Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In the Courtyard {Mirror, Mirror}


I love using mirrors in the courtyard. The reflections of light and the greenery is amazing.


Recently, J & I purchased several during our visit to American Aquatic Gardens. All are made of concrete, so each will weather well. They are really heavy.


The first one, I placed on the rear fence near the newly planted fern baskets. It is Frenchy in design.





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The two others are a matching pair and are quite Gothic in shape and design. I love the shelf on each which allows a candle to sit atop. I too love candlelight in the evenings. The glow in the garden is spectacular. I placed the two on the side fence.







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The fleur de lis mirror sits under the shelter.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall………… Last year, a cardinal flew from mirror to mirror. I hope the visitor returns.

Sharing at: Amaze Me Monday

Thanks for stopping by the Courtyard. I am off to pour myself a cocktail and read through my latest issue of Coastal Living.

Mirror, mirror, y’all!


  1. Those mirrors add such a nice touch to your already lovely courtyard. I really must get to NOLA soon to visit with you and meet J. Can you believe we have never actually met? I feel as if I have known him for a years! That's the beauty of your blog. I can vicariously meet all of your friends and learn about them! ;) Enjoy your day! xoxo

  2. they look right at home there Ron. Love how you've added things to you outdoor area.

  3. Luv the addition of mirrors to your outdoor living area. In the process of re doing ours... now I am thinking mirrors as well :)Thanks for the inspiration Ron.
    Hugs, Gee.

  4. I like all your decorative elements for your courtyard. It personalizes it and gives you something to enjoy looking at. Mirrors are such a great way to enhance areas. I like the concrete ones with the candle's reflection- great looking and great mood enhancers!

  5. Your mirrors look great on your fence ;-) I lovr the frech look they have ;-)


  6. Beautiful. Love all the elements your have added in the courtyard. I will be happy when we get all our landscaping complete so I can add the fun details like that.

  7. I love that! I bet they look really pretty at night! I can't wait to spend more time Outside! Have a great week!

  8. Oh- I LOVE mirrors outside,too! Yours look great. I LOVE your courtyard, Ron. I bet it looks spectacular in the evening! xo Diana

  9. The mirrored pieces look amazing on your courtyard wall and lattice. LOVE the reflection of the plants and candles. Now you have me wanting to make a "courtyard" under my deck since that space has a wall and lattice and lots of room for shade plants. Thanks for the great inspiration.

  10. I really love those mirrors! Your courtyard looks so cozy. I bet the candles are wonderful lit up there at night. Those would also be pretty used indoors.

  11. What I would do to have a beautiful outdoor space like yours!

  12. The display on your fence is so beautiful, and I'm loving the mirrors and candlelight. You have a lovely garden and courtyard. Already a follower, love your blog, your home is absolutely stunning!
    Thanks so much for visiting and following along, Ron!
    Mary Alice

  13. Love your courtyard! Very inviting!!

  14. This may be my fav blog post so far! This is our first spring in our new house and we are in the process of fixing up our yard. This is a great idea that we can use too...thanks for sharing!

  15. I'm loving your courtyard! I went back in time to some other posts you have about the courtyard, but couldn't get a feel for how large it is. Could you tell us in a post...with pics of it all? ;)

  16. This really looks cool....I thought about putting a pretty mirror out by the pool but was afraid I'd see my olden, wrinkled self in a bathing suit and drown !! :(

  17. Just gorgeous! I'd love to sit out there with a drink myself. :)


  18. Ron, I love seeing the homes of New Orleans and the mirrors are wonderful in the courtyard.
    Take Care,

  19. lovely mirrors. lovely reflections.

  20. I looooove that first "Frenchy" mirror... Beautiful, Ron!

  21. Gorgeous courtyard and the mirrors look wonderful! And candles too! I bet it looks amazing in the evening when those are lit. Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...


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