My annual trip to Roger's Gardens
Where even now there are fresh flowers to be had
In dramatic and beautiful arrangements
Spring not far away. Yes, these are all fresh, real flowers. Even the peonies. (I did touch them to make sure)
Couldn't help but think of the Trout Talkin Tabbies when I saw this underwater themed tree.
It's was hard to photograph. All the ornaments were glass balls with glass fish inside them.
Unbelieveable. One single ornament was like $30.00 For that price I say we go buy some fresh lobster and slap it up on some sticks!
And some old fashioned painted glass ones. I laughed outloud at this for sure...
but not at the priceGAG... Holy cod!
Those are garden stones. They range in size from 10" to 17" across!
They had lots of these, and if I was actually 'growing my own' I totally would have bought these. If any of you gardeners out there are growing your own and would like a set, email me. I'd be happy to get them for you and send them out.
The tiles are about 4"across and are $10
I didn't price the hanger thingy.
Out there in Newport Beach, it's ALL about size.
Check these out:
Made me think of Spitty Cat
Though it may be hard to get perspective, each one of those balls was bigger than my whole hand (not fist, hand with fingers out)
It's such a beautiful place to visit at the holidays, check out this display and coordinating tree ornaments
Casino Royale Indeed! Just breathtaking!
And then to my favorite room in the sprawling store. Handmade craft from Artists all over the world. This collection outstanding.
The cats are made of canvas, stitched & stuffed and then painted. I've no idea how they do the teeth. The eyes I know you can get from taxidermy stores. (I know this because I'm going to buy some for an all beaded quilt project I'm doing)
And yes, that price tag says $1,095.00.
This cat was about a foot tall.
Just so you know, the mouths are fully articulated, you can stick your finger right in there and feel them sharp teefs!.
Right? I know!!! OMC I wanted to play with all them!
I want this one so badly I can't even tell you...^^ And don't think for one moment I would put it away when Christmas was over!
No Idea how much this one was, it was two feet tall at least. But OMC could you just die from the cute???
I understand handmade art and how much time and effort goes into it. If I had that kind of disposable income and a place for them, these would all be in my house right now.
And of course,
Finally my own beloved
snoozin on one of her many handmade items
The Queen Herself
(i do much prefer sticking my fingers her in her toofies, I admit)