Monday, April 23, 2012

Goodwill Find for the Patio

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. I've been enjoying the great weather we've been having and working around the house...outside. We've been busy planting and sprucing things up. I love this time of year, because in a couple of months, it will be too hot to really enjoy the patio past 10 AM. It's so nice to sit out in the morning and have a cup of tea, listen to the water splashing in the fountain, and hear the birds chirping.

Today, I just wanted to share one of my latest thrift finds. It will be a new addition to the patio. While perusing the goodies at the Goodwill thrift store, we stumbled upon this awesome resin planter. I loved the mottled coloration and the wonderful laurel leaf embellishment. I've seen these at garden centers with a retail price of $30-$40. I only paid...$4.99!!

Well, I decided not to use it as a planter...that's to be expected, right? LOL! While flipping through my Pottery Barn catalogs, my inspiration struck me! I've decided that I want to use it as a beverage cooler!!

My youngest daughter will be graduating from high school in June; and we will be entertaining lots of family and friends. What a cute way to serve beverages out on the patio!! The beauty is that as the ice melts, the water will drain right out into the flower bed!! Talk about multi-tasking!! LOL! So, don't overlook thrift stores for great garden finds; and you may even come up with new uses for old standards!

Well, that's it for today. I'm still tinkering outside and will have lots of pictures to come! Hope you're having an awesome day!!