Garden Junk Extravaganza!!! You Gotta See This

craftylady-2006June 22, 2008

Hi Everyone,

I went to the Old Deerfield Summer Sampler Craft Show yesteday and had a great time. I travelled there the "other way" this time and turned onto a backroad I'd never been on before. I came upon this place called the "Good Time Stove Co." It was a "Garden Junk Extravagaza!!" I'm sure the pics will explain why I stopped - it was the most incredible place I had ever seen - as for garden/yard junk. I took some pics of the front of the place and this young man came out and I told him I'd never seen anything like this - he just smiled. He told me they sell the old antique stove all over the world. They've been featured in magazines, etc. They have a web site called just that "Good Time Stove Co." (just type that name in your web browser line to find it.

He said "would you like to see the Dragon?" Of course I was curious and said "sure." Well he took me into the backyard (the folks live there and it's their backyard). OMG, it was simply awesome. Using stone, rocks, (even some glue I'm sure, LOL) there was this "Dragon" sitting area. It had super pretty decorative glass pieces all over it, on the ground, etc. The guy told me "it's a work in progress," they've been building it for about 15 years now. There were little separate areas of the gardens and there were rusted out bikes, junk, doo dads, etc. etc. He told me there was going to be a party there that night and they would start a fire in the the wall below the Dragon's head. The smoke from the fire goes up the chimney in the Dragon's body and comes out the Dragon's mouth. It's got to be just awesome to see it do that. There is an area where they are building a "theater area." There will be little plays, music, etc.

So enjoy these pics and I'm sure you'll be saying "OMG, that's simple incredible."

Sal

Here is a link that might be useful: PHOTOBUCK

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Purplemoon

oh man, I'd have gone nuts there. Just the front of that place would have had my attention for a good hour. I love they had a sign saying Garden ART for sale too. Our kind of folks for sure.
Thanks for sharing this cool place.

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   June 22, 2008 at 2:53PM
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lilbluyze(7a-7b)

I delight in finding places like this. I love to go through junk stores too. Sometimes we miss the best stuff by not going the back roads or being in a hurry. This was worth the trip

    Bookmark   June 22, 2008 at 3:48PM
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virgogirl67(5KS)

That's AMAZING! I'm a backroads kinda of gal and I just love running into places like this. You hit the jackpot on this one. The dragon is quite impressive and the wagon wheel fence too! One of my favorites is the rusted wagon wheel on the mint colored wall...with all the other metal doodads around it.Love it! Thanks for sharing that...it made my day!

B :)

    Bookmark   June 22, 2008 at 4:40PM
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emtnest(z8/Northern CA)

How fun is that!!!!!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2008 at 5:51PM
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wvgardenartist

This place looks awesome. What a lucky find!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2008 at 9:22PM
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luna_llena_feliz

What a fun place! Love that giant tin man! And those birdhouses! And the big painted shovel! And the pergola wall! Love it all!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2008 at 11:59PM
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Bright199(foothills NC)

Oh my Goodness!!!!!!!! How did you ever leave?!!!!!! There is soo much to look at. All that beautiful glass. Too bad he didn't invite you to the party! Thank you for taking all those wonderful pictures and sharing them with us.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 9:37AM
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daisydal(7)

GOOD GOSH A-MIGHTY!!!And you're not still there! I bet you had a blast! how cool that they were so friendly to you. But most people like that,(ur,us!), are anyway! I love the old wagon wheels and all of the glass! i'm like virgogirl, a backroads kinda gal, (go, figure, shes my neighbor, Hello, Kansas!)and you do find the coolest things on the way! Hope you recovered from your shopping extravaganza, and thanks for sharing! blessings-sherri

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 1:14PM
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toomuchglass(5)

That is just Awesome !!!!!! It's an artist's playground.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 4:34PM
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kathyjb(8)

Ok, wait til October. I'm going to take my dig. camera and take photo's when I go back to Warrenton. Any other Texas gals been there? Just one time there and you are hooked. I got a headache just thinking about all the creative stuff there.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2008 at 7:33PM
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adina72(z5 CNY)

OMG...what an incredible place. So glad you found it and so glad you shared the pictures with us. I have so many ideas in my head now....wow!!!!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2008 at 1:32PM
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kendal(8 PNW)

Very cool, but where is the dragon?

    Bookmark   June 27, 2008 at 9:04AM
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kathyjb(8)

wow, i totally missed the link to the photo's. Amazing place and set in such a beautiful part of the country. I really loved that wagon wheel art and those colorful birdhouses. I have to get a book on how to make birdhouses

    Bookmark   June 27, 2008 at 11:56AM
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toomuchglass(5)

I saw those photos ...... I can only dream of having a life dedicated to decorating a place like that.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2008 at 9:16PM
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craftylady-2006

It sure was an fantastic to see all that stuff.

Kendal - in my photobucket album, I've got a link to it above, the dragon pic and other pics are probably on the 2nd or 3rd page. I took a lot of pics there.

Sal

    Bookmark   July 5, 2008 at 10:26PM
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chrizty

wow awsome!!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2008 at 2:13AM
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woozyb

what an absolutely wonderful place! great pics, craftylady. those stoves are works of art in themselves. love, love, love his yard.

Here is a link that might be useful: justjody

    Bookmark   August 10, 2008 at 6:01AM
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