Posts Tagged ‘garden art’

Time to Tuck Garden Art in for the Winter

November 2, 2011

I usually figure that once Halloween has passed, we are getting close to freezing temperatures at night.  It’s time to bring my favorite pieces of glass and china garden art in for the winter.  Here they are waiting for a quick bath, before they get tucked into the garage.  Come springtime, it will be nice and fun to re-decorate with them again.

Ikea Chandeliers

July 25, 2011

I got these two chandeliers from Ikea a couple of years ago, and never found the right use for them inside the house.  Then it finally occurred to me they would look great outside in the garden.  This chandelier is resting atop a hollowed out floor lamp base.  I attached a small section of threaded rod to the lamp fixture, and the threaded rod goes inside the lamp base.

The smaller chandelier simply is balancing on top of a tall candle holder.  The simplest install ever.  Both pieces are adding pockets of sparkle to our shade garden.  And I can see both pieces from inside our house!

Molbak’s Fun on Saturday

July 7, 2011

Please join me this upcoming Saturday, July 9 at 10 a.m. for an entertaining event at Molbak’s in Woodinville.  I’m looking forward to presenting a seminar on  Garden Art with Sustainable Style.

View beautiful garden art and projects designed to be eye-catching and environmentally friendly.  Walk away inspired to add sustainable art to your outdoor living room.  Enjoy your garden more with ideas on how to live a greener life with a focus on fun and functional.  Tips for easy projects, fun for the whole family, and it’s free!

(Thanks to Kate Baldwin Photography for the use of this lovely photo.)

Future Fun at Molbak’s

June 6, 2011

 

Please mark your July calendar for an entertaining event at Molbak’s in Woodinville on July 9, 2011 at 10 a.m.  I’m looking forward to presenting a seminar on  Garden Art with Sustainable Style.

View beautiful garden art and projects designed to be eye-catching and environmentally friendly.  Walk away inspired to add sustainable art to your outdoor living room.  Enjoy your garden more with ideas on how to live a greener life with a focus on fun and functional.  Tips for easy projects, fun for the whole family.

Spring Garden Art

April 22, 2011

 

Spring has sprung enough in the Seattle area for me to start displaying my garden art that isn’t frost-proof.  It’s always a big thrill to see these favorites I’ve created over the years add a little salvage garden style to our outside areas.  Especially this year -making their debut in the new garden!

Penny Bowling Ball

January 19, 2011

Here’s a simple garden art project, that is wonderfully mindless.  Use a strong glue to attach your surplus pennies to a thrift store bowling ball.  It would be a great project to do with your kids on a rainy day.  For the glue, my favorite is made by Amazing Goop, and I use the Home and Garden or Marine formula, because they are UV resistant as well as waterproof.

This is an idea that has been around for ages.  I certainly didn’t think it up.  I put my penny bowling ball by our front door after our recent move.  So many visitors comment on how much they like it.  I like it because it requires zippo maintenance.  Although, during the move, it rolled out of my car onto the driveway (thank goodness, it didn’t damage the brand new paving), and three pennies fell off.  Not bad.  And gluing them back on went lickety-split.

Once Upon A Time

October 13, 2010

I’m pleased to announce I will be speaking at the 2011 Northwest Flower and Garden Show on Feb. 27 on Salvage Garden Style.  The theme of this year’s show is Once Upon a Time – Spectacular Gardens with Stories to Tell.  We are so fortunate to have one of the largest flower and garden shows in the U.S.  right in our own backyard.  Please visit their website to see the details for my seminar, plus useful information about everything this wonderful show has to offer.

Another entertaining feature is the show’s new blog, which shares helpful gardening info, highlights about the seminar speakers and even tasty recipes.

Summer Memory #3

September 10, 2010

These garden art flowers made from thrift store odds and ends looked so swell in Sue and John’s gorgeous garden!

A Little Paint in the Garden

August 3, 2010

A few weeks ago, two of our favorite gardening friends, Sue and John, had an open garden day.  They invited friends to drop by for a visit, enjoy some refreshments, and best of all – spend time wandering and admiring their inspirational garden.  There were lots and lots of happy highlights and ideas!  One of my favorites was Sue had spray painted some super-sized allium dried blossoms, and arranged them in this pot.  The effect created a whimsical surprise, and added a punch of color.  My idea of garden fun!

Junk Masterpiece

July 23, 2010

This is my idea of a junk masterpiece!  I had watched my friend, Lisa R, collect some of these pieces, heard about her vision, and even got to see photographs of her work of art.  But seeing it in person made me realize what a stunning statement it makes.  It is captivating to study and appreciate each component.  It mimics Victorian gingerbread trims.  Only way better.

Absolutely a spectacular creation!