We've always liked ceramic garden stools, both indoors and out for their flexibility (use as table or chair), size (perfect for smaller spaces) and durability (they last forever and always look good). We use a blue and white one that we picked up ages ago at the White Elephant as our bedside table. This season, we're seeing more and more of them cropping up all over so we pulled together this list of ten, from the straight-up simple and sleek to a few more unusual examples...

Top row, left to right:
1. Carved Stool from Wisteria for $249.
2. Moroccan Drum Table from West Elm for $159.
3. Metallic Chinese Garden Stool in Gold from Wisteria for $129.
4. Garden Seat in Lime from Ballard Designs for $139.
5. Decal Square Drum Table from West Elm for $159.

Bottom row, left to right:
6. Black Garden Stool from Gump's for $295.
7. Turquoise Square Frame Lattice Garden Stool from Home Deco-Direct for $194.02
8. Convex Drum Table from West Elm for $119.
9. Floral Yellow Chinese Porcelain Stool from Overstock for $89.99
10. Carved Dragon Garden Stool from Gump's for $295.