Lake Redwine Garden Club visits Casa Montano

alt

Lake Redwine Garden Club recently viewed garden decorations at Casa Montano in Fairburn. From left are, front, Barbara Abbott, Brenda Welden, Diane Pullen, Carlos Montano (owner), Mary Johnson; back, Melissa Boggs, Jane Augustine, Judy Lund, Samantha Cox, Joyce o’Rourke, eldy Pick, Bonnie Umbarger, Lee Berry (guest), Jan Day. 


Fourteen members and one guest attended the Lake Redwine Garden Club’s recent visit to Casa Montano in Fairburn.

The trip March 11 served as the group’s monthly gathering. They couldn’t have picked a more beautiful day to travel and see beautiful garden decorations, said member Maggie Coxe. They met at the community Club House and traveled to Casa Montano at 81-A Dodd Street in Fairburn. When they arrived at Casa Montano they were greeted by owner Carlos Montano. He began by telling the group his story about when he came to America from Mexico when he was around thirteen. He was brought to America to create elaborate ornamental trims.

When that business grew out of vogue, he began creating outdoor garden ornaments which he still sells today. All the molds he uses are made by his brother.

Montano also explained how he uses oncrete because it’s more durable outside than terra cotta, as well as discussing the different colors and stains that he uses in and on his creations. They also make concrete fireplace mantels by special order. They are open to the general public, but visitors need to call ahead at 770-969-6466 first to make sure he is there and available. Montano doesn’t sign his original pieces because he was once told early in his career his talent was a gift from God and no other recognition should be needed.

The Garden Club members said they all left inspired by not only the beauty of his pieces but also by his true spirit, said Coxe. Montano gave them all a bunny ornament as a parting gift. One item in the Casa Montano collection was a concrete bench, which the Garden Club all agreed would be a wonderful addition to the Lake Redwine Plantation’s landscape. They all voted that they would purchase the bench pending approval from the Lake Redwine Plantation Board of Directors. After all of the members’ purchases were made they headed to Oz Pizza, also in Fairburn, for lunch.



More Close Up

Weekender: See & Do

Music: • Country rock: Kris Youmans Band will perform Saturday, April 25 at 9 p.m at Southern Ground Social Club (18 Main St. in Senoi ... Read More


'Daredevil' Review

Netflix adapts Marvel in gritty, violent fashion

The week before “Avengers: Age of Ultron” opens in hopes of topping the $1.5 billion in worldwide box office of its 2012 predece ... Read More


Food & Dining

‘Taste and Tour’ to mix history with food

Downtown Newnan will offer a new event in May, hosted by the Coweta County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). “Taste and Tour&rdq ... Read More


Taste of Newnan this evening

Following last week’s stormy weather, participants in tonight’s Taste of Newnan should enjoy clear skies. The biannual event of ... Read More


Relay for Life offers uplifting event in community

Relay for Life not only raises awareness with each event, but honors those who are currently battling cancer and remembers those who have lo ... Read More

Montpetit honored with DAISY Award

Linda Montpetit, RN, a case manager at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, has been named winner of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The reco ... Read More