I acquired Bunny Williams
An Affair With a House
I love Bunny's style both in house and garden
But I was extremely struck by something in her garden
off the conservatory
The edging in the garden
A twisted rope edging
I found out that it was English
And extremely rare in the states
But Bunny, after all, had access to buying trips to England
And a container to bring them back in!
Something that I didn't have access to!
That was years and years ago
And I did see some at a shop in the city
. . . but they had a price tag bigger than my purse.
And I didn't forget about them,
but knew that they would never grace the garden at Linderhof!
And then last Saturday,
at a charity garden sale
(in my little town)
There was a pile of them!
Marked $1 each!
A steal of a deal!
(The pile was 10 but 10 was 10 more than I had!)
Made of terra cotta,
they belong in a garden
They go well with the Fort Scott brick
Ah, . . . . where to put them in the garden
My first thought was to replace the brick around the armillary
(which is my thyme bed)
And I tried, hoping that 10 would do three sides and the
back side would just be . . . well, different!
But they wouldn't -- two sides and only two sides would seem
I then tried at the end of the iron fence
And that looked strange
And then I tried them on the sides of the brick path
past the thyme garden
five on the left side
And five on the right
(the terra cotta pot by him is an English strawberry jar)
I think they look smashing!
And I like how they lead to the seating area underneath the pergola.
It pays to never give up
If you yearn for something
someday, some way it will come along!