I promised you more from the Garden Gallery show, so today I will skip my Keep It Short Saturday post and feature some of the beautiful mosaic items from the Garden Gallery Show instead.
This post definitely will not qualify as short!
You all noticed and commented on the beautiful mosaic pieces I included photos of in the earlier posts. Well they were just the tip of the iceberg!
Bobbi and Sandy both do the mosaics, but have different styles.
Bobbi loves to do the mosaic windows with the scenes the best.
Sandy’s signature style has circles and curved lines in it.
Sandy tells me she has the mosaic work down to a science, and generally multi-tasks. This lady never just sits down to watch TV at night, she brings a piece to work on at the same time and can get it done in less than an hour.
She waits until she has several completed pieces and then grouts them all at the same time.
All I know is, I want some of that energy!
Some of these photos you may have already seen on the prior posts, but I’m going to include them in this post too just to keep them together for future reference.
OK, now on with the show..
Do you like birdbaths?
There were several mosaic birdbaths.
Look at the detail on these.
This one was my favorite, I love the antique base.
Can you tell that the bath itself started out as a ceramic pasta bowl?
How often have you seen those at garage sales and wondered why anyone would need such a large bowl?
Don’t know about you, but I just may buy the next one I see.
The plates they used are so gorgeous!
Uh-oh, I feel a plate collection coming on……..
And the figurines? Oh my!
Now for the Garden Stakes, or hose guides….
These concrete mushrooms were a huge hit! I love the one with the planter on top.
Granny J , I thought of you when I saw the hens and chicks!
Sandy tells me they started with at least 25 of these, and by the time I was getting ready to leave there were none to be found!
Then there were all sorts of mosaic tables.
I’m guessing that this one was made by Sandy. Check out the bows at each end.
Love the base . Notice how the mosaic pattern goes so well with the base?
That is exactly what makes each piece so special.
Sorry for the weird angle on this one coming up. I took the picture with the design upside down.
Had to rotate it so you could see the picture in the center!
More circles and curves….
Can you even imagine choosing between any of these?
I wanted them all!
These windows were gorgeous!
This one with the tree and flowers is Bobbi’s signature style. It looks like a painting.
Then there were the mirrors…
I love teapots!
Look how ornate this mirror is.
How on earth did they get the pieces to fit so perfectly on these curves?
And some trays…..
And last but certainly not least, my all time personal favorite.
I truly believe Sandy made this one with me in mind.
Isn’t it stunning?
See my name on it?
You KNOW this one went home with me!
Folks, Sandy and Bobbi are both reading this blog, so be sure to leave them lots of love in your comments! I’m sure if you have any questions they will be happy to answer them too.
Thank you again, Sandy and Bobbi,
for so generously sharing your art with us.
You girls are simply amazing!
Gotta go now, it’s trash day somewhere……