Thursday, April 28, 2011

star garden

We had a little visit to Star Garden in Doylestown the other day.  What a magical place!!!  Created by the fabulous Katia McGuirk Tile Company, this is a haven for all those daily wanderers with an open eye for a gem of a place along their travels.  Hidden down a little alley, you might be so unfortunate as to pass right by without ever even knowing what you where missing.  But if you do stumble there, you are greeted with a little patch of grass, a hollowed out stone fountain, arced steps, and a mosaic wall you could stare at all day and still find something new the next time you visit.  The wall is full of little nooks and crannies, nature images, cracked tiles, bits of mirror, stone pebbles, pond animals, a gorgeous sun and butterfly, and on and on.  It's always exciting to find treasures inside those sculpted ceramic boxes stacked like a tower, left there by anther's visit to the garden.  I was so fortunate as to be able to make some of the ceramic tiles and sculptures found throughout the wall while I worked for Katia years ago and I still love to swing by every once in a while and be swept away into a dreamy land for a while. 

Are any such treasures to be found near your stomping ground?


  1. oh this looks like such a cute place! I love mosaics... Hope to make some with my own kids one day...soon ;-)

  2. yes, me too!! i can't wait until my daughter is old enough for those fun projects. i have a box of broken bowls and tiles all ready to go :)


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