A few weeks back we escaped the Christmas madness and while visiting a local garden centre we discovered at the back the most wonderful reclamation yard hidden at the back of the building, how we had not noticed this before I have no idea!
I have to say that since my normal taste is quite clinical and I love nothing more than a straight line and no frills I am sure my husband thought I had gone mad when he realised that it was there and I ‘needed’ to go in!
There is something quite sad and forlorn about a reclamation yard, with all the items having a tale to tell and no one to love them I really do wish I could take it all home, or miraculously discover a talent of up cycling .. however I am not adapt to anything other than a roller and a gloss brush to most of the beautiful things will never stand a chance in my house. I do think that perhaps I get excited about the facts these precious treasures are the lucky ones that will get that second chance with a loving new home, function or use.
My favourite sections are the outside planters and stone items, since in my head one day I will have a beautifully well established garden ( I can but dream) and secondly the tiles, I adore the patterns, styles and boldness that many of the recycled tiles offer compared to the contemporary counterparts.
I would love to find something I could up cycle and give new life to, I would love to have the courage to add a statement piece to my home, like the stunning light fittings there were hanging from the ceiling.
Who knows maybe I might make the leap into being brave and purchasing something to give a second lease of life to. For now I will just admire the beauty from afar.