Posted by: morrowsl | May 9, 2020

One Woman’s Trash…

My sister has always been one of those women who can open the pantry and find dinner. I don’t know if that’s because she keeps a well-stocked pantry or if she just has a knack for putting things together that taste good. But it is a gift I do not possess.

No recipe, no dinner.

So it stands to reason that my sister is also capable of looking at the odd bit of junk or trash and seeing endless possibilities. Although, sometimes she does just copy what she’s seen elsewhere or learned about from a friend.

Take, for instance, my hanging basket. Sister named her Janira, after the friend who presented the idea.

B and Nira took white plastic laundry detergent bottles and painted faces on them, planted them with plants that would shoot out or cascade, added macrame hangers, and voila!


Janira, with her purple hair.

Likewise, I recently needed to run down to Sister’s house to deliver eggs. For some reason I can’t recall now, I opened the back of the van and there, where it’s been since Sheli and J moved out of their old apartment, lay the metal caddy that once hung in their shower. Initially, I had thought it would work in my upstairs shower, but it didn’t. Finding no other reasonable use for it, I stuck it in the van to take to the dump.
I held it up for Sister to look at and, almost simultaneously, we cried “PLANTER!”

She, of course, had to do the actual planting since she’s really good at getting succulents to anchor in shallow places. Plus, she has all the really cool bits to decorate with.

All that needs doing is for Mike to mount the hook this planter will hang on!

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