I'm not much of a shopper, but I am a soft-touch for a nice garden shop. Since moving to Austin I've been attempting to visit many of the nurseries and garden-themed stores in my area. One beautiful shop that's not too far from my house is Potagers on 620.
They have a lovely outdoor terrace with statues, plants and French & Italian pottery.
The Japanese maple is a work of art in this Tuscan-yellow Anduze Pot...
I love the angel at the center of the terrace...
There are angels inside as well along with many different kinds of specimen plants. They are decorated for Christmas this month.
The circular greenhouse room is my favorite space in the shop.
Everyone should have a round garden room. Well, I can dream at least...
There are tons of tempting pots, plants and decorative items at the windows.
I cannot seem to leave this room without choosing something for myself.
This time I bought a little shell planter...
I added it to my Wardian Case at home along with a fern and some Reindeer Moss (Cladonia rangiferina), which is really lichen...
Back at Potagers, Suzanne and Teresa are very talented at putting each display table together for aesthetic appeal.
The shop offers items for living room, bed and bath as well as the garden.
The beautiful poinsettias on these tables are as huge as they look.
The butterfly pillows on this antique bed bring the garden to mind as well.
I admired this dried arrangement and wonder if I could make one myself...
Before leaving I took one last look at the gorgeous surroundings.
Hope all of you are enjoying your holiday preparations. May you find beauty in nature and the Yuletide season this year wherever you go.
"There were pears and apples, clustered high in blooming pyramids; there were bunches of grapes, made, in the shopkeepers' benevolence to dangle from conspicuous hooks, that people's mouths might water gratis as they passed; there were piles of filberts, mossy and brown, recalling, in their fragrance, ancient walks among the woods, and pleasant shufflings ankle deep through withered leaves; there were Norfolk Biffins, squab and swarthy, setting off the yellow of the oranges and lemons, and, in the great compactness of their juicy persons, urgently entreating and beseeching to be carried home in paper bags and eaten after dinner." ~ from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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