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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

today's treasures

I was thinking after reading about Funky Junk's amazing free stuff that I needed something really cool and unique to build my garden around. I just couldn't believe her neighbor's let her have that stuff-FREE!!! I am so jealous. Where O where could I find some stuff that cool?

This my friends sits in my very own backyard. It is the grate from an old fire pit, and as you can see it has a beautiful patina, and it is unique. Why can't I plant flowers in there?

As I was leaving on an errand this morning, something brilliantly pink caught my eye. With all the dead branches and falling leaves about, I was mesmerized. This beauty is currently growing on the bush in my front yard. (On November 30th y'all!!!) I love me some south!

And finally, this arrived in the mail today. Yes, it was costly, but it sure looks nice on my desk. Don't you think?

The face reads "Paris Clocks" and the numbers are just lovely. It replaces the plain, old, boring, white one that was there before. to see if I can get the adjustment lever from a microphone stand to work just as nicely.

Monday, November 29, 2010

visual representations

I like, okay LOVE junk. I can't deny it. I often find myself looking at the old tobacco barns along the country roads here. Junk heaps! Cripes, I have to control myself to keep from stopping and putting every beautiful rust bit in the car. I love American Pickers, and sometimes I channel Fred Sanford. I'd love to have an old jalopy and spend my days looking for junk or wandering around in places like this:

This sitting along side the house in a sunny spot would be sweet.

Now we're talking!

This is just too cute. I bet I could put together something similar...hmm.

Seriously, the above picture makes me SWOON!!! I'd love to have a garden such as this one. I've seen some awesome gardens here in South Carolina, and I know it can be done. There's Brookgreen Gardens which is not far from the ocean. Here's the link to their site.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


I am so fond of telling anyone who'll listen that inspiration comes from everywhere. Seriously! I get inspired from walks in nature, reading other crafting blogs, antique and junk,  I mean thrift stores. Ordinary objects can lead new lives as something amazing and decorative. I seriously need to post some photos so you know what I'm talking about.

Friday, November 26, 2010


Greetings fellow bloggers!

Welcome to The Recycled Garden. All of my life I have been in love with flowers, and I grew up close to my Depression-era grandmother who could make amazing things out of ordinary stuff.  Her know-how and love for crafting was instilled in me at a very early age. We made our own fun. Now that I am older, and inspired by nature I've decided to write about how to turn ordinary recycled stuff into pretty and decorative things.