6.16.2011

Exploring...

peonies
We took lunch to my brother yesterday at the farm and, while we were chatting, EZ E and Kicky spent some time exploring the gardens. The peonies have finally bloomed and they're the prettiest shade of pink.

farm
The antique lightning rods came down from the roof completely intact. Each rod has a blue milk glass globe in a moon and stars pattern. Isn't this lovely? We aren't planning to put them back on the roof...I have no clue what to do with them. Any ideas?

renovation
This clematis vine on the side of the house has the biggest flowers I've ever seen.

clematisThe roof will be finished today, so we should close within 2 weeks or so. Then the hard work really starts. Demolition, cleaning, painting, floor refinishing, more cleaning, etc. We can't wait!

15 comments:

Michelle D said...

Abbey, use your globes in your garden! or some kind of art, they are very pretty. Good Luck to you on your adventure, I too am closing on my new home HOPEFULLY next Friday. (Your keeping me motivated ~ this hasn't been an easy transaction for us either ;)Michelle D

mdg said...

Those globes look like they could be wired as a base for a lamp!

Anna said...

I was thinking those globes would be beautiful nestled in the garden somewhere. They would look cool with come succulents or cactus plants inside too.

Greta said...

JEALOUS!! I guess I'll just have to live out my own farmhouse fantasy via your blog. It will be good reading to watch you tackle this! Congrats on the new house!

mamafabun said...

I'm loving these posts. Please keep us updated on your progress with the new place!

curlygirlpress said...

I vote for using the lightening rods, with globes, as garden ornaments!!

taylor elyse said...

those are neat! i would suggest putting them in a big (perhaps wooden) bowl and sticking them on a coffee table somewhere. :)

R said...

I think you should give them to me. (I'm shocked that nobody said that before me. They must have better manners.)

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

Love peonies - my favorite! And I think I recognize that polka dot Target dress - my daughter loves it too!

holly said...

i have found a few and stacked them into lamps. and those look gorgeous.

leFiligree said...

i'd end up using them as porch railing finials, i just know it.

our garden gets so overgrown that art gets lost.

Angeline said...

Gorgeous find! You could use them with "fairy lights" inside - like The Art of Doing Stuff does...congrats on a dream realized!

mopar said...

Those are amazing. I've never seen those before. Do houses need lightning rods?

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Thank you for all of your ideas! :) We still haven't made a decision about what to do with them (soon?).

Mopar- houses really don't need lightening rods, particularly if there are large trees around. I've always understood that the rods act more as lightening attractors than anything else.

x,
Abbey

Jennifer said...

I came across your site through pinterest. My husband and I actually collect lightning rod balls. If you would ever want to sell them or the rods or any other pieces let me know. Here is my email address: joverfield08@gmail.com

They are very pretty!

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