items that are pieces of something else.  To me they carry so much of the spirit of the  place they originated.   I once was told by a sales person in a very fashionable store in Notting Hill that the shelves for sale, which were these beautiful metal I-beam structures with wooden planks that cost more than you can imagine, were re purposed pieces of the Eiffel Tower.   The story was that the metal deteriorates and there is a constant cycling out of the pieces to keep the structure healthy and strong.   I could buy some of the removed I-beams that had been made into shelves.   I went back another day to ogle over them and the sales person that day knew nothing of their supposed heritage…making me suspicious enough that I stopped dreaming about buying them…but I still want some shelves from the Eiffel tower, because I would love nothing more than to have a piece of one of my favorite places in my home.

Which is why I think these benches are so great.  They are made from the Ipe pier at Coney Island.  So if this is a special place to you, maybe you should have one.

Coney Island Recycled Bench

They are available from Good Olde Things – a place that has many other beautiful things and is worth a peruse.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

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