Mike’s a die-hard picker and we all know that… But what is often forgotten is he’s also a collector. From the stops along those thousands of pickin’ miles traveled in that white van each year, he holds a few precious pieces back – sometimes for himself and often for his wife Jodi.
The beautiful place Mike and Jodi call home is a testament to its natural surroundings, the lush, wooded hills of Middle Tennessee. While home is very much a reflection of both of them, Jodi’s special creative haven is the garden. It’s a bit informal and dotted with shady sitting and resting spots and places for Charlie to play — and help. Jodi has gathered some of Mike’s picks for this outdoor retreat, nestling them here and there, finding perfect “random” spots for these treasures from the road.
Here’s how Jodi turned some picks into yard art…
Add a rusty old iron chair, a plaster animal, and some local greenery to add interest and curiosity to any garden.
Jodi’s plants were all native from her yard… how cool is that?
Some things truly can’t be bought or sold, they must merely be enjoyed – like this Italian grave marker.
These architectural pieces are truly conversation starters. The car grill is Mike’s own touch.
What’s something you can add to your yard or garden to make it a little more personal? Be sure to share your pictures with us on our Facebook page.
See more repurposing ideas from Mike and Jodi’s house HERE, as featured in Country Living Magazine.