Thursday, May 13, 2010

stoned in my garden...



this one really doesn't qualify. it's new-ish. terra cotta with a stone finish over the top. still love it. I grew some rye grass in a bunch of french terra cotta pots I bought at auction several years ago....


now this one? this babe is my favorite. he's got a little age on him. and he's just starting to green up a little for the season... 


geez...this close-up makes me love him even more. what a sweetheart...
I might have to put this image on my side bar. is it wrong to love a piece of stone so...?

this dude holds a scalloped shell over his head with both hands. friends have used him at parties and receptions to hold large flower arrangements. in my garden, dude just holds a fern....



this little man is on the mantle of the outdoor fireplace. he's also new-ish. I made him a little greenery wreath as a headpiece. he probably hates me for it...


a birdbath near the oakleaf hydrangea


new blooms...



pods on the forest pansy redbud trees...


and....amelia's head
one of my son's rowdy friends rammed amelia with his bike. she fell backwards and her head rolled off... I couldn't bear to part with it....
is that a bug on amelia's cheek? poor amelia, no hands to swat it with.....

29 comments:

bluehydrangea said...

Fabulous!! I love them all. Please come work some magic in my yard, I can't even begin to call it a garden. And poor Amelia! I have a few favorite things that have had a run in with those same rowdy boys!!

It's me said...

Beautiful.all that stone in your garden...........

Happy day.....hugs from Ria

My Interior Life said...

Poor Amelia. She needs some bug spray. Love your garden!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

cool post, love it!!

pretty pink tulips said...

I'm all about a little garden statuary!!! Love your little guy!

DREAMER'S DEN said...

ack! just found you..(where have i been?)
love your garden dudes; and your blog.
(oh, and i too grabbed pictures from katiedid for my post yesterday! i don't think she minds!)

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Amelia would be so at home with our many headless wonders!

Great stones, man!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Okay, I cracked up at, "Is it wrong to love a piece of stone so?"
I love this sort of thing, I have a couple pieces of stone I love myself. We have conversations when no one is around ;-)

Julie said...

I love your garden and all of your sculptures. So adorable all of them. Thanks for your beautiful comment, I appreciate it.

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

So lovely! I love the second little guy with the greening face. Oh and those white Hydrangea blooms - wow. So pretty!

Kathysue said...

I love all your stone pieces. Especially the mossy ones. Your yard looks amazing would love to see more.I am with you on the moss, my fountain gets moss in it and I like a touch of the green, when it turns black I do wash it off,much prefer the green, Kathysue

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Wow, what a garden - did I hear you say outdoor fireplace? May we see it please? I may fall over :) xx

The Zhush said...

Would love to be stoned in your garden! (babe!) :)

Andrea said...

Such a cute (and funny) post!

Amy said...

Love, love, love all of these!!

emily Henderson said...

we all have our vices, don't we? i have like 15 horse sculpture and no idea why.
pretty statues, me likey

Paisley said...

what a beautiful garden you have! such nice touches with the sculptures.

Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

I love that you made the little guy a wreath. And yes he does look a little mad about it!

I'm with Sue, lets all party in your garden!!

shari @ little blue deer said...

He's fabulous! I love the stone, it looks so English to me!

knack said...

oh my.....I so loved this post! I love how you gave each of your pieces a personality! :) Your garden is beautiful!

xo

24 Corners said...

Love all the statuary...especially poor Amelia! Your garden looks gorgeous...

btw - Your textured wall post inspired me to do a post about my beloved, no longer in existence, glue walls, something you just don't see that often!

Privet and Holly said...

A wonderful NOD to GREY in the gardens! {Sorry, Amelia....!!!}
xx P&H

pve design said...

You would love my stone wall and my stone goddess-
What a collection you have!
pve

North of 25A said...

Lovely!

Splendid Willow said...

No, no, no, dear! This won't do. Your collection is lovely, but I want to see more or your garden. Much more! And a lovely fire place and all! More please!

Happy weekend my friend,

Mon

Simply Defined Design said...

Your garden is beautiful!! I am crazy about ferns and I going to grab some tomorrow!! Thanks for inspiring!! All the best, Connie

Susan said...

I have been *dying* for some sculptures for my yard. Thanks for the fix!

Charlotta Ward said...

I love how there are nudes everywhere in your life!! :)
I mean, Amelia isn't directly nude.. but you know what I mean.

I love the 'fern holding dude' and can see how he would have been the center of attention (xuse the pun) at many great parties!!

Lovely post my dear! Have missed you whilst I was away!

xx Charlotta

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Your garden and stoned guys are so fabulous!! I would love to see more please!