Thursday, 14 January 2016

Granite for Good Fences


Granite is widely used in Portugal for the construction of houses, churches, walls, and even on the roads and it is made into numerous things for both house and garden. .
Most of us are used to seeing stone items for sale in shops and warehouses, so when hubby and I came across these roadside  scenes we were really surprised.  




These Columns were placed by the roadside to attract attention. It worked, for we stopped to investigate. 
 


A closer look at the quarry in the distance. 

Entrance gate to the stonemason's house.



This is the little house where you can order the stone.You are not seeing things, that is a fireplace and some chimney pots in the front yard



A wide variety of things for sale from polished stone for kitchen counters bathrooms and flooring, to elegant columns of stone for entrances, and smaller items's such as letter boxes and garden furniture, planters and ash trays.



You would never need to replace this garden furniture!



Letter boxes with any number of designs.



Rustic troughs for animal or bird feed were plentiful.



Bird baths, fountains, animal sculpures, dining room table tops, and large fruit bowls etc ect!!



This is the path we walked down from the road to the clearing where everything was displayed,

On our mountain roads you can come across the most unexspected things. All the stone was displayed on one side of the road, and the little house where you ordered the stone was on the other side.The Stonemason wasn't there, so we didn't actually see the cutting and polishing, so it was very quiet, and we just strolled around looking at all the things made in granite, impossible to show everything here, but it appears one can buy almost any decorative item in granite for the house and garden, including statuettes, not shown here. The last photo is an example of an entrance gate with two granite columns on either side for Theresa's meme Good Fences. Just click on the link to see more gates railings and fences from all parts of the world.
GOOD FENCES

22 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

We had one granite table top in our home. It is a small round one but it is heavy. I like the entrance gate with the granite columns on either side and also the stone walls as fence.

Christine said...

Hello and what a beautiful area to explore! We have lots of granite from the Mourne mountains here in Northern Ireland and it is such a wonderful stone to use in homes! That stonemason must be very artistic as he has lots of great items for sale!
Have a lovely day!

A Quiet Corner said...

Now that I saw the fireplace in the front yard and thought about it, it would rather cozy, I think. Wonderful finds and discoveries the two of you made!!...:)JP

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it does look like a neat place to explore. Granite is a lovely stone for the home. I love the last image of entrance and gate. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Debbie said...

2 really beautiful entrances/gates...a great place to explore and take pictures. you got some really good ones!!!

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic use of granite, thanks for the info.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, thank you so much for this lovely tour!!!

TexWisGirl said...

how neat! i love stoneworks! and that gate, too!

carol l mckenna said...

What a fascinating place and beautiful stone work ~ great shots for Good Fences

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

ellen b said...

How very interesting. The granite is so cool.

Teresa said...

Me encanta la piedra de granito, en mí casa tengo algunas. Besitos.

Ida said...

I can see why those columns caught your attention. What a great way to advertise. I liked their entryway a lot.

Michelle said...

Those are some beautiful pieces!

Celestina Marie said...

Love this post and seeing the granite on display. I have gone several times to pick out granite. It is a fun experience to walk around a granite yard. Love the entrance and the gate. Have a great weekend ahead. xo

Cath said...

I love the gate to the Mason's house and the rustic troughs are my favourite.

susan said...

very interesting and lovely stone.

Buttons Thoughts said...

That is beautiful granite and I must say I love the mailbox. What a nice walk. B

Bethany Carson said...

Wow! Looks like a very beautiful area. So neat to see all the granite, and products made from granite! Around here we pretty much have gravel pits and limestone cliffs.

Nick Morgan said...

Wow, what an interesting place. I would love some garden furniture like that. At least I wouldn't need to worry about it rotting in the rain!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like finding the unexpected! Great photos of the granite in your area. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs, Diane

Polly said...

What a brilliant find.

Helma said...

Granite is also very strong and very beautiful stone.
Nice that you have written a post about this :-)

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