Wednesday, June 20, 2012

And then my heart stopped...

because I saw these...
and because I was sure they were going to say the dreaded "No we're keeping them." when I enquired if they wanted to sell them.  Inside I was doing a giant high five, happy dance while chanting "keep it together...keep it together". On the outside I heard myself casually say, "Yes I'd be interested in them." 

Oh I just love swan pots. LOVE. These ones are big and old. At least half a century. 

But they're not going to the Garden Centre like these amazing pair of lions statues below that came from the same old home, they are just going to go to my Garden.

 Perfect for this Jubilee year don't you think?

Gillian thought they would look great at the cafe entrance till they sell and she was right.

We got MacGyver Paul, to cut off a bit of arm rail so they would fit nicely. 

Nothing like making a good entrance.


  1. nice find Katherine! glad that you are keeping some of your amazing finds for you to enjoy! Kate x

  2. Yay for you! It must be so difficult passing all of your goodies on to the shop. Speaking of, those statues make a fab entrance!

  3. Hehehe...glad your heart starting beating again K, they are indeed fabulous swan planters, glad you are keeping them...I wouldn't be able to get to the Garden Centre fast enough if you were putting them there, lol. I do indeed also love those lion statues...but they look great just were they are..still might need a visit. Kiss Noises Linda

  4. Oh my! I hate you in the nicest possible way!

  5. So what are you getting rid of to keep those two beauties?? So glad you're keeping them. xx

  6. They're fabulous! You write in the funniest way. Gee I'm laughing! We used to have lions like those in our yard. Congratulations on the swans, I hope you got them for a song! A swan song! HA.

  7. Oh, I love a swan, and they are Fantastic!!
    Jealous ... I acquired a tiny vintage swan from Germany at the weekend :)

  8. Gorgeous! What plants will you put in them, I wonder.xx.

  9. Thanks for your lovely comment K and I agree..sooner rather than later!
    Those swans look familiar, I bet my parents had one back in the day.

  10. So jealous, they are gorgeous!

  11. they beat swans made out of old tyres any day. lol. they are surely beautiful and what a great find.!

  12. I want those swans!!! They are lovely! Happy weekend! X

  13. Oh sweets, I have some old Pelicans on my back stairs. Love theses! I understand that you would want to keep these xx

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