Half to Have It
A Garden Accents Treasure Trove
This weekend, throngs of us are spending time outdoors, some even heading to the beach. So I thought I’d take you to a spot in a wonderful Northern California beach town. Half Moon Bay is the kind of town where you can spend the morning with sand in your toes, and the afternoon strolling from boutique, to gallery, to mom-and-pop shop.
Always on the hunt for beautiful objects for the home, one of my favorite spots is the vast emporium at the corner of Main Street and Miramontes. Half to Have It occupies an historic barn and its the adjoining yard.
The barn itself is a must-stop if you’re into antiques and collectibles. But the yard is chock-full of colorful and interesting things for the garden, like these glass confections (top), and fanciful metal pavilions.
In fact, if you’re a fan of glass and metal, you’ll love this place. Be prepared for the crunch and sparkle of tumbled glass chunks underfoot–great for an unexpected pathway accent or mulching a pot–you can buy it by the pound here.
Come to think of it, many of the objects would work just as well in indoor spaces. Where would you hang a glass mask?
These metal trees are fantastic. And the lanterns would add romantic glow to any great tree in your garden. More bright glass in the hummingbird feeders and wind-chimes below.
I’m a sucker for a whimsical rooster — isn’t metal-art guy fab? He has many friends here.
More metal art: pigs do fly.
And these mosaic flower pots are worthy of Wonderland.
Here’s a peek inside the giant barn – one of those walk-slowly-and-check-out-every-nook-and-cranny kind of places.
When you visit Half Moon Bay, heading south on Main Street, you’ll know you’ve almost reached Half to Have It when you catch the wave mural (depicting the world-class surf at nearby Mavericks) by Artisan Fabio Sanzogni.
What interesting objects have you used in your garden?
In your neck of the woods, what is the best spot to score cool garden accents?