Visit a Mermaid’s Garden: The Outdoor Shower

           

This is Jill’s humble, yet charming driveway and garage. (Click these links if you missed the first part of the tour of her backyard garden, outdoor fireplace, mosaic step, and stream.)
 She recently installed a one-of-a-kind outdoor shower–a must-have if you deal with sandy feet and salty surfers all the time–that I thought you might find interesting.

When Jill asked her husband to carve out a wooden mermaid for her, 
she figured it was only fair to ask him to include a mer-man (King Neptune?) as well.
It was the least she could do.

The “shower” is the antique fixture along the left side wall, with the metal bucket to soak wet suits.
 (It’s hard to see, but her husband carved the cute little bunny gate on the right, too.) 
Jill originally bought this brass and porcelain faucet to use in one of her inside bathtubs,
 but she found a different one that worked better. So she rigged this one outdoors.

Nothing feels better than a warm shower after a chilly winter surf session!

These little vintage fishies line the wall.

This shower area is still a work in progress. Jill is waiting for a long, custom-made copper planter that will line the base of the wall, which she plans to fill with succulents (below),
and then push those rocks under them for a reef-like look.
Jill recently hit a nursery sale where she scored these for about a buck each.

This little fairy ornament, which Jill bought at the Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival when her daughter was still little, floats at the front end of the shower area.
Ready to see the front of this wonderful home and garden? Coming soon!

2 thoughts on “Visit a Mermaid’s Garden: The Outdoor Shower

  1. I am enjoying these surfer gardens with succulents, hammocks and a place to wash off. Talk about a sense of place!

  2. I am enjoying these surfer gardens with succulents, hammocks and a place to wash off. Talk about a sense of place!

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