Not just repurposing, but BEING repurposed......" if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come." ~~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Friday, February 25, 2011

What do you get when you cross a cobbler with a farmer?


I'd had the thought that I could use a cobbler shoe form stand to hang something from.  I pulled it out at Christmas and set it by the fireplace to possibly hang a wreath. 

Well, Christmas has come and gone so I cancelled the wreath idea and began looking around.  Found this in one of my piles and liked the looks of it -- I think it's used for planting (if I'm mistaken, please let me know!)  

Decided I'd put some kind of plant or flowers in it, so I cut off the rim of a yogurt cup and slipped it right in -- perfect fit!  

The real question was "How do I suspend the planter thingy from the cobbler thingy?"  Chains, ribbon, burlap strips?  Then I came across this rope -- no hooks or tools required, and I like the looks of it! 

I stopped at the grocery store and as luck would have it, there was a package of discounted yellow tulips!  Okay.  Yellow tulips it is! 

I still wanted to add a little something, and I also wanted to reinforce the shoe idea.  What better to go with tulips than WOODEN shoes!  Those are actually tiny -- Dutch baby shoes, if you will.  And since I live near Holland MI, a happy reminder that the tulips will be here before too long -- spring IS on the way!  


I'm linking this up to Becky's Under $100 Linky Party at:  Beyond the Picket Fence


Kathy@ Gone North said...

Oh PLEASE let spring be on the way... : )
Cute way to re-fashion some junk.
Looks great by your fireplace.
And truly "one of a kind".
Looking forward to tulips sprouting from the ground....

red.neck chic said...

A FOBBLER!!! Or... a PLOBBLER! Either/Any way you say it... I love it!!!

I'm so ready for spring...

;-D robelyn

Jester said...

Absolutely Perfect!!!

Barntiques said...

I love the sight of spring. Even if it is in the house and there is a blizzard out the front window. I just closed the curtains!

Teresa@Much-A-Do said...

I'm pretty sure the "thing" you put the yogurt cup is is in fact a tool used for planting bulbs - like tulips. Perfect match all the way around! Such a neat combination - love it.