Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Brick Columns

I love brick - especially old, used brick! Years ago, I saw a vignette in a magazine of one, dry-stacked brick column in a garden and knew I could do this. My one brick column turned into six more columns around my own garden. They're very simple to do and the instruction are HERE. They're a lovely addition to any garden, whether one or seven are used!

 We are in the process of a few changes in our front yard but this is how it looked last summer.
- entrance into the back yard -
- the other side and the columns are nearly buried by the clematis -
- a single column that finishes an iron fence -
- a two-layer column -
This one (there are two like this) is a two-layer column that is just off the back deck. It could also be topped by this with a candle in it at night time, which is why I got them but I've found another place for these.
If you're lucky enough to find old, used brick, try it! New ones can be used as well - it simply doesn't have that charming look used brick has.

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22 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great idea and they are just beautiful! I enjoyed seeing your yard and garden and what gorgeous view you have!

XO,
Janie

Willow's Quiet Corner said...

Love the brick columns! Love your yard and gardens! *sigh* . . . maybe one day I'll be able to have at least a tiny spot I can turn into a mini version of this! :-) Beautiful! thanks for sharing!

pogonip said...

What a great idea! I love the different ways you've used them to give structure to your garden.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love the brick columns!! And you yard is so fantastically gorgoeous!! Great job!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Denise said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Crystal said...

This is such an awesome idea!! They are so beautiful!!! I'll be on the lookout for used brick!!!!

LV said...

I can no reason to change this beautiful paradise on earth.

LDH said...

So much beauty in every photo of your home and yard. A joy stopping by to enjoy your sweet haven!

Kindly, Lorraine

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Simply gorgeous! I love using old brick too. These really make a statement! Great job!
*hugs*deb

Kristen said...

Hi. Coming over from Between Naps and love your columns! I used to work for a company that had a bunch of old brick out back, and now I'm lamenting the missed opportunity! ;)

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

This is really quite brilliant. Why wait around to get a mason...just dry stack yourself! I love old brick too.

I have a link party on Mondays. Would love it if you joined in.

http://www.modvintagelife.com

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love this idea, brick adds such a great warmth to a space. Thanks for sharing at Beyond The Picket Fence.

Cindy said...

Hi Esther,
Your garden is amazing!!! SO beautiful, and what a great idea using old bricks to make those lovely columns. You are really something lady~ so creatively inclined! I have a few old bricks in my yard, we actually dug several out of our flower beds, so I think they used to border the flower beds back many years ago. I will have to see if I have enough to make something out of. Where do you find those amazing finials?
Hugs, Cindy

Larry said...

What a marvelous garden you have! .... and I absolutely love your brick columns and will have to give it a try!! Larry

Carla said...

What a simple, GREAT idea! Thanks for sharing:)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You have a gorgeous yard and garden! I'm sure the brick columns will only add to the beauty!
Yvonne

sheila said...

You have such a beautiful garden, I love the look of the old bricks and the columns add so much. Thanks for sharing.
Sheila

Brambleberry Cottage said...

They're terrific, Esther! I've never thought of using "dry stacked" bricks before. Hubby and I HAVE used dry stacked stones from our property for walls, borders, and assorted other things though. ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. It's always fun to see what you link up.

Have a blessed weekend!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Fishtail Cottage said...

wow- i am in love w/all your stone in the garden. thanks for sharing at Fishtail Cottage garden party! xoox, tracie

Val said...

I LOVE the brick too! Love your blog!

A Few Pennies said...

You're my kind of gal! Love bricks (come see my obsession with old bricks--lol)--awesome idea and I'm going to save this idea for my new fence entry on one side of the house--love it! Your garden is beautiful.

White Fence said...

Love your yard and gardens! Your the brick columns will only add to the beauty!

White Fence

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