Back in June, I visited Patti Beck's garden and pottery studio.
My friend Marcia wanted to take me out that day for my birthday and go to a few garage sales. I explained to her that I couldn't go 'sailing' because I have no willpower, but let's go to Patti Becks garden instead. She had never been there, and loved it, by the way.
I've done posts on her garden before, but I always get so inspired when I visit, that I can't help but post every year. Check out one of the old posts here if you want to see inside the camper.
She has two open houses every year, one in the winter, and one in the summer.
Her garden has changed a lot since the summer, I've seen pics. If I can slow down from painting and extracting, I'd like to go there one more time before winter.
Adorable chicken coop.
Her yard is huge!
Why is it that some people can take 'stuff', put it in a garden, and make it look like something, while others take stuff, put it in the garden, and it looks like they need to clean the place up. I fall in the latter category. The above pic is shovels and rakes and such, made into an arbor.
I wish I had a better picture of this chandelier. It has colorful flowers that she made on it and those flowers just jazzed it up. Remember she is a ceramic artist. I have bought a few pieces of her pottery every time I visit and now I have quite a collection. I cannot wait to have time to actually garden....and set up my camper...and spend time in the bee yard....and decorate.
Bottle bush and tree.
Now this is what I'm talking about....doors in the yard.....L.O.V.E. it.
This clock reminded me of Alice in Wonderland
Another back yard photo
Patti is so nice to me. She knew we were starting over gardening so she gave me these plants! When I got home, I planted every single one of them. They are all doing great too.
This is a Laura Bush petunia (I think) and it self-seeds. I want to put all self-seeding plants in my bee yard. My bees would be so happy.
So, I bought this chicken/rooster to put in my little garden area. And I took them out there and stood them in the garden, but I had this big blank space above my kitchen sink and I thought they looked perfect there!
I love them!
So, on our way home, Marcia and I stopped at a sale, and they had these lights. I thought long and hard....buy them...don't buy them.... I was thinking about painting them brighter colors (because sorry folks, but I'm tired of green) and turning them so the flower faces up...and cutting off the wires of course, and hanging them somewhere outside to use as candle holders.
But I was wondering what ideas you might have?
And I was also wondering, what would Patti do with them!