Sunday, March 13, 2011

The way I like dirty dishes

Everyone has chores to do.
Some can be relaxing, like gardening or vacuuming (yes, I said vacuuming).
Some can be revolting . . . well let's just say between the pets and people living in our home, there are options on the revolting part.

My favorite dirty dishes are the kind that are
ummm . . . in the dirt.

I cannot take credit for this idea.  I know I have seen this done somewhere before along with a million other ideas I have filed away for one of those "a-ha moments" when I remember it again.

The winter flower beds at Ms. Wendy's were looking a little barren.
I decided they needed a facelit for spring.
Quirky and different was what I wanted.  And, I love the idea of recycled garden adornments.

Another thought hit me while I was writing this post.
What about spoons and forks?
Wouldn't that be the cutest?!

Thanks for stopping by Sugahs!
xo's ~ Heidi


Rosetta said...

Tazze,piattini e violette sono un dolce quadretto romantico!Rosetta

Natasha Burns said...

SO sweet Heidi! I'm lusting after that plate in the 2nd pic, on the right, with the soft blue rim!

sissie said...

What a great way to pretty up the flower pots and beds.



I've use some old plates like that in my flower garden as a little border! Love the way you used them

Beth Leintz said...

Yes yes- I want to see silverwear- and forks being used as garden markers- cute, cute!

Robin said...

Oh my goodness! I've never thought to do this! I LOVE it! I have a big box of chipped plates! I'm going to see if I can work some of them into new planters!
All Things Heart
(so smart!)

Denise Marie said...

love it!! got a pang while lookin' because I may have to leave my lil rusty iron potter that is similar to yours at our old place. Hmmm. Well, I do totally agree about silverware because I've gotten a few pieces junkin.