"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Some time ago, I showed this little garden area on my patio. I have now broken enough blue and white dishes to finish the edging. What I didn't point out was a particular piece of statuary.

I used to shop at a flea market and always went first to a man by the door from Missouri. One time, he had an old pineapple urn and this deer, which I now believe to be a lamb. It weighs a ton and seems to have a copper lining of some sort. The cement has old marbles and stones in it. Someone painted a dark brown over it at some point. Its eyes are glass; the pupils vertical like a goats eyes would be. Hence, the lamb....I think the lamb of God perhaps. You know where I'm going with this. I had asked the man from Missouri if he knew anything about it. He didn't. So instead of a garden statue, I believe it to be a statue that once sat atop a grave. Now, I know several years ago, there was talk in the business about not buying old grave markers or stones, but this was purchased before that time and I didn't know what it was.

Nevertheless, three letters are carved at the base between its feet. I sure hope L I Z doesn't mind that it's in my little garden. I'll take care of the lamb.


  1. That is one cute little lamb...
    Can you paint it with Sour milk and maybe you can get moss to start growing on it ?
    You find the neatest items ;)

  2. I believe that "things" come into our lives because we are care takers.
    The lamb came to you because you will take care of it!

    I love the picture of the garden. Looks like lots of interesting things there!

  3. Does finders keepers sound wrong??
    I enjoyed visiting-



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