This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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Monday, April 28, 2014

Some of my garden ornaments.............

Here are a few of the pictures taken today. I have made a few ornaments. They were not exactly what I had planned to do but it's what I ended up doing.
First. I got the big red vase at the thrift store for 9 bucks, the silver glass bowl was about this case I didn't do anything but stick them together. I used the open end down so I could secure the vase on a metal rod so it does't blow over.
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What is it? dunno, maybe a bird bath? I will have to stand something inside because its a bit deep. The next one is an over large cup and saucer. I have attached a fitting on the bottom and a brass rod will screw into it. It will be placed in the flower garden among where the Black eyed Susans come up.
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The next concoction is just to sit on the glass table on the deck. The fairy I just love but one of her pigtails broke. Didn't want to throw her out but because I have so much stuff around I had decided anything broken must go. So why not put her in the garden. I painted over the break and she finished off my table topper.
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This next one will go on the front porch. In the teapot I will put an ivy.
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Another broken fairy. She got her butterfly mended and I attached her to a dollar store plate and candle holder.
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This one is smaller and is a candle holder as the base with a fancy plate and a blue glass plate on top. It needed something else.....a blue ball that I already had. That finished it and will just sit on a table on the front porch. I hope looking pretty with a white table cloth.
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This is an old ashtray. I found long ago and this year is a tad rusty so I put one of the 3 blue dishes I found in it fo this year. It will be a bird bath. I got the three blue dishes and teapot for 7 dollars and used everything.
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I found two bird houses at the the thrift store. I have put attachments on the base of both of them and they will now go on copper pipes in the garden beds. I have used up all my attachments I bought and there are still a bunch of things left on the table. SO ...........what next?????

I will be sharing this with
The Dedicated House


  1. My mother is so talented! Looking forward to seeing everything surrounded by flowers!

  2. I love them all! I also make lots of glass pieces for the garden. With my brown thumb, it's usually the only color I get.

  3. Very creative. It's still a bit early here to garden, but I may add a few ornaments to mine. Depends on what I find while I'm out thrifting. Thank you for posting.

  4. Janice, you could start selling these creations! Love them!!!! Well done ;o)

  5. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!


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