Saturday, 6 March 2010
Both Sarah and I are running around like headless chickens at the moment. Since the latest Not on the high street catalogue was sent out Sarah's been busy making bags and I'm (in the words of Sarah's father) 'trying to eat an elephant all at once'.
But amongst all this whizzing around I keep glimpsing out of the kitchen and smiling at the sight of this family heirloom sitting on our garden table! Mum gave it to me a few weeks ago, apparently I had spied it in the garage and had said I would like to have it. I have no idea what my original intention for the potty was, but hubby was fed up of it lying around and shoved a stray viola in it, which is now thriving.
Then it got me thinking, especially since now is the time that we should be sowing our seeds, of what other unusual planters there are out there. I love the idea of recycling food cans, and since my little girl loves Heinz Tomato Soup this picture caught my eye, the striking red of the geraniums works really well with the signature Heinz soup labels.
Then I saw these lovely planters made of old tea caddy's, I think the image is originally from Apartment Therapy. Obviously I'm not the only one thinking of planting I came across this post on fun planters on Bliss Tree. You must look at the idea for the business cards, it is fantastic.
And hubby's job for this weekend - to drill holes in all the old buckets, watering cans and food tins I've been collecting, then I can start planting.