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Chistmas Gifts in the Garden

April 5th, 2010

Mr Chiots and I don’t have children, but we have 3 nieces and a nephew (my sister’s children). You’ve probably seen photos of them if you’ve been reading this blog for a while (here are some more of their Christmas photos if you’d like to see them).

For Christmas they made me mosaic stepping stones for my garden. I’ve been waiting for the weather to be nice enough to put them out. Since it looks like the hard freezes are over, I put them in the garden yesterday. One of the stones has their names on it and the other is a small flower shaped stone. Both are jeweled with colorful pieces of glass.

These will be perfect to put in the garden to give me a place to step so I don’t compact the soil. I’m not traditionally a garden ornament kind of person, but I do love these.

Do you have any decorations/ornaments in your gardens?

13 Comments to “Chistmas Gifts in the Garden”
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  2. pam on April 5, 2010 at 6:07 am

    So cute! The stones and the kiddies!
    .-= pam´s last blog ..Happy Easter!! =-.

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  3. Sense of Home on April 5, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Beautiful stepping stones. I have stepping stones in the garden, but nothing this pretty. Other than that, I just plant a few flowers in the garden for contrast and beauty.
    .-= Sense of Home´s last blog ..Spring Cleaning: Use it Up =-.

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  4. Wendy on April 5, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Thanks Aunti Susy! ~ Hannah, Heidi, & Orin “We had lots & lots of fun making them!”
    actually – Orin said….”I don’t know what to say!”

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  5. keewee on April 5, 2010 at 10:01 am

    They certainly are beautiful children.
    .-= keewee´s last blog ..Coleus – I finally found the secret =-.

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  6. stefaneener on April 5, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    They’re all adorable. What lovely children.
    .-= stefaneener´s last blog ..Crazy Pretty =-.

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  7. Lindsey S on April 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    super sweet :) I’m not a garden decor person either, but if my niece or nephews were to make me some of these they would definitely go in the garden :)

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  8. Morgan G on April 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    We have two pieces of garden decór: one gnome, yes a gnome, that a friend gave to us as a housewarming gift and a teal, cartoon-like tropical bird’s head made of wood – we call the bird St. Croix.
    .-= Morgan G´s last blog ..Friday Night Lemons =-.

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  9. Debbie on April 5, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Very pretty stepping stones and waht a great gift :0)
    .-= Debbie´s last blog ..Just Relaxing :0) =-.

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  10. Meredith on April 5, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    How sweet! A colorful garden presence to treasure forever. :)

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  11. Lona on April 5, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Those are so sweet. Real keepers for the garden.
    .-= Lona´s last blog ..What A Wonderful Weekend ! =-.

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  12. deb on April 5, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    What a thoughtful and creative gift!

    I was just out in the gardens tonight picking through some of the garden “art” saying that I needed to “weed” some of it out. It gets weathered and I get a bit tired of it. The majority of it is repurposed “finds” so I never spend much on it. I like to add a little character to the gardens and that does the trick for me.
    .-= deb´s last blog ..Happy Monday! =-.

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  13. Melissa on April 5, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Absolutely precious. I treasure sentimental gifts like that… give me handmade over store-bought any day. Your nieces and nephew are so cute! : ) Melissa
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..The Perfect Easter Weekend =-.

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