Thursday, July 8, 2010

Repurposed for Thrifty Thursday

Layers of pots and blooms can have more impact than just a single potted plant on the patio.

Andrea, from one of my favourite blogs, Rural Revival, is hosting a Thrifty Thursday linky party. Andrea says it best:  "Do you treasure vintage items, do you like to up-cycle, are you trying to leave a softer foot print on the planet by reusing items or are you doing your best to live a more thriftful life?" Stop by her blog and join in some thrifty fun!                     
EARLY SPRING

I chose to share this wood stand I picked up from a neighbours garage sale. She said it was originally used for forming and slicing cheese. I originally bought it for inside but I had trouble finding a spot for it. While working on adding some touches to the patio area, I decided to bring it outdoors. Now it is the perfect perch for some pots of ivy and wave petunias. I love the rustic touch it adds to this area of the patio.    

NOW

14 comments:

  1. Elizabeth, I just adore that sweet stand of yours, and those flowers, what a delicious colour!

    Thanks for linking up my friend! : )

    ~Andrea~

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  2. How cute is this. Love your plantstand. Just adorable. Hugs, Marty

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  3. I love repurposing things... but I'm just flat running out of room in this house... Hmmmm, maybe I can talk Hubby into buying a bigger house?? LOL nah... me thinks not.

    Di

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  4. You're right it does look perfect with the plants on it.

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  5. What a great spot for this, Elizabeth!
    It looks like your petunias are so very happy here :)
    I am adoring your galvanized watering cans!
    Mine is plastic--does the job, but not much to look at, LOL!
    Hugs to you!
    (You know I like to up-cycle, too!)
    ~me

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  6. Oh Elizabeth, what a cute wood stand!! I just love it and the flowers are so pretty. Good job girl!

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  7. Thanks for stipping by my blog! And you're right - my favorite was the transferware plate!
    I have collected a bunch now as I can't help myself!

    I love the "prarie pretty" and country home magazine too.

    Your cheese thing turned flower cart is sweet.
    I love all your slipcovers too.

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  8. I have tagged you with a blog award for being a "Versatile Blogger", please come by my blog and see...

    Lisa

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  9. Hi Elizabeth!

    THanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comments!! I'm your newest follower - I want to support a fellow Elizabeth (lol) and Ontarian! :) Btw, I love the wooden stand - is it very old?

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  10. I just wanted to tell you that i recieved the book and wash clothes in the mail the other day and i totally love them. Thank you so much!!!!! They were worth the wait.

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  11. Nice transformation! I love the way your plant stand looks with your pretty flowers on it!!
    Have a wonderful week!
    ~ Jo :)

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  12. Hi there...I'm glad you found me! I like your blog too and will follow you..how fun! :D

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  13. Hi Elizabeth,
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post! I hope you will stop back soon or maybe even become a follower.
    I love your thrifty cheese table.
    It looks great hold those pretty bright petunias!
    I hope you're having a great day!
    XoXo
    Gail

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  14. What an interesting story for your plant stand. It looks just perfect there and does make quite the impact.

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