Thursday, June 25, 2009

MAKIN' DO OR DOIN' WITHOUT....THE UN-FLOWER BOX


This is the "before" of our window box, which is outside my kitchen window.
Normally at this time of year it is spilling over with bright, colorful annuals,
but...
with finances being what they are, there was no extra money for my flower box.
And with a baby shower for Giselle being given here on Saturday, the window box simply could not look like this!
So....with several ideas swimming around in my head, I gave a shout out to Joy, and we came up with this....
TA-DA!

Vintage plates tucked in the soil, with some pseudo herb pots taken from around the house!
I still have some tweaking to do, but for now...at least it is presentable!

Perhaps some of that fake moss I probably have somewhere around the craft room tucked around the edges?

Now I'm off to the farm for my weekly produce pick-up, some of which is going into the menu I have planned for the shower.
More on that later!

XOXO,
Cindy
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21 comments:

RiverBend Farm said...

I love it! Quite a conversation piece too!

Faith said...

Very clever, Cyn!

cityfarmer said...

You sure know how to dish it!!! Cozy that is!!!.

I LOVE it...you need to write a column .... makin' do ...

Mount Belly Mama said...

I love it too! We had a baby shower here at our home and we needed barkdust very badly. Our flower beds had this dead-looking dirt. But we just didn't want to spend anymore money than we already have, so I went to about 10 different starbucks and picked up about 10 bags (kitchen garbage size) of used coffee grounds. Got home and mixed it into the soil. Ta-da! We got compliments all day about how "rich the dirt looked" and "why does coffee sounds so good right now?"

The things we do...

Faith said...

MBM,

That is hilarious! LOL

I know coffee grounds are good for the soil, but in that large amounts.... what happened to the soil after that?

~Faith

Aunt Jenny said...

It is the cutest idea Cyn!! You are amazing..I love it!!

April said...

Looks good! I love the plates.

Calm Energy said...

I love ideas like this...
You could add a lil' teacup filled with red sugar water for the hummingbirds!
Ciao for now ~Maria

cityfarmer said...

ladies, ladies, be sure to dbl click.

this is as sweet at the hummingbird nectar

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a great and creative idea! I found your blog on my feedjit and was so pleasantly surprised to see mine in your favorites - thank you so much!

I love your header! Is that you? You look a little like Diane Keaton who is my age-appropriate idol. I'm sure you are you are so much younger and what a great shot!

Or are you Diane Keaton? :)

Faith said...

Oh, and those plates are gorgeous! I just dbl clicked for a bigger picture. Kudos to you for not being afraid to get them a little dirty.

A wonderful idea. Send it to Martha.

~Faith

Anne Marie said...

super cute!!

Terri and Bob said...

Saw Gayle's post on you and thought I would come and see... super cute!

Heather said...

I love this! Isn't it great to use what you have and come up with something entirely new and different than what is expected. And beautiful too!

I stopped by via Gayle's blog too and am excited to have been featured as well. Isn't it fun? :)

Heather

Carol said...

What a terrific idea!

Lori Lynn said...

Very resourceful AND cute too!
LL

The Book Lady Online said...

What an absolutely adorable idea. Our home has lots of areas that need a little something. Your ideas are helping me think more creatively. Thanks :)

Faith said...

You have been given the Honest Scrap Award! Enjoy it in good health!

~Faith

Farmchick said...

I think you did a great job sprucing it up! :) Have a sweet week.

Debbie's Garden said...

How very appropriate for a baby shower. Because you are the "Mother" of invention!

Victoria said...

This is a sweet little update to your flower box! Nothing fancy or fussy, just farm-y and quant. I wish I could visit you!!