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!


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?