Thursday, June 3, 2010

Playing in the dirt

This is what the back of my truck looked like about 10 days ago!   It actually looks like LESS than what is really here.   I never buy anything bigger than 6 packs, unless it's not offered that small like geraniums.  Again, I am cheap, but more than that I like to watch my plants GROW!

I am sharing pictures of my urns and containers!  PLEASE do NOT look too closely, I haven't weeded everything yet, but it's getting there.  This time of year the inside of my house REALLY takes a backseat.  I just love being outside and growing flowers and a garden.   Speaking of my garden, I have a little visitor (I am thinking it's a bunny) that is eating ALL my escarole, celery and now my swiss chard!!!!!  I bought some chicken wire at Lowe's this past weekend and need to put it up before I have nothing left! 

Here is what I have been up to!

My dad bought me this wheelbarrow and I LOVE IT!  Needs another coat of stain......
I got this little yellow cement urn at a consignment shop, love finding things like this!

These big urns are on my front porch and the smaller ones are in front of my garage. I got these at an Estate Sale. These usually are VERY pricey.  I have seen ONE of the urns on my porch go for $395.  I paid $225 for all FOUR of them!!  WOO HOO!


Cement urns from Lowe's.  I tend to like the "wild" look in my urns and containers. :)

The black urn is iron and I got a pair of them at BJ's wholesale club.  The rusty one is part of a pair and found at a consignment shop.

The red container is plastic and I spray painted it with Krylon Fusion for plastic.  The little half barrel my daddy bought me! :)

I got 4 of these laurel wreath containers.  They were a steal at $5 each.  They are plastic but look very real :)

Vanity chair found at a garage sale for $2, love it!

One of my very favorite places to sit and hang out here!
I am linking up to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.  Come and join the fun!  There is a giveaway too! :)


Sailing Simply said...

Very pretty! Your flowers are gorgeous and your pots are fabulous! I love this time of year and being outdoors too! You certainly have a beautiful space!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

All your pots look great! What a pretty yard and a great place to sit back and relax.

Cathy said...

Wow! You have been a busy girl! Everything looks beautiful! I adore all of the color...and the urns...stunning!

Your seating area is gorgeous...from all of the work you are doesn't look like it gets much use;)!



Jennifer said...

Everything looks sooo pretty!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Everything looks so pretty! I love the half barrel and the rustic wheelbarrow (and the balck urns)!

Kansas Amy said...

It all looks great. I really like your black urns and the red plastic one you spray painted. It is such a beautiful time to be outside!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kristi, you have so many pretty containers, and the flowers look so pretty in them. I love that little wheel barrow, and you are so clever to use that vanity chair as a plant stand. It looks great! And oh those cushions do look like such a lovely place to sit and enjoy the fruits of your labor. laurie

Deserae said...

O M G!!! Everything is so lush and gorgeous! Love the wheelbarrow your dad gave is soooooo charming! Congratulations on the hole for your new foundation too! I still can't believe it is finally happening af ater all these years!!!!! Have a great weekend :o)

Ott, A. said...

Just stoppin by from met. monday. I really like all your planters, particularly the whiskey barrells. They all look great. I've been planting some flowers around my place as well, so I will have to keep my eye out for cool urns like yours. Happy gardening.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Your flowers are gorgeous and the vintage wheelbarrow just makes the island.

Farah said...

Lovely containers gardening, oh really I love your Urns, beautiful... And what about a afternoon tea with some muffins in your beautiful sitting area.please invite me :)... lovely

Angela said...

Love the look. I love urns too and use them (empty) inside my house as well as outside.


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