Occasionally, my accessories get broken in transit for houses I stage. Today, I unpacked some items to restock and found two broken vases. I set them to the side to be thrown away.
For some reason, I couldn't bring myself to get rid of these pieces. What to do with them? Maybe I could cleverly disquise the chips with some carefully placed ivy. No....using something broken is bad Feng Shui (not to mention, tacky).
Walking out of my studio, I grabbed the long vase by the neck--then it hit me. Yard art! I love me some yard art! I literally ran to my Koi Pond. There, next to the trunk of Japanese Maple, I buried broken vase #1 up his shoulders. He became my new 'garden tower'.
Then I scurried to the natural area in the front yard. Broken vase #2, I nestled, bottom up, under an evergreen bush. Check out the doppled red glaze against the green needles!
My yard art may look a bit eccentric, but I gotta tell ya, I LOVE 'EM! (BTW, in the far right corner there is something shaped like a Hershey Kiss. It was a hanging bird feeder (Goodwill) that I took the chains off and turned upside down. The glaze has weathered but I still think it is cool!)
'Cowboy' returned from work and simply stated, "I see you have been busy in the yard today." Poor guy, he never knows what he is going to come home and see.
What do you think of dumpster-bound vases being flipped and used as yard art?