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Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Last summer I came across some 75% off succulents and couldn't resist giving them a try.  Since then, you've seen them here,

and here.

Through Christmas they hung out in my bathroom windowsill while waiting for me to make room to bring them back into our main living area.  I lost a few that were a different variety, but this type seems to be indestructible...great for me!

While thrifting recently, I came across this great wooden bowl.  

I liked the simple shape, but the finish had seen better days.  I could tell it would be a snap to sand it off and start again. 

The bare wood was pretty, but it needed something to bring out the beautiful grain.  Using an old sock, I rubbed it with a bit of lemon oil.

And the glorious wood came to life!

I decided that it needed to be the new home for my un-dying succulents.  Whenever using an unconventional container for live plants, I like to line the bottom with plastic first so any standing water won't damage it.

With a little bit of fresh soil and some rocks on top, they are ready for the next chapter in their life.

They found a home on my thrifted coffee table and that pink guy is a recent thrift purchase also (man, lots of thrifting going on around here lately!).  I spotted him the first time I saw my chair and snatched him up when the price was right.  He was a terra cotta color with an ear that had been glued back on, but after filling in the crack and giving him a shiny new coat, he's good to go!  He may become glossy white soon, but I couldn't resist trying a bright color on him for a little while.

Would you like to comment?

  1. The plants are great but I have to say- you are one first class thrifter!

  2. Love it! I love the look of succulents but I seem to kill every plant I touch! The bowl looks great too!

  3. I love the bowl! I need to start thrifting again :) My goal this spring is to add more green inside. I tend to have a black thumb but I'm going to give it a try.

  4. I love the look of succulents. I don't have the greenest thumb, you find they need lots of light?

  5. Wow - the bowl came out beautifully!!!
    And succulents - I am new to them, recently bought one at Ikea and am in love with it's low maintenance!! Yours look so pretty in your lovely bowl!

  6. They look wonderful. Great job on the bowl too. Hugs, Marty

  7. The bowl turned out great! I love succulents, but they die on me all the time, actually, the only thing I have managed not to kill is a baby fern, but it sure looks very thin. Love the hot pink, spray paint is the best.

  8. Oooh, love the bowl, I pass those up all the time ~ no more! It looks great with the succulents!

  9. Well, I think the hot pink would indicate a "her" and not a him. :) I love it! Great finds ~ the bowl looks great.


  10. Laughing at the comment above. ;) I say real men wear pink, so it could be a "him". Lol. By the way, whatever "it" is....I LOVE IT! I love horses.

    I wish my local thrift shop carried better "junk". Seriously, I went yesterday and left disappointed yet again. People here just don't have good junk. Lol.

    Love all your finds, the bowl looks fabulous and your thumbs must be greener than mine. We are successfully growing hot peppers, however. ;)


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