Sunday, October 11, 2009

Herb Planter Converted to Cacti Planter, Anniversary Presents

Metamorphosis Monday and Blue Monday are both hosted by 2 gracious bloggers namely Susan of http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ and Sally of http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ respectively. You will enjoy both of their blogs so be sure you visit them and then go check out their participants' posts too.
This is a herb planter (and it's blue!) I bought from TJ Maxx for $5.88. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of the "before", when it was still empty.
For a long time, I could not find herbs that are small enough and short growing to fit in the openings. And even if I find small ones, I know that eventually they will grow too long. So, this cute planter sat in our garage for the whole summer.
Last week, my friend and I went to Home Depot in Monroe and then I spotted their cactus center and admired the many little cute cacti. All of a sudden, the lightbulb in my brain just lit up. Hey, I thought, these would be perfect for my herb planter. And so I bought a few and here is how the pot turned out after I planted. How do you like it?
Last week was John and my wedding anniversary. He surprised me with a box and when I opened it, I found a big white leather "Dooney and Burke" purse.
I opened the purse and saw the big blue dust bag and a small Coach wristlet. Hubby knows me very well and he knows I am crazy with purses and shoes and it does not matter how many I already have. I think half of my purses in the armoire have not been used yet.
Isn't this coach wristlet cute? It has pink, turquoise and blue butterflies.
Here is the big Dooney bag.

I love its supple soft leather.
Thanks to Susan and Sally for starting the week with lots of fun.
Thank you all for coming by!

28 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, I love the cute cactus in your herb container. They look just perfect and you will really enjoy them. Happy Anniversary!!! Your new purse is just gorgeous. I love it. Dooney & Bourke does have the softest leather. I know you will love carrying it. I also really like the new pictue of you, you are such a cutie. Hugs, Marty

Just Breathe said...

Love the new purse and the wristlet. The pot is so cute. It looks really nice with the cactus.
Good job!

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Oh, you've found the perfect little plants for your planter jar. It's lovely! What a sweet hubby! Love your purses, you little spoiled thing you! :) You know I'm just kidding!
Thank you so much for your prayers for my daughter.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cindy J. said...

John sure does have wonderful taste, of course we knew that already, look at his beautiful wife! Your planter looks just perfect with your cacti.. you are one clever girl! Love, Cindy

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Hi Christine, Happy anniversary! What a generous and thoughtful hubby you have! Like the cactus, but LOVE the purse! :)

santamaker said...

Congrats on your anniversary. I would say you made out great! Very nice bags.
Your herb pot looks so cute with the plants ... great job.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, your blog looks so pretty, and I love the combination of photos in your header. Aren't you clever to use that pretty pot for the cactus. It looks great! I really think John should select his gifts better. Does he really want another purse that he has to hold while you shop? They are pretty though. laurie

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Happy Anniversary! What a sweet hubby you have, who has such excellent taste! I'm lovin' your new new D&B bag & wristlet.

Adorable idea for the succulents - they're too cute in your pretty pot! ☺ Diane

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wonderful Christine! I just love the cute planter and the cacti look awesome in there! Great gifts from hubby and happy anniversary too! Cindy

Debra said...

ooooh...I just love that one with the pink and blue butterflys! So cute!

Have a great Monday Christine!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Happy Anniversary! I love that planter, and the cactus plants are perfect in it!

Jane

jeanne said...

Wow, Christine, who doesn't love Coach and Dooney and Bourke. Your hubby is a keeper. I would have to direct my dh to the exact thing I want and he would buy it then and there. That is sweet but no element of surprise. Love your cactus in your pot. A great idea. We have five children too. All grown and having lots of grands for us to love. We are so lucky HUH?

Hugs, Jeanne

Mary said...

I love the blues you've selected to share with us today. I really love your strawberry pot. I hope your week is off to a wonderful start. Have a great day.

LV said...

Your husband did good on his anniversary selection. I think the planter is great. You did a nice job with your plants in it.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Anniversary, Christine! Love what John picked for you. That's NEAT! :-)

I also love your pretty plants. Your pool area looks like it has evolved so nicely. Hope you are out somewhere enjoying this beautiful fall day.

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Nice present!! And I do love the way the planter turned out...can't believe you waited that long!! But you found something great to put in it!

Regina said...

Hello Christine. Great photos! such a pretty purse.

Have a nice week.

Shy said...

I love your plant and the pot they are so cute. Nice bags you got here too. Happy blue monday!

Sares said...

OOh, what sweet goodies John got for you! I love the big Dooney bag, I can just imagine how soft it is. Happy Anniversary to you both! I love you new blog metamorphosis of your blog too-great header Christine!

Sally said...

John sure knows the way to your heart! Happy Blue Monday, Christine.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love that planter too, it is so colorful, just the right size.. Love your new purse and wristlet, soooo cute...

Michelle said...

Love the pot with all the cacti...so pretty with the green against the blue and white!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

So pretty! I have many cactus plants and soem are almost 25 years old!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Christine,

LOVE your new Dooney & Bourke purse! Your hubby deserves a big thumbs up for his shopping skills!

janet said...

hi christine, thanks for stopping over and wishing a happy thanksgiving, all went well, lots of yummy food. Happy Anniversary girl, and wow, such beautiful gifts. Your planter is so adorable, love it with the cactus.
hugs
janet

Sue said...

Hi Christine, How fun to add cacti to your strawberry pot! Maybe even I could grow those things- I have a brown thumb... Happy Belated Anniversary! John gave you a nice present- love that leather! Use it and don't put it in the closet! *grin*
Sue

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! lovely finds! And the cacti look like a perfect fit in their new home!

Blessings & Aloha!

(just taking a very quick peek, before I head to bed already!)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

oops! hit the button, before realizing I forgot to say...
Happy belated anniversary :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

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