Friday, June 24, 2011

Where Should I Put These?

My Son went snow camping last weekend at Lochleven Lake in the Sierra's (Northern California). He sent pictures from his phone but they wouldn't transfer to my computer (sniff, sniff)


Hiking on one of the days they came across a pile of these, pulled from downed poles due to the heavy snow.

The colors are amazing, one is wonderful turquoise green, the other is clear.  My Son's buddy got a beautiful deep garnet red one (sniff, sniff). 

The poles have a wonderful rusted patina with the added bonus of being threaded.  I've toyed with the idea of having my son make me two more of his amazing light poles so I could put them in the yard.

Maybe on either side of the fountain?

So many possibilities, I've never been so excited and so stumped at the same time.  They are so cool, I want to display them in a way to do justice to their beauty and I suck at tablescaping! I'll shut up now and show you the other pic's I took.  But . . . . I would LOVE input on how you would display them.  I drool over all the amazing tablescapes in Blogland but mine NEVER seem to look as good, at least to me!

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  1. This will involve your son. lol What if you got two of those solar stake lights (from Walmart) and then got a couple of flower pots and the little dishes that go under them just big enough for the insulator to set in (the dish part). Have your son take the stake apart and figure out how to afix the rod of the stake to the bottom of the pot (drill a hole in the dish) run the wire (light part)through the dish. Set the dish on the pot and the insulator in the dish. A solar powered light to put in your garden. I can see it in my head, but, it's so hard to explain. lol Just my random thoughts.

  2. I would love to see what you did with your shoe cubby :)