Monday, May 12, 2008

My New Wagon Planter

Hello! Thank you to all who left a comment for my book giveaway! I used random.org to figure out the winner and I'm happy to announce that Becki from Field Lilies is the lucky duck! Congratulations Becki! Email me your address and I will get them right out to you!

I had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday. The girls made me breakfast in bed and everyone gave me sweet and thoughtful gifts that they picked out. After church Phillip took me out to lunch and best of all, I got lots of hugs and kisses!

We had a relaxing afternoon at home and I want to show you a little something I worked on.

Wagon
Last summer, this dirty and rusty red wagon was sitting out by the curb for trash pickup.

Wagon
I brought it home, cleaned it and the it has come in handy for lots of different things.

Food
It has even held summertime snacks!

Wagon
I thought I would do something different this year.

Pots
I gathered up my various terra cotta pots.

Flowers
And lots of flowers.

Pots
I filled the larger pots with potting soil and planted the flowers.

Wagon

Pots
I filled the empty spots with all the smaller pots and saucers.

Pots

Wagon
This is what I ended up with!

Wagon
Who knows what our little wagon will be used for next year, but for now it seems to cheer up this spot in our front yard. Thank you for taking a look and I hope you have a great start to your week!

53 comments:

ohiofarmgirl said...

Kelli, what a cute idea. I too found a wagon similar to yours but for now mine is in the shed....I will have to think about what I will do with mine. But I like your idea a lot. Dianntha

Anonymous said...

I have my actual flowers planted in the 2 wagons we have. and its easy to move them around too for different parts of the flower garden.

Jen said...

I love it. Great idea....it is just perfect there. We potted plants earlier last week.

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Very cute! I love it!

Laurie said...

It is so neat to see all the things you recycle into something so pretty!!
Glad you had a lovely Mother's Day!!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Kelli, I love your little red wagon. I have a little red wagon, too!! They come in so handy!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Terrie

Sharon said...

That's a clever idea for your little red wagon! I love it! :)

nancy said...

That's a beautiful wagon idea. I have my own "Radio Flyer" which was given to me (a new one) last years as a gift. It is a wonderful helper in the yard.
I even put in protective padding before I haul anything in it. I'm picky about my wagon!
Nancy

Cathy said...

That is very cute, Kelli. You are so creative.

Needled Mom said...

What a cute idea to do with the old rusty wagon. I'd be in trouble if I tried something like that as the grandkids love playing with our old Radio Flyer. It's rusty but goes like the wind. Maybe when they grow up I will give it a try.

Jennifer Hoots said...

It amazes me what people will take to the curb. I am glad you rescued this treasure.
Jenn

Heather K said...

love it! how very creative of you!
:D

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli, what a sweet idea! People toss the best things sometimes. I love to find discarded treasures!

Have a lovely day!

Cris said...

Kelli, I love this type of wagon, but they cannot be found here... it's a pity. The ideas are so cute and it looks lovely in your garden!

Lila Rostenberg said...

The flowers make such a cheerful use of the old wagon! You make me want to get out to my yard!

Adrienne said...

What a cute idea for your wagon. I'd better keep my eyes open for a wagon at garage sales. ~Adrienne~

Rue said...

That turned out really cute Kelli! I shouldn't have gotten rid of mine, darn it!

I hope you had a wonderful mother's Day!

rue :)

Unknown said...

You are just so creative!! I would have never thought of rescuing that wagon...LOL!☺

Lulu said...

how lovely

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Kelli, Love your little wagon! I did a post a couple of weeks ago, of one I spotted but left by the road in a pile of rubbage. When I went back, the whole pile was gone,including the precious little old wagon! :o( Yours portable flower garden turned out great!

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Rhonda :)

Anonymous said...

What a clever idea. I have a wagon from when my oldest was small, but it's missing a wheel. I bet I could find something to do with it.

Jodi said...

I love little red wagons ... they remind me of active little boys! Yours looks very sweet filled with flowers. :o)

Unknown said...

What a cute idea. I love the thought of using something that no one wanted any more for such a unique planter.

God bless.

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Just perfect! Love the idea!!

hugs, Linda

Wanita said...

Kelli, your wagon is great. I would love to find one along a curb and use it as a planter. Thanks for the great idea!

Julieann said...

Kelli--I sooo remember when you got that wagon--what a wonderful idea to make it a planter:)

Julieann

Anonymous said...

So cute Kelli!
Did you get my e-mail the other day?
Julie D.

Mike Golch said...

Great photos,and yes one persons casts off is someone's elses treasure.

Kelli said...

I don't think so, Julie...can you resend it?
~Kelli

Rose of Sharon said...

What an awesome post! I love all the things you have done with that little wagon! That's great. I really like the potted plants in it, that looks so cute!

:0) Sharon

the said...

What a great idea, now Im going to be on the lookout for one for my yard!!
Thanks :)
Stephanie

Julie said...

I found your blog from Kindra's blog--it is so cute. I really like the idea with the wagon. I did that one year with an old wheelbarrow--until the bottom rusted out. Come visit me sometime.

Sandra said...

I'm SO stealing that idea and doing it when we return from the trip.

You should write a book on decorating, you're just amazing :)

Thank you for the prayers for the trip, looks like things are finally getting done :)

Hugs,
Sandra

Sue Seibert said...

Love it! One person's trash is another person's treasure. We used to have wagons like that for Cub Scout Day Camp...so if your son is going, it's a great way to carry stuff!!

Britta said...

How funny Kelli, we do have a wagon like this for our garden too.;o)It's just perfect for transporting all the flowers and stuff you need for planting.

Have a wonderful week, hugs Britta

The Gathering Room said...

Looks great Kelli! will be so pretty and like the plants you selected for it. I have a wagon and will have to do this project as well...a great idea, thanks!
cindy

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely planter. It looks so cute with those pots and plants. Great idea.
I'm so sorry I missed the giveaway. I haven't been online much with the vacation and all. This morning everyone returned to school and I finally found the time. I have read all the new entries and I loved the books you showed. The country diary I have myself and I love it very much !!!
You received some lovely gifts and they look gorgeous in their new spot !!

Rachel said...

love it! It's very pretty :)

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Now I want a red wagon! All of your dispalys are too, too cute!

Mrs. U said...

Oh Kelli!! What a sweet idea!! I LOVE this!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Storybook Woods said...

Looks wonderful. I great idea, as usal. Have a lovely day Clarice

Unknown said...

I hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day on Sunday! Just wanted to say hello and wish you a wonderful day today! :)

JunieRose2005 said...

I love this idea!

In the past I have done things like this with a wagon that belonged to my grandson. I'm gonna do something with it again!! :)

Junie

GranthamLynn said...

What a cheery spot it is. And a great idea to plant in pots. Thanks for sharing!
Sherry

Kathi said...

It sounds like a lovely Mother's Day, Kelli. Your wagon planter is so cute. Have a nice evening. It's funny, a couple of people have asked if you are our sister. Our sister spells her name just like your do ~ Kelli, and she homeschools!! You fit right in.

Hugs and smiles, Kathi

Missy said...

what a cute idea :) your wagon planter looks wonderful.

blessings,
missy

joyh82 said...

Very cute idea for a planter!

Carrie said...

Great ideas for using your found wagon!

Farrah said...

Who knew an old wagon could be used for so many different things? Now, that's a wagon with a history! A prime example of trash to treasure! Love it!

Anonymous said...

how cool! lovely ideas, as always :)

j said...

Very pretty! I have my husband's red wagon from his childhood on my front porch. I also have the wagon that my inlaws bought and kept at their house for my kiddos. When the kids got older, the inlaws gave it to me! I treasure them both and use them together at Christmas.

Take care!

Jen

Sherry Farris said...

I have my kids old wagon and love the idea. My mom and I used it for years hauling things around in the yard. I plan on doing the flower pot thing in mine.

Sherry Farris said...

I have my kids old wagon and love the idea. My mom and I used it for years hauling things around the yard. I plan on doing the flower pot thing with mine. Thanks for the idea!