We have a little area of the garden by the well that we’ve been trying to figure out what to do with for ages. It’s actually an old stone sink that I presume came from inside our house and has been placed by the well to create a platform. I have placed plants on terracotta tiles to give them height, but I’ve never really been happy with it and have been trying to figure out what’s missing.
Then our dear friend Rachel came to visit this week and bought us a beautiful gift, a spirit house, which She tells us originates from the Lanna Kingdom in Thailand, people place these outside houses and put gifts in them to appease the spirits (apparently they are particularly fond of strawberry Fanta).
They are ideally situated on a wooden pillar or platform, argh says I, I know exactly where it will live.
Raised up on clay tiles, it has pride of place in amongst the greenery.
Its made of recycled teak so its weather and bug proof.
The details on the rood and sides are beautiful.
Thanks Rachel, it will have a happy home here in the garden.
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