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!
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.