Garden Decor – Springs!

I like rusty things. I love the mellow tones of rust and the idea of something that was once a useful and well-used item endures for years after it has finished that purposeful existence. These springs were down by Larry’s shop, and I had taken some photos of them before, one of which is here. They are from a vehicle of some and heaven only knows why he hung onto them, but I am glad that he did.11I asked him a couple months ago if he had plans for them, and if not, could I have them. He naturally asked me what I wanted to do with them, but I had no idea.21I just like the shape and the color. He brought them up and they laid near the back steps for a few weeks, until finally, I put one of them in the shade garden, just to see how it looked. I thought it looked pretty good. So, I put the other three around that same garden, trying not to have them look too arranged. 31They may have just come up on their own back there, like the tiny choke cherry tree seedlings I have to pull up on a almost daily basis. So – what do you guys think? Cool or weird? Decor, or craziness? I need input here!41Riley doesn’t get it at all. But he isn’t into yard art all that much, unless you count peeing on it.riley

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18 Responses to Garden Decor – Springs!

  1. elk says:

    i am a rust in the garden lady too!

  2. Flea says:

    I LOVE the use of the springs in the garden! Genius! And of course I adore Reilly. :)

  3. Trisha says:

    Personally, I like the springs! They look so neat and organic in a way. Almost like they did just grow up out of the ground that way. Good idea!

  4. Love it. You’re just another Calder;)

  5. Charlane says:

    I like bits of rust and decay in a garden, it’s a good indicator of life and how things go in cycles. I would love to see something viney covering those.

  6. Billie says:

    They make me smile if that counts for anything. And they are lots better than those bent over women things everyone still has around here. Those do not make me smile.

  7. Weezee says:

    I love those!!! and Billie I can’t agree more! I hate those bent over lady thingys and the silhouette thingys. Now those are weird!

    Riley you are a handsome devil! I know these things, I am a professional!!!

  8. Donalyn says:

    Thanks elk & Flea :)

    Trisha – they kind of look like they grew there – like the tendrils on sweet peas.

    MPM – Calder messed with things a little more than this I think, LOL!

    Charlane – if I leave them long enough the ivy will get them eventually.

    Thanks for the positive reactions all. The people who think I’m crazy must be silent today. I know you are out there, even if you are quiet!

    Welcome Billie! I was hanging out laundry this morning and they caught my eye. I thought to myself “I like them because they make me smile.” We are on the same page I guess.

    Those bent over lady things don’t make me smile at all.

    Weezee – Riley says “woof!”

  9. ellyn says:

    Love the springs. Does he have any other rusty car stuff down there he wants to get rid of? I am looking for yard art too. Maybe a VW bus or an engine from a ’83 S-10?

  10. Ashleigh says:

    Judging by the look on Riley’s face, he did not appreciate that last line in your post.

    ;)

  11. CM says:

    Love it! This looks just like some of the “art” that I saw amidst the beautiful lanscaping at the MBG and Powell Gardens …. only they paid a lot of moola for their art.

    I am really, really looking forwards to some amazing garden and summer landscaping photos in July and August form dlynz.com!! Today was a lovely start!

  12. Debbie Jean says:

    Riley’s ears make me laugh! It’s like he is telling a story with them. Give him a cookie for me!!!

    God bless~
    Debbie Jean

  13. Ruth Ann says:

    I think you should leave them in the garden. That way it will confuse the space aliens as they observe us. They won’t be able to figure out the point to the springs being there, because there is no point!!! We have to keep them guessing you know. :)

  14. Donalyn says:

    Ellyn – I have NO doubt that Dad has some junk down there that would make fabulous garden art in your yard. We just have an embarrasment of riches and if you look away too long while you are here next week, your van will be full. I promise!

    Ashleigh – Riley makes no apologies for what he decides to pee on.

    Thanks CM

    Debbie – his ears always say that!

    RA – I don’t think we have quite the trouble with aliens up here that you folks do down in TX. You should get some springs too maybe?

  15. Kate says:

    Came here because of the post title. And well, I usually come here anyway. And I’m glad I did because this is truly unique decor and shows a true sense of hummer. That’s right. Hummer. Have a great weekend, my blogging friend.

  16. Gail says:

    Look what sprang up in your garden!..I personally think it is inspired:)

  17. Emily says:

    I’m loving the rusty springs. Way cooler and more organic looking than flamingos!

    Thanks for the welcoming message.

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