7. A seat of one’s own
In her timeless novel The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett told us that, "However many years she lived, Mary always felt that she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow." And we’re convinced it’s in this chair (or, well, something very similar) that Mary sits and remembers nurturing her garden from its withered and forgotten beginning to its lush and verdant recovery. Inspired by 20th-century garden furniture, Pottery Barn’s Berkshire Garden Chair is made of reclaimed teak for that rustic cottage look. Tuck it somewhere with a great view so you can sit back and reflect on your own garden’s beginnings.
Price: Berkshire Garden Chair, $299 US
Available at: Pottery Barn
* Prices accurate as of May 2011.