Sunday, October 4, 2009

More Blue Sevres and Stepping Stones Met

For BLue Monday, I would like to show you a pair of Sevre urns on ormolu pedestals. I saw them in an antique shop downtown and I gave them to John for his birthday last April.
They are quite tall, about 2 and a half ft. The store owner gave me a good deal or I would have never been able to afford them.

And John liked them!! Now, don't miss going to Sally's at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ so you can see and enjoy lots of amazing blues!

It is also Met Monday, hosted by Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. Today, I have a very minor metamorphosis.

I have been looking for anything to grow in between the stepping stones to the arbor and between the brick floors on the gazebo. I bought 800 seeds of creeping thyme on ebay and would you believe that not a single one sprouted?
Anyway, yesterday, John and I went to Lowes and asked the lady at the plant nursery about what we could plant and she suggested ajuga so we bought some and I planted them this morning.

This is the before.
And this is after. I hope they spread fast.
Before
After
I like it, do you? But I don't think this will work in between the bricks on the gazebo floor. I need something with smaller leaves. I transplanted a few Irish moss. I hope it grows. But that will be a post for another day. I also bought more creeping thyme on Ebay but I bought plants instead of seeds. I can't wait for them to arrive so I can plant them.
Thank you all for coming by. Thanks to Susan and Sally for another fun Monday!

39 comments:

Tootsie said...

good luck with the growing!

Shelia said...

HI Christine! Oh, those urns (I know that's not what they're called) are gorgeous and the color is eye popping.
Good luck with your little plants. It's going to look so wonderful as it spreads.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cindy J. said...

Christine, your blues are fabulous.. and your little pathway is simply enchanting! I can't wait to see your yard all grown in and completed, it is such a treat getting to watch your progress. Love, Cindy

Leann said...

Stopping by for a bit of pink , but I love the blue too! Great photos!

Leann

mbkatc230 said...

Christine, those urns are just gorgeous! I can see why you couldn't resist! And I think the pathway is going to be beautiful with that choice of plant. Do they have a scent? Hope you have a wonderful week. Kathy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your sevre urns are just stunning. I just love them. Your yard is looking so pretty. What a beautiful place you have created. Hugs, Marty

Really Rainey said...

Hi Christine! Looks so pretty! I haven't seen that color Ajuga before! Its fantastic! I have Ajuga going between the flagstone leading to my spa and its verigated deep purple and green. I can't wait to see yours filled in...
Happy Fall...

~Really Rainey

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Christine! You know I love those Sevre urns! Your yard is a real show place! I had ajuga at my other house and it did very well...spread like crazy. It has a pretty flower as a bonus in the Spring. Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Dishesdone said...

Beautiful urns! Love the color! the walk is very pretty! Very nice!

Sue said...

Hi Christine- Once your ajuga fills in around the stones, you will be so happy with it! That purple/green combination is so colorful.
What pretty blue urns. I've never seen anything like them before. I'm sure John was VERY happy to have received them as a gift.
:-) Sue

Candy said...

Beautiful times two! and love the rocks in the walkway. Well you know how RockCandy feels about rocks!
Monday Blue Blessings ;-)

Chandy said...

Christine, I'm so sorry for the late visit again! My F&S were swamped with ferrying teens to where they want to go and getting the house Fall ready as well as getting used to a new shift for the hubby and studying for the midterms coming up this week.

But... I'm here now and your home is absolutely wonderful to tour and I can only imagine topping the pictures with an actual tour! *wink wink* The mosaics were a clever idea!

Sares said...

Fancy urns! The color of blue is gorgeous. I like the little plants you planted as well, I think they will look great when they fill in. You and John have a wonderful week and take at least one swim in the pool for me, I so envy it!

Julie said...

Hi Christine,your home is absolutely wonderful...it all looks so pretty...
xoxo
Julie

Maggie B said...

Hi Christine,
Love the Sevres pieces, lucky husband!
a bientot
Maggie

Queen B. said...

Happy Blue Monday !

Sheri said...

what a lovely little oasis you have going there!

I have a linky party going on, come on over and link up! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-great-pumpkin.html

SmilingSally said...

John's birthday gift is a beaut! I hope he enjoys them. You've brought some pretty BLUES to show us today. Happy Blue Monday.

Your planting looks good. I wouldn't plant anything in the pavers, though. In fact, I pull anything out that tries to grow between our pavers.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Christine!

Those urns you gave John are just magnificent. I know he was thrilled with them. Servres is amazing.

As to ajuga, my mother used to use that as ground cover in her yard, and once it takes root, it grows like mad. When it comes to plants, always cheat and get more than I need and fill in all around because I'm too impatient to wait. Also, things will grow more slowly at this time of year because we are approaching the colder months. If it doesn't grow in fast enough, just plant some more. LOL! I did that with pansies, and they looked FABULOUS. The landscaper told me I was crowding them, but they didn't seem to mind at all. And everyone thought they were gorgeous, including me!

As to the other, don't give up. I have mossy stuff that grows up between my bricks, and I like it. But sometimes weed sprout up there, too. Good luck finding the perfect thing for your yard. I know it will be pretty.

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Libby Murphy said...

love the turquoise of your beautiful find - they are so eye catching, simply stunning and something you won't see everywhere
Happy Twirls

Mary said...

That is such a lovely shade of blue. No wonder you fell in love with it. Your garden path looks lovely. I hope you are having a wonderful Blue Monday.

Kathy said...

Love the stepping stone path. Hope your plants grow well for you!
Kathy

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Christine....

Oh, I LOVE those stepping stones....I don't recognize the little plantings, but I'm sure they'll be yummy. What a lovely path. I'm looking for a re-do for my patio now....hmmmmmm.

Hugs,
Spencer

shy said...

I am attracted with the color of the urn and the design and shape, its gorgeous.

aino said...

Beautiful vase, interesting pictures.

Queenie said...

Hey Christine!
Oh that vase is gorgeous! I know John was surprised and happy!
Girl, I don't know how I got so behind on your blog...I've been so busy lately...haven't had much time to get on the computer...but I'm gonna catch up with you right now! Hope you have a great week sweetie...thanks for stopping over....
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Ms. Bake-it said...

What fabulous Sevre vases!

Your pathway will look great once it has all filled in. Great choice for planting.

Thank you for sharing!

~ Tracy

Just Breathe said...

Those urns are very different. They look nice by the fireplace.
The plantings look great. We had irish moss in our yard for almost two years before the ants took them over. They ate them from the inside out, we put pebbles between the stepping stones. I miss the moss, it really looked wonderful.

g.suzie said...

Thank-you for stopping by today and for the kind words. . .Your urns a really pretty, and great that you got a good deal on them!
Good luck on the stone pathway, I hope the plants you purchased and planted grow like crazy for you. . .have a great day!

Deanna said...

This looks so very pretty!
Glad that I got to see your lovely pathway to happiness.
d from homehaven

Sharlotte said...

Gorgeous urns...I know you enjoy them so.

Thanks for sharing.

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Yes,I like the new plants. I tried a bit of the creeping thyme this year as an experiment--I bought a bit from Lowes. Then I forgot all about it and I believe it died!! I looked for it the other day and didn't see it where I had planted it!

Ebie said...

Beautiful birthday present. You have a lovely home and garden. I love the stepping stones!

Blondie's Journal said...

The urns are gorgeous!! The turqouise urn has such a beautiful design but I couldn't see it well.

I'm so sorry about your thyme...I told you Em pulled mine so I am hoping some tiny seedlings remain. Ajuga is very cool. I have it in my gardens in the backyard and it spreads like mad!! It has little blue spiky flowers every other year and it is tough. You can drive a car over it!!! Great choice.

How do you buy things such as seed on ebay?? You know I joined but I don't really know what I am doing. Plus, I was looking at china to bid on and it seemed the shipping cost more than the piece. So...is there a store to buy things??

Have to run...have a wonderful day!!

xoxo
Janie

niartist said...

Oh this is gonna be great when it grows in between those flagstone pavers Christine! I'm excited to see it next summer! :) Great job!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Good Luck with the ajuga. I never had any luck with anything from seeds, so I 'm hoping that by planting little plants, you will have more luck than you did with the thyme.

GORGEOUS urns ... I almost lost my breath when I saw them! Spectacular.

Wow ... what a present!
Cass

Linda Q said...

Christine, stunning Urns, what a gorgeous find. And loving your plantings amongst your walkway path. I think that will be nice.
Linda Q

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

amazing urns!

The ajuga look great...hope they fill in quickly for you.

Blessings & Aloha!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, all of that hard work is paying off. Your yard is looking beautiful! Of course, you know I love those urns! laurie

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