Monday, June 18, 2007

The Garden Path
This is right behind our house...... we have four acres of woods, and this path meanders throughout...... this shed is old and will come down -- not the quaint kind of old, the "how is it still standing-made out of pieces/parts" kind of old....... It is so peaceful to walk back into these woods ~ kind of like being transported into your own little private world. We've lived here four years, and every time I walk down this path, I still cannot believe it's ours!

I picked up this vintage piece of garden decor, below, at a little shoppe ~ I don't know exactly how it was used, but I just liked it. It's kind of old and rusty.... but I think I'll keep it inside; it's a nice and unusual piece of art.




There is a story about this chair.....
The auction we went to a week or two ago, had a lot of family members that were bidding -- I tried to be very respectful of that, as I think it's so sad when that happens. I would much rather they have the items that have sweet memories attached to them.....
Anyway, this old broken chair was in a lot of three that sold for around $3. The young man who bought it picked up one of the other chairs ~ that was in much better condition ~ and told his friend "this is the one I wanted, that Grandpa always sat in." I could tell this old broken one was probably destined for the trash, so I asked if he might sell it to me. He very generously and happily gave it to me, and I told him that it would find a good home in our gardens. He just seemed happy to have his Grandpa's chair to take home with him, and then to know someone wanted this broken one that he had no use for!
I think it looks nice holding this pot of flowers......

13 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

We had an old shed like that, it had to come down too. I was able to save a lot of the wood and painted signs on them, as well as made shutters for our house out of it. I just hated to waste it, and it had such history to it, even though it was falling over and couldn't be fixed.

I can see you are of a similar mind, the way you saved the little wooden chair. And made it so pretty!

Rhoda said...

Becca, I love that garden ornament & the chair story is priceless. Looks great in your garden with the flowers.

Rhoda

Rosemary said...

OMG Becca,
That story gave me the goose bumps.
I'm so glad you have it in your garden. It looks beautiful.
As you know, I have a soft spot for old chairs in the garden. You are so lucky to have such a nice an huge place to walk right in your own yard.
Thanks for sharing.
Rosemary

Ele said...

Such pretty flowers and I love when they are combined with something "old".
Ele

Cheryl said...

Just an awesome story!! I love the stories behind what you get. You do wonders with plain things, they end up looking wonderfully beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love reading things like that. I'm glad you were sensitive to the young man's hope to get his grandfather's chair. And, your's looks great in the garden. Sigh. I wish I had 4 acres, even a 1/2 acre!

PAINT MINE PINK said...

What a beautiful story to go with that beautiful garden. I had the hugest smile on my face reading that :)

xxoo
Shann.

Lallee said...

Becca, what a nice reward for your sensitivity. I love the cascading flowers.

Stephanie said...

Sweet story about the garden chair. Love that you gave it "new life" & that the man was pleased he got his Grandpa's chair.

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Charmingdesigns said...

You did such a beautiful job planting you wonderful old chair..Love the story behind it! Laurie

Lizzie said...

What a lovely wooded area you have to walk and daydream in!

I love the chair in your garden, and the story behind it is very sweet.

Betty Jo said...

Oh Becca I love everything here, but this chair and flowers is gorgeous! I enjoyed reading how you acquired it too. That's a special story. xoxo

She'sSewPretty said...

Becca, I love that you rescued that chair. I have an old rocker with the seat out on my porch. I have an asparagus fern in it and everyone else thinks I am kinda strange. (I probably am) but I love my "chair".