11 October 2010

In a Hurry


In a hurry, run out of time, too much to do or home late?
We all have reasons for not getting things done but we still want it to look nice around us.
What do you do with the plants that you meant to plant up in some nice pots?
To hide the ugly black or brown plastic pots becomes the most important thing. 
Here I have hidden the black plastic pots in a shoulder basket.

My friend who was moving asked me if had any use for a basket with a broken shoulder strap.
Well, I only had to think for a moment as I loved the colours and being a "collector of props" I happily accepted her offer.

I put some plastic in the bottom to protect the basket then some crumpled newspaper to raise the pots. A saucer under each pot for watering is also a good idea.
I had a very nice and colourful display with seasonal pink heather that lasted until I had a bit more time to repot the plants in more permanent pots.

23 comments:

Edith Hope said...

Dear Ingrid, What a fun and stylish idea. As you say, sometimes we need instant solutions to problems and this seems a perfect idea. The heathers are a particularly lovely choice for the basket.

Spiralstyle said...

What a great idea!

Joanne @ eBoutique.ie said...

Brilliant idea Ingrid, it really makes it much prettier than those plain plastic pots.

Madame C said...

Vilken underbar idé! Vackert!
Charlotta

lisa said...

What a great idea, and it looks lovely!!

Madelief said...

Hi Ingrid,

Such a good idea! It is a pretty basket.

I use one of my old baskets for storing old newspapers. I find it difficult to throw old beautiful things away as well :-)!

Lieve groet, Madelief

colores said...

this is a great idea, I also have such a bag, as a matter of fact it was my very first bag!!! I will think about making the same! thanks!

Frances said...

Ingrid, you've created yet another interesting harmony of color and texture, with that bit of the unexpected that I consider your signature!

Lovely.

(I am another who keeps lots of baskets around for many uses.)

Best wishes.

The Summer Porch said...

~ A breathtaking blog!!!! What inspiration for a newbie!!!! :)

Melissa said...

I love your creative thinking. This is an idea that I will be borrowing.

Useful and attractive.

Thank you for sharing the great idea.

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Ingrid, this is an awesome idea ~ very chic and beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! I hope your week is off to a good start! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

Fru C said...

Man tager vad man haver.....klart att det blir såå bra när Ingrid är i farten ;)

Kat from California said...

Today I came across a basket that is falling apart. It is short and wide. I saw the cats start to play with it, so I put an old pillow case in there and I'm going to let them use it. We'll see who finds it first..I hid it under the piano. lol

Charlotte said...

Sånt där gillar jag.... Superbra idé! Riktigt snyggt och kul.....Det mesta går att använda till någonting och bara för att något är lite trasigt är det inte 'slängfärdigt'..... Det gäller bara att ha lite fantasi och kreativitet... och det har verkligen du Ingrid!!!

Kram Charlotte

Annika Christensen said...

Snyggt och roligt på samma gång.
Ha en bra dag
Annika

jose said...

It looks great. Very Autumn.

Camillas Foto said...

Tjusigt!!!

Sophia Callmer said...

kul och snyggt komponerat!

AnnA said...

Ja, en idé, som kunde kommit direkt från mitt huvud. Plantera i väskor...
Ha en fortsatt trevlig vecka!
hälsn
AnnA

Henrietta said...

What a good idea but I know my self good enough so I know that they would stay in the basket for a whole winter:)

Georgianna said...

This is so much fun, Ingrid! I love it! I wouldn't have thought of the newspaper but that's perfect.

Have a great week! xo – g

Home and Lifestyle said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment!

You also love plants, the garden and pumkins...just like me!

Wish you a lovely day!

Many hugs, Ingrid

Annie said...

i love this, so beautiful, as is all of your blog.