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Talkin’ That Stuff

April 8, 2012

That stuff

Lately I’ve found myself making a statement I know to be untrue — that I haven’t been buying anything for the garden. I think what I really mean is this: that compared to my past buying record, I haven’t been buying anything … and that is true. So, along with the cool metal things featured in this recent post (click to read) I present this disparate group of couldn’t-resist objects purchased in the last couple of months. How they will all fit into my upcoming scheme is beyond me at this point. But, I think the fog is starting to lift … now all I need is time! Here’s the break-down:

Single stuff

From top left, clockwise: Not a purchase really, but a trade with a local artist, this rather leery looking ceramic head pot has tons of personality. I love its built-up textures and subtle coloring.  |  Wishing she would be beamed up, reluctant chair model, Inky, dresses up a molded fiberglass chair straight from the Starship Enterprise’s lunchroom. I can’t decide if I’ll leave it as-is or explore painting it. Found at Treasures n’ Stuff in Ontario.  |  Draped over a large galvanized container (complete with lid) is a rusted metal ribbon garland. Love the contrasting metals; container found in a Solana Beach antique mall, garland in an Orange Circle shop.  |  Scoop-y and scrappy, this large fiberglass bench‘s red paint defines distressed. As with the Star Trek chair, it was found at Treasures n’ Junk, and may or may not be re-painted at some point.  |  Yellow painted metal cylinder is a clean-water dispenser, complete with a chrome spigot at one end. I doubt I’ll use it for its intended purpose, but upended it would make an interesting pedestal. From Solana Beach.  |  White-painted totems were someone’s porch supports in another life … what role they’ll play at the Rancho is yet to be determined. I got them in a local antique store.

There, I’ve come clean.

Drat! — except for that rusted steel industrial metal dolly …

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. Vickie Perez permalink
    April 8, 2012 5:58 am

    Oh Boy!! The search for our items are to become is such a fun one… The find… Then you get to listen to them until they tell you a bit about themselves. Which of course leads to the creation of their new life. I’m sure you will come up with your usual Rubenesque plans. Can’t wait to see the results

    • reubix1 permalink*
      April 8, 2012 1:08 pm

      That makes you, me and Inky, Vickie … we’re all waiting to see what’s next!

  2. Vickie Perez permalink
    April 8, 2012 6:00 am

    I’ve got to quit sending these so late at night when I’m mostly brain dead. Seems like I always miss on some of my spelling and drop words. Please consider source….

    • reubix1 permalink*
      April 8, 2012 1:08 pm

      Never change, Vickie! I love your late night missives …

  3. April 10, 2012 1:17 pm

    I’m loving the yellow thingy, the color is great. Plus, I can’t wait to see what becomes of the Rancho… I know it will be great.

    • reubix1 permalink*
      April 10, 2012 1:45 pm

      Coming soon … Isn’t Inky the picture of an aloof supermodel? Claws and all!

  4. April 11, 2012 1:29 pm

    Yes! How does she do it, aloof and stressed looking, all at the same time (smile).

    • reubix1 permalink*
      April 11, 2012 1:53 pm

      Like all models, the girl could use a sammich!

  5. April 20, 2012 3:59 pm

    It’s like having splotches of paint on an artist’s pallette. Can’t wait to see the finished garden “canvas.”

    • reubix1 permalink*
      April 20, 2012 5:59 pm

      I love that palette analogy … now I have to find the time and get to work!

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