As we learned last month in a quick history of the garden stool, these handy and often colorful little seats have been used in China for at least 1,000 years. We see garden stools in a lot of today's homes, too. They're great to tuck under a table for emergency seating and they can stand in as a makeshift side table as well. Plus, as their name would suggest, they can be used outdoors.
• Bottom Distress Look Ceramic Garden Stool from Wayfair $103.99
• Black Ceramic Stool from Overstock $99.99
• White Floral Garden Stool from Inside Avenue $175
• Blossom Garden Seat from Williams-Sonoma $295
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