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December 29, 2011

Earthy group

It began with the first ever RR Garden Bazaar … and the divestment continues. It took the Bazaar, a follow-up leftovers sale, and a final take-it-all-away lump sum, but the Rancho’s backyard is now empty (well, except for the largest concrete and composite stone planters and a handful of carefully chosen objects). It feels great; I can finally see the yard’s bones again. Next to go out back: Plants that have grown too large for the space … All of this is to make way for my still-percolating new design scheme. But, why stop now? I’ve decided that the feels-good-purge-urge should extend to the front yard, too, meaning my collection of terra-cotta pots have to go. Collected over the last 10 years, I swore I’d never get rid of many of these earthy containers … until now. Pictured above is the first offering: a group of six diverse vessels planted with a variety of cacti and succulents … and, yes, that’s my giant strawberry pot!

More clay

On the block, too, are my twisty ocotillo in a classic Mexican urn, and another group in the form of a pair of vintage tripod pots and a huge Mexican pot with a distressed painted finish. These pots are “on the block” because I’m selling them via online auction, eBay. Below, find clickable links to each. Feel free to email questions at Prices for each group are based on their cost at purchase and are actually less than what I paid then. Should the pots not sell by the end of the week-long auction period, I’ll have a live sale and offer them singly. Seeing us selling off the backyard has provoked queries from neighbors; they’re worried we’re moving … once I tell them I’m just clearing out for a new scheme, they say they can’t wait to see what’s next … that makes two of us!

Group of 6 Terra-cotta planters, including huge strawberry pot

Group of 3 Terra-cotta planters, including 2 vintage tripod pots 

Single Mexican Terra-cotta planter with twisty ocotillo

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 29, 2011 5:30 am

    Two of us?…Are you serious? There are a lot more that that wondering just exactly what you’re cooking up next!

    Also probably an equally large number wishing they were close enough to scoop up your discards.

    • reubix1 permalink*
      December 29, 2011 5:48 am

      It’s amazing how good it feels to let stuff go … and until I settle on the plan I’m at the top of the list of wonderers, Loree!

  2. December 29, 2011 6:06 am

    are these pieces available individually – because I love the huge strawberry pot – if so how much would it cost?

    • reubix1 permalink*
      December 29, 2011 6:20 am

      Hi, Susan, currently the strawberry pot’s part of the group of 6; which, if it doesn’t sell, will be available singly after 7 days (the auction’s duration). It’ll be up for $300 or best offer, at that time.

  3. December 31, 2011 4:07 pm

    That’s an amazingly quick slate wiping! You certainly don’t dither over decisions. Way to go!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      December 31, 2011 4:29 pm

      Hey, Denise, nope … dithering is not my strong suit … but while the stuff goes I can get the (next) plan together … that’s the fun part! Happy new year …

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