Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Magazine Inspiration

I always love joining in for the Copy Cat Challenge
 at Debbiedoos and since I've been all about getting my plants and yard in shape I was looking for something simple that focused on flowers.

I found this article in a Flea Market Gardens magazine
 that showed some everyday items repurposed as flower containers.
OK, that's easy, so here goes...

My Knockout Rose bush has gone bananas this year. I usually have it cut back a bit in the early Spring, because it's planted in a smallish area where my bird bath resides. This year it warmed up so quick I didn't get a chance to prune because of small buds already appearing in March.

 I grabbed a vintage salt shaker and used it to hold 
a few flowers that I cut over the weekend for a bouquet.

Love that early morning light coming into the sunporch.

I had fun playing in Picasa with these photos after I read this great post by Jeanne from Bees Knees Bungalow, where she shared these adorable edited photos of her darling daughter.

 Hope you'll head over to Debbie's to check out all the fun 
Copy Cat Inspiration

And be sure and come back tomorrow 
to join in for Vintage Inspiration, where we link up 
"anything vintage or vintage inspired".

Have a great Wednesday!


  1. Awesome copy Debra! That looks so pretty with your beautiful roses!

  2. Gorgeous darling. I got banana knockouts too.

  3. That is so charming, Debra! Great copy cat project! What a great little piece to tuck some fresh flowers in anywhere.

  4. Love it! Now I can copy you! Pretty roses Debra.

  5. My Knockout roses have gone crazy this year too! Love this idea - great one to copy!

  6. Oh, Debra! This is the sweetest Copycat. :D I love it when things are repurposed like this. *awesome*

  7. Now that is gorgeous, and very creative...and simple at best! Win win win! I love Debra. I love playing with my photos too in Picasa. Yours look beautiful. Thanks for sharing and joining in on the fun.

  8. so cute! Can't wait until flowers start blooming here! What a simple little touch of beauty

  9. Simple, beautiful and easy....great copy Debra.


  10. Debra, what a simple idea with huge impact. LOVE knockout roses :)
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  11. You did a great job copy catting and your photos are stunning!


  12. Great copycat! Love the roses like this and your photos! Your new header looks great too. I just made one in Photoshop for the first time, but I like yours better!

  13. Your effort paid off! It looks great with your vintage salt shaker looks great with the roses. Love the vivid color of your photos.

  14. Thanks for the idea! My knockouts are wild too:). Have a blessed evening! Hugs

  15. Cute idea - AND gorgeous photos, Debra! I'll have to go over and check out her post. Never too old to learn something new! lol!

    xoxo laurie

  16. Awesome idea!The photoes are so......gorgeouse.

  17. Great copycat, Debra. I am definitely going to keep this in mind. Now where did I put those shakers.....

  18. Debra, it is beautiful! What a great copycat! So original!

  19. Hi Deb! Thanks for the nod and congrats on Picasa tweaking of your own! Fun huh!? You did great!!!
    xo jeanne
    bees knees bungalow

  20. Great copycat idea. Can't wait to get my salt and pepper shakers out. Lovely photos!


  21. Simple and sweet and captured beautifully!

  22. What a sweet copy cat! Love the flowers. I think I need one of those knockout roses!


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