Saturday, April 9, 2011

never buy it new: planters

I've spent the last few months in full-on thesis hell, so I decided to take a full day off--my first in ages. I had an idea stuck in my head, maybe because I've been seeing lots of succulents and air plants in white ceramic vases on Svpply and Etsy. I drove over to the Champaign ReStore, since they always have a ton of vases. I picked up a few--the small ones pictured were 50 cents and the larger one was $1, and stopped at Home Depot on the way home to pick up a ceramic/tile drill bit ($10 for a pack of 4). I drilled a few holes in each for drainage, and replanted the baby jade plants (along with some random succulent ground cover from a neighbor's yard) that have been sitting in  plastic pots on my window sill. I love how they turned out.

what i found

Chair- $35 (Craigslist)
A farmer located about 30 minutes outside of town sold me this chair. The drive was completely worth it.

Apron- $2.50 (Value World Thrift Store, Cleveland)
My mom turned me on to thrifted aprons. She sent me on a mission to find her one--which I did--but I kept this one for myself.

Necklaces, $4 (Value World Thrift Store, Cleveland)
I found these necklaces in two separate jewelry displays in the same thrift store. When I got a better look at them, I realized that they are both inscribed with "Betty," and appear to be 70 years old. I've been wearing the smaller one a lot lately.