Tuesday, June 1, 2010

2nd Time Around: Chair Planter

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Welcome to 2nd Time Around. Please join us by linking a post that features something that is a 2nd Time Around to you…something from a garage sale, flea market, thrift store, estate sale, etc. Please link your post rather than your blog, and link back to this blog. Thank you for participating.

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago about Antique Alley that runs along Highway 11 from Mississippi to Virginia. The starting point is not too far from my house, and one of my friends and I had a great time traveling about 40 miles to a couple of small towns along the route. I have always wanted a chair that could be used as a planter, and I found one! This chippy little chair was just begging to come home with me! It is filled with a pot of sale flowers from Lowe’s for this photo, but will soon have something a little more showy!

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Did any of you go to Antique Alley?

24 comments:

Sandy said...

Great find and I love what you did with it. Sounds like my kind of trip.
Sandy

Sharon said...

LOL I just realized that I had linked up to last weeks party! oh well! This is the first time I've been "early" to a party! I'm actually first here! :-) Thanks for hosting again!
Sharon

bj said...

Oh, I love those kind of trips..
Happy day, bj

Life in Rehab said...

Hi Diane! I'm really loving that chair planter. I think I'm going to have to try that!

Jeanne said...

Hi Diane, I love chair planters. Great garden art. BIG smile. I have an old rocking chair in my yard. It is wicker and the seat sure is sagging. This year I will try to pick a light weight plant.

I'm sorry I couldn't join in today. My grandson graduates today and he got top billing. Smile.

Have a great day and I hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend.
Love you and I am very glad you are my friend too.
Jeanne

KayC. said...

That sounds like so much fun. I would love to be able to go on a trip like that. Your chair is great!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Love the chair - I really need to make one of these this year. They are so cute! Thanks for hosting - Happy I could join in the fun this week! - Stephanie Lynn

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Thanks for hosting!
And who doesn't have an odd chair or two in the garage...keeps old discarded stuff out of our landfills, too! Please share this on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

Southern Lady said...

Diane, I love your chair and what a pretty planter it makes! You could even use it inside.

When we lived in Shreveport, I used to go to the Old Highway 80 sale between Shreveport and Tyler, Texas. You just never know what treasures you may find on trips like that.

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

What a beautiful, chippy chair planter! It looks so charming sitting there on your porch, great find!

Thanks for hosting, hope you had a wonderful weekend!
-Ann Marie

a little bit of everything said...

Love the idea and love the look!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love that chair!!!

Barbara Jean said...

LOVE that chair!!

Thanks for hosting. I'm slow today, but here.

blessings

barbara jean

Lady Katherine said...

Sounds like you had a fun time! Just love the chair with the flowers! It would have had to come home with me too!

Linda said...

I love that chair. I think I will keep an eye out for one for my porch!

Lyndsey said...

That sounds like such a fun trip! Love the chair.

Megan said...

Love the new/old plater!

I gave you an award on my blog. You can go by and pick it up, just go ahead and save the award pic to your computer and then follow my lead!

~Megan
http://littleblueprints.blogspot.com/2010/06/award.html

Nancy said...

I love this idea and love the weathered look of the chair. I have some iron chairs that used to have rattan seats and they would be great for this! So cute!

xinex said...

Pretty and chippy! See you, Vikki and hopefully Kelli on Saturday, Diane....Christine

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I just love the old chippy paint look on the porch or patio and the flowers just make it stand out.
I hope to be able to join you again soon.
Molly

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am on a constant search for one of those chairs or one suitable to make into a planter..and so far nothing has turned up...Yours is just so cute!! :)
Hugs,
Mona

Jeanne said...

Hi Diane, I am planning on joining your meme tomorrow if you are posting. Last Monday we were in Florida. I hope you shop is doing well my friend.
Hugs, Jeanne

Meet Virginia said...

Great find!!! Thanks so much for hosting!!

~Morgan

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Life in Rehab said...

Hi Diane,
Please delete 22 and 23, I'm obviously not too bright! The link I meant to share is number 24. Thanks so much for hosting!