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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 reubix1@yahoo.com. 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

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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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