Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring Planters

Although I'm more of a cold weather/winter type person, I do enjoy spring also.  This year I decided to look for some different planters for my flowers.  I already have several granitware pieces that I use but I'm wanting to get away from the clay pots and the newer looking stuff. I've already used a vintage chicken feeder as a planter for some violas earlier this spring and was on the watch for other items to used as planters. 

I found this white porcelain chamber pot in the back of a flea market.  It is missing the handle and has a chip around rim in the back but it's a good size and it has great crackle in the finish. 

I also found this nice old galvanized bucket, it's got some great character.  It's bottom is rusty and has a few holes (pre-made drain holes).  But it looks so good with the plant in it.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Flea Market Finds

Over Easter weekend, I hit the one and only flea market/antique shop in the small town where I grew up.  They had some nice things, some expensive things and two little gems that came home with me. 

I love the Sunshine Biscuit tin even though it's not perfect.   The chippy paint and rust just add character, I'm thinking of maybe some thyme planted in it or a low growing succulent.

I also grabbed this cast iron finial.  It was just sitting on a shelf just waiting for me to take it home.  It's wonderfully rusty and goes nicely in the living room with some of the other rustic items. 

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Monday, April 9, 2012

My Sister's Front Porch

I got to go home home for the Easter holiday.  Home is where I live, home home is where I grew up and where the rest of my family still lives in North Central Kansas. 

Anyhow, when we got to my sister's house I was amazed at her front porch.  Take a look:

I have no idea where she got that great door, all I know is that I am in love with it.  

I could totally sit out here and read

I need to get with the program - her porch looks so much better than mine.