Monday, March 22, 2010

the goods behind the will

I wanted to share with you my little treasures from Saturday March 13th's Shop and Hop with Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick and Beckie from Infarrantly Creative. here is an AFTER 1st. I just HAD to show you. I am so in love with my little numbered pots. They make me smile...especially when I hear Thurgood counting away.

Back to the befores.

Here is what I came home with. All of these lovelies were purchased with the $10 gift card that I won. I am so picky when shopping. I have to see true potential before I spend a dollar, even if it is happy "found" money.

Oooohhh how I LOVE science pieces. I am a science nerd at heart and for less than $1..this was mine at hello. Just wait...she will be adorable when I am done with her. I am amazed the magic of spray paint...just wait.

Who doesn't love a cloche? I KNOW this is a cheese dome, but po-TATE-O...po-TOT-o. I love glass and I love cloches. Oh...and I have a little treat in store for this little one. I am all about personalizing pieces and this little darling will be even cuter.

Which leads me to these beauties.

I knew from the start that I want to recreate those divine numbered jars from Dreamy Whites giveaway. Lately numbers have been popping up all over my little abode. So I came home uber excited to get to work on these sweet little pots. But before the night was over, I found out great minds do think alike. Marianne over at Songbird had recreated them as well. I want to give her props all the same. She is uber sweet and oh so talented.
So with my pots painted, I started at 4 in the same font I had used before on my pillows and since my pillows already had 1, 2, and 3...4 just seemed natural.
Where are 8 and 9 you ask? I am trying to mend 8. In "staging" for my pics, Atticus swears that my dried hydrangeas were teasing him and he toppled over 8 and 9. Unfortunately my number 9 is no more. Oh well...I am quite happy with the little pots I have.

Such a lovely break so far. When I am not crafting or renovating, you will find me playing with my best friend at the pool.


PS I forgot to take a pic of the little wooden worries...I will have a good before and after for you. I also purchased a darling shirt for $1. Hmmm......stay tuned for those finds. :)


  1. I love them! ;) They are adorable!

  2. megan.... first I have to tell you he is soooo darn cute! Thurgood that is! Look at that face! Oh my!
    your pots look great! you staged them real nice too! :)
    that science thingy... can't wait to see what you do with it!
    enjoy your break! when are we (you, trisha lou and me) going thrifting?

  3. Thurgood is adorable! He looks like such a happy little guy. I bet he's a perfect gentleman.

    You know, you are just so smart. I saw a few little pots at Goodwill today, picked them up and thought, "Nah. I'll get some when I figure out how I'd like to paint them." Numbers are brilliant! They look really, really cute! And the cloche is perfect. I can't wait to see what fabulous purpose it serves! I think I want YOU to take ME shopping!!

  4. The pots are a stroke of genius! Why did I spend my cash on the Anthro spice jars...I had some little pots here! Brilliant! LOVE the cloche. Now I need to go hunting for some treasures at my favorite thrift store. Love the test tube rack too....charming!
    And, of course you can scatter your flowers through your home...I love doing just that..makes me smile in every room!

  5. These are awesome. And, I just told hubby yesterday that I want to get 4 pots to use for our house numbers.

  6. Very well done Meg! And thanks for the comment. I hope you can sew with your mom on the weekend. It's easy and fun to do it, believe me!
    Wishing you a wonderful week,
    :-) Li

  7. Oh my goodness. Just yesterday I found one of these little pots and got as far as grabbing it and the craft paints out but no further. NOW I know what I want to do with it....and of course I need to start hunting for more of them!

  8. I love the numbered pots! I need to keep more of an open mind when I shop at Goodwill. I can't wait to see what you do with the science lab equipment!

  9. LOVe the pots- I did pillows- 5, 6, 7 2 days ago, just need to post them! lol
    Lovin the numbers!

  10. so cute - and how wonderful that you were able to make it to the Shop and Hop! If only I were about an hour closer... haha! What great finds, love the test tube holder as well, can't wait to see what you do with it.

    -Ann Marie

  11. Your pots are picture perfect!

  12. I am in LOVE with these pots! Please stop by my blog. I have something for you today :)

    Amanda @ A Lovely Place to Land

  13. Those pots came out fabulous! Love them. Love the font you chose (as I did on the pillows). Can't wait to see what you do with the other goodies!

  14. can't wait to see what you do with it!
    enjoy your break! when are we (you, trisha lou and me) going thrifting?
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  15. great title to this post and awesoem job on the pots! theyre divine!

  16. I LOVE the pots!! They turned out beautifully (not that I'm surprised!).

  17. love them! great job you did! cute idea!

  18. These turned out so cute! I need to make some--add to list!

  19. Love the pots! That is such a cute idea. I saw some stools not too long ago where someone had stenciled numbers on them (can't recall where). So cute! I am totally doing this on the patio this summer!

  20. Another fantastic project, E!

  21. Megan,

    Oh my your son is too cute for words! Is he a little pistol or what? Being the mother of 3 boys, I've seen that smile before!

    I hope you get over your cold soon! I've been down with either cold, allergies, or pinched nerve since the shop and hop but seem to be getting more work done because of it! Go figure, ha ha!

    Love the pots w/ numbers! Think I am going to do some pillows up since I located my sewing machine yesterday. I think I'll let each "boy" pick his own fabric for the number so there will be no fussing over who gets to flop over which pillow. (you would think by this age they would have it worked out... but noooooo! teenage angst!)


  22. I'm totally getting a decor high off these pots. Oh yes, I said it. HA!

    I can just hear Atticus plotting his defenses againt his hydangea nemesis. "Those petals gave me the threatening side-eye. Why won't you people believe me."

    So darling!!!! The cream pots w/ that beautiful number font--PERFECTION. How I wish you have spring break every month!

  23. I love these. how cute...and i've got tons of pots!

  24. Oh, wow, I love these little pots! What a wonderful idea. I may have to try them myself.


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