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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Garden Decor

Bird bath angel with a vine crown.  
One day unbeknownst to me, my pink jasmine vine took a liking to this angel.  I planted the vine years ago to hide my gardening hose.  The jasmine didn't take a liking to my hose, but now I'm pleased it found another purpose.

 French Cemetery Aisle Marker
 I purchased this unusual wrought iron number plate at a flea market for $10.  I guessed it may be a house number, but the bottom spikes presented some confusion.  Then I was told it was a marker for an aisle in a French cemetery.  A bit creepy, but charming in my front garden.

Garden Statue
Many years ago, I took a trip to Mexico with some friends.  I bought this wonderful cement statue carrying a bowl-like planter.  One day my garden hose wrapped around the statue while I was watering plants.  Yes, down went the statue and broken was the bowl.  Now, she finds shade beneath my Summer Lace Hydrangea.  

Old White Gate and Hanging Ceiling Tin Planter
I've had this planter for years and can't remember how I acquired it.  However, the white gate in the background was a recent "freebie."  The gate was on a parkway across the street from my friend's house.  Big and heavy didn't deter me....I recruited my 17 year old son to lug it to our car.  My kids are accustomed to seeing me treasure hunting while carpooling.  What was exciting at some point in their young lives, has now become a bother in their teen years.

Old Wicker Chair
(You can see a better view of the freebie gate in this photo.) It seems I've always had a white wicker chair in my decor.  Anyone loving cottage, shabby chic and beach/seaside decor has a chair like this one. This chair has been indoors, on our front porch, our back porch and now retires under our strawberry tree.  
White, worn, chippey, broken, yet a keeper.
Stay tuned for more bits and pieces as our renovations unfold.


Lady Pamela said...

I loved your post. Just the kind of garden I would love to have. Mine is coming along nicely too, but had some unfortunate incident with pesticide. (poor DH will never live it down)

Kathy said...

I am so glad I stopped by, your garden is lovely, great garden treasures.

Elyse said...

beautiful touches all through the garden!

happy ------- eve!


Miss Gracie's House said...

SO PRETTY! All of it! LOL at the teenagers...just wait until they start doing it themselves:)

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AntiqueChase said...

I mortified my son when he was "practicing" driving at 15 1/2... I made him pull over so I could load an antique trunk in the car... it was just sitting on the side of the road and he was so mad and embarrassed! oh well :)

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