Friday, April 6, 2018

Architectural Salvage in the Garden

Recently, I wrote a post about using Architectural Salvage in the home. 
As I was putting it together, I realized I had enough architectural pieces
in the garden and on the patio to write a separate post. 

As they do inside your home, salvaged pieces add texture, warmth 
and a sense of history to your garden and patio. 
This widow's walk railing evokes stories of a woman
watching the harbor for her husband's return from atop her house.

One of my favorite salvaged pieces is this rusty metal arch linking the patio and the garden. 
With solar twinkly lights, it makes the garden feel magical. 
Purchased on a road trip through Oklahoma, I like to imagine
what kind of garden it might have come from.

This ornate fireplace screen adds a historic touch to the patio
while the cement angel is a lovely accessory. 

Old salvaged doors make great outdoor screens.
(This one, an alley find, is hiding the fuse box). 

These metal sconces were electrified at one time.
We removed the wiring and now they hold candles on our patio fence.

I love the look of rusted metal fencing in the garden.

Sometimes, reproduction pieces look just as good as the real thing. 

Old windows are handy inside and out.
Here, I've used one as backing on my potting bench.

This old chimney stone was from my Dad's garden.
I don't know how it came to live in his garden
but now it lives in mine.

Architectural salvaged pieces bring a unique elegance to the garden and patio
with their steadfast beauty from days gone by.


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  1. You always make the most beautiful use of your found objects. I love your garden.

  2. Love the post. My fav is the old door. You have a lot of talent when it comes to decorating with found objects.

  3. You certainly have such beautiful architectural elements which lend to a most spectacular garden!!

  4. Love how you styled the door with the flower container.

  5. I love your garden. Thanks for sharing so many ideas for using "found" objects in unique ways. ~Cheryl

  6. Pat, you have so many lovely elements to enjoy in your garden. I love the chippy door and the chimney stone from your father's garden. There is much to be said for found objects and a great imagination! I really enjoyed your post and thank you for your visit. Happy Spring, my friend! Blessings...Sandi

  7. I find using architectural pieces in the garden adds a lot of interest. I especially like old staturay and pieces of fencing or gates. You've added some great pieces, Pat.

  8. Love your garden. I hate to see things go in the landfill too.
    Stop by Thursday Favorite Things since you are being featured.

  9. You have such smart and pretty ideas! I hope you'll join us again on May 25th for another garden party. I always love seeing what you are up to. ;)

  10. I adore architectural salvage and am always on the lookout for it. Indoors or out, it just draws me in! You've got some great pieces in your garden! On our recent trip to Texas I brought home a rusty, chippy, trellis. Thanks for sharing with the Garden Party.

  11. You have some great ideas. I like the chimney block- what a great way to use it and the old windows on the potting bench! Thank you for joining the Garden Party!

  12. Pat, I am sharing a post tomorrow about features from our last two garden parties. You will be among them.