Can I let you in on one of my favorite vintage hunting secrets? I never pass up the chance to buy broken china, pottery, concrete garden urns or statues when I see them at auctions and flea markets. Even though the intended purpose for the piece might have long passed, there are still so many creative possibilities you just have to stop and think about it for a moment before you pass them by. For instance, I bought this wonderful garden planter from Jim ( my favorite antique dealer) when I went to his sale a few weeks back.
The base was broken off of it so it would not sit straight but the bowl part was beautiful and intact. I just could not pass it up and knew it would look nice on my farm table. Instead of gluing the base back on, I simply rolled up a grain sack and placed it around the bottom. Works like a charm and the dried hydrangeas look really pretty against the weathered concrete.
The next time you're out and about, take a second look at those broken treasures you might have otherwise passed up. I bet you can make something beautiful out of them for your homes.
Don't forget about Fifi's giveaway!