A Living Tribute

New use for an old planter.
New use for an old planter. Guest Bath #1

On this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful for the “Spirit of Creativity.”

 

New uses for old things.  I love re-creating things.  Some of you may remember this from the Rave Redux blog, but here it is in it’s new home.  My tropical guest bath has a new-old planter filled with towels.  My sweet mother-in-love suggested this.

 

My purchase to help victims of sex trafficking.
My purchase to help victims of sex trafficking.

And…Remember my pots?  I borrowed an idea from a fellow blogger, Rhoda with Southern Hospitality, and purchased some clearance plants from Wal-Mart.  Here is the result.

Pots to rescue victims of sex trafficking.
Pots to rescue victims of sex trafficking. Guest Bath #2
Living Rescue
Living Rescue

It is neat to think that I purchased these pots from a thrift store that benefits victims of sex trafficking in Atlanta.  I then rescued some trash-bound plants and now this is a living tribute in my guest bath to those who have been neglected, abused and would have been forgotten if not for a few women who wanted to make a difference.  If you are ever in Atlanta, visit the Wellspring Treasures thrift store in Virginia Highlands.  These pots were $3 each, but are already worth so much more to me.

Hanging Pot Rack
Hanging Pot Rack

Last, but not least, you may recall my confusion as to what to do with this.  I purchased it to hang a canopy over my daughter’s bed, but she changed her mind.  Now I’ve decided what to do with it.  I’m going to paint it, and hang it above my bistro table with hanging lanterns from the S hooks.

Possible Lanterns to add to Pot Rack
Possible Lanterns to add to Pot Rack from Pottery Barn

I’ll post a feature soon about how we make this work.  If you have ideas, please share them.

Bistro Table
Bistro Table, Before….

As always, comments are welcome, compliments are loved.