Thursday, July 5, 2012

Filling a Vacancy (Crooked Planter)

When we landscaped our front yard some 10 years ago, 
we planted a blue cypress tree that did not fair well over the winter months. 
So much snow falling off the roof damaged it beyond repair,
so we had to remove it.

The spot where said tree was located has remained vacant for quite a few years. 
I don't know why, but we never replanted anything there.
Every summer, I would add a large pot of flowers, but nothing ever really
showed up well in that spot for some reason.   


So, I did what every other self-respecting Pinteresting blogger does...I found
something I liked and wanted to copy.  

Oh I can hear the remarks from my husband still ringing in my ears....  

"There is no way this is going to work."
"It'll never hold up without falling down."
"How are they going to stay like that with nothing holding them in place?"

Blah, blah, blah!   
I love that man, but sometimes he can be a kill joy!

He did help me with the project though.
 Or maybe I should be truthful and say, he did all the work and I just
supervised him.  Now I'm not sure if his help was genuine or he was
just waiting to say, "I told you so." 


So far so good.


Just the thing to fill that empty spot!

My husband was surprised it actually worked and what's
even better is that he really likes it. 

I had to laugh when he & I were out in public last week 
and an old friend of ours remarked how much he loved our crooked pots. 
Ha!  I promptly thanked him for saying
just the right thing in front of just the right person!

Don't you love it when that happens?

Joining the girls...Debbie & Shannon

and Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday


53 comments:

The Shabby Chick said...

Don't fall over it's me...LOL this is so cute. great job.

Pattie

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Great! Love it.

Debbie said...

That's just plain cute, and it not only fills the spot, it HITS the spot.

I love it when we get to be right and they have to admit it. I'm kind of adolescent like that.

cathywahtisoldisnew said...

I laughed when I read your post about the husby and all the questions. We could play the same recording at our house. He too gives in and eventually likes the idea( or is smart enough to keep quiet) LOL! The crooked pots really hit the right spot! Good job!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Mr Skepticism has defied gravity!
Now he's Mr Brilliant! The clay pot sculpture looks great in that spot!
My husband also has a skeptical attitude towards some of my blog and pinterest inspired projects!
~Lynne
w/L.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Adorable!!! Husbands can be like that. Mine says stuff like that all the time :)

Dee

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh how stinkin cute Gina. I love it and it is perfect for that spot.

Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron said...

Gina,
How clever are you. This looks really cute and attractive and stands out filling that spot.

Barbara F. said...

Men have trouble visualizing things like that. It turned out great. Just the right spot. xo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE IT Gina!! The perfect solution!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Great job! Adds nice height and when those plants get really big....woohoo!!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Hahaha I just did a mental and emptional Happy Cartwheel Of Joy for you, Gina!

YES I LOVE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS!

And I just love you did something fun and spunky in your lonely bare corner there.

Well done, in all ways, my friend!

BRAVO WHOO HOO!

Shelia said...

This is so cute!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

I've seen this done but could never quite figure out how it works! It looks wonderful, Gina, the perfect flowers, too. Usually it is my hubby who has the wild ideas and then I'm eating my words! lol! great job!

XO,
Jane

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

great job- love it!
Karen

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Adorable! Great job!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Love it Gina! Terra cotta goes with everything!

Bliss said...

Oh yes......I do so love it when than happens. It's the nice way to not have to say I was right!

~Bliss~

Janet said...

It turned out so adorable and is just perfect in that space! Isn't it so nice that our husbands help make all our ideas work! I'm always telling mine that I'm the brains and he's the brawn ;)
Blessings,
Janet

Gail said...

I LOVE your crooked planter Gina! It looks beautiful!! Enjoy your evening, Gail

NanaDiana said...

LOL- Gina. I think we might be married to brothers. I call him Negative Ned when he gets like that-which further ticks him off. lol

I LOVE your planter. It is perfect for that spot. I have an odd ball spot like that, too. I might have to copy YOUR idea! xo Diana

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Perfect for this area! I just love these! Have a great weekend!

Sherry said...

I love it! Its perfect.

Kerin said...

It's great when those husband finally come around and realize that we wives were right all along~~LOL!

Love how the pots turned out!!!

Have a great weekend!!

Smiles :)
Kerin

Crafty Surfer Girl said...

A perfect cheerful planter for that corner! Love it!
~betty

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

oops, I was signed in with my daughter's account.
~betty

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:O Gina!!!!!!!! That is the cutest little tower-o-plants I have ever seen!!!! I want one!!!!! :D

You realize that your hubbie just earned MAJOR *cuteness* points....

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Such a great idea! And so good to know my hubby isn't the only one... :)

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Wow. I don't think that could BE more perfect. It sure fills that up JUST RIGHT =) Super darling. My deer would love it. lol

Happy Summer G!!!!

Carmella said...

Obviously very excited to see that this project was right next to mine at the Pinterest Party...gives me another reason to pin something from your site!! :)

I am in love with the way this turned out...I might get brave enough to give it a try too!

Off to pinning I go!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Gina, this is so cute! I'm glad it worked. What do men know anyway?!
It's just so unique and the perfect thing to fill the spot.
We'd love to have you share it at the linky party, too.
Hugs,
Patti

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow honey this really did turn out cute. I have seen these in yards here in town but never thought I could keep the plants pretty enough to pull it off but yours are lovely.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend
Love
Maggie

CAS said...

That is so clever! I love how it looks!
CAS

thistlewoodfarm said...

I have a spot just like that! Now I just need some crooked pots :)

Happy weekend to you!
karianne

Maple Lane said...

Saw your comments on two of the blogs I follow and came by to visit. I love the crooked pots and how perfect that someone paid you a compliment in front of your hubby! The pots are perfect for that space. Hope you have a nice weekend.

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh my gosh! I have never seen anything like that! so cool and original!! and fun!

Melinda said...

The pots look really great! So easy and simple.

:)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

You rock! This is so great...and I love that it worked even though the hubs had doubts. Wish they would get a clue that we are always right. :o)

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Gina, I just saw that on Pinterest last night! It looks great!! Now that I know someone who actually did it, I might try it! Great job!
Cindy

Sharon said...

It is really cute ! You did a wonderful job of supervising !Don't you just love it when an idea works when someone said it wouldn't ?

kitty said...

I love your crooked pots, Gina! That is the perfect spot for them. They're just going to look prettier and prettier as the plants fill in and spill. Great job!!

Michelle said...

I love your crooked planters! They look great in that spot filled up with flowers. Your hubby story is hilarious.

Maria Elena said...

What a beautiful idea!!! I just love it! Looks beautiful on that spot!

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it! Looks like the flowers do too.

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it! Looks like the flowers do too.

xo
Pat

Diane said...

Your plant tower turned out great Gina!

Donna Huisinga said...

Visiting from Debbie's Pin Party. What a clever idea. Pinning to my Garden pinboard. This surely is unique. I hope the dirt doesn't fall out. It really fits in your spot just perfectly.

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

That was the perfect solution for that little spot. It looks so happy there!

Lynn

Grammy Goodwill said...

How cute is that! For some reason, it reminds me of something I'd see in a Dr. Seuss book ~ or maybe I have. It's the perfect thing for that spot, isn't it?

Ana said...

I just love, love, love how your crocked planter turned out. I've been wanting to give it a try too...Maybe this summer. Yours looks perfect in that spot. Awesome work.

Hugs and Kisses,
❤Ana

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thanks so much for linking Gina. You will be a feature this week! Please stop by and grab a featured button.
Hugs,
Patti

Brandi said...

Love your planter, Gina!

reFresh reStyle said...

That's one nice spot filler!!! I have always wanted to make one of these! Love it!!

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