Monday, March 22, 2010


Update Friday, 03/26/10: I am linking to Cindy at My Romantic Home's Show & Tell Friday. View her post about her awesome cherub pitcher and the links (at the bottom of her post) to her readers' lovely Show & Tell posts here. (I've found so many beautiful blogs through Cindy's Show & Tell Friday.)

Also, Nola, you're right---this is a great way to repurpose any damaged china. I do that a lot! Just put the chipped side of your china down into the dirt, where it won't show! I also forgot to mention that you can still find individual saucers at pretty reasonable prices (better than plates) at antique stores, and they work great for this! Patti

I love putting vintage plates and saucers in my pots of flowers. (I got inspired to do that a few years ago, when I saw some of the shops in Waxahachie, TX doing that in pots around the town square. They even put teacups in there! So sweet!) The square one, with the "lacy" edges, is not vintage, however. I scored it for only $2.99 at Ross a couple of weeks ago!!!

As much as I love Spring, I hate saying goodbye to my cold-weather plants: my Pansies and Kale. Although with the weather we're having in Texas (snow this past Sunday, the second day of Spring!), they might be hanging around a while longer!!!

Have a sweet day! Patti


Cozy Little House said...

Many of my pansies are still going strong. Though the kale has bid adieu. I love your idea of putting dishes in the pots. I shall try that. I don't care if it's vintage or not, just if it's pretty! And yours are!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

I do love pansies. I am always sad to see them go too, and they have been especially pretty this winter. Love the idea of plates and cups in plantings--I would be afraid my grand kids would break them though.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

The pansies in the front beds are still going strong! That IS a cute idea using the china, what a great way to repurpose damaged china!
Don't forget the Expo is this Saturday at the civic center in Waxa! Lots of great things for your home and garden; I'll be a ticket taker, hope to see you there!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

The color of the pansies are so nice with the white china..

AshTreeCottage said...

Come on up to Idaho, my pansies are still going strong! I think your idea of plates in flower pots is just brilliant!

Susan and Bentley

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Patti,
Your pansies are beautiful; such a pretty shade! My pansies won't come out until the snow goes although I do see one yellow one out there in the garden! I LOVE your china in the planter; very sweet idea! Thank you for sharing and Happy Easter!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

PS~ I signed up as a follower because I love your blog! Have a wonderful weekend!

Victoria said...

Your pansies are so pretty and the dishes look very cute in there!

House and Garden Boutique said...

Your pansies are gorgeous and they look so elegant in the china cups & saucers....very classy!

Linda Q said...

Pretty flowers and looks darling with the china pieces in with them!

lafamiglia said...

I love the china in the pots! What a great idea, do you mind if I borrow it? I'll certainly give you credit. Thank you Monica (ps. will have to find a pot that is safe from our son's flying footballs, basketballs and baseballs!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

How fun to put dishes in the pots. Never thought of that. I like it.

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