Came across a sweet little online shop called the Garden Boutique. This UK-based store is carefully curated by garden designer Alice Bowe, and has the intimate feel of a neighbourhood boutique, with lots of delicious treasures to be found. It’s also nice to find garden stuff that’s not everywhere, you know? Like these British Wool Metal Spirals. Never seen these before. They hold natural wool to make it easy for birds to find nesting material. Necessary? I doubt it, but they do look pretty clustered together, as Alice recommends, “so that they catch your eye almost like white winter blooms as you pass through the garden.”
But personally, I’ve got my eye on these white ceramic Birdball birdhouses, whose simple, almost sculptural form reminds me of much more expensive versions.
Once your backyard birds are happily ensconced, work on your own nest. A couple of my favourite picks from the Garden Boutique are these hanging cut-glass tealight holders (above) and the oh-so jolly old rustic garden crown (below).
All photos from the Garden Boutique.
I know a princess or two that would love to have one of those crowns to prove they were.
What great stuff, not necessary as you say, but lots of fun. I like all your choices, the wool holders, bird houses, vases and especially the crowns!
Frances at Faire Garden
Andrea Bellamy says
Jim – ha ha. They are something, aren’t they? They don’t don’t “go” with my current decor – indoor or out – but I just love them. Must be the princess in me!
Frances – Thanks for visiting! Yes, I think those crowns are a must in a faire garden!
I like the wire spirals – they look good together.
The hanging glass tealight holders are pretty … I like them!
Sassy G says
Aren’t things hanging from trees in groups just lovely? I love those white round birhouses. I have an art project in the works for hangings from a tree in our garden this year. (rubbing hands together slyly).
Robin (Bumblebee) says
Oh – Thank you for another great shopping resource. It is difficult to find unique garden things that not everyone else has.
Robin at Bumblebee