Connecticut Garden Show in Hartford

Michele, my niece and I went to the Garden Show in Connecticut today
Here are some things that Michele and I found inspiring.
These are large floral metal sculptures by Karen Rossi.


The center of this flower says “Je taime” which means I love you in French.

metal sculpture

See how huge they are?


I kept thinking to myself, ‘how can I make something like this?’. This almost looks like the blades on an old fan, doesn’t it? I think I should look for old fans at tag sales to see if I can make them into huge flowers like this...

A HUGE daisy..

huge white daisy

And there was this very cool chair....

mosaic chair

My nephew, Mike, will be able to do this...

log art

I ended up buying some succulent plants.  I’m getting very obsessed interested in succulent plants lately AND they are very IN. You see them everywhere. I have a nice little quickly growing collection  now.
Have a great Sunday.

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  1. Hi Linda! I found you at another blog and well, here I am new following you! I spend a lot of time chatting and texting with my sis 120 miles away form me so your blog title caught my attention!
    I love all these shares. Those home and garden shows are fun to attend. We are in the middle of what they are calling a possible blizzard so dreaming about Spring is my favorite thing! Thanks for sharing with us today!
    Have a great Sunday and wonderful week! Hugs Anne

  2. awesome flowers, I think the fan idea is great one, do show us, if you end up makeing them !!!

    1. Awww...Paula! Of course, I will! Heck, that's half the fun of making stuff is showing HOW I made it. You're the best!!

  3. Love the flowers. Will be looking at scrap tin differently, love the gorgeous colors. That would be something good to get my hubs into. He's a pretty good crafter himself.
    Was that show indoors or are you having an early Spring there? We had snow yesterday all day but Denver really got it, about a foot. We're on other side of mountains, it's called the Western slope, we live west of Grand Junction, CO.

  4. So pretty flowers! I love that huge daisy. Can't wait to see your version Linda! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Linda,
    Wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogging Award. It's on today's post at
    I love your blog and your personality that shows through.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  6. There is here the snow!!! see these photos and the heat that emanate does really to like!

  7. I ALMOST went to the Garden Show this year too! Small world. :)

    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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I am the crafter extraordinaire (on this blog anyway.) I live with my husband, my son, David, in a cozy cape cod style house in Connecticut.

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