I took the day off today to get an early start to the weekend and to go to the Garden Show with mum. Mike and I haven’t had the time to plan our garden this year so I thought it would be a good chance to just gather ideas.
Out of all the beautiful and intricate gardens, my favorite was this modern one. I love the horizontal slated screens, floor lamps, simple bench with crookstem bamboo, mondo grass and this lovely fire dogwood.
I did get a cool cast iron bird/bell. I was tempted to get a new peony tree start and some pussy willow starts but like I said, I hadn’t planned our garden. So it will have to wait.
Some of my favorite shops were Mongo Mongo and David Smith & Co. [lovely finds from Indonesian islands – reminiscent of a past business I had]. I loved the lanterns, their capiz shells hangings and the beautiful ceremonial umbrellas. A popular product seemed to be the pasar [market] baskets.
Another interesting vendor that caught my eye sold these obsidian windchimes – these are wonderful lava rock chimes creatively put together with other natural materials like dried seed pods, flowers etc. You can see them here.
A good day spent!