HUMMING AND HARRING ABOUT A GARDEN STATUE/ORNAMENT

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  1. Sienna's Blossom

    Sienna's Blossom Super Gardener

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    Those statues are great @wiseowl
    I think something like that would look beautiful in @ARMANDII 's garden
     
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    • Selleri

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      How exiting!
      Are there any legends locally or from your childhood that might bring inspiration? A statue with a story or touchpoint to something meaningful would be wonderful. Or it could link to something in your past, a place perhaps...

      A classic statue could look great, if it's above head height, a downward gazing lady perhaps? Or the opposite, something reaching to the heavens to draw the eye up? Or, you could go completely wacky with something extraordinary. :)
       
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      • Purple Streaks

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        It is all interesting , I found the choices were endless and I kept changing my mind .even now I'm checking out some suggestions from others on here .

        looking forward to see what you choose.
         
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        • ARMANDII

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          Well, as Woo has shown there is always the Cheshire Cat but this one is only 25" tall which is not good for impact.
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          Only 25 yards in front of my House is an old Roman Sand Quarry, but I feel no empathy towards a Roman statue and, besides, they are too classical and formal.

          Buddha statues would not really fit into a Cottage style garden:doh:
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          I think I'm looking for something whimsical or "gentle":dunno: One of the irritating problems is when you do see something that catches the eye is that it's either too small or there's no description of the height:wallbanging:
          I thought maybe a magical theme, while trying to dodge Garden Gnomes:gaah:, which might possibly fit into the Cottage Garden style such as........
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          Perhaps a Dragon??
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          The tallest do seem to be the classical statues

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          which are very beautiful but, for some reason,don't "float my boat":wallbanging:
           
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            A cat statue made from a natural material ( sandstone perhaps given your proximity to sand :heehee: ) as a tribute to felines past and present? Or maybe an astronomer and telescope statue, if there is such a thing? Or maybe a stone water feature ?
             
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            Hi lucius, well, I've got a wildlife pond and two fairly large Bird Baths so maybe not.:dunno:

            Well, I have the two Kitten/Cats right now who keep me busy and my last two who's loss left a big hole are resting in the shade of the Acer Brilliantissismum so I think I have enough.

            I never thought of that:doh: But, again, I have the "big Statue" standing just outside my Kitchen door......
             
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            • Clara8002

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              I bought this from Amazon for my postage stamp garden.

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                Gee, thanks, Clara, that would really fit into my garden:dunno::whistle::nonofinger::heehee::loll:
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                Postage stamp, or not, it's your garden, Clara, and it's something to love.
                 
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                  @Clara8002 that looks very much like Armandii in his younger days :loll:
                   
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                    Well, without the beard as we weren't allowed them in the RAF, and I wasn't a mustache man.:dunno::heehee:
                     
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                      These cranes/herons are rather elegant from Amazon, 4 feet tall.

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                          @shiney I thought of you as you're president of the grumpy old man's club lol
                           
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