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

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

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Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Way To Re-Cycle?


I have posted pics before of my little garden next to the patio.  Though the plantings change from year to year, I am going for a blue garden planted with perennials. Over time, the dishes were broken (no, I'd never) and I thought they would make a perfect edging for this narrow bed.  My husband doesn't like it, but it makes me happy.  


I love blue and white dishes.  I still have my grandmother's set, that I believe, used to come in boxes of detergent.  Though chipped and cracked, there have only been a few of those broken.  I don't think blue and white will ever go out of style.


15 comments:

  1. I'd rather see broken crookery used this way than thrown in the trash. Gaudi used broken ceramics in his work – look at the salamander at Parc Guell in Barcelona.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoni_Gaud%C3%AD#/media/File:Reptil_Parc_Guell_Barcelona.jpg

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    1. I forgot about Gaudi Blue. Thanks for the link. Julian Schnabel uses lots of broken crockery too.

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    2. Donna- just love your recycling. Blue and white certainly should never go out of style. Wish I had some of my grandma' s old dishes available. She had some lovely ones. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

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  2. I love these, and marvel that so many have fallen in the cause of beauty. We collected bits and pieces for years, for DD2 had found three wonderful old yellow iron chairs at a yard sale, and wanted to do the (nonexistent) seats with the bits and pieces of lovely crockery. I suppose the bits are still in a box in the garage. The chairs are all out over our back yard, each with a big flowerpot inserted, and when I think of it, they're planted in hanging petunias.

    Hope it's truly SPRING by you. I wore shorts and a T to the hardware store yesterday, and now it's 43 and about to ring the wind chimes off the eaves.

    rachel

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  3. Wish I had thought to do that with some dishes that didn't survive being shipped from California. I kept the broken pieces for years, thinking that I would make a mosaic table top. Never did and finally parted with them. I have some treasured blue and white as well - love, love, love

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    1. Oh Ry, I have tons of stuff I had good intentions to use. Alas, I had best start ridding myself of the stuff that will never get done.

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  4. Love blue and white. My mom collected a bit in Thailand when they lived there. Interesting how many different cultures have a history of using blue and white ... and then it all looks cool together! Love your garden idea! Adds an extra splash of pretty color!

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  5. That is beyond brilliant. LOVE the blue ceramic edging!

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  6. I came and chatted..wonder where my post went?..
    I had said I love whimsey in a garden..blue and white..and your mushrooms:)

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    1. Monique, I still have some problems on this blog, but I best leave good enough alone. I too love whimsy in the garden - my husband thinks too much.

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  7. Hello. I dropped in from another place. I do enjoy your garden edging. My mother had more than one set of blue and white willow ware that was a premium at the A&P super market. Not too many years ago I helped a friend close down her antique shop by selling it off on EBay. I shipped a set of the blue and white across country. One plate broke and the buyer was distraught. I went to the local junk store and bought a replacement for her. The stuff still is as common as dandelions around here.

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    1. Hello Joanne, I feel as I know you from reading your comments on other blogs. It is very common, at least, I see much of it in shops. It is fairly inexpensive too.

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