Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Copper Garden Markers for Mom

"A" and I often make the gifts we give on Mother's Day. In fact we make most of the gifts we give year-round. But with so many giving occasions—holidays, birthdays, Mother's Day, one can only give so many pieces of jewelry or wooden items to their mother.

I had been mulling over making some garden markers for a while now. Both our mothers have herb gardens and I was glad to think of something more functional to give, but I was seriously procrastinating making them. A few weeks ago, Nicole at GardenMama, sent me a link to some garden markers she had seen, saying they made her think of me. Well, I was flattered, and that was all the motivation I needed to get moving. Before I knew it, I had bunches of them.

I used strips of copper and the silver wire writing I have so much fun doing.

A few of you know me too well, and actually suggested I make these! I was bursting and wanted to show you, but had to wait until Mother's Day passed.

Turns out, I could have shown you, because we still have not seen either of our mothers to give them their gifts. They were both away. (Ma, if you're reading this...surprise!)

I'm keeping a few for myself, too, and I'm curious to see how they weather. I'm hoping that, over time, they take on that gorgeous green patina.

Copper and sterling silver garden markers available in my shop.

I will be stepping away from the computer for the rest of the week, in preparation for the 2-day show this weekend. I'll be back next week, breathing a little easier, with lots to tell.
SoWa Opening Weekend boasts hand-crafted goods, a farmer's market, and an antiques market all in one place. For those of you in the Boston area, stop by and say hello!


  1. I would love to stop by this weekend if I lived in your area. We are all still 'catching up' and catching our breathe here from the sale I did two weeks ago. I hope you do well Amy, it can be so exhausting, wishing you tiny moments of rest and wellness too. xoxo

  2. Oh I wish I lived in the Boston area - I really do! I LOVE the markers - I knew they would be beautiful but they are even better than I thought. The patination should be a joy to watch..Good luck this weekend, I'll be thinking of you xx

  3. Good luck with your show, I wish I could visit, maybe some time!

    I was reading this post thinking, I want those plant markers, want, want, want, and there it was - buy now in your Etsy store! 9 I think... I'm SO glad!!!!!!

  4. You seems to be a great lover of garden art like me. It was nice going through your blog. Keep on posting.

  5. Oh I LOVE these!!! What an awesome way to combine functionality and art in the garden :)
    Hope you have a great show this weekend Amy

  6. they are beautiful!!! i love that you're hoping they take on the coppery green patina - my husband bought me a copper watering can for an anniversary gift, saying he thought it would grow even more beautiful with age - just like us. awww. (no crochet though!) ; )

  7. Amy! I have been waiting to see these! They are gorgeous, I love that you used your signature silver writing and the copper was a great idea! They certainly are *you* and ever so lovely : ) xo

  8. Your gardent markers are sooo lovely!! I adore them lots! :) Your are always so inspirational! Good luck with the show and i hope you are having a blast! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

  9. i really really love these!! they are so lovely!! hope you had a lovely and well attended fair!! xo, pennie

  10. Man, you are talented and creative. I mean really. I am in awe.

  11. I followed a link from Nicola's - these are beautiful! I also wonder how copper will weather!