Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sunrise Road Lookout Point benches

On the road to Sunrise to hike some more, we stopped here. Not only did I find this unique bench . . .

but we were rewarded with a gorgeous view no matter which direction we looked.

Bench on Sue's blog. . .

While visiting Sue's blog, I discovered she had a beautiful bench in her latest post. Check here and you won't be disappointed:

bench on Sue's blog

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Historical benches near Rainier at grocery store

CLICK on the first two to see all of photo. I uploaded them to Image Shack and forgot they don't resize here. You will see whole bench if you click on them The others can be enlarged same way but they are smaller here as I uploaded them at blogger.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

In front of church on Sunday during camping

I went to Katney's little church with her and hubby on Sunday morning and was blessed to see these two little benches before entering the door.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tall woven bench

This is not a bench I would choose for myself but if you need a place to rest, it works!

Monday, July 20, 2009

bench at Hardware store

Fooled you! You thought it was going to be another Pier 1 bench, didn't you. Just keeping you on your toes. lol I love the ironwork of this bench. I have no shame taking photos in stores. Ü

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bench at Pier 1 store --#1

I had to run to the Camera store and I passed by a shop called Pier 1 so on the way back, I looked to see if there was a bench in the store. I found many of them! This is just one. . . others coming! Ü

Friday, July 17, 2009

Stone Bench at Natural Bridge

A Stone Bench at Natural Bridge.
I feel that this picture doesn't do this bench justice.
It was very SHADY where this was taken.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Another Farmers Market bench-- playing Rune's Friday benches

This is such a gorgeous bench that I would have wanted to buy it if I had room for it on a patio, etc. Instead I bought a smaller one but you will have to wait to see that one until I get photos of it. Ü

PS I am camping for the next few days but I have scheduled benches daily AND this is my bench to paricipate in Rune's challenge on Fridays. I will visit everyone's benches that drops by while I am gone asap after my return.

Small Metal bench

Small but very nice metal bench. . .

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ironwork Rocker Bench

First I saw this gorgeous bench. . . it looks like it is also a rocker.

Then I tried to take a view of it with the matching table and chairs. . . but it is sorta dark.

Another view of the matching table and chairs. . . it's a nice set!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Two new leaves benches in downtown Portland

I was wandering around in Portland after I found out another friend, Fred, died. I had to do something new to take my mind off all my tears. He was the first person I met and who said hi to me when I moved in. He always called me "Pretty lady" and finally I figured out why. . . he couldn't rememebr my name! Ü Later he called me Paulie. I walked past this restaurant/bar and saw these two benches. They looked brand new! It was very sunny so it might be hard to see the wrought iron leaves -- you can see the reflection of them in the window of the building behnd them if nothing else. I enlarged them and could see more also. One day, I will find my way back there and try to get a better photo without so much sunshine interfering. Somehow, I think Fred was trying to add a bit of joy to my sad day.

Another "grape" bench

Another bench found at one of the wineries we visited.
Do you see the little grapes on the back, arms and legs?

Long, lonely bench

Looks like someone tried to put a little paint on it tho . . .

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Larger Noah's Ark bench

A bigger bench than the first one I found near my home and the ironwork is all animals too! It also has beautiful ironwork arms and legs.

Green Bench

A bench along the Cedar Creek Trail at Natural Bridge.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Old ornate bench for Two

Isn't this a beautifully made bench? It could use a lick of paint but the ornamental ironwork is fabulous. I like that it was painted white also . . .

Bench by the Water

This was a bench found at the Natural Bridge last weekend during our visit.
There were benches everywhere! A perfect spot to for rest and relaxation!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Beautiful detailed Bench

This bench is one you must enlarge to see all the beauty! The back metal parts are like a lattice pie intertwined in and out. . . the two diamond shapes have flower patterns, probably Irises. Look at those decorative legs and arms! The empty bottle nearby suggests this bench was used recently. Isn't it a neat find? Once again, there is no story with it because it is a bench in front of a private home. I am positive that the owners don't want their homes on the internet. Ü You will just have to imagine how they came to have this bench and who uses it. . .

Skinny bench . . . for skinny people?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

It was a sunny day at the Farmers Market. . . not a good photo!
Glad I took another one! This is made out of a tree. It has a unique design using what was there to form the size and shape of the bench.

Monday, July 6, 2009

A second look was worth the time and trouble. . .

On my way to Mother Joseph Cemetary, I walked through an old neighborhood and spotted this bench in the shadows. I decide to retrace my steps and go around the corner to get a better shot. Glad I did!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Recycled wood bench

I found this a week ago at the Recycle Fair -- a place where they make items from things that would have gone to the dump before people "cared about the earth." It is also a toy box. CLICK to enlarge for bettter view of the woods.

Winery Benches

Benches found at a Winery that Hubs and I visited
last weekend. I LOVE the little grapes on the back.
I found LOTS of benches in my travels
over last weekend and this weekend. I'll be sharing those
in the next few days.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Down by the river. . . a memorial bench

I had never noticed this bench before. . . maybe it was put there recently. I do know the city was sending out flyer information about buying memorial benches to place around the city with a plaque nearby. New or old, this one id definitely a memorial bench.