Gifts from the Garden: More ideas

March 24, 2014

Some more photos 


(top left to right)

An inexpensive porcelain gravy boat with glass rooster placecard holder planted with Tricolor Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor') which features purple and olive green leaves with bright white edges.   Fun and whimsical, but elegant, too.


A cheerful red teapot with Lemon Verbena and floating butterflies on swirly stems.  This is where the glue gun came in.  Scrapbook butterflies were glued to raffia wrapped craft wire.


A trip to the beach in a bowl!  The inside edge of this mini goldfish bowl (actually a votive holder) was packed with beach pebbles, found beach glass, some shells and Cilantro.  (The craft store had single metal votive holders on long stems.  I later thought that a little candle would have been a perfect addition to the beach theme, a bonfire!)


(bottom row)

These two little lidded tins in metal and bright red reminded me of compost bins.  I put Chives in one and Cilantro in the other and added a couple of butterflies.  One on red wire and one on silver wire.  The result is kind of silly and whimsical.  Fun for a fall garden party as party favors or with guest's names at place settings.

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