I had begun collecting bits and pieces to place in the area long before the water feature was actually working.
|I found this plant stand at a junk shop|
|I thought this old burglar bar would come in handy as a trellis|
|I still need to add some more pots to the stand. I planted ivy in pots on either side of the plant stand which will eventually climb up the burglar bar trellising|
|I accumulated these various wire hearts and hanging candle holders|
|This lantern needed....|
|I hung the wire goodies from the tree and stood the lantern on a table in the corner|
|The pots shown here were filled with plants and placed....|
|...on either side of the water feature here|
|This fake wood look cement paver was painted and used as a table top on a wrought iron base|
|This rusted chair was jazzed up a little bit (not too much)|
|They were both used to create this little vignette. The tea cup has a tea light in it. It creates such a pretty glow.|
|This was another junk shop find|
|I added some glass tea light holders|
|I love the little fleur de lis at the top. Some ivy has been planted at the base of this.|
|So take a look to the right....|
|And a look to the left...|
Now I have to wait for the plants to grow to give it that lush look that I'm after. I've learnt that exterior decorating requires a lot more patience (which I don't have) than interior decorating. But when we are sitting at our dining room table in the evenings with the French doors open, the combination of the trickling water out of the copper pipes, the shimmer of light from inside the water and the flickering candle light is so calming that I feel I ought to be patient for the fledging plants.
Till next time
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