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.