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Thursday, February 9, 2012

My Garden Accessories

Similar to people, gardens can be transformed with decorations, ornaments, etc. Some of them are practical and are meŠ°nt to perform a certain function. Others are purely for eye pleasing. Garden accessories are earrings, necklaces, brouches and pins for a garden.
 I like these definitions of Accessory from BING dictionary:
- optional part: an optional part that may be fitted to something to perform an additional function or enhance performance
 - fashion article: an item of clothing that is worn or used for a fashionable effect with an outfit
Accessories in my garden do exactly what the dictionary says. Among their functions are: to hold, to prompt, to support plants and to enhance the garden performance.
The word optional is very important. I usually take some time to decide whether to opt for a certain item or to skip it. I prefer a garden which underuses accessories to a garden that is overwhelmed with them.
Together with  permanent items, I like accessories which can be moved in and out of the garden, relocated to a different garden corner and combined with other items.
Here are some of my garden accessories. Pictures can be enlarged by clicking.

























I hope you like them...

***Copyright 2012 TatyanaS http://tanyasgarden.blogspot.com/

34 comments:

  1. Hi Tatyana, I like your approach to using garden accessories in an understated manner. Actually I like your accessories a lot. They are tasteful and I can feel that you selected them very carefully. I myself think that I haven't found my way with garden accessories, except containers, yet. Since my garden is very small I feel I have to really watch out to not overdue it. Also many reasonable priced items that you can buy here in America look often cheap and like kitsch in my opinion. I still dream of my English stone garden statuary and will most likely continue to do so for a long time. They are just way out of my price range :-(.
    Christina

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    1. Christina, as I wrote in the comment on your blog - tell everyone you need gift certificates for your B-day and X-mas. Also, I was always able to negotiate price in the place where I got my ornaments.Good luck!

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  2. Those accessories in your garden certainly fit your garden style and maybe your home. I am sure the styles also depends on the personality of the owner. But among them i love that rock with crevices which plants grow. Those succulents are cute in there.

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  3. Brilliant, things are so well used in your garden.

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  4. Lovely colection, Tanya ! The stone accessories are great ... wish I could find some .

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    1. DANI, I hope you'll get what you want! Tell everyone that you want gift certificates to your favorite statuary place for your Birthday.

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  5. Hi Tatyana, I love your selection of accessories, very tasteful and elegant :) I'm especially fond of your urn and planters, and the metal chicken and crescent moon!

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    1. Thank you! It's a mix of high-end stuff and flee market finds.

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  6. Its always a pleasure to come visit your wonderful blogs .

    And specially today on such a dreich day .

    Thankyou

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  7. Very stylish! The accessories you have chosen add charm and interest to your garden. I love the stone with the succulents. Is that a natural rock or is it man made?

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    1. De, thanks! It's natural. My friend gave it to me.

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  8. All beautiful. I especially love the 6th one down - what character in that face!

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    1. Thank you Holley! I think it's his nose that gives him such charm!

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  9. And so tastefully placed!

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    1. Darla, thanks! I like things that are easy to move.

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  10. I love your stone accessories. Every time I see the stone fence pedestal I want one. LOL! They all just go so well with your home Tatyana. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. Classy and beautiful! I've been shopping for more garden accessories, too. I found two super shallow birdbaths to use as butterfly puddles. :o) I love the conch shell planter.

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    1. Casa Mariposa, I've never heard of butterfly puddles... How cute! We brought that shell planter from Canada.

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  12. Dear Tatyana, I love your garden accessories. They are so elegant and rich-looking! You have great taste. P. x

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  13. Even though plants make the garden, I think accessories add interest to plants and garden spots. Your garden art is beautiful and adds so much to your garden...it makes it uniquely yours.

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  14. Beautiful, all your garden art! I especially like the angel fountain with the fern :-)

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  15. Your garden is very well appointed and the ornament compliments it beautifully.

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  16. Everytime I visit your blog and get lost in your garden posts, one things always stands out - your exquisite taste! Beautiful!

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  17. I like you garden accessories very much. They look beautiful with your garden.
    Sort of complimenting each other.

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  18. Your garden decor is so natural looking. It is difficult to find objects that look like they have always been there.

    Eileen

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  19. So beautiful, Tatyana. This makes me so hungry for spring.

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