June 4, 2019

A Home for My Antique Staddle Stones

Spring projects continue around my Bedford, New York farm with the installation of five antique staddle stones near my pool.

I bought the staddle stones two years ago from the annual NYBG Garden Furniture & Antiques Fair. Staddle stones were originally used in the 17th and 18th centuries as support bases for granaries, hayricks, and game larders. They typically looked like giant stone mushrooms, but mine are square – a more rare and unique version. Last week, Carmine Luppino and his crew from Luppino Landscaping & Masonry “planted” my staddle stones on the far end of the pool, so they could be seen when looking out at the fields and surrounding landscape. The project took a couple days to complete, but I am so happy with how it turned out.

Enjoy these photos.