Weekly Photo Challenge – Broken

26 May

This is my boody garden. In the dialect of 19th century Northumberland, ‘boody’ referred to broken china. I discovered this at Tate Britain last year when we went to the  exhibition of folk art. Now I have a name for my little garden where my favourite broken pottery and a whole heap of memories are saved.
There is a beautiful old plate, half a tea-pot, a piece of terracotta from a bread crock, half a mug that is the penultimate one left of my Mum’s retirement present when she left teaching deaf children in the unit at Roskear School, Camborne  and handles from a beautiful piece of Jane Hamlyn pottery and I just love it, my ‘boody’ garden!

Boody garden 2015

Boody garden 2015

Boody garden 2014

Boody garden 2014

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18 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge – Broken

  1. galeweithers

    May 28, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Who would have thought! I usually throw my broken china out but now I’m going to have to rethink that for sure. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos … now it’s off to find some broken china 🙂

  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    May 27, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    you’ve got is going Sally…with your Boody idea…I just hate discarding broken items That I like!…now I won’t have to!

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 27, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Delighted to hear that another Boody Garden is planned! 🙂

  3. flowerpot

    May 27, 2015 at 10:50 am

    love that idea Sally! X

  4. saymber

    May 27, 2015 at 10:49 am

    What a great idea to repurpose sentimental objects! Love it.

  5. Words We Women Write

    May 26, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I love this! maybe some destruction ahead to achieve this 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 27, 2015 at 8:34 am

      I have been known to help something along when it just has a small chip! Have fun! 🙂

  6. Sharon - creativityandfamily

    May 26, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Such a great idea and a great name too!

  7. Grannymar

    May 26, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Boody is a new one on me, but I do like that idea of using the pieces in the garden.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 27, 2015 at 8:35 am

      It was new to me too and it appealed greatly – hence my little garden. At the rate things get broken around here, I may need to have another one! 🙂

  8. greenbenchramblings

    May 26, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Now that is a new one on me!

  9. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    May 26, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Great suggestion to add interest to the garden…I save everything so it should be pretty easy to find something I can use. I am now anxious to see what this looks like in my garden.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 26, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Really pleased to hear that, Charlie! Do let me know how it goes. 🙂

  10. jo(e)

    May 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    What a wonderful idea! I’ve always felt sad when I had to discard broken bits of beautiful china.


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