Garden of delights
Staff Staff -- Casual Living, January 1, 2010
From whimsical and lighthearted to elegant and graceful, garden designs cover all the style bases this season. Garden stones, thermometers, rain chains and sculptures are all in the product mix. Here is a sneak peak of the flourishing offerings that will be on display at the winter markets.
|Handmade in the USA, the Meditating Squirrel sculptures from Designer Stone provide a touch of Zen to any garden setting. Chinese characters etched into the designs indicate the animals’ primary characteristic, such as cleverness for the squirrel.
|Part of Campania International’s Smithsonian Collection, the Foliated Scroll urn spotlights a wide band of sinuous undulating leaves and is available in eight exclusive patinas and three acid stains in addition to natural cast stone.|
|Illuminate outdoor areas with Blue Garden Lite stakes, made of blown glass with accent bead work. The unique candle holders from Regal Art & Gift provide a soft ambiance of warm light and versatile appeal.|
|The Verde Aluminum Rain Chain displays a watering can showering stylized floral designs from Good Directions.|
|The Flair Garden seat from Global Views features a blonde finish that fades into rich bronze.|
|A petite frog rests on a lily pad on the thermometer wall décor from Kirch, made of cold cast metal.|