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Broken Pots, Little Plants, and Some Imagination

By SarasotaPatty
November 17, 2016

I have a pile of broken pots that I can't bear to throw away, a plastic container full of garden "miniatures" that I started collecting a long time ago, and lots of "baby" and small plants filling my shelves.Today I stirred in some creativity and it all came together!

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 16, 2016 9:44 PM CST
Patty, you've created some very pretty decorative pieces (literally!) Those terraces really take the fairy garden idea to the next level. Now I want to break some pots to do something like this, lol!

Vickie
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Name: Regina
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scflowers
Nov 17, 2016 12:34 AM CST
I agree...these are beautiful! Each one is like its own piece of art. Love it!!!
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
Nov 17, 2016 7:00 AM CST
Thank You! Thank you both...I had fun with them, and because I save everything, I didn't have to purposely break anything!
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Name: Ibis
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IbisFla
Nov 17, 2016 7:36 AM CST
You are so creative, Patty! I love these Lovey dubby
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 17, 2016 7:26 PM CST
Patty, what wonderful creations! Lovey dubby They'd easily sell for top $$$; great job! Thumbs up
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Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
Nov 17, 2016 8:08 PM CST
Thank you Ibis & Lin!

I do craft shows with the beaded hangers on orchid baskets I make, as well as witch balls in garden stakes or with beaded hangers as well...and I did try to sell some of the little houses I made. I did okay. I brought the gardens with me as an example of what to do with the houses and while I did sell quite a few (I made about 30 of them, each different) and I got a LOT of compliments, I also heard "I can make that!" a LOT as well. People are funny sometimes.

One lady offered me $60 for the terra cotta one...I told her to call me when the 3 week festival was over...she didn't. Shrug!
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Name: Ibis
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IbisFla
Nov 18, 2016 8:05 AM CST
Uh, yeah, "I can make that" until you realize how much work actually went into it! Blinking

I saw some of your beaded hangers awhile back when you posted a few pictures, but I'd love to see some more. Seems like a great way to dress up a plain orchid basket. Do you have a website? You should also post what craft shows you'll be at, and when. I'm in Orlando, hint, hint Big Grin
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GeeWillikers
Nov 18, 2016 8:47 AM CST
Seriously LOVE this idea so much I gave you my very first acorn Thumbs up
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
Nov 18, 2016 11:09 AM CST
Awwww, thank you Gee! I appreciate it very much!

Ibis...the next how I am doing is the Sarasota Orchid Society show at the Sarasota auditorium in January...I haven't booked any shows from now to the end of the year because I have a boatload of health issues suddenly pop-up and I want to get them all taken care of before the end of the year. I have 7 doctor appointments in the next couple of weeks!

Anyway, I do not have a website...yet...but this is what my set-up looked like at the Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival for 3 weeks. If you want a particular size, shape, color or whatever orchid basket I'd be happy to custom make one for you if I don't already have one made that you like...

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Here are some of the baskets...(the first one was at our Society show this past January)

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And I just got in an order of bamboo baskets--they're kind of interesting as they are made out of lengths of small bamboo instead of the cut wood...I haven't beaded any yet. I got them in 4, 8 & 10 inch. They cost me a little more than the wood, but only by a couple of bucks on the bigger ones.

And thank YOU for the acorns as well!!
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 18, 2016 12:50 PM CST
Very interesting, Patty. I can imagine this keeps you very busy Smiling
Vickie
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Legalily
Nov 18, 2016 12:59 PM CST
Patty I love the fairy gardens!!! I have an outdoor one but I really like your creative ideas. I may have to see if I can use your inspiration with the broken pots in my outdoor fairy garden. Anyway - you're quite crafty and they look great! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
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