"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I love to use rustic and country style things for plant containers

I have had these beautiful vintage light fixtures for years,

and since our home already has it's own vintage light fixtures, these beauties have lain in wait..........

each one has it's own style and

loveliness...........I love the color and scalloped edge on this one, especially.............

each one has little holes, or larger ones, either on the sides, or on the base, for perfect drainage.

Which makes them perfect for planting  moss rose in......

I was thinking of some other kind of flower..........

but moss rose is beautiful when it drapes over a container and it is always so cheerful when it blooms.

How about you?
What" out of the ordinary thing" do you like to use for planting?
I would love to hear!

18 comments:

Muddling Through said...

What charming planters those old fixtures made! And the moss roses looks really pretty in them. I had to give up planting those. The ground here is so fertile and their seeds spread everywhere and make more. It took me almost ten years to finally get rid of all the one that volunteered!

Daisy said...

What a clever idea, Kathleen. Those fixtures are pretty by themselves, but the moss roses really look nice growing in them too.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

These really are unique! Now I will be hunting for them at the flea markets and antique mall! I have also seen them with chain through the holes and used to hold candles as a hanging candle holder.
V

Sunny said...

I like the moss rose.... so pretty and your "planters" show them off nicely. The last unusual(?) planter I used was an old brown stoneware beanpot with a handle on each side to plant my English Ivy in, and it seems to be doing well. I am heading toward an "English style cottage look" in my new home.

Country Gal said...

I love them . What an awesome idea . They look soo cute . Have a great day !

Debra said...

Those is just beautiful. I have seen old ones-but not blue-so pretty!
I'm hoping to plant some old sinks with flowers this year-I love junk!

lil red hen said...

I love old rusty items in the flower beds. I've added an old tricycle to mine this year. Rose moss is a tried and true favorite; I have a "nursery" of tiny plants that I'm hoping to transplant from soon.

These old fixtures make lovely planters.

Michaele said...

Leave it to you to think of that. I would love to sit on your steps. I just might be vintage enough : )

Terry and Linda said...

How clever I have several of those, now I wonder...............
Linda
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Mary @ Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Your old light fixtures make just the loveliest planters...love your creativeness. I usually go for rusty old junk. Recently, I found a couple of old blue enamelware pans with rusty bottoms that I am now using for planters.

Lynn said...

Unique! and very pretty! I, too, live out in the country and I love it after 40 years in the city! I planted my fairy garden in a three tiered veggie and fruit basket.

Sue said...

I have three old coal buckets filled with rose moss, but it never comes back for me. I love laundry tubs. I have one that is square and it has wheels and a big handle like a stroller. Hubby hates it but I love it! I have two others that sit on stands and an old round one that just sits on the ground.

Pam Jones said...

What a wonderful collection of tubs & buckets I love to see old items re used they make lovely garden tubs.
Pam

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Kathleen, I have not used anything other than some plastic pots for outdoor plantings this year. In the past I did use a boot scraper which had a frog on the front, but the base would not hold much soil. Your use of the old and pretty light fixtures was very creative.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

These look so shabby cottage garden cute!!
*hugs*deb

romance-of-roses said...

Fabulous idea, they are so cute. We just got a new pedestal sink and my son took the old one for a planter, he can't wait to get going on it.

Paula said...

That's a wonderful idea, Kathleen!
Your roses are so beautiful...

Marie said...

I LOVE these! I don't know if you remember my post about the ones I have of my grandmother's. Yours and mine are just so beautiful and delicate! I would be so afraid to fill mine with dirt. I'd be afraid it would ruin them. Maybe if they didn't have sentimental value I would. Also, I'd be so afraid they'd get chipped, too. I love that blue box you have to plant in too though by the way. It all looks wonderful!