Friday, March 30, 2012

Vintage Inspiration # 81 RePurposed Garden Cart

I've always loved Creeping Phlox in the Spring. The purples, lavenders, pinks and whites spilling over rock walls and borders have always been a favorite, but something I never had any luck with. Maybe they didn't get enough water, maybe they had too much hot sun, who knows, I've tried many times, just never could get them to flourish...until now.

I planted this old garden cart last year with phlox, some daffodils and a couple of pots of hyacinths. I'd seen one of these filled at Spring Creek Tea Room on the porch, and the glorious color of delicate blooms came back year after year.

This was taken a few days ago when the last of the daffodil blooms was still fresh.

 This was last March, a year ago exactly that I finally put that cart to good use,
instead of just sitting under the deck looking forlorn and neglected.

Take a look at those sad little treadless wheels...

but I think it's happy now, I know it's made ME happy!!

OK, enough about my mediocre green thumb,
 let's see what was happening last week:

Maria from Rusty Hinge shares some wonderful photography 
and her gorgeous display of branches in her old ice cream bucket!

Carrie from Comfortably Carried Away created this 
Bee themed dresser from a Craigs List freebie.
Oh, wait till you see the top!

Home is Where the Boat Is wows me every time, 
Take a look at this wonderful post featuring a vintage seed box.

Cindy from Cloches and Lavender creates 
an amazing wall hanging out of two table leaves, 
You have to see what she started with!

shares her love of ironstone with her newest find.

And Daune from Cottage In the Oaks who is my newest sponsor,
 shares an amazing take on furniture that is totally functional.
Gotta see what this baby is storing!

stay tuned for a  great Give Away coming this weekend!

and  if you haven't yet entered the Give Away
 from Leslie Janson then click here
(you have until Sunday at midnight to enter)

I'll be joining these weekend parties:

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Simple and Sweet at Rooted in Thyme
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense

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