Thursday, June 2, 2011

Teapot Garden


We've been doing a lot of work outside thanks to all the sun shine. Washing the car, watering the lawn, and this week planting some shrubs and flowers.

My trusted sidekick.

Wren helped me pick some beautiful (and really cheap!) flowers at SuperStore this week. Gosh I love that place... I really should go more often. I tried to mainly bring home annuals with small flowers because Wren is notorious for plucking every last petal off a plant. This way they won't be bald by the weekend. I hope. By the time all my pots were full I still had a few crates of plants left so we had to get creative and go inside for more containers.

It was perfect timing because just this past weekend I had amassed TONS of boxes of kitchen wares while out garage saleing and hitting an auction with Torri and my sister in law, Kate. I really only wanted 3 or 4 things but those few things we located inside giant boxes of odds and ends (no joke, I literally brought home 30 year old used soap, rubbing alcohol and a giant nest of phone cords just to get these few items). I haven't sorted through it yet, but on the top of one box I found a cute old sugar pot.

It's old, but not anything special.

And the lid is cracked all over so I am sure it has so value. Which made it a good candidate for an outside pot!

A little dirt and a wispy looking flower make a perfectly imperfect addition to the bistro table.


And THANKS THANKS THANKS for all the tips on keeping us fed during the next few weeks!! I cannot even believe the amazing ideas and recipes you shared. It looks like the process may take even a little longer than hoped since the pantry wall is needing to be ripped out to confirm cabinet dimensions before they are even ordered... let the chaos begin!

I am off to finalize everything with the designer today and then I will be sharing the breakdown and where this is headed.

15 comments:

Dandelion and Grey said...

It looks darling! And I love your little patio table- so sweet!

Josie said...

This is so cute! I love it!

Swirls of Happy said...

Adorable little pot!!

Lesley Litrento said...

I don't know if I like the teapots as planters more than that ADORABLE little Pek! So adorable. Put a grin on my face!:)

laxsupermom said...

Love the little sugar dish used as a planter! So cute! Thanks for sharing.

InteriorGroupie said...

Love this!! it looks great with the distressed wood.

Michael said...

Your teat table looking so nice and beautiful by having such an attractive flower pot in it.
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Cindy said...

is the patio set new or vintage? i love it! i'm going to have to break out the old dishes and start planting.

it looks great!

hugs, cindy

KOHAKOU said...

That's beautiful. Everything.

Erica said...

Cute patio furniture. I love the picture of MungKee too ;)

Hilary Inspired said...

What a clever idea! I am always running across old but nothing special teapots during my thrift stores outings... next time I'll have to pick up a few and give this project a try! Thanks for sharing!!

frankadams985 said...

I love the capture of patio furniture with great combination of sweet pot....!!!
Love the captures innovative and sweet idea for planting in a pot...
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Lovely Little Nest said...

That sugar bowl planter idea is genius! I'll definitely keep my eyes out next time I go to the Goodwill or stop by a yard sale! Thanks for the idea! :)

Rachael said...

I love the teapot idea - that is so sweet. For closet hangers I suggest the soft grip ones. They feel velvety and your clothes don't slide off and it is amazing how space efficient they are, although you probably don't have that concern anymore!

katie said...

Love the teapot garden! Brought back memories of a couple of trips I took with my husband to Dartmouth, England; where a B&B had a pretty sitting area with lots of plants potted in old china. Beautiful.

 
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