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JPlunket
Vieques, PR

July 31, 2011
8:31 AM

Post #8727172

OK, I admit being totally aghast at the convertible full of driftwood she brought home from North Carolina (to DC).

But it's made some pretty nice containers --hope you enjoy the pix.

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JPlunket
Vieques, PR

July 31, 2011
8:32 AM

Post #8727173

another

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JPlunket
Vieques, PR

July 31, 2011
8:33 AM

Post #8727175

at far corner of pool

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JPlunket
Vieques, PR

July 31, 2011
8:33 AM

Post #8727176

under the cocktail table

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JPlunket
Vieques, PR

July 31, 2011
8:34 AM

Post #8727177

in the passageway

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JPlunket
Vieques, PR

July 31, 2011
8:35 AM

Post #8727181

by the ice chest

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JPlunket
Vieques, PR

July 31, 2011
8:39 AM

Post #8727193

Main challenge with some of these pieces was choosing a location where impalement risk would be minimized.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2011
8:46 AM

Post #8727213

Each piece is so beautiful and your non-impaling placement is wonderful. She did a great job of collecting!

I'm another driftwood lover and have a few photos as well. The largest piece was one we had to borrow a truck to get home but we have many more. I'll take photos of those that I've missed.

I've also collected small pieces for a frame on a mirror that I'll "get around to" someday.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2011
8:47 AM

Post #8727214

Love the "bird" I found!

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2011
8:51 AM

Post #8727219

Now we have our own truck and this is just a minor load from last October. Many pieces just don't look as great as when they are placed in a garden.

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JPlunket
Vieques, PR

July 31, 2011
8:56 AM

Post #8727224

excellent, pirl!
JPlunket
Vieques, PR

July 31, 2011
8:57 AM

Post #8727227

just don't want DW to get the idea of our own truck...
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2011
9:34 AM

Post #8727338

I do!

It's really great fun.

Here's an old eBay photo that provided the inspiration for me for a mirror that I bought for a dollar at a thrift shop. Note the price of $39.99 online.

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 31, 2011
9:54 AM

Post #8727380

Nice haul beautiful placement.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 1, 2011
5:58 AM

Post #8729191

JP, and Arlene, interesting. I'm glad I'm not alone in collecting driftwoods. Though, I think those that we find around the coast are studier than from river? I'm nearby a lake, and most driftwoods aren't as tough. Though their shapes are interesting all the same.

The irregular "impaler shape" dark, wet one was just pulled out from the water this morning. lol

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 1, 2011
6:36 AM

Post #8729271

That definitely qualifies as an impaler!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 1, 2011
8:31 AM

Post #8729492

I don't think that one is a keeper. It's very thin and really dangerous looking. I like the one that shaped like a bird that you've found better.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 1, 2011
8:40 AM

Post #8729524

Its legs are too weak.
thistle5
Alexandria, VA
(Zone 7b)

August 1, 2011
11:15 AM

Post #8729780

I love it, it's very sculptural...wish I could add some to my garden, but my puppies will drag around any piece of wood they find (all the firewood), maybe when they're older...

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