OK, so another favorite treat is to go treasure hunting for just such a piece, I'm a sucker for that magical find and a great bargain or better still...a freebie! Whether at a local flea market, thrift store, salvage center or even a random discovery on the side of the road, there is always some creative salvaging or re-purposing to be done. You never know what you will stumble across!
These gorgeous empty seed packs will be saved from the trash, framed and used as art in the house. Part of my salvage and re-use, these will be perfect for bringing a hint of the outdoors in!
So here is my latest find...I hit the jackpot! I wanted to scream, but played it "cool-jules" so I could get a good deal...ahh, the thrill of a find!
For years while out looking at junk, I have been searching on the side for the perfect crock or a "crack-pot" as I started referring to it...hehehe! Well a pot that's cracked and ideal for use in container gardening, the cracks allow for excellent drainage.
Really it's a little more specific than just a pot, I was looking for a redwing crock, a six gallon with handles to be precise. (Please don't read on if you are a collector as the following is crock sacrilege!)
Oh happy days, there it was stuffed full of random things at a junk store, in the middle of no where, up in tulip country. It was love at first site and so going home with me. The price $29 crazyness! These things sell from $70 and up. Well no stranger to a deal I got it for $20 plus some cool looking seed packs. The only thing was, the sales lady said why dont you get it to the car before you pay for it...lol! It was that badly cracked.
Home to transform into the flower pot of my dreams.
Some of my fave local salvage centers....
Some of my fave flea market garden blogs...
I'll be sharing more of my salvaged yard here soon. From birdhouses, planter boxes, yard entertaining, potting bench, stepping stones, ideas for scrap-wood...the list goes on!!