Monday, April 19, 2010

Wire Baskets for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Look at the darling black wrought-iron
baskets I found at a local thrift shop!

They appear to be brand new.
This one was only $2 &
the larger one below was $3.

I snapped these photos prior to spray painting
them with oil rubbed bronze.

They are drying at the moment &
I will line them with cocoa mats & fresh dirt
prior to setting the plants back into place.

I'm linking up with Linda at

Coastal Charm

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays

Be sure to visit all the participants
for some great inspiration!

I picked up some herbs...
cilantro, lemon thyme & cherry tomato plant.

They'll join my chives & parsley in pots
on the deck near the gazebo so I can just step
out of the kitchen to snip a few while cooking.
I've really missed being able to do that all winter.

I was pleased to see how well the
^pointed^ arch design

matched the trellis that I have behind a rose bush
near the front porch.

Looks like I planned it that way all along,
but it was just pure luck.
I wasn't even thinking about it but
now they'll look great all together
at the entrance.

Thanks Linda for inspiring us to hunt for
Nifty Thrifty Treasures
Thanks for stopping by the Gazebo House!



  1. Rett, thanks for visiting "Ladybug Creek". I check your blog very often and always enjoy it. Still wanting to try the Eggs in a Cloud... just need to stay home to do it! We are off to Mexico tomorrow, so hopefully when I get back and life will be "normal"!! LOL
    Have a great week,
    Ladybug Creek

  2. Your pictures are gorgeous, Rett! We have NO flowers yet and our greenhouses don't dare put a thing outside until at least the end of this month. For the last three mornings we've had frost on the ground.....lucky you with all those beautiful plants! I can't wait!

  3. What bargains! You have a beautiful eye for combining items & your flowers are glorious.

    Mary in TN

  4. These baskets are fabulous! And all those beautiful flowers, I love it.

  5. Great baskets-so nice they mimic your rose arch

  6. Lucky you, what a find, they will look wonderful filled with flowering plants in summer.

    Thanks for stoppying by and leaving a comment on my blog.

    I hope you enjoy the day and take care.

  7. What a great find! I hope you'll post some 'after' photos - your finish sounds interesting.

  8. Great price on the beautiful wire baskets. I am always attracted ot them too...Christine

  9. I love these baskets! The flowers and plants just adorn them even more. Be blessed. Cindy

  10. Wow! Great flowers are beautiful, too! Reminds me that I need to get out and plant some flowers soon... :o)

  11. Rett,
    I'm sooo happy to see you at NTT and what a deal you got on these cute wire baskets! Looks like you are going to be busy planting this week...hope you have lots of FUN!


  12. They are adorable! Very French-y looking... they will look wonderful painted too -- lovely thrifty find!

  13. Rett...These are really nice! I haven't found a thrift store in my area yet that has really nice things....I'm soooo jealous!

  14. Rett, these are going to make lovely additions to your deck and garden. Great finds! Your spring blooms are full of color. I always leave The Gazebo House feeling happy. Thank you!

  15. wonderful finds! they will be even better when your done with them!

  16. Those little baskets are darling, but look at your YARD!!!!!
    It seems so recent that you were posting photos of snow!!!
    all your blooming thisgs are gorgeous. Wouldn't those baskets make great window boxes???

  17. What a great find! They are perfect..
    How pretty your flowers look already! Great sharp pics!

  18. These are great! They look wonderful in your garden!

  19. what a great find at the thrift shop. Love your tulips, they are beautiful!! Hope your having a wonderful week and have a fun weekend.

  20. What a great find. They are going to look so great planted. Hope we get a peek when they are ready. So springy. Great job Stella

  21. What wonderful all that iron, everything is going to look wonderful together.

    Thanks for the kind words. Tea and good cry would be perfect medicine. No one can tell you how much it hurts, but all of the sweet thoughts and words have helped so much. I also know how blessed I am, that helps too.


  22. Rett, these just look marvelous! I love the baskets and the flowers both! So pretty!

    Checking in from my break to say, Hi, and to see what's up with you. I plan to be blogging again soon. That's the plan anyway. Let's hope the workmen cooperate! ;-)


    Sheila :-)

  23. Dear Rett,

    This so fresh and lovely; great job!.., The pansies, which I adore remind me of my grandma.., They were her favorite flower!

  24. HI RETT!!!!
    I fill like I have missed you so much lately!!!!I had baby 4 days last week and 3 this week, so I have had my head running around all cut off so it seems!!!!
    And Cooler weather this week!!A reason to celebrate around here!!!!
    I love those wire baskets you found, what a great buy!!!!
    Love the flowers you picked to palnt too!!!!
    I am going to do an herb garden in pots this year as well, my first time!!! ALso going to try tomato's in pots!!!I hope it works!!!!
    I love yours!!!!
    So nice to step out and clip what you need for dinner!!!!
    So organic!!!!
    Have a Blessed week end
    how is hubby and the darling grands????
    Hugs to all,

  25. Those flowers look wonderful in those baskets. I just love the look of multi colors flowers in the springtime!


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