10/14/2012

Lost wagon found plus lovely surprise!!!



In 1984 I acquired this old wagon on the left and planted that small beauty bush next to it.. I fully intended it to be the focal point  and the beauty bush was to be a backdrop...  Well on the right you can see by 1998 the beauty bush was consuming the wagon (see arrow).  As years went by I had all but forgotten the wagon was even there...

But Thursday when we were cutting out plum trees which had self-seeded throughout that area I came upon the wagon and it immediately has gone to the top of my "to-do" list for rescue...

But as I came closer I made a remarkable discovery..  leaning against the wagon was an old leveling bar and a piece of decorative metal gate.  I must have put them there years ago with every intention of using them in a project but obviously had forgotten them all together.

Here it is leaning against the garage where I will mount it to support a newly planted clematis.  It is a handcrafted piece.  All the ends are either hammered and tapered or carefully folded.  Many sections are wrapped... Of course after this period of abandonment it is wonderfully crusted and rusted.  I have absolutely NO idea when and where I acquired it...but what a delight to find it.

And speaking of metal work be sure and stop by Block Talk and see how the black lace used by Rengin is reminiscent of wrought iron work of Victorian times...

6 comments:

Karla Hartzog said...

What a treasure!!!!

Marilyn said...

The gate is gorgeous. Its almost a shame to cover it up with the clematis. Isn't it great to find unexpected treasure - and right in your own yard.

Debbie S. said...

Beautiful iron work piece.

Susan Elliott said...

Love that gate. I'm also impressed that you found those two older pictures! That would have taken me all day!

Loving the block talk...thank you for putting the effort into photoshop and putting the blocks up for discussion.

NickiLee said...

WOW! What a fabulous find! I love that wroght iron and can just picture it full of beautiful color next spring!

apronstringsandothertiesthatbind said...

wonderful wrought iron!

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