Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sculptures Enhance the Garden


The old expression "Champagne taste with beer pocketbook" fits me to a "t."

Take garden sculptures.


I love the white statues found in many places such as Greece and Italy.


The kind I mean are life-sized, gorgeous women who look like royal princesses or virile men gazing into space.


Ha!  Have you ever seen the prices of those kinds of statues?


They are in the thousands of dollars.



Alas, our little backyard has sweet angel statuary.


While not elegant, the primarily cherubim sculptures are sweet and add a celestial touch to our yard.


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GARDEN ACCESSORY?

11 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Champagne taste with beer pocketbook" fits me to a "t." - no wonder we are friends. Teehee, love it - you can go out there and think you are in Greece or Rome.

Red Rose Alley said...

Susan, I enjoyed looking at all your garden statues. They are wonderful. The one that caught my eye the most was the lady with the red flowers sitting next to it. There's just something about a white statue next to red flowers. Thanks for sharing them, what a great idea for a post. :)

love, ~Sheri

rebecca said...

Yours ARE charming! I like garden sculpture, too.....but just can't part with the money for even some of the more modest ones. I have picked up a few at garage sales & found a St. Francis (about 24") at an end of season clearance.

Terra Hangen said...

Your angels are darling; my favorite in our garden is a 2 foot tall graceful statue of Mary. I will post a photo of her soon; my previous post (if you scroll down) is of a sun sculpture and a jasmine growing on it.

TARYTERRE said...

Beautiful. They look perfectly serene nestled among the greenery.

diane.stetson said...

So happy you are enjoying some things from your weekly jaunt to thrift stores Susan. They are just the thing to make you smile when you go outside.

Linda O'Connell said...

That last little angel does it for me! have a great weekend.

Sandi said...

Some of these are so striking! It is a true art to be able to make them so lifelike. Haha...that one, though, looks like she wa surprised and is bashfully fighting with her towel. ;-)

Babs said...

A watering can. Wish there was a watering fairy!

janice15 said...

Mama loved statues, she has a lady that sits on her porchand theres a dog statue in the garden. There are a couple of places in San Francisco that have those expensive ones....Happy weekend dear Susan, with love Janice

Summer said...

The sculptures do enhance the garden. Love your photos ♥

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