Garden Art

I love getting up early around 5:30 or 6. Pour myself a cup of coffee and walk out into my garden..I love looking at my cement lamb, doctor he looks so comfortable lying next to the lamb’s ears. Did you know that this is made from an old mould of a early cement lamb, often seen  on 18th century grave sites. The first one I saw them I was in Savannah, Georgia. I took these photos while there on vacation several years ago.

My early looking cement cat loves being in the garden too. The chip you see on his left ear is original to the early one.

When we first moved into this house 30 years ago, we bought these 3 acorns from a catalog called The Front Gate.

I like it when garden art ages, gets dirty and grows moss, like my little cement bench below. My acorns get too much sun for grow moss.

I bought this little bench from Lowe’s several years ago. I didn’t expect it to hold up, but it did. I love it!

My gargoyle was purchased at a local nursery.  He sits under the tree warding off evil spirits.

If you have any pottery that is broken, even a clay flower pot,  don’t throw them out, put them in your garden to add a little interest.

This old jug below is one I purchased at TJ Max about 15 years ago. I think it looks great in the ivy.

Last but not least, this early boy holding a reflecting globe, is one of my favorites. We found him at a little antique shop down the street.

I hope I have inspired you to put some garden art around your property. I think you’ll love looking at it as you walk around your yard on these hot summer evenings.

If you would like to order a lamb or the cat for your garden before the moulds wear out, and they are getting close to it, send me an email at caroleholt@comcast.net., you will love them. You can take a look at them for a description and price in my American Artisan Store. Look for American artist Susan Mackey Tunnicliffe.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I hope you’ll come again.

HAPPY DAY

Carole

3 Responses to “Garden Art”

  1. tj Says:

    …I so love your home and gardens – beautiful! I am going to borrow that idea of the jug in the ivy, I love that. I saw that and thought to myself, “now why didn’t I think of that?” lol… :o )

    …And that lil’ grave is so sad, I believe I read on the tombstone “5 mos 23 days”. I can’t think of a more fitting monument on a child’s grave than a lamb laying sleeping.

    …I love your blog and thank you for sharing your gardens! :o )

    …Hope all is well – I think of you often!

    …Blessings :o )

  2. Jenny Says:

    We are kindred gardeners! :)

    I’d love to take a stroll in your garden with a rosemary lemonade (my fav) in hand…but a virtual tour is the next very best thing! It’s so fun to discover little garden art collectables tucked here and there. Broken crockery makes a nice home for garden toads too!

  3. carolemurals Says:

    Good morning tj and jenny. i am so glad you girls are still out there reading my blog. i know i don’t post as often as i used to but i’m still here and love hearing from you. i’m glad you enjoyed the post.
    carole

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