When Inspiration Strikes…

Bad to the phloem!First year gardens aren’t so gratifying to me. In fact, I’m a little bored. I’ve already planted the plants- and there they just… sit. So I need to find satisfaction in other areas of my yard…

So, as I’ve mentioned before, my garage bi-sects my yard in an odd way and I’m always seeking ideas to dress it up.

I’ve had this old, rotting swing that the previous inhabitants left me and I just couldn’t bare to send it to a landfill, in all it’s lead-painted glory….

So, what to do?

Nearly a year later, inspiration strikes while catching up with one of my favorite thrifting/junking blogs.

All the photos in this post on Vintage Rescue Squad SPEAK to me but the 3rd from the bottom really had me thinking….

So I just stuck my eyesore swing on the wall. Now I really need to do some work on it to make it so that things actually STAY on the “shelf” but for now… it’ll do.

Area under construction!

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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.

15 thoughts on “When Inspiration Strikes…

  1. Two questions:

    1) How do you keep everything from falling off the swing? Super glue?

    2) How can I get myself one of those giraffes?

    And you DO rock in the tag cloud department. But we always knew that about you anyway.

    • How sweet of you, Theresa, to notice my tag cloud excellence.

      1. Everything is just perched up there, er, at least it was last time I looked
      2. The giraffe is one of my most treasured possessions. Her name is Trixie.

  2. Miss R says hi howdy how R U and kneels at the garden altar of vintage things and lost objects. That’s why the nun is is there isn’t it?

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