Which Statues?


Brick path with urns

Yesterday, Jackie bought two nicely weathered stone urns from an outlet in Molly’s Den, and positioned them either side of the brick path.


She accidentally let slip that there were four more available. Naturally we had to dash off this morning to procure them.

We also bought two garden statues which could not be resisted. Once more, it was two young ladies who helped us load these latter items onto  a sack barrow, enabling us to transport them to the car. Because of the overall weight, three trips were required to take them home, unload them, and install them.

Jackie and Linda 1

Linda, on our second journey through the antiques centre, was vacuuming the carpet in her section. Seeing Jackie pass with a couple of urns perched on the barrow, she switched off her Dyson, and engaged in a pleasant conversation in which she told us that they had once belonged to her. She had sold them to the dealers from whom we had made our purchase.

Later, we spoke again, and learned that our two items of statuary had also belonged to this cheerful woman who was downsizing.

Garden statuary

Which two pieces from this corner site did we choose? All will be revealed tomorrow.

When finishing a heavy morning’s humping at Molly’s Den, there is only one thing to do.


We did it. We consumed the obligatory Molly’s Pantry brunch.

Urn by weeping birch

The rest of the urns are now distributed around the garden.

The statues will be unveiled tomorrow.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s excellent beef pie, glorious gravy; and crisp carrots, Brussels sprouts, runner beans and new potatoes. she drank Diet Coke, and I finished the malbec.


  1. There are many marvelous moments in this post: The irresistible urns, the brick path which I would give my two gold fillings to walk down, the “holy cow, I can’t believe I ate the whole thing” breakfast, and the excitement of the statues to be revealed!

  2. My first guess would be the boy and girl with baskets. Second – the two churub thingies with water feature thingies.

  3. Ooooooooooh a cliff-hanger! As I couldn’t spot any owls my best guess/preference goes with the well worn looking matching pair of young ‘uns standing on their pedestals. Though I also quite like the little fellows toward the front with the water pouring activity going on – but you already have one of those and Jackie thinks it’s a tad twee as I recall…….. I just hope it’s not the lions!

  4. I’ll have to wait for the next episode to see what will get a new home in your garden. And, it’s eggs and tomatoes for brunch for me.

  5. The urns are a great idea; unlike baskets they won’t be blown away in the next gale. That breakfast would last me all day but I’m not sure if I want to try the black pudding.

  6. The garden really looks great, Derrick and Jackie! Wow…that plate is packed with food! I’m surprised there was room for dinner. 🙂
    I’ll look forward to seeing the statues.

  7. Your garden is GLORIOUS! And in full swing. Here the daffodils just got demolished by a night in the 20s. Is that a dog or a taxidermy fox I see in the salutary store. Hmmm…could that be the new addition?!

  8. I am very envious of the garden, Derrick although I’m writing so much at the moment that I barely acknowledge the outdoors exists. Did photograph a spider building it’s web across the backyard a few nights ago. Those pots and statues look great and well suited to your stunning garden xx Rowena

  9. My wife can’t leave vintage crockery alone, but at least that’s relatively small! What will happen if you fill up the garden? Have you got a Plan B ?

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