Thursday, December 10, 2009


Working in the shed behind the greenhouse I had to be careful of spiders, snakes, rats & stacks of collapsing merchandise. I loved it!! The oddest rat scurried at my feet. I screamed. Thoughts in chaos. Why? The small black rat was in reality the BROKEN HEAD OF ST. FRANCIS, about 3" & black, rolling quickly by.
Brain thought, RAT. Eyes saw a face.
That began my BROKEN HEADS collection.
Girlie, above, is about 4". She cost a $1 at some nursery. Another joy of my BROKEN HEAD collection? Cheap. One nursery tried to charge me $12 for a BROKEN HEAD, ha, I walked.
Only the observant will discover my BROKEN HEADS collection in the garden.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara


Emom said...

What a fabulous idea!
Good for you...smiles.

the gardeners cottage said...

Hi Tara,

Oh I love broken heads! Doesn't that sound funny. In our old house while digging up the garden I found one of a little boy. He's so cute and now he is in the boxwood topiary pot next to my front door. I'm always on the lookout for more because I think they are charming. My husband thinks they are scary. Ha, Ha.


for the love of a house said...

A "broken head collection"- how very cool!!

Maria Killam said...

That's funny!! I would have screamed too! It's cool the quirky things that we find charming!! Love it!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I have a broken heads collection too; tucked here and there about my garden. I knew that *I* like them, but cool is it to know that they have the approval of a pro!

Vera said...

I am fascinated that you loved being on the lookout spiders, snakes & rats! I am absolutely terrified of snakes.

Alas I have no broken heads....BUT the old farmhouse we're buying has a couple of headless of the naked!

What do they say? If you have 3 of something it's a collection? I'm well on my way to finding those bodies you girls are missing! LOL

BWS said...

Well, I had not read this posting before now. I also have 3 broken statuary heads tucked into my garden. I love them. My daughter-in-law says they give her chills.