With so many kitschy garden ornaments on the market (gnomes or pink flamingos, anyone?), it’s hard to remember a time when hand-crafted urns, pedestals and statuary were highly revered. Entire books have been written on the art of garden ornament, however, such as Barbara Israel’s guides, and The Brass Knob has got dozens of prime examples.
Better yet: They’re all on sale—this weekend only, May 9-10—where you can purchase unique pieces at 20 to 25 percent off.
Here’s a sampling of what we’ve got, plus some inventive ideas on how to repurpose antique and vintage architectural elements into functional accents among the flower beds.
How about these decorative ironwork pieces for the patio door?
Or these, to bookend some outdoor steps?
This antique bird bath would also make a fine plant stand:
And there’s nothing like statuary or other sculptural elements to give character to a bed of ivy or peek out from the flowers:
We look forward to seeing you this weekend. Mother’s Day might be the perfect opportunity to help Mom make her garden more beautiful!