My Garden Folly Project After

If you saw my garden folly project in an earlier post, then you saw the before photos. From old windows to empty folly. I promised I would share the after photos and here I am. Today is overcast and rainy so actually a good day to shoot these photos as usually it is to sunny to get decent photos of the folly.

Folly after 1


Mr Shabby calls this "Gail's of her many follies". Hmmmm

The Moravian star on top has been languishing in my basement. It is meant to hold a candle but I like this purpose better. I can still put a candle in it if I choose. That would be pretty at night wouldn't it!

Folly after 2


I am on the lookout for a tallish garden statue to stand inside and then I will remove the watering can, as it really is to large for the space.  I also need a wee plant to add in the hanging iron ball. My little angel holding a nest of baby birds is new because I saw her at the Corner Nest and immediately fell in love.

Folly after 4


The plant holder is an old enamel pot. I am also on the search for just the right teacup and saucer to add too. :) I am not a fast vignette creator because I always have to find "just the right" items. The bricks come from a really old pathway we took up when we added the deck. 

Folly after 5

Folly after 6

So that's it. Gail's Garden Folly.

But surely I don't have any more follies than the next woman. Right! Right? :)

Til next time my friends I am sending you

Sweet Southern Smoochies ~ Gail xxoo

4 Responses


May 12, 2018

Gail, I love it! You are a lucky lady to have such a talented and accommodating Mr. Shabby. ENJOY, Linda


May 12, 2018

Love it sooo much Gail! I want one now! lol. and never listen to a man….we can never have too many follies! ;) ♥

 Margaret Applin
Margaret Applin

May 12, 2018

This is sooooo adorable, Gail!!!!


May 12, 2018

I love this. Thanks for the before/after photos. If only I had the time…!

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How to Measure for a Bracelet or Necklace

Measuring for a Bracelet

Measure your wrist with a flexible tape measure or a strip of paper just above the wrist bone, where you would normally wear the bracelet. If you use a plain strip of paper, make a mark with a pen or pencil. You can then use a ruler to measure the marked length. That would be your wrist size.

If you prefer a snug fit add 1/4" - 1/2" to your wrist size. For a little more of a comfort fit add approximately 3/4" - 1". If you like your bracelets really loose with lots of movement add about 1 1/4". It really is all about personal preference.

 Measuring for a Necklace

Necklace length is truly a personal preference. Lengths pictured here are guidelines for illustrative purposes offer you a visual idea of where a necklace might lie.

Body build will make a difference in where a necklace will fall. The best way to determine where the length of a necklace will fall on you is to measure. It is very easy. Grab a soft tape measure (like used in dressmaking), and stand in front of a mirror. Wrap the tape measure around the back of your neck and find the lengths in front that you like best. No tape measure? No problem. Use something like a string or piece of ribbon, wrap it across the back of your neck and down your front where you want it to hang. Continue to hold on to one end for marking and use a ruler or tape measure and measure from your finger to the end.