my yard art

June 24th, 2010 in member junk     
shamrockerin shamrockerin, member
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In the South, hanging blue bottles in trees is an old custom. It is supposed to bring good health to the household. This is just a wine bottle that I added a odds-n-ends to so it clinks and chimes when the breeze blows.
I found this yesterday- I think its the top to a crystal/glass candy dish. The bottom was nowhere in sight and I almost left it, but then inspiration hit when I saw how the sun reflected off it. I thought it would be beautiful in the yard, so i turned it into a bird feeder.
I found this little glass prism yesterday. I have no idea what its real use is; it looks kind of like a Victorian knife rest that i saw in a magazine recently, but it had a price tag on it still so I know it is not one. But it looks lovely hanging in my tree and catching the light.
Another little glass prism that I found and hung in my tree.
my little garden stakes. Theyre made of spindles from my Junk Swap box, and little whimsical ceramic do-dads that Ive found. I think theyll look nice tucked among flowers along a walkway.
In the South, hanging blue bottles in trees is an old custom. It is supposed to bring good health to the household. This is just a wine bottle that I added a odds-n-ends to so it clinks and chimes when the breeze blows.

In the South, hanging blue bottles in trees is an old custom. It is supposed to bring good health to the household. This is just a wine bottle that I added a odds-n-ends to so it clinks and chimes when the breeze blows.


These are just some little things that I've put in my yard so that it reflects my love of junk and whimsy. I didn't want my yard to look like Fred Sanford's, but it looked much too boring before.


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Comments (6)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: Loving all your tree ideas! ~Mary~ Posted: 12:01 pm on May 20th
doggbo writes: Your garden stakes are so original what great ideas you have. Posted: 9:25 pm on October 16th
vanj writes: wonderful use of old objects and new ones too. you are very talented!

vanessa Posted: 6:15 am on June 25th
BillyJo writes: Yet another ta da moment. I love the idea. BillyJo Posted: 10:23 pm on June 24th
shamrockerin writes: haha- my mom was visiting me last week so I didn't get to post my usual 'auction finds' post. But I'm working on one that includes stuff from last week and this week as well. :) Posted: 7:58 pm on June 24th
RustyDiva writes: I wondered where your "Wednesday score at the auction" post was. Glad to see you got to go and found some treasures. Love em all but my fave is the bird feeder. So glad the inspiration hit you ~ sometimes I stare at something just knowing it has another purpose but just can't quite put my finger on it and then boom, it hits me, only usually much later and after it's too late. Posted: 6:01 pm on June 24th
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