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Oct 8, 2010 11:34 AM CST
Name: Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
Odd weather lately, we had a heavy downpour here along the foothills on Wed. yet the rest of the city remained dry with just lots of clouds.

I went and visited Janet (imapigeon) yesterday to give here some of my overabundant collection of succulents. (barely made a dent what's left for me!) I LOVED her courtyard and so many of her fun ideas! The warm terra cotta house color beautifully set off by blue and turquoise, with pottery and decor to repeat that color theme really tied everything in nicely. It was high noon so the lighting made it hard to take pictures so I didn't take too many.

Potted container by the entryway
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Courtyard abundance
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The reflection against the wall are actually mirrored closet doors. It makes the courtyard look larger and reflects heat for the citrus she has in pots, wonderful idea!
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Front door
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Another view that shows one of the triangular canopies plus the fan.
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And this balcony really set the mood for the courtyard!
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And here are a few of her 'found' projects. A lamp sprayed with outdoor paint, wired for light but also with a small solar light disk set on the top.
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She has these 2 side tables made from cinder blocks that she added tiles to the ends, stacked glass blacks between the cinder blocks (backed by lights) and added a slab of stone from old coffee tables.
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An old cast iron kettle topped by an inverted metal tray serves as the perfect rustic side table next to a recliner.
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Collection of pots by the pottery studio entry and the inside of that studio.
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Another shade structure over the studio
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And a few more, I just love these! You can barely make out the cool metallic sprayed chandelier. Just think of all the fun possibilites when looking at old brass lights like these found in thrift stores!
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My favorite idea was one Janet picked up from another garden tour. This is one of those old large satellite dishes (before the new small dishes came out). She got it free from Freecyle (or Craigslist) and had her husband add the poles to support it. It's now covered by a beautiful porcelain berry vine and they added a lovely fan and unique recycled chandelier. I am going to make one for my new garden, love this! Hurray!
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