Saturday, May 21, 2011

For Peat's Sake!!

A few weeks back I fell hard for the idea of decorating
little peat pots!

These little pots are rustic and full of texture...
two of my favorite things!


I finally purchased a pack, and the inspiration started to flow!

You are only limited by your imagination!

I love how these came out!!

They are sooo easy!

I used some acrylic paint and a foam brush
and applied it lightly with choppy strokes.

If you get a blob, you can use the side of the
foam brush to blend some of it in.

They aren't suppose to look perfect, but
almost kind of weathered and worn.

 You can use whatever you happen to have
in your stash to decorate them!

I made a few paper embellishments
and used burlap, vintage seam binding, silk sari ribbon,
vintage French dictionary shreds, tulle, lavender, a
little plant stake I decorated, moss, excelsior,
and a unique vintage collar to give
these a French inspired look.

Aren't these fun?

You can use them as favors at showers,
wedding receptions, as gift card holders, to
place a small gift in, tuck them into vignettes
around your home, and give them as gifts!

I won this FABULOUS sign from my talented friend Mandy
during her blog giveaway several weeks back, over at Creekside
Creations!  Isn't it awesome?  She creates wonderful signs of
all kinds and you can check them out here. 
Thanks Mandy!

I just love how cute these are and how easily they
can be incorporated into almost any area of any home!

I begged my friend Lynn over at Blue Skies to make this
lovely piece of birdy art for my little studio area!  And she so
sweetly obliged me.  I adore it, and it inspires me every
single day to strive for my dreams,
and to soar above the cares of this world!
Thank you Lynn!!!

The little chippy piece is a Victorian door stop.

I hope you have taken away a bit of inspiration,
and that you just have to go buy some of these little cuties!

These are the 3" pots, and I bought them at Lowe's.
I got 22 for just over $3!!!
You can't beat that!!

I have linked up to Brambleberry Cottage
Time Travel Thursday

Hope you'll go check out all of the other
vintage/vintage inspired fun!!

These little peat pots will be available
for purchase
in my Junk to Joy Shop Monday!!

Have a joyful Sunday!
Love ya bunches!


Angela said...

Becky, I so love the little peat pots. I have some in my craft room and now I know what to do with them. Yours are so pretty. Love how you embellished them. Thanks for sharing.

Esther@fleurcottage said...

totally, totally cute! :)

Donna said...

Your post makes me want to run out and buy some peat pots right away! I love how you transformed something plain and turned it into a thing of beauty! And I love the bird art that Lynn made you! She is a real sweet heart! Oh, congrats on the lucky win, too:)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my gosh.......I've got to whip some of these up too. How adorable. LOVE them. You are so very clever.

I'll bet you're beside yourself with excitement waiting on the new little one...... How precious..... Can't wait for pictures.

Love you dear one....



Kar said...

Those are so cute Becky! Love the one with the lavender. Congrats on the 200th sale from your shop. Here's to many more for you. :) I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Karffee :)

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Becky ~
I keep seeing little decorated peapots and have been wanting to do some ~ You have inspired me again so I have to go get them ~ You can't beat the price!!
Yours are soooo cute!!


Trisha said...

Great idea decorating peat pots, I might try some with a packet of herb seeds tucked inside as a little extra gift. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. Have a Blessed day.

Marydon said...

What a beautiful & creative idea for peat pots! Who would've thunk it, not me! for sure. Love them ...

Have a lovely weekend ~

Jane said...

Cute...Cute...CUTE! What a neat idea!

Debbie said...

These are really adorable! I love the final look, and I really love the creative way you used a peat pot to get it.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I LOVE them, Becky! They look great with the painted look and you embellishments! I've wanted to do something with peat pots myself, but just never picked any up yet. I love the idea of party favors. The sign and print are wonderful and everything comes together so nicely in your vignettes pictured!

Sue said...

You, Mandy, and Lynn are so gifted Becky, I was in awe as I scrolled down the post. Everything just flows.
Enjoy your day.

Faye said...

Great idea, I like peat pots anyway...why? I have no clue, just something about them. I'll have to dig thru my old gardening stuff...I know I have some. What a fun!
Thanks for sharing the idea!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

You are so creative, Becky! I love these little pots! And you're right; I can see so many uses for them.

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us here. But I would just love for you to share it at my party as well! The link is still up - until Tuesday night. ;)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Cora said... first glance it looks like you covered them in lace!!!

Erin said...

Love those pots!!! You totally gave them a new life:) Your sign and bird art are lovely too!

Pam said...

Your peat pots are so cute! If it wasn't pouring right now, I'd be running out to Lowe's to get some myself. :)

I just found your blog and am excited to follow you. I love your style!

Have a great day!

The Primitive Home said...

Hay girlfriend!!
WHAT A FAB IDEA!! Those are just tooo cute. Simple and pretty...we all love that!!

No baby yet?? My heart goes out to her. Ok..I'm's been awhile since I had to wait for a baby.LOL
All my love,

Elizabeth and Gary said...

How darling are these little pots! you did a great job. Very creative!
(I want one) insert whining LOL.....
Have a sweet day and big hugs,

Kasia said...

Thats so beautiful,very creative!Thanks so much for sharing and Congrats on the 200th sale from your shop.Have a sweet Day Becky!

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

Love seeing the sign with your beautiful creations!

Those pots are wonderful, my friend!

Sherry said...

These are adorable! I like how they came out too.

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Becky, I love your peat pots! How did I miss your giveaway?! :( So sorry I missed it; I would have loved a chance to win some of your wonderful treasures. We've been in California for a week; put up my posts, but didn't do much blog visiting. Congrats to you on 200 sales ~ and congrats to the lucky winner!
Have a great week ~ grandma!
~ Julie

Lynn Richards said...

I'm going to have to try those peat pots-you make them look so GORGEOUS! Thank you for the picture of the birdy in your studio-it looks great, and is right at home with you.

Amy Kinser said...

Hi Becky!!!!

I just wanted to give a shout out for these peat pots with lavender. I want everyone to know that I ordered one and it is FABULOUS!!!! It is GORGEOUS and I am pretty much in love with it!! I am thinking I need them throughout my whole house.

You did great!!!

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