bemused by garden stools

on Monday, April 26, 2010

I have two garden stools...just like this one...
...but I'm thinking: why are they called garden stools?
Garden: a piece of ground or other space commonly with ornamental trees, plants etc, used as a place of recreation
Stool: a seat, either low or high, without arms or a back, usually for a single person..
...when you hardly ever find them in the garden and I've never seen anyone actually sit on one...
Just wondering...

Confession: ok...maybe, just maybe I did find a few images of garden stools outdoors, but no way was I going to let the facts get in the way of a blog post now was I?? Oh all right then..but just the one!
 images 1-10 and 14 from here; others from here