Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Curbside Fun

I thought it would be fun to do a collection of pics of some of my "curb shopping" finds over the past couple of years.  Glen is a good soul.  He knows when I yell "pull over"...I have found something to either stick in the compost pile or make some kind of garden ornamentation from.  See what ya'll think of these.  I'm such a recycler. This is actually made of plastic...what wonders some clorox and pressure washing can do.
This birdbath base was broken in two...nothin' a little Goop adhesive couldn't fix.  Thank you Kim for telling me that!
There was nothing wrong with this concrete pot..just its mate had crumbled badly so I took the orphan home.
Doesn't everyone need a rusty wheelbarrow?...(or 2 or 3..which I have)
I have a thing for old chairs and the box was just a bonus at the same stop.
This lovely red gazing ball is actually an oversized plastic christmas ball.  Can you believe it?
This lovely flowerpot was not a curb find but was destined for the garbage nonetheless at Glen's former work.  He knows his wife so well...so he dragged this wringer washer home for me.  All 10 tons of it!
So sometime take the road less traveled...you never know what "treasure" you'll drive up on!


  1. What fabulous finds, you and my daughter would make the next American Pickers ...lol

  2. Hi, Jennifer, What a great way to collect and use "treasures"! Very artfully done! :)

  3. Your garden is really looking like a photo shoot from a gardening magazine with your found objects adding just the right touch of whimsey. Your garden always inspires me....