1 This is the Garrison and Highlands Country Club with magnificent views of the magestic Hudson River. Chip showed us all around the club.
2 A wedding party was having photos taken in front of this lovely gazebo.
3 There is a golf course at the club, as well as a restaurant, an inn, and a catering facility where many weddings - more than 180 - take place every year.
4 On September 7, Michelle and Andrew were getting married and when they saw me, they asked if I would pose with them.
5 The beautiful bride and her groom are from New York. They had a wonderfully beautiful day for the wedding and reception.
6 And wonderful views of the Hudson valley - It doesn't take much imagination to see why painters of the Hudson River School found these views so worthy of reproduction on canvas!
7 The bridesmaids were gorgeous!
8 Of course there was a very pretty flower girl.
9 The happy couple asked to pose with the Frenchies, who were very obliging.
10 I think that maybe Michelle and Andrew have to get a pair of Frenchies!
11 Everyone thought it amusing that I would just show up at the wedding!
12 The altar was a very well-made, artistic dome of woven tree boughs.
13 The groomsmen wanted to have a photo with me, as well!
14 The tables were just being set for the reception.
15 And the flowers had just arrived for the tables and wedding party.
16 The Inn has wonderful spaces for large events, as well as small.
17 This former handball court has been converted into a great ballroom.
18 The Valley restaurant has an excellent chef and a very nice menu, featuring ingredients from their own two-acre Garrison Farm, as well as from other farmers in the region.
19 We walked through a well-stocked bar!
20 And toured a very well-grown vegetable garden
21 The terraces, all with great views, have comfortable seating and lots of umbrellas.
22 The indoor dining room is very attractive.
23 The next stop was a visit to John Danzer's new, almost completed, showroom and store.
24 There is a large yard where John has arranged many of the beautiful pieces he sells to designers and homeowners.
25 John showed us the plans he has for the showroom and its gardens.
26 The logo of Munder Skiles has just been updated and it is very striking!
27 Many of John's designs are on display, including this beautiful upholstered sofa.
28 Just a few of the great chair designs
29 This is the handsome Montgomery Bench.
30 John finds inspiration by studying vintage pieces of furniture. He was drawn to this old piece of wicker and may use certain of its design elements for his line.
31 This garden bench, the Almodington Bench, made John famous. It has a prominent place in his garden. The fence behind us is a reproduction of a fence John saw in Sweden.
32 More of the extraordinary pieces - The metal furniture is fabricated in a small factory in Costa Rica and the wood furniture is made from teak grown in Costa Rica.
33 An old laundry sink serves as an outdoor wash basin - John found this on one of his hunts in New York state.
34 The Mawson Chair is just one of the beautifully crafted teak chairs.
35 This metal and teak table is the Coffee Table version of John's line of Parsons Tables.
36 More great chairs
37 John also sells outdoor carpets and rugs.