Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tapestry, paths and mosaics....


Check out my thrift store find this week, a vintage handmade tapestry jacket.....it's heavy, in perfect condition and I so love it! Unfortunately it's a size too small so I can't wear it but I sure can admire it....

The weather is so beautiful today that we cleaned the pool and back porch, getting it ready for spring.....while cleaning.....the side yard once again popped into my head....you see I've been wanting to make the side yard into my secret garden. As you can see by the pictures...it needs lots of tlc. The weeds need to be pulled, a/c covered and the palm needs trimming. The green bush is a Grand Duke jasmine, which I love, love, love, the perfume is out of this world so I have to make the side yard Grand looking....for my Grand Duke..hehehe.  The round and square  pavers against the house were found this summer through craigslist. My family was so helpful in helping me fill the truck with this heavy stones.  Sooooo as I stood there, rolling all sorts of ideas through my head,  I decided to start working on my mosaic path. Here are two that I worked on this afternoon. It's going to be a long project and I'd like to finish it before the heat and humidity sets in.


I like to use old vintage dishes for my mosaic work so keep your fingers crossed that I don't run out of dishes...hahaha...





Have a great weekend....

Hugs...Sylvia

9 comments:

One Cheap B*tch said...

Wow - your path mosaic is looking great so far! You must have the patience of a saint to do that! And I love your thrift store finds!

Linda said...

Those mosaic steps will be fantastic and really make your garden 'grand'! Can't wait to see how it all turns out.

Terri Gordon said...

These are beautiful. It must be nice to work in the yard and not have snow.

Tallulah Antiques Closet said...

I think your secreat garden is going to turn out great. Its going to be some work at first. But Im sure you will have some fun hunting for some vintage garden items. And shopping for some flowers and plants. Hope you show the finished project.. Have a great weekend.. Julian

GeorgiaPeachez said...

That is going to be a lot of work but it should be worth it. The mosaic pavers is a great idea. xo, suzy

Denise said...

Looks like you have a lot of work ahead of you! Love that jacket. Of course, the ever irreverent me would be cutting it up and making pillows or purses out of that cute fabric.

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Thanks for visiting our blog and commenting during Joan's recent valentine party. Come see us again! Sounds like you're getting a good head start on getting ready for spring. xo

Natacha said...

I love your transfer ware mosaic, especially the red one!Please don't forget to post a photo when the path is ready.

SeaWorthy said...

yoooooo hoooooo!!

sneak over to Coastal Nest and send me your address!

coastalnest@gmail.com