Yesterday's chamber pot today's garden pail

I found this red-rimmed enamelware "pail" at an antique shop in Missouri and thought it would make a perfect place to put the blooms and leaves from pruning and deadheading. My mom informs me that my pail is actually an old chamber pot, but I don't care. I just love the way it looks hanging on this hook on the side of the deck.

The "leaning" pot was a freebie from Hobby Lobby. It didn't have a price marked, so the clerk gave it to me for free. I guess I got what I paid for, since the bottom broke out shortly after I set it out on the deck. But I kind of like the way it looks as a cache pot for a sprig of purple verbena.

It's August 5 and finally we're getting the hot weather we expected in July. We'll be watering trees this week unless we get more rain in the next day or two.


Eileen said...

What a delightful blog! I love seeing your yard and picturing you working with the soil. Thanks for the beautiful shots. And it's hot and humid here in San Antonio.

Deborah Raney said...

Ah, San Antonio! The city of my birth! It's hot in Kansas, too. Our first week all summer with temps at the 100-degree mark, so can't complain too much. Thanks for stopping by, Eileen.