Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

Susan over @ http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ is having her weekly outdoor Wednesday party.
I have always loved seeing a beautiful tree with a border of hostas around it. I love the way it looks. So about 4 years ago, I ran into a great deal on hostas at the end of the year and purchased five hostas. (I think...4 years is a long time ago:-))
Then came the process of purchasing the brick to go around the hostas. I soon realized that my inexpensive hostas were now going to cost me an arm and a leg to build a container to plant them in.
My Mom always told me as a child "It's not what you don't have... but what you do have and do with it that counts". So down I went into my Garage sale closet to see what I could come up with. And there they were. Plates that I would have maybe got a couple of dollars out of waiting to be planted.
I now need to update a few plates that have broken but have been so happy with how it has turned out. The neighbor laughed hysterically at me and asked if we were eating on paper plates now. So funny. This year I added the pansies for a little more color and love it even more.
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Friday, June 19, 2009

Cloche Partay

Marty over @ http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/2009/06/first-ever-cloche-party-welcome.html is having a cloche party today and thought I would join in the fun.

In the center of my memorial day/4th of July day decor... is a small cloche with an eggs nest filled with some wonderful red white and blue ribbon my MIL gave me. Works well with my apothecary jars... next we need an apothecary jar party girls.. who's up for it? (Oh and by the way, am I spelling that right?) :-)

Here's another cloche (yes, it too is from one of those cheese trays that I picked up at the thrift store... but it's cloche styleiish don't ya think?

Now of course once again I love cloches but the price tag has to be right. I found this vase at an antique store quite a while back and this is my home made cloche.. Tell me honestly what do you think? Does it work.. does it pass? The full picture is at the top of the post. I accidentally deleted it and so had to upload it again and now can't get it down here. Someone please have pitty on this poor illiterate blogger and help her learn a few tricks here.:-)
I am so in love with these wonderful little pieces of glass heaven.
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