Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Garden Art

In the garden, so much is usually going on that simple art is best. At least in my personal opinion.

These things that I have here were thrifted and put together in unexpected ways, making a few interesting spots to draw your eye while the plants are still taking hold.

With my kids help, we have worked hard to find and make some beautiful things to make the garden a little less of a blank slate.

I am really enjoying clear glass right now. We don't do plastic as much as possible in our house (even my toddler has glass cups) so for me, putting a bunch of plastic art in the garden seems odd. A few thrifted plates and this adorable glass snail perfume holder were just what I was looking for.

More to come.

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8 comments:

Lise said...

Oh, I love that snail! That's just the kind of thrift-store treasure I'm looking for for a bit of off-season interest in my garden.

Ivy/Anna said...

Oh, I love that snail! My thrift store never seems to haven anything quite that cute. Lucky you!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Isn't it great? I was so excited to find that! It was only $.99 too. :) I am convinced it is all about the eyes you take to the store with you. ;)

Blessings,

Val

ColorSlut said...

Love them. The snail is adorable!

pink and green mama said...

Extremely cool -- I have the same snail perfume bottle from AVON from my childhood (it was my mom's) and "E" filled it with beads this fall as a decoration for her room -- I was going to post it this week -- great minds think alike! I LOVE it as a garden decoration -- genius!

xoxo!! ML

Shirley said...

Ran across this in a catalog today and thought that you could do something similar!

http://www.gardeners.com/Dancing-Garden-Jewels/DecorativeAccents_Statues,38-200,default,cp.html

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Oh I love that! How cute! Thank you Shirley. :)

Val

Val in the Rose Garden said...

@ MaryLea... you have the SAME bottle? Seriously? That is kinda beyond amazing. :D