4/13/2007

After Filoli,

After Filoli, I drove out to my favorite pottery/landscape/container store on Highway 92. I can never remember the name of this place, tho' I've dropped beaucoup dinero here over the last few years. (I made it out yesterday without buying anything.)

Does it freak you out when I put too much stuff in one post? Well, here is yesterday, part 2, without a lot of comment.

This store just goes on and on... Some of it I love, some of it I don't. I'll let my readers decide which is which.

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(But I'll give you a hint and tell you that I would love these lions in a shade garden. Do you know that the top one is the male, and the bottom one is the female? It's true. He's got his paw on the world, she's got hers on the kitten. A lot of people don't know that, and it creates terrible juju when people take home two males or two females.)

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Okay, and I love these frogs (bad picture!):

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And these cats:

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And these cats:

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And these two urns:

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Better frog:

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Wouldn't it be scary if you were working alone in the garden on a quiet day and these bronze children came to life and attacked you?

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I just noticed there's a weird, accidental image going on in this picture:

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This one's a bad seed, I can tell.

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10 comments:

Artemisia said...

My kind of children! Seen & not heard.

Delphine said...

J'aime les poteries chinoises, avec beaucoup de couleurs. Chuck, peux-tu assurer le shipment à Paris ? tu as plannifié tes prochaines vacances en France ?

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

I liked the Turtles and could live with out the pigeon pooped Lions.

All those little children might be put to good use in some of those gated communities with all the rules and regulations. It might make a statement of sorts.

JvA said...

I like the big concrete globes.

Today I went rock shopping. I want a couple of ~5' basalt columns for the front yard. And a piece of granite big enough for two people to sit on. I think that will be my birthday present (next week, thanks for asking) to myself this year.

JvA said...

Those kids remind me of Ramona, Henry, and Ribsy in the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden in my hometown of Portland, Oregon.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24945172@N00/343322868/

Creepy.

chuck b. said...

I want some columns too. Three would be nice. I can't imagine a style that wouldn't clash with a lot of my natives tho'. And I certainly can't afford them.

And I like the globes too, but the smaller ones seem better to me than the larger ones.

lisa said...

OMG! That's hilarious! Have you had your "fern felt" lately? Hahahaha....oh...sorry. Anyhow, I like pretty much everything (especially the metal art), except the statues of the children-they creep me out. I could sooo spend tons of money in a place like that myself.

lisa said...

BTW...blogger removed the comments from your "Finally Friday" post-I just wanted to say that your neighborhood is SO interesting...I doubt I'll ever be a city girl, but if I had to, your hood would be a cool spot!

chuck b. said...

I always feel like I'm being watched when I visit this store.

Dirt Guy said...

I must be contrary. I don't care for the metal work, but love the low-maintenance kids. Having two teenage girls in the house could influence my opinion though.

Also like the orbs.