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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday – Garden Ornaments

I had been eyeing a garden statue at my favorite consignment store for quite some time. Yesterday, I stopped by and saw a sign for 20 percent off garden statuary. The owner looked up the reduced price, which was around $39.00, but she discounted it further for me to $29.00!
The figure of an angel looks down on the posy held in one hand.
It has found a home in my new garden bed with its white flowers.

Another decorative garden object I had been wanting was now down to $14.99. It is an urn in an oval shape with up-curved ends.
It seems to be of terra cotta covered with cement. I like the interesting shape and was glad to take it home with me.
Here it holds a pot of Taifun White Bacopa flowers.

Urns and statuary add so much to the charm of the garden. So I am glad to add to the urns and planters I already have in place
Do you decorate your outdoor spaces with things other than flowers and other plants?

Be sure to see more Outdoor Wednesday posts at Susan’s blog, A Southern Daydreamer.

35 comments:

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I love garden statuary! I could go overboard with it I love it so much. Your little angel is adorable and such a good price. The planter looks beautiful planted with those flowers!

Manuela

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Good deals - your flowers are pretty. I really like statues and urns for the garden.
Glenda

salmagundi said...

The shape of that urn is special. Garden ornaments are something I would like experiment with in the future. Right now, my favorite garden ornament is the big, old central a/c in the back yard!!! Love my cool house. Sally

xinex said...

I love your garden accessories! The flowers look really good in the pot...Christine

Jadehollow said...

Love the oval urn.. and your flowers look awesome in it. I'm sure you have many peaceful evenings sitting around admiring your gardens & planters.
Happy Wednesday!
Hugs,
Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Carrie! I really love that urn, and you picked the perfect flowers for it. Great find there! Looks wonderful. Like your mosiac, too.

Happy Outdoor Wed!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Becky K. said...

I have a couple of pieces that I love. I keep my eyes out for things on sale...

I don't want to do too much but I do like the texture and height that can be gained by using these ornaments.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love the statue! It is all very pretty!

Katherine

Marie said...

J'adore your garden ornaments! I have them too all over my yard. I think they're essential to every garden. Thanks for sharing.
-marie

Bill said...

Hi Carrie,
Wonderful garden ornaments, and you did very well on the prices! I love buying older concrete pieces. They're so much more interesting looking than brand new ones!

Bill

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That is such a pretty angel statue! It looks perfect in your garden.

I have a statue of a girl holding baskets. I'm always on the lookout for nice ones at good prices.

happy Outdoor Wednesday! My first one and I was happy to visiit you!

Hugs, Pat

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi Carrie, I have that very same angel statue in my garden, but mine has a broken wing. I love her so much she stays in my garden even with a broken wing. I call her my fallen angel. Aren't we all broken in some way? :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Carrie, What a bargain you got on the urn and the beautiful angel. I can see why you have kept your eyes on them. The angel is just magnificent. She is so serene. I love her in your garden. I have signed up to follow your blog, and I hope you will pop over, say hello and sign up to follow mine as well. Country hugs, and thanks for sharing, Sherry

Light and Voices said...

Hi!
That bargain angel and urn in your garden are really awesome.
Joyce M

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Carrie, great buys! The bacopa look so pretty in your oval urn. The statue is so darling! I too love using urns and statuary in my tiny garden.

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Carrie said...

Love your figurines in your yard.

I just do plants-- with a dog and a child that is all that is all I dare do for now.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I do like to use ornamental "doo-dads" in my garden...or did when I had one. Now I just have a huge patio filled w/ potted plants but there's lots of statues & urns on it. Happy Outdoor Wednesday Carrie!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Carrie, I love your little angel....she is adorable. I really like things in the garden....adds so much charm!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Barb

Jade Creative said...

Wow, you got some great statuary bargains. I'm always looking for something interesting to add to the garden.
Have a wonderful day!
Darlene

Love Bears All Things said...

Neat finds. And yes, I like to add things like statuary, birdhouses, interesting rocks and signs. I think it adds interest. This is a good time of year to pick up garden items and patriotic items at discounts.
Mama Bear

Janie's World said...

I love your new statue. It is so sweet and what a bargain. Your urn looks fabulous planted with the flowers. It was a good day shopping for you. Everything looks great.

Mary said...

What finds. You had a really successful shopping expedition. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

Love the mosaic you made of you're garden decorations. In my front yard I have a pig named Gijs.
Have a nice outdoor wednesday, Annemieke

stefanie said...

it was meant to be, they are beautiful. happy outdoor wednesday.

Sandra said...

Pretty! Pretty! I also have garden statuary. I love how they compliment the flowers and plants. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

JLS Hall (Joysweb) said...

Love your garden and all your statuary. Since we live in an apartment in the city, our outdoor space is limited to a single balcony, and I love to put plants and flowers out there, but don't have any statues. (Darn!)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Hi Carrie - Thanks for stopping by. I don't know where he got the twrilling piece. She is out of town for a couple of days, so will try to remember to ask her when she gets back.
Glenda

Tutti Chic said...

LOVE your gorgeous garden decor! I love to use statuary, architectural salvage & whimsy in my gardens. I did indeed recieve my beautiful wall chandelier & I LOVE it! :) chris

SmilingSally said...

Carrie, You sure helped beautify your garden with these purchases, and you didn't hurt the bank account either! Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

RobinfromCA said...

What a treat to find something you've been wanting on sale! They look so pretty in your garden making them extra joyful.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Susie Homemaker said...

Great bargains...love the urn very much...

Blessings,
Susie

Charlotte said...

Wonderful finds. I love garden and yard art.
Charlotte

The Catnap Cottage said...

Lovely garden art!!

marty39 said...

Oh how cute is that little angel. Just darling. I really love it. Your urn is also just beautiful. Garden art adds so much to the garden. When fall comes, I am really going to hunt for some pretty urns and spruce up the yard. Right now it is so hot nothing will grow anyway. Also wanted to remind you that a date has been scheduled for the next "Clocher Party" for the fall season. It will be Sept. 11th. Be sure to grab the button on my sidebar to remind you and to let all your friends know. See you there. Hugs, Marty

Stacey said...

Oh the pieces that you got are timeless and so pretty. Way to go!