Friday, June 11, 2010

Follow Friday

It's "Follow Friday 40 and Over!" once again.

I always look forward to meeting new bloggers this way.  If you're new to my blog, welcome! I hope you stay a while and enjoy your visit.  It's a warm day here in Southern Ontario. So here's a nice glass of lemonade for you to enjoy while you visit.

And what's that in the background? My new planter! I just put it together today and I'm so pleased with the way it turned out.

In this eye-level shot, you can see that I've used my tiered dessert server. I used an old glass lampshade in the bottom, that conveniently had holes already in it for screwing the light fixture up. They will work perfectly for drainage now that it's been reincarnated as a planter!  Then I buried an oversized "teacup" in the centre, with it's matching plate standing behind. Into the teacup went a ceramic pot.

Here's an overhead shot where you can it see more clearly.

I've planted a little sweet-smelling lantana in the centre pot and some trailing lobelia in the glass lampshade. I can't wait to see how it looks in a few weeks when it fills out a little more.

Thanks for dropping in!  Hope to see you again real soon.  


  1. I love this blog! Your header is gorgeous - that's why I enjoy the blog hops. All the new places I find!

    Stopping by from Follow Friday Over 40 to say Hello - and I'm now following! Looking forward to getting to know you better! Thanks for linking up this week.

  2. What a delightful planter! I have one of those dessert thingies; now I know what to do with it! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm now a follower. I just discovered the Over 40 bloggers, and I love it! Have a blessed weekend. Gloria

  3. i'm one of those follow friday over 40. i love the planter the pitcher looks very refreshing to drink. have a good day.rose

  4. Susan, thanks for stopping by! I enjoyed visiting your blog earlier this evening. That header picture was taken before the rainstorm this week that battered those poor roses. But there are lots of buds yet to open so hopefully it will be back to it's former glory very soon.

    Gloria, I did a quick search on Gladys A. and found a biography online. She sounds like she was a very interesting woman - such determination! I'm so glad you brought her to my attention.

    Rose, thank-you for visiting. I popped over to your blog to check it out and loved it! I'm now following you. :)

  5. I love plants and I make planters of my own too out of odd things. Yours is just beautiful and creative beyond words. How often will a glass lampshade fit in a tiered dessert tray I ask you? I can't wait for it to grow out so we can see pictures of it in its full maturity which I know you'll be posting. It'll be just gorgeous I know.

    What a lovely day. The weather's fine and the lemon aid was delicious. Thanks. We must do this again real soon. Smiles.


  6. Thanks Haupi! Next week I'll pop over to your place for some ginger beer. :)

  7. Lobelia is one of my favorites! Yes, that is going to look very lovely indeed all filled out. ~Lili



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