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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Ebay wins: garden ornaments

These don't look much yet but wait till you see them in the garden. I think they'll be used in a herb garden, or perhaps just to line either side of a path on the way to the house. But first, they're going to do service in our London backyard. :-)

edging tiles

From the description:
A good run of reclaimed clay / terracotta garden edgings from a large estate in Gloucestershire. Condition is variable, the two runs shown are intended to provide an average sample. There are 60 pieces, around 18 m. Depending on your requirements, 3-4 m may be too worn. This is quite an unusual moulding and they are all handmade with some size variation. The eight on top of the pallet are the most worn. Approximate dimensions: Height 15 cm, Width 5 - 7.5 cm, Length 30.5 cm

edging tiles

Next, also for the garden, a stone mushroom. The picture shows 4 but we sadly could only afford one and so went for the tallest - the one in the back of the photo.

stone mushrooms

From the description:
Beautiful antique stone garden mushrooms. They are not concrete, they're 100% genuine solid stone. The back one is 1 foot 7 inches high by 1 foot 3 inches wide

Finally on the garden front, some lovely lions to serve as pot supports:

terracotta lions

From the description:
Set of 4 superb and realistic terracotta lion plant pot supports. Each one measures 4.25 inches long by 3 inches high. They are very heavy for their size and are covered in age moss. They'd also make superb book ends


Marilyn said...

Those are all terrific finds. I especially love the mushroom - it will be a wonderful garden addition!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the mushrooms! Those are so cool. Natural stone is the best.

Anonymous said...

Such great wins! I think I want to make some mushrooms like that for our garden... too cute!

Jen said...

Yes, I agree with the above.....the mushrooms are pretty awesome.

Jaxon Oakley said...

Nice one.

Anonymous said...

Using the old rusty things into the new things is always an interesting thing to draw the attention of every person. So if you are having more to share I would be interested to see.