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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Mosaic and Macro Monday - Metal Art


 ~ click on mosaic to enlarge ~

In Norton Commons, a "boutique" community near Louisville, I spotted this wonderful collection of metal art  for sale at a local shop.  Several pieces, such as the horse head and fleur de lis, would make great decorations for the Kentucky Derby which runs the first Saturday in May.  The other pieces would look wonderful as garden or exterior art any time.

Here are a few more examples of some of best and most classic designs--curlicues, rosettes, arches, panels:





And then some macro/closeup shots of other pieces:





Hope you take in the Kentucky Derby next Saturday whether visiting Louisville or watching the festivities on your wide screen.  It's a beautiful time in this city and some of this metal art would look really great in some Louisville gardens.

Linking to: Macro Monday and Mosaic Monday.

12 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Love the horses head and the metal art. The pieces would look wonderful in any garden. We usually try to watch the Derby. Wonderful images and mosaic, have a happy week!

Jan n Jer said...

Nice artwork....We will be watching the Derby next week. Its a very exciting 5 minutes.

A Creative Harbor said...

What great iron works find and wonderful mosaic photos for MM ^_^

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great horse head and metal art! I would love some of that metal in my garden.

TexWisGirl said...

i like classic metal stuff like this - not the kitschy stuff. :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What wonderful metal pieces - I love the lines of the fancy gates.

Bob Walker said...

Nice detailing, Fadie! Haven't done my handicapping yet, but I promise you a pick before Derby Day.

don said...

You hit a fine place for unique pieces or iron work for one's garden or home. Nice series.

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, these are really beautiful pieces of ironwork. I wish I could find something like that around here. Have a great day. Pamela

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful metalwork. I love the lion's head.

Genie Robinson said...

Wonderful vintage captures. Love the designs in the metalwork...and a bit of statuary, too. Bet they are all expensive. A great weries. genie

Brian King said...

I love that horse head with the rust! Great collection!