Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Great Find

My husband and I were given this beautiful plant as an appreciation gift for our volunteer service at church. Since it's an annual, I thought it needed to have a little plant stand so it could take up residence on our little front porch.

"Let's go to Good Will and look for one" my husband suggested. With serious misgivings I agreed, and off we went. I believe I said something to the affect, "I don't hold out much hope for finding a plant stand at Good Will."

That's how much I know. He rummaged around in the housewares section while I looked for decorative things, and sure enough, he found a cute little wrought iron planter. It was in serious need of cleaning and a new paint job, but otherwise in good condition. Sold! I wish I had taken a "before" picture.

This is what it looked like after my husband finished sprucing it up.

Isn't this tile cute?

I love all the little decorative swirls and curls.

Here it is in its new home - doing a lovely job of "plant-holding".



  1. Very cute - and perfect! My SIL loves to go to GW and always comes back with great clothes for the girls - we like Auntie G!

  2. Its all in the eye of the

    I look at stuff and it just looks like junk, but Jason looks at it and sees million dollar deals....

    Hope all is well and that you have a great weekend


  3. I too love all the little curls and swirls. It is adorable and will be that little homey touch on your front porch that brings happy feelings all summer long. And, there's just something about getting it for a good deal that adds to the satisfaction!

  4. It is pretty, and what a nicely shaped plant.

  5. Oh, how many times I have forgotten the "before" pictures! Too many, to be sure! I think your new plant holder is just ducky!

  6. That is so pretty!!! I love those kind of finds :)

  7. Just perfect! And I love that plant!