Garden wares....



It appears that the unsuspecting visitor who comes to pay a call to Acorn Lane over the next several months will be subject to some of it's history!
We have until July to pack up and temporarily move thirty five years of living in the same home, to prepare for our renovation...so editing and sorting has yielded some of the past at Acorn Lane...

....photos from some old files....




When I grew mostly roses in the garden, like the beautiful Abraham Darby, in the first photo, they inspired me in almost everything I did...

The look of old world gesso finishes, and the art of the impressionist painters was the feeling I hoped to impart to the surfaces of the vintage sap buckets and containers which I made and sold in the carriage house...each piece was totally unique and the dents and imperfections in the containers contributed to the whimsical charm they imparted to any setting...
I literally could not keep up with their production, and my Mom and I painted hundreds of pieces.




an old painted relief, which inspired the sap buckets....




A vintage chick feeder is converted into a romantic drinking vessel for the birds in our garden...gentle washes of colour and distressing are applied to the cabbage roses....
This piece could be attached to a post or hung from a tree branch.




A collection of old galvanized tubs become one of a kind garden containers, somewhat of an elegant feel, but the imperfect nature of the painting and words contribute to the naive quality and whimsical look....




A Belle de Crecy rose looking so at home with moss covered stones in the garden...

...inspiration....




A true dicotomy, roses and hostas in my garden!!!

...but I make it work....








Roses, moss and an old garden fragment amidst stone flagstones.....
I use the vintage iron brackets to support the heavily laden rose canes from brushing the ground....




 Foxglove....introducing more white and shade lovers into the garden these days....






A view of a potting bench, which I sold, as seen from the carriage house window....

The shade woodland garden serves as a soft and serene back drop to the glorious colour of roses, especially when contained in softly washed and distressed vintage garden wares....

I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into the past at Acorn Lane.

N.xo

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