Monday, July 14, 2014

Dirty Dishes

Here is a house a few minutes away from us, and they have a really WOW yard! Well, actually it is an apartment! Pink and yellow decorations. But the best thing is the flower border they made by sticking their plates in the ground!






They light up their plate border at night!

Then there's this other house in the other direction...they display their plates outside on a plate rack!

“Turn both your pockets and your hearts inside out and give generously to the poor; then your lives will be clean, not just your dishes and your hands.

Luke 11

26 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Ginny I don't really like this gardens. There are too many 'things' there and it does not look natural.

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Ann said...

what a fun yard. It looks very happy. I've seen the plate flower bed border done before and I think it's a very clever idea.

A Quiet Corner said...

Some people are just more creative than others and apparently these owners are fun filled!...:)JP

Rose said...

Oh, Ginny, this has wow factor....I love the plate border for the flowerbeds. The pink makes me think of bubblegum....

From the Kitchen said...

Our neighbor, whose home and gardens were featured in Country Living a few years ago, has a few tea cups and sauces tucked away in little corners of the flower beds. Fun to come upon.

Best,
Bonnie

Roan said...

That is a great use of plates! I never would have thought.

Sandra said...

i like the recycle factor of the plates as border, there are many pretty plates with cracks or chips that we would not want to use on the table but we be great outside.

Shug said...

How neat! I've never seen this before. Great way to recycle old plates and a great way to border a flower bed. This is fun!

LV said...

What a neat idea. The place is so cute and well taken care of. Thanks for visiting and your comments. Having surgery on the other eye Thursday. Will not be posting again for awhile.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

This is a very colorful and creative garden! I wish I'd saved my cracked and chipped plates now, because I have a spot in a flower garden that I could use them. I have an old stove like the pink one!

DawnTreader said...

That's certainly an unusual sight - well, at least I've never seen anything like it before... :)

Tamago said...

Wow! I've never seen or thought about using dishes as yard decoration! How creative! Love the light-up photo very much. So beautiful.
And I love the plate rack with plates. It suites pefectly there in the garden!

Joanne said...

I have never seen that before...I've said it before and I will say it again...I love your neighborhood! This is so creative!
Blessings, Joanne

Patsy said...

To each his own! Did you see Far Side of Fifty's blog about the glass flowers?

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Ginny, I always enjoy a person's creativity. Lovely and colorful with lots of brick-a-brac to keep the eyes entertained. Each garden should show a person's personality and I'd venture to say the people who live here are a fun lot.

Thanks for visiting my Paris post. You asked about the Glass Pyramid at the Louvre. Here is a link that will explain it in better detail than I can: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louvre_Pyramid

I have to say that when I have seen photos of it before actually seeing the pyramid with my own eyes, I wasn't sure I liked it. Having seen it I thought it was truly magnificent.

Betsy Adams said...

Very colorful... AND--it's creative. I never would have thought about using colorful plates as borders for the garden --or as yard art... Amazing.

Hugs,
Betsy

Dee said...

What a fun place...I have never seen the plates lit up at night...very cool. I bet the people who live here are fun and lively :)

Linda said...

What a creative neighborhood!!! I want plates in MY garden now, too!!!

SquirrelQueen said...

I love this, all the colors and the use of the plates made me smile. The first word that popped into my head when I saw it was whimsical.

SweetMarie said...

I love when people have unique ideas and show it! This garden probably makes this person so happy everytime they look at it and that is what matters. :) Now I wonder if those plates are plastic?? :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That definitely is a WOW yard indeed. Very unique :)

reana claire said...

The yard brightens up the home.. I like it too!

EG CameraGirl said...

Although I would never do this myself, I love seeing it in someone else's gardens. The gardener has a wonderful sense of delightful whimsy.

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LC said...

Novel yard art!