Monday, October 25, 2010

Siting: Urns & Plinths

Not often do you see iron urns significantly past a century old, below.
Last year in Birmingham, AL these urns, already by the front door, went into my landscape design.
Why? Too low. The scale was incorrect for the size of the home, frontdoor, & landing.
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Bought 'on approval', this pair of plinths arrived with a question mark last week. Naturally, my answer was, "yes, buy." And it's time to paint urns/plinths a dirty-dark-lead color. 2 tones will be needed.
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Did you notice where the urn/plinth is sited? NOT centered between frontdoor & column. Placing them a bit closer to the column enlarges the space.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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Pics taken by a client in Birmingham, AL.

6 comments:

Domestic Bliss said...

Tara, Thanks for the comments and suggestion. One question - Oil or latex on the downspouts? Have a great day. Lisa

La Petite Gallery said...

The urns are absolutly gorgeous.
I see what you are saying.. You
are right, That is a beautiful front door..

yvonne

Terry said...

Ummmm nice.

Tara Dillard said...

Use latex on your downspouts.......if they are already oil you'll need a primer first.

XO T

mydesignchic said...

Beautiful urns...can't wait to see them when you have them the way you want them - I'm certain they will be perfection!!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oooo Tara these urns are beautiful! I'm excited to see what you do with them...I know they'll look wonderful. What an exciting job you have...I'm sure it has it's 'moments' but the good I'm sure out-weighs the bad most of the time. Take care.
Maura :)