Wednesday, July 14, 2010

White Wednesday

~Today's White Wednesday post features some of my recent creations~
One of my fav old white painted pots broke, so I made garden markers!

I made the "GROW" sign from an old scraper for my vegetable garden
I surely hope the sign helps my garden....this is my harvest the other day.  Good thing I'm not 'living off the land'!
basil, 5 small tomatoes, 3 beans and 2 okra

I've had this antique french basket for years. I decided it needed a liner, and 'hallelujah', I just so happened to have and old laundry bag that fit perfectly!  ('s for sale in my Etsy Shop....kinda pricey, but I paid a lot)

'Doctored up' pot with gutter guard and moss....tagged and ready for my shelf at the antique mall!

This is a hanger made from a vintage piece of beadboard,  water valves, a tin mold and hooks (they have crusty white paint).  The valves actually protrude out so stuff can be hung from them.

I've been collecting these small vintage thread bobbins, and I love how they look in old jars.

~Jar of bobbins and large spools of thread for sale in my Etsy Shop~

Does anyone remember this from Country Home magazine (2005)?  It was love at first sight,  and I have been wanting to make one ever since.   
So....finally, I have my ingredients and plan...just need glue and grout!
I've decided to use 'shades of white' for the project.  The bowl is one of my first bowls I ever threw in pottery class.  I never glazed it's perfect!  It will have an old zinc piece, clock face, marbles from my childhood, broken white shards from various pots and just  'touch' of brown from a broken transferware bowl.  Can't wait to get started!

Well thanks for letting me share my 'stuff' today.  Be sure to head on over to Faded Charm for all the participants of White Wednesday #56!


  1. I really enjoyed your post, especially your broken pot pieces you made into garden markers, they're fabulous! Thanks for sharing! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  2. Susie, you have the best ideas. I love the small thread bobbins in the jar. I've come across these and never thought to do this. You are cleaver. Happy WW!

  3. what a great idea! chipped potted garden markers! ;)bb

  4. Will look forward to seeing your nest. Next post maybe?


  5. Great ways to recyle! Numbers on items are really hot this year-I'll have to try that on some of the items at the Barn Sale!

  6. oooooh lovely little goodies!! I love that peg rack/ hanger thing! So cute!!


  7. Hey Susie, what a great way to use the old broken pot. Love what you did with it, and the project is really wonderful, can't wait to see your rendition! Neat idea!


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