"Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
~ Henry Van Dyke

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Just because it is beautiful.....

That is often my philosophy about buying things for my garden. Being beautiful is its function. I also love anything that is wrought iron. When we walked into a garden center last year, I saw this hanging way in the distance and just fell in love with it. When I said something to Jos, I was totally shocked that he walked to it and pulled it off the wall only to ask if I wanted it. He liked it too.

We had it hanging on a large wall by our terrace here in the city garden. After Jos put the little restored iron table by the front door, I thought it would be nice to change around our hanging items and use this beautiful decoration beside the front door. Many people are noticing it for the first time. Now that is due to two things, first it is now much more prominent and Jos refinished it now for me in the same black paint. I love how it has turned out. He did a wonderful job on it like the table.

This year, I bought this garden ornament when I went to a garden center run by a major garden designer. We go for inspiration to use in our gardens. They are very nice and come into the show gardens to ask if you would like a cup of cappuccino or tea. They serve it in the gardens. Most of the things there are so expensive but this was so nice and affordable. It was however not fun to carry to the car. *grins*

As the song says...'my front door is open' so won't you come by and have a cup of ice tea?

"All gardeners live in beautiful places
because they make them so."

~ Joseph Joubert


Brigitta said...

wow I love that wrought iron ornament that is hanging on your wall, it is absolutely gorgeous. I can imgaine your shock when Jos took it off the wall in the gardencentre though LOL
Have a lovely weekend!

Elizabethd said...

Heidi, that is very elegant, what a find!

Tammy said...

This is beautiful!
I love wrought iron decor also.

Linda said...

Heidi...this piece is lovely, it reminds me of a piece of lace. A nice welcome to your home....hugs, Linda