Saturday, August 21, 2010

Outdoor Art for the House

I am lovin' this metal flower made from recycled cans! I photographed this outside a store in the old village of Mt. Pleasant, SC.
A painting next to the front door just pops off this little cottage on Sullivan's Island, SC.

The oars and the large numbers on the door are fun elements for this super cute house.
Miss Mustard Seed refurbished an old oar similar to these.  Check out her site to follow tutorials on how to redo your own furniture!  She is incredibly talented and so inspiring!
These doors are awesome, too!
Oh, this house is just a dream...the red tin roof, the porches, oak and palm trees, the hammock, the wicker furniture...just beautiful.  It is situated in the beautiful historic area of Old Mt. Pleasant, SC.
A little crab greets visitors from the window...just a fun touch to pick up on the red roof and red flowers of this old, southern porch!
On the beautiful Sullivan's Island, flags are displayed on many of the homes.
I think the architectural Adirondack chairs are pieces of art on the blue house and welcome guests to sit and stay awhile.
This adorable beach cottage is tucked under some grand trees.
It is home to this pretty little metal fish.
WOW.  This is a wonderful chalkboard hanging outside a store front in the old village of Mt. Pleasant, SC.
These island dwellers decided to leave their outdoor Christmas tree up year round.

A plague greets beachcombers to the Grand Pavilion in Isle of Palms, SC.
My husband put a coat of boat varnish on the swordfish and hung it above a bench at our front door.  I found the bench for $30 at a Goodwill store and painted it Charleston Green, which was left over from the shutters.
A fish made out of a picket fence hangs on our screened door and greets guests.
The metal moon added between the shutters is a fun addition to our porch.
Another fish welcomes sandy beachcombers to the outdoor shower below the porch.
At West End is a great site to get some outdoor art.  They have a great selection of recycled pieces.  Here are a few of my favorites!  All photos below are from their catalog.
This State of Mississippi metal art is really great!
I would love to have this cross made from a vine on my porch.
I wish I had this it.
This pop art giraffe is adorable! 

Do you have any favorite outdoor art? 

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 'Cottages By the Sea.' offers a few more examples of house art!
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Unknown said...

What an interesting piece of art!

Stopping byt from New Friend Friday!

It's me said...

Nice !!! ......happy weekend Ria....

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Cool! I thought it was modge podge at first.

koralee said...

Sooo creative...I love this idea. Also love your blog!

Happy weekend. oxxoxo

Anonymous said...

It's awesome!


Throw Open the Windows said...

Hi Christie! I've looked through several of your posts already and I {heart} your style. Especially loving the guest retreat you created for your sister from your son's room. Wow!! And how sweet of you to do that for her and her family. Much more to look at. (visiting from New Friend Friday) Rebecca

Tricia Nae said...

Oh my goodness...I LOVE it! Can't wait to see more!!

Anonymous said...

This was a great tour. You could also link it up to Yard Art at Work of the Poet.

Anonymous said...

Those are such beautiful homes and cottages! Nice photos!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What wonderful homes...that wreath is very "COOL"!!! Hop over and enter my GIVEAWAY…I think you will like it!


It's me said...

Wow...such a beautiful outdoor art pictures....i follow you quite a while......nice blog you have !! wishing you a happy sunday, Ria....

Mary said...

Love all your pics from Mt. Pleasant/Sullivan's Island~ we were in Charleston last weekend enjoying all the sights & food :-)

Lynn said...

So beautiful! Amazing homes and all so welcoming! My favorite is the crab in the window:@)

Tracy F. said...

Love, love, love! Just found your blog and I'm having a great time strolling through it...

The Charm of Home said...

Love this art tour! I love the beach house look. What a great tour! Thanks for taking us.

maryt/theteach said...

Christie, a wonderful selection of Outside Art! Thanks for commenting at Yard Art on thursdays! :)

Anonymous said...

You are in a fun area to see lots of interesting things. Say, would you run back and get me the wreath? It would look great on my door!

xinex said...

I just love outdoor art! Thanks for sharing those beauties...Christine

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christie, what fabulous porches (especially yours). That soda can flower is so cute. I love the way you've decorated your porch. The shutters with the moon in the middle just look so charming. It looks like such an inviting place to sit and relax. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

annies home said...

very cool pictures thanks for taking me for a look around that old flower made of cans is very cool looking also love the gator yard sign

Unknown said...

i LOVE the alligator hello! come on over and link up to MMM!

Kristi said...

Do you live in the Charleston area?? My best friend from college used to work at the Wild Dunes resort (assistant manager at the restaurant in the hotel) and my husband and I got to spend a week there in Feb '09. It was my second trip to the Charleston area (we're from Maine) and I fell in love all over again!! Such a beautiful place!!
@ Creative Kristi

Anonymous said...

Hi and what a cute metal flower!! I've certainly enjoyed my little tour with you! The bench on your porch is just darling!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

CandaceAshley said...

I am in love with the flower made of cans! I think that is such a neat idea to create using recycled materials! How creative! I found your link through Tatertots and Jello! One of my favorite blogs, and I am started to create handmade items!

Kathy said...

Love all the different, creative decorations! Most especially the adirondak and the hammock - how cool!

From the Old InkWell said...

really gorgeous place and your pics are awesome!

g.suzie said...

Beautiful tour and I'm a nut for yard art. . .enjoyed your post, thank-you and have a great day!

Loui♥ said...

Popped over from Someday Crafts..
looked back at several of your postings..
and liked what I found.
so I became a follower!!
warm sandy hugs..

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Thanks for sharing your photos of awesome art pieces. Now, I want to do something for our yard. :-)
Su-sieee! Mac
This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

Atticmag said...

I enjoyed your last piece on the beach and this was icing on the cake with gorgeous houses too. Terrific.

Hope you won't forget that we're staring a Friday Giveaway link-up party this Fri. 8/27 plus we are giving away custom backsplash! Please join us. Jane F.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such a unique piece! and the photos are just wonderful

Terrell said...

So creative and love each one!!
~Terrell @ FFD~

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I LOVE absolutely everything in this post! Great ideas!!!

Metal Cutting Master said...

Awesome post... love this each & every art...Thanks for sharing <3

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