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My Newest Garden Treasure

I just had to share my newest treasure. Check out this great ruby red glass plate I picked up from a yard sale the other day. That with a little bit of Gorilla glue and and old lamp base I had laying around, too pretty to toss, but nothing to do with it. I love how the red of the glass brings out the plants around it. I’m rethinking the whole planting scheme in this area for next year, to better compliment and contrast, really making it pop. I love simple pleasures. With as busy and complicated as life can be, it’s cool when $1 can really bring a smile to your face.

 

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14 comments to My Newest Garden Treasure

  • Dave Thompson

    Very nice. I love the spot you have chosen too. It complements so well.

  • Anna Carlson

    Love it you gave me some ideas! thanks

    • Lisa

      Anna, thanks for stopping by and leaving a note :) If you’re inspired by “Garden Junk”, you may be interested in my next garden junk feature slated for July 24th. Happy gardening.

  • Linda Mortensen

    I loved the “Garden Junk” Think I will have to start haunting yard sales!!

    • Lisa

      Linda you’ll have to let us know if you find any treasures. The funny thing, I hardly ever do yard sales, too many other things packed into the weekend. Driving by this on though, something told me to stop. I had the plate in hand, put it down, and walked away thinking “What am I going to do with it?”, a second later I came running back. I’ve been to a couple since, no great finds so far.

  • Yanirahow

    I love great finds like that. Great inspiration.

    • Lisa

      You know what inspired this? The picture a web friend posted of a glass “totem” made out of different pieces of clear glass, stacked together and glued; A beautiful clear glass totem birdfeeder. I didn’t exactly have that in mind but leaving the sale and getting into my car, I saw a birdbath in someone’s front yard, thought about the totem, and voila. I knew it wouldn’t look much like it, red glass and metal vs. crystal, but I still thought I’d love it. I’m glad you like it too.

  • Claire Bacon

    Love the upcycle with the red plate. My husband and I went to the recycling center a month ago, to do our part and what should be sitting outside the green bottle bin, but 6 cobalt blue bottles. I grabbed them up and use 3 of them unside down in my flower bed and put a tea light candle holder on each one. How’s that for frugal and upcycle?

    • Lisa

      Love it, I think you win a prize for great frugal and upcycled garden ornaments. I picture them being like tiki torches. I had to laugh one time at an antique shop, the owner had a cobalt blue wine bottle for sale for $15. I don’t know any garden junkers willing to spend that much for a bottle, especially when you have the chance to occasionally snag them for free.
      Happy Gardening!

  • Claire Bacon

    Love the upcycle with the red plate. My husband and I went to the recycling center a month ago, to do our part and what should be sitting outside the green bottle bin, but 6 cobalt blue bottles. I grabbed them up and used 3 of them upside down in my flower bed and put a tea light candle holder on each one. How’s that for frugal and upcycle?

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