Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Old Treasures

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
~Dorothy Frances Gurney, "Garden Thoughts"




I have been spring cleaning and came across some old planters that were my grandmothers. I had forgotten I had them so it was a nice surprise.




Grandma always kept and labeled most everything. My mother and I found several things, including a picture of a relative of ours in his civil war uniform. Amazing!


This is a planter that was labeled as my great grandmother's.




Here are a few that weren't labeled. But every bit of a nice surprise.













I went to the local home improvement store the other day looking for some window coverings. I love going there in the spring, gets you in the mood for outdoor activities, (not that I need any help in that area) As I walk in there are several primroses displayed and of course I couldn't resist buying one of them.





It looks great in Grandma's old planter!

3 comments:

Vanillalotus said...

Wonderful planters. The primulas look wonderful in them.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Grandma's planters are surely an inspiration for you. THey are lovely.

I am glad you commented on my blog. It is especially fun to read what is going on in a garden in Indiana. Hendricks Co is not very near Knox County where I live.

You have a whole acre. What fun to transform a grassy acre into a bloomin acre. I can't wait to see what all you do.

Kylee said...

Hi Karen! Thanks for visiting my blog!

I love that planter on the left! This was such a heartwarming post. Don't you wish those planters could talk?