Estate Sale Jackpot!

Bad to the phloem!On a recent Saturday morning, I slothed out on the sofa, listening to Car Talk, sleepily. Dan said he was going out for coffee.

He didn’t come back for 4 hours.

He had hit an estate sale jackpot and instead of calling me, he lept into action- knowing every minute was too precious to waste.

He grabbed up some one-of-a-kind, fancy metal tiki torches (who knew there was such a thing?) and some broken down staddle stones… 2 copper Smith and Hawken pots, 2 vintage bouncer chairs…

And THIS!

Cement Birch Stump Planter


$30. It’s the heaviest thing I know of, Dan had to empty it of gravel and soil from the cretaceous period. I can’t believe he went through the trouble, but he knew I’d LOVE it.

And I do!

I’m thinking of making it a water feature (but I’m leaving the Hens and Chicks!).

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About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

2 thoughts on “Estate Sale Jackpot!

  1. Wow! I would love that stuff too, but unfortunately my husband says, “why are you bringing all that junk home with you?” You’d think after 26+ years he’d know me by now!!! ;-)

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