Monday, May 6, 2013

The Marketplace on Monday ~ Whimisical Upcycled Garden Planters

 Good Monday Mornin to You All !
It's a beautiful Monday here at the farmhouse's a rain filled Monday and I "Love" the rain. We don't get rain all that often here and it makes the times it does rain all the more enjoyable. I love hearing it fall .. the smell of the freshly wet ground .. the sound of it dripping from the porch rafters and the cool humidness of the air. And I can't wait to see things green  up and bloom out even more.
Well it's that time again .. time for "The Marketplace" every Monday over at Common Ground ! If your not familiar with The Marketplace it's a link party for Online shop owners rather you have your own website or sell on Etsy... etc. you can link up a few of your items you are offering for sale ..and then go shopping at everyone else's shops  ! It's a lot of fun !

Also linking up with Tuesday's the Scoop

This week I'm feeling the beauty of Spring and Garden Season ... and reminiscing a bit.
I was remembering one of our June Markets when we were still selling at Christie Repasy's home before the vintage marketplace grew and it had to be moved to a larger venue. Abbey and I had a blast that April and May ..of 2010 getting ready for the market creating some One of a Kind Garden Pieces ...
This Sweet Old Chair most likely from the late 1800's early 1900's became a planter .. We dressed her in white .. gave her a crown and some sparkling prisms .. added some old lace trim around the bottom and a cute vintage crystal plate garden stake. Needless to say this chair didn't stick around very long at all ..
This too sweet piece we upcycled from an old tool box .. I believe this carried a large electric saw in in at one time and was red when we got it.. We bathed it in a beautiful aqua .. added some old burlap and a mirror to the back of the lid .. some chain to the sides to hold the lid up from falling back all the way...and Bed Spring Feet ..and yes it bounced when the wind blew ..I loved how whimsical this piece came out !

And this old Metal Locker/Trunk ..we found laying in the trash at no less a local antique shop ..what were they thinking ? Well as they say another man's trash is another man's treasure and we saw what this piece could become .. This piece was originally black which was a perfect under layer for the pink paint we put on her .. Then we added some turned wood legs ...I had an oval mirror which I soldered some scalloped edge too and added it inside the lid ..along with a cute metal and prism banner that reads Dream. Abbey wanted a miniature trellis for the pieces so she built that sweet trellis from 1/2 round trim. Too too darling ..well girls this piece didn't find a home in 2010 it came home with us.. and to this day it grace's our Garden .. I love looking at it every time I go in the back yard. And with all the weather she has aged to perfection wonderfully rusty and worn.

So Being in the Spring And Garden Spirit ..This week at Common Ground ...I featured our new line of Bath Soaps and Lotions we are offering in our blog shop.

Wild Rose, Verbena, and Lavender Flower. Oh my gosh these are so wonderful ! I used to carry these in our shop when we had an actual brick and mortar spot ..and decided we had to start offering them here online for everyone to enjoy ! ..These are made with shea butter and are just positively luxurious and smell divine !
And If you love the Charming Faucet style soap holder they are pictured in ,..those are available in the blog shop too ...

The Soaps Lotions and Faucet Soap Holder can be found HERE
 And this week I did a second feature .. I couldn't resist with spring and garden being in mind ..!
So I featured our Oh So Lovely "Time Began in a Garden" flour sack towel.
It's Bright, Cheery and Refreshing and just welcomes spring in to your Home ..
It's available HERE
Wishing you all Beautiful Spring Day's Filled with Beautiful Blooms... the one's in your Garden and in the Garden of your Heart !


  1. Hi Sara, oh I remember that post, and shared it on my blog as inspiration!! the soap line sounds wonderful, thanks so much for the shout out for The Marketplace!!

  2. Oh how adorable are all of these. Spring feet.....I would have never thought of that. I think it so cool that it bounces in the wind. So many fun ways of doing something different.

  3. I love your ideas for garden planters, especially the chair with the pretty hanging crystals, such a nice detail!

    I have to peek into your shop, those soaps look heavenly!


  4. Hi Sara,
    All of your planters are so beautiful. I love the suitcase idea with flowers. I have an old suit case and now you have given me some inspiration. Everything looks so pretty.

  5. Sara, everything looks beautiful! So glad you're getting rain, it's not that uncommon for us and we're expecting rain, cold, wind all throughout this week. It's Blackberry Winter a week early.

  6. So much beauty:) Love that towel and what it says! Have a blessed day sweet friend, HUGS!


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