Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Planters and Plant Boxes

My tulips were in full bloom last week so a good reason to show my curb found planters and plant boxes, since I potted some bulbs and that looks really nice.

When I see people coming out of shops with brand new planters I can't help feeling a bit pity. Don't they know? There's no need to buy any! Planters are probably THE most often trashed items in the world and nine out of ten are in good condition. So here are some I rescued.

They come in all shapes and sizes, from the simple plastic round pots to the rectangular balcony or window plant boxes, from pretty terra cotta ones to the decorative indoor cover pots. I now only take them when they are too pretty too leave or when I really need some. Last summer I found so many I haven't used half of them yet. If I would take them all I could fill a shop, really.

This is just so cute. It's handmade in Italy. It has a crack, but I don't care.
This rectangular plant box came including the hang-up hooks.

Remember my phloxes?

This is what I potted them in.
My neighbour left this huge pot behind after she moved, but I know she didn't buy it in a shop.

With a little patience you can even collect a series of matching pots.

Nothing growing yet, but I sowed beans in here. The picture isn't very clear, but if you watch carefully you can see that's little ducks on the framework.

Apart from the tulips, almost needless to say all the plants showed themselves were curb found or otherwise for free. If you want you can read more about that when you select all my garden and plants posts here.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

My T-shirts

I have tons of plain simple curb found t-shirts in all shapes and sizes and colours. Oversized or tight fitting, long or short sleeved, I haven’t bought one in years and all are in excellent condition.

Here’s a brand new cute tiny black one from H&M.

You wouldn’t be bothered to see them all I guess, we all know what a t-shirt looks like, so I’m just showing these two that are a bit different from my standard wardrobe.

Usually I’m not a fan of tops with texts or pictures on them, but these are fairly neutral and quite stylish and in a colour that suits me.

If you had not read my introduction on clothing from the trash yet, find that here.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Some Bicycle Accessories

I'm not always looking forward to getting up and out at 10 pm to go curb shopping. I'm not tired of it yet, but right now with spring in the air but the nice warm weather unwilling to come I really need BF's motivation to get me going. On top I need to reorganize my stuff before I go on adding to it, but the cold, rain and wind aren't a help for that either.

So after the BF's 'Come on, get some fresh air, the walk will do you good!' I sometimes just follow him pro forma thinking 'I'm NOT taking anything!', but then somehow I always do. It's easy to leave the big things for other people, but there's always the small handy items, like last week's box full of bicycle accessories.

There were a number of perfectly in order pump hoses, two brand new tire tubes and a load of elastic binders from which I chose these three for my own bike. They were the newest and nicest colours and already on my bike now, so no addition to the mess in my house. In fact they were just what I needed!