One little project that was started and finished is this tiny indoor garden. It was really quick, easy and inexpensive, my favorite kind.
I've had this heavy urn for years but never thought to bring it inside.
It doesn't have a hole for drainage so I just covered the bottom with rocks.
The fence, birdbath and plants were found at Pesche's garden center. I was really impressed with their selection of plants and fairy garden accessories, if you are in the Chicago area Pesche's is worth a visit.
I found out about them when I was contacted by the owner, he wanted to use one of my pictures for his ad in the Chicago Tribune. Here is our little one in the ad that was on the front page of last Thursday's paper! Here are a couple links to see our fairy gardens here and here if you missed them.
On another note, what do you think of these huge shades on the dining room chandelier?
Since we are here in the dining room I thought I would share how we acquired our antique table. Mr. 65th found it on Craigslist for $75.00 right after we bought this house. I don't think there was a picture and the description didn't say anything about the entire table top being covered in laminate! The elderly lady we bought from said a door to door salesman came by with laminate samples promising to make the table more durable. She said she did everything at this table from rolling out dough to feeding her five children everyday.
I loved the simple shape of the pedestal and the fact that it came with two leaves so we took a chance and bought it. We took it to a furniture refinisher and they were not sure they could remove the laminate without causing damage to the wood, they didn't even want to try saying it was worthless. We told them to go for it and were thrilled when we got the call saying the surgery was a success! I think that icky laminate kept the table in beautiful condition all those years.
Sharing with Kate@Centsational Girl for her garden pary.