I decorated the porch and other outdoor areas for Spring and I went crazy with the flowers. I found a new place to buy flowers which is actually an old place. It’s locally owned and at located at the owner's home.
I am so glad I checked it out. The gentleman also has caned jams, fresh vegetables in season, and all kinds of beautiful flowers. And the flower stand is only about 5 minutes from my house. I pass by the place all the time but you can’t see the flower stand from the highway.
I have my usual cast iron pots and rusty chairs along with upcycled flower pots and they are doozies. I found the plaster lady at my favorite junk shop. She was kind of smashed up on the bottom and glued back together but I bought her anyway because she was cheap. Her feet fell apart when Miss Sofi was carrying her to the porch for me. That’s why the pot is sitting in front of her feet.
I spray painted the container sitting in the rusty chair using Rustoleum High Gloss Spray Paint, color majestic red. It was a metal container with a Fall scene on all sides. I need to stencil the container or maybe just distress the paint.
My favorite thing about this iron pot is the crack running all the way down the side. I’m kind of weird like that.
I painted the little cherub with a concrete like finish. The cherub is porcelain or something similar. I will have a tutorial on the process for you later this week.
I bought the rusty Christmas tree stand a couple of years ago and took it to my booth but it never sold. Inspiration hit when I walked by it in the workshop this week.
The tree stand makes a great flower planter. I just filled it with potting soil and plopped the Geranium into the center of the thing.
When I purchased the flowers they were in regular plastic pots and plastic hanging baskets. I took them out of the plastic pots because they were getting root bound. The flowers in the mop bucket were $15. Great price! I’ve had the boy and girl lawn ornament for a few years now. It brings a smile to my face every time I see it.
The mop bucket has been around for a few years too. I knew when I bought it that I would use it for flowers or big ferns.
The wood box painted red is sitting under our carport in the corner made by the brick fireplace that’s in our den.
The blue pot is a junk find and was broken but glued back together on the top of one side.
How about that metal truck. I also bought it with the idea to use it as a planter.
Next up is this old rusty metal tomato juicer or strainer. We used these with tomatoes when I was growing up.
I set the Geranium in the strainer then stuffed moss around the inside of the strainer.
This is the wicker planter that belonged to my Mom. I spray painted it yellow last year and yesterday I spray painted it red using the same Rustoleum paint mentioned earlier.
I put this wreath together using a grapevine wreath I’ve recycled several times. I needed bold flowers on the wreath because of the bold color flowers in the pots.
One last look at the porch. Do you like my flower pot ideas? Which was your favorite? Leave a note if you have time and thanks for being here, Kathy