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** WELL SOMEONE HAD TO.........

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For the last few months we have been looking to buy something solid for the garden, by that I mean a sculpture or container etc…….we were lucky to get several garden vouchers for Christmas, so we stepped up the search….
We had been looking around before Christmas, and had noticed this poor statue of a girl with a lamb, her head had very obviously been parted from her neck, and she only had one decent foot and enormous hands, so not the best looking statue in the world!!this week we went back and she was still unsold, so we made a cheeky offer I felt sorry for her (I think they were glad to be shot of her!!) and that was that….
Have decided to call her Hope!! because I hope her head will not fall off, and I hope she will be happy in our garden, she will be positioned in the middle of Cotinus Grace and Ivy who will keep her company……are we the only people who would buy a statue because they felt sorry for it, dont answer that one !!


By the way the back of the statue is really lovely lol!!

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I have to say that she looks rather woe-begone, Dd, just look at her expression! Maybe she didn't appreciate being beheaded, lol.

Actually, I think 'she' might be a 'he'.

If it's lovely at the back, why not turn it round? Be original...it would certainly be a talking point on Open Days. ;-D)

10 Jan, 2015

 

Certainly looks solemn, whats she (? Loooop!

I was watching something on tv and they were painting live yogurt onto stone or similar to encourage the aged look, may help with the join.
Certainly looks solemn, whats he/she holding.....

I find myself feeling sorry for inanimate objects too....especially some favourite christmas figurines as I pack them away....

10 Jan, 2015

 

I rather like her, she has the look of a little girl who has just been told by her mum that....no, she cannt have that lamb! you can see her thinking.......

10 Jan, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

You will have a good talking point in the garden is it a Boy or is it a Girl or more likely one of those in between. Look better when it's covered in Ivy.lol

10 Jan, 2015

amy
Amy
 

We often rescue garden ornaments Angela even great big broken urns I will cheekily go and ask if its going to be thrown out if so how much will they take for it ,it usually works ! you can lay the broken side on the ground and then fill it with plants , your young ' Hope ' will make a lovely addition to your garden she reminded me of my daughters face when she brought home a kitten rescued from a farm ( the farmer was drowning them ) she stood in the doorway and said " you won't tell me off will you mum "

10 Jan, 2015

 

I think the Ivy will give her "moral" support DD......do you remember the "head" in our garden......there again she has no smile but looks very pensive......may be a good pair!!

10 Jan, 2015

 

Glad others feel sorry for inanimate objects too! I would have given Hope a home - she does look rather pensive. Your garden can't fail to cheer up in the spring/summer with lovely foliage around her and by then her neck will have healed. I think you've given her a head start DD2 :)

10 Jan, 2015

 

Lol....lol....you've got me chortling now Angela! ...the back of the statue is beautiful! Lol! Seriously though...I think he/she must be an elf or a hobbit. Looks like an Elf to me. I like it, and I'm ever so glad you rescued it. :))

10 Jan, 2015

 

Awww, you are lovely people to rescue a statue. What do we have to do to see a photo of the back Angela?! Mind you I like the front . . .

10 Jan, 2015

 

Have popped some more pics on for you all to see the lamb which is quite sweet, but then we have those hands!!

Sheila I will pop another photograph of the back on tomorrow, it was so blooming cold, only managed a close up of the lamb and her face.......I am glad you like her, she just tugged at our heart strings.....

Karen glad I made you laugh, her flipping hands are too big for an elf lol

Gee she could have been pensive Penelope? like the head start lol

Meadowland I do indeed, a right pair!!

Amy glad I am not on my own then? if you dont ask you dont get..... typical farmer drowning kittens, a common practice in our days!! unfortunately, my father shot them when they became too many to feed.....

BJS it is a girl, she has long hair, and I agree the Ivy will help cover her gigantic hands!!

Resi she certainly does have that look about her..

Pamg it is a lamb, have added some more pics...I know what you mean about old decorations! I will be trying the yogurt next week..
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Snoop what a thing to say!! ha ha.

Spritz it is a little girl, would have been lovely before she had her head removed, although I do find her hands are a bit of a mystery, compared to her one pretty little foot!! back being photographed tomorrow, when hopefully it will be slightly warmer!!

10 Jan, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

It becomes more interesting in close up I am beginning to see why you bought it, There is something about the detail in the eyes that sets it apart from a lot garden ornaments.

10 Jan, 2015

 

I hope she cheers up now that she has been fortunate enough to end up with you! It was a deed of great kindness when you rescued her and I think she will soon blend in nicely with her surroundings and one day she might even give you a smile!

10 Jan, 2015

 

I have to answer your question - No You are not the only one who would buy a statue because they felt sorry for it. I'm afraid I would do the same. Sad isn't it lol.

I have a statue which someone gave my mother many years ago. She's a rather miserable looking little girl, and she's holding a cat. Maybe the same person made her as made your statue.
Every time I see her I decide to throw her away, but then I feel sorry for her lol. So she's still in my garden :D

10 Jan, 2015

 

Oh dear, I have just spotted those hands!!!

10 Jan, 2015

 

My answer to your question Dotty is ..yes ...I would and yes...I did ! A few years ago we took pity on a statue of an old shepherd who we also bought very cheap ! He was carrying a lamb , with no head !!

10 Jan, 2015

 

She would be most welcome in my garden.....one footed and bid handed. I like her little face. You just have to love her.

10 Jan, 2015

 

Just seen the lamb,DD......so cute.....you did the right thing.......look after her.

11 Jan, 2015

 

Well aren't we a bunch of soppy dates, I too would have bought her Dd, how could you resist that little face...

11 Jan, 2015

 

Lincs it seems we are all of the same mind when it comes to falling for a sad expression........
Meadowland, I love the lamb and we certainly will, might have to coat her to preserve her.
Rose that makes me feel so much better, I know a lot of our friends will think us barmy buying such a battered statue.
Widrose odd are they not, have never seen anything like them, my OH wonders if the original were broken and these were put on at a later date, because her one foot is delightful!!
Hywel your a softie too, so join the club!!
BJS it was her dear little face that sold it, once the Ivy and the Cotinus get going all that will be seen will be those sad eyes...
Thank you all for your very kind comments regarding Hope, I will keep you posted.......

11 Jan, 2015

 

Had to look after seeing her back lol. I feel sorry for lots of inanimate objects, especially if they seem lonely. I hope the next pic of Hope will show her smiling:-)

17 Jan, 2015

 

BA you never know!! It's just catching her lol:-)

19 Jan, 2015

 

She's frozen in time and looks so sad,
with soulful eyes and arthritic hands,
but inside, her stone cold heart is glad,
to be so loved in a garden where she stands.

22 Jan, 2015

 

Lindak that's really lovely. :-)

22 Jan, 2015

 

Thanks DD I'm in a poetic mood today. Just written another poem about a stone angel that no one visits anymore.

23 Jan, 2015

 

You will have to get them in a book......nice to have the talent.

26 Jan, 2015

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