Talkin’ 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:
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 …