Monday, June 8, 2009

2nd Time Around: $1.00 plant basket

 

Welcome to 2nd Time Around! Please create a post showing off your second hand treasures, and link to Mr. Linky below.

As I’ve mentioned before, one of my favorite things to hunt for at garage sales, thrift stores, etc. is accessories for my porch. This basket is from Southern Living at Home and was only $1.00 at a yard sale! The original cost was 19.95. The piece has been discontinued, so I’m glad I found it!  

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This photo was made last summer…you can see how huge the elephant ears are outside the porch. I moved them early this spring because they were crowding out my shrubs, and obstructing the view of the wooded area behind the porch.

I will be taking a little break from blogging for a couple of weeks, so I won’t host 2nd Time Around until the end of June. Mr. Linky is so temperamental, and I hate to schedule a post with him if I can’t check on it!

Thanks for understanding!


43 comments:

ellen b said...

That hanging basket is very neat. I like it and I like those flowers in it. Have a nice break and see ya later in June!

xinex said...

I really like the basket, Diane and I know the quality is good since it is a Southern Living at Home item. Have a great break! Christine

MelanyTN said...

Well, I just found you and now you're going on a break! ;) Enjoy! And I love your little hanging basket. It looks great.

jeanne said...

Hi Diane, as always I do love your sweet basket and flowers. I have a couple of those that are now rusty. A paint job and wallah! All new again.

Enjoy your break Diane. I am going to try to post but it may not happen. It is late and this hotel has a laundry. Guess what I am doing?

We won't be home until June 21st. I won't be posting anything the last week. We will be in a remote cabin the last week so no computer. I will enjoy the bloggy break.

Until next time...Hugs, Jeanne

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Another great deal! And it looks so pretty. Have a great couple of weeks. laurie

Cindy said...

thats just a wonderful deal!!! I need to hook up to this soon, Cindy

printersdevil said...

I enjoyed your post. What a deal! Thanks for letting me join you today. I posted twice. The first one is wrong because I had the link back to my site and not straight to the post for your 2nd Time Around. This is just the second time that I have done this. I don't know if you can remove the first one or not. Thanks for the fun!

Karen Valentine said...

Your hanging basket is adorable. I have one like that that I use during the holidays to put greens in. I'm bummed (for me)that you are going away for a while, but I'm happy (for you) that you get to go on a fun vacation. Have a great time!!!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Barb said...

Cute flower basket and what a deal.

Enjoy your break, and thanks for always hosting.

Barbara jean

abeachcottage said...

g'day Diane

love your basket and the flowers are arranged so nicely, I find that tricky to do, in fact I have arranged two vases today and was pulling my hair out!

anyway I'm in for second time around, mine is old tin cans made into a vase...things are serious when you start recycling your recycling lol!

happy thrifting

Sarah

oh and I have a problem with my URL so I have just linked to my blog I hope that is ok, if not just delete me

Southern Lady said...

I like your basket, Diane, and that's a perfect place for it.

I'll miss you while you're gone. Hope you enjoy your break.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Awesome buy! I love SLAH.

Enjoy your blogacation.

Candy said...

I find I cannot pass up a $1 bargain. What a great find you made.

Enjoy your blogging vacation and look forward to seeing what your up to. We are nosy that way :-)

Thanks for your faithful service with this meme.

Happy Tuesday,
Candy

A Touch of Country said...

Love it! I have this white bucket too!

Maridith said...

Hi Diane- I just found you and what a wonderful blog you have. Have a nice vacation and I will see you back at the end of June!!

Joanna said...

What a great little basket. I have seen similar ones and would love to have one as well. Maybe I'll run across one, one of these days!

Deb said...

I love looking at thrift shops/garage sales etc for anything gardening related too. Your white basket filled with flowers looks fabulous!

Shelia said...

Oh, how lovely! Don't you love garage sales! Wish I could find the deals you do. Love your little basket filled with flowers! A touch of sweet summertime.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

RobinfromCA said...

I love these little flower buckets and yours looks so cheerful with the yellow flowers in it! What a great find!

Smilingsal said...

What a super find!

Diane, I'm so glad I popped in today, to see that you're taking a break. Please don't forget me.

Brenda said...

And it looks so pretty there with flowers bestowed upon it. Great buy!
Brenda

Darlene said...

That is a WONDERFUL basket and GREAT price! Hope you have a great vacation!♥

Dawn said...

That's a great basket. I like the flowers. Your porch must look just beautiful!

take care,
Dawn

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Pretty wall pocket! And you can't beat that price! :) Hope you enjoy your break! ~hugs, Rhonda

Heather said...

Love the basket- and the Elephany Ears!! Enjoy your break!
Heather:)

Joy said...

What a fortunate find Diane! It's beautiful.

Joy said...

What a fortunate find Diane! It's beautiful.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

That's the best use of a buck I've ever seen! Enjoy your break.

Laura
xoxox

Christina said...

Beautiful little basket. Good deal too---the best kind!

Hope you have a restful blogging break!

Melissa said...

I love the shape of your hanging basket.

Vivienne said...

Cute! And what a deal! I just found you and thought I'd link up.
Happy Tuesday!

Chandy said...

Hi Diane, sorry for the late entry; I love that basket. I wish I can snag one for a dollar! I've imagined many a days where one would look so cute on my front door, but then I visit a store that carries them and my wallet screams! LOL

Thanks for hosting! Off to visit more of your posts, I'm still catching up on everyone. So many great bloggers out there... whew!

bj said...

Just came by to say hi..
Hope you have a good break and I will get my 2nd time around things ready for when you get back.
xo bj

Lady Katherine said...

I was in Meridian this past Monday. Will be there again July 14, I should have looked you up! I love the metal basket! I remember it from Southern Living. It is so pretty and what a deal you got! Lucky you!

Judi said...

Hi Diane
Beautiful planter and beautiful plant! Elephant ears are huge...I have one in a pot at my desk in the office at work...such a nice plant!
HOpe you are having a Good kind of break from blogging...and enjoying yourself.
see you when you come back.
Judi

Rhondi said...

I really like the metal basket you got for your porch. I have been looking for one just like that. It looks so cheerful filled with flowers.
Hope you have a good weekend.
((hugs)) Rhondi

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is such a pretty planter --and I can't believe those elephant ears --wow!

I hope you are having a nice time Diane! Miss you!

bj said...

I love this...it looks so great with the flowers in it.
Thanks once again for hosting this fun day...see...I told you this list would grow..and just look how many you have...

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Diane, hope you're having a good summer. Wish I had time to play in all the Linky parties, looks like you are busy with thrifting too.

I got that same white wall basket at a yardsale too, but not for $1. Great deal!

Picket said...

Hey girl...just coming by to check on you...hope all is well on your side of the mountain Diane and that you are having a great week! Love that gorgeous planter!

Carrie said...

Great fun going on Tuesday, I love checking out all the cool things everyone finds!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hope things are going well for you, Diane. Just dropped in from my break to say, I miss you!

XO,

Sheila :-)

jeanne said...

Hello Diane, we are home and I am checking in to see what you are up to. I guess you are still on your bloggy break. Good for you, I hope you are having a wonderful time.

We are leaving for a camping trip this Sat. So until the next time...

Love you and miss you...Jeanne