Tuesday, March 11, 2014

First Spring Project


 The weather here has been lovely for the past 3 days. That should change Wednesday. I was itching to get outside and play! I needed instant gratification, this quick simple project satisfied that need.
 
 
Last year, I picked up this pot at the thrift store. It was deep and it would be great to use as a dish to keep water in for the outside animals. It was. They have another dish now.
 
 
My husband drilled 3 holes in the sides and holes in the bottom for drainage. He added the chain from last year's basket.
 
 
There were flowers available at a local hardware store, I couldn't resist them. Real living flowers available to purchase and enjoy! It seemed like we would never see them again!

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22 comments:

  1. Beautiful and inspiring! I love the blue flowers inside.

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    1. Thank you! I was happy to get outside for a bit yesterday!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! It was easy and I was ready for something different!

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  3. Hi Melanie, love this springtime project and it looks so wonderful. Great inspiration and thank you for sharing.
    Nothing says springtime like petunias.
    Blessings

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    1. Thank you Celestina! I waited so long it seems for petunias to be here!

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  4. Love it! I am also ready for Spring flowers!!!!

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! I have really missed the flowers this past winter, more so than any other winter, glad they are back!

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  5. What a great idea. the flowers are beautiful. I planted caladium bulbs today. I think we might get a freeze though so oops. xo, olive

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    1. Thanks Olive! Yeah that is what they were saying on the weather tonight. Guess I will be covering my flowers up Wednesday and Thursday night!

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  6. That looks so cute! I am terrible--when the flowers first come out in the garden center I will buy almost anything. I miss flowers so much. I love Pansy's--those look great :)

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    1. Thank you Sandy! I missed the flowers too and was so excited when I saw these. I don't recall a winter when I have missed the flowers more than I have this year!

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  7. Now aren't you the smartest one to use this cute pot like this? Your flowers are so pretty too. Thank you so much for popping in to see my little cow creamers.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thank you so much Shelia! Glad that you like it, it has been along winter and I was delighted to see real living flowers again! Your cow creamers were so cute, my favorite was Elsie.

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  8. I will be trying this. I have a bunch of old pans in the garage.

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    1. Made me wish I had some more sitting around. It also made me look around at what I do have to use instead of flower pots!

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  9. My favorite color for petunias is purple! They just seem more fragrant to me in the evenings. Great idea, love the pot handles!

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    1. Petunias make me happy and remind me of my childhood. I agree that they smell even sweeter in the evenings! Thank you for visiting!

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  10. I LOVE this!! How wonderfully spring looking and clever. BEAUTIFUL!! ;)

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Was anxious to get some spring going here, have missed the flowers so much! Thank you for visiting!

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  11. That is how I feel like I will never see a flower blooming outside again. Love your new hanging basket. We still have close to two feet of snow on the ground here. Waiting for spring!

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    1. This winter has seemed endless hasn't it? Hoping that your snow is gone soon and you can enjoy the flowers again! Thank you for visiting us Brenda!

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