Friday, May 18, 2012

A Miniature Garden

I think the little fairy gardens everyone is making are so cute.  So I made one....sort of.  I received this pot of succulents from my boss a couple of months ago when I retired.  I looked through a couple of drawers of "junk" for some small items to add to it to make it a garden.

I found the Saint Joseph given to us by our former realtor.  You may or may not be familiar with the story that if you want to sell a home, you need to bury a Saint Joseph in the ground in front of the home.  When hubby and I first married, we had 3 homes between us, and something needed to go.  We decided to sell the older home near Atlanta.  It stayed on the market for what seemed like forever.  So, our realtor bought a Saint Joseph and planted it in the yard and shortly after, the home sold. (Now granted, it probably had nothing to do with the St. Joseph), but it's kinda neat to think it did. She gave us the statute as a symbol of good luck. 

I placed the statute, a rose, seashell, and a turquoise sand dollar paperweight in the dish garden.  Not little fairies, and not miniature furniture, but I think it's kinda cute.  What do you think?


While I was going through the drawers looking for small items, I came across this bird/nest that is actually a Christmas tree ornament.  I added it to the shabby "gate"  hanging in the sun room.


Tweaking your decor doesn't have to cost a dime.   I think the red bird adds a delightful spot of color and I like that the St. Joseph has found a place in the dish garden.

I will share in the following parties:

Frugalcious Fridays at Finding Fabulous
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday at the Picket Fence
SNS at Funky Junk Interiors

 Be sure to join me at these parties.