Redneck flower pot

McMinnville, TN

This old tire was at my daddy's house and I just couldn't stand the thought of it being thrown away-mama always planted some kind of flowers in it when she was alive. Its hard to see the plants but those Impatiens just came out of no where (I guess a bird flew by). Yes, I am a hillybilly since I was born and live in TN!

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Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

Hi Boopsie, welcome to the T t T forum. Haven't seen one of those unique planters in quite some time. Just wait until the plants fill it and spill over the sides, and you will have something pretty.

McMinnville, TN

Hi dahtzu, I have 2 more pictures to post that is made from a recycled item-I thought I posted them on this forum but I can't find where they ended up at. That's nothing new to me 'cause I never know if I'm coming or going; I've been working in Impatien seeds this evening after gathering 4 o'clock seeds. I am really enjoying Dave's Garden site and did my 1st seed this week-I'm wanting to have a area in my 2 acre yard next year that is just Columbines. This was not a good spring or summer for me and my plants as I had to be away from home alot due to my daddy's cancer but I am sure next year will be better.

Dahlonega, GA

Boopsie , something your mother used and enjoyed is a blessing for you , kinda like she is there with you . (and who knows , maybe she is )

McMinnville, TN

Digger9083, I think she is 'cause she loved flowers and was very creative when it came to dealing with flowers. I'm still trying to find the other 2 pictures I posted this evening-don't know where they ended up at; I will just repost them tomorrow when I get my desktop computer going again. I'm still fighting with this laptop but atleast with it I can be in the same room with my family.

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

Hi digger, so good to see you here.
Boopsie, I'm sorry about your Dad having cancer. That is such a scary disease. My baby Sister has cancer and we have just learned that it is growing. I'm scared of loosing her yet I know she is ready. Her words are "I'm ready to go to Heaven any time God wants me" I'm selfish and want to keep her here, she is so much in my heart, it hurts just thinking about her.

Southern California, CA

I like the cut arrow shaped edges. How was that done?

McMinnville, TN

Dahtzu, I know how you feel! Mama died from cancer in 2004, I found out I have Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia in 2006 (I'm in remission and still take a chemo pill daily), then in Feb. this year daddy was gonna get his esophagus stretched and it couldn't be done because of a tumor. He has had 35 radiation treatments, 2 chemo treatments (he just can't tolerate them because he is so small), the tumor is almost gone, he is up to 86 lbs. (reg. wt. is 105) we will find out Sept. 1, if any cancer cells are still in the small tumor. I have been with him more since mama died than I have my husband and yes I am always tired and sleepy.

McMinnville, TN

J2222, I'm sure my daddy cut the tire that way years ago-I will ask him tomorrow when I go to his house to do my daily caregiver tasks and I will let you know.

Dahlonega, GA

Dahtzu , thinking bout you yesterday , wondered where you went . good to see you ,guess we've been on diferent threads . Have you done any glass painting ?
Boopsie , you have to take time somewhere for yourself , you can't get rundown .

Lorena, TX

Boopsie welcome and bless you...was my daddy's only caretaker and know the importance of taking care of yourself....course i learned the hard way as i learn most things!!
love your flowerpot..i embrace all things redneck....jiffy-pop hanging on kitchen wall (redneck fire alarm) to my bed made of "found" cedar-posts!!
if anyone offers to help you in any way....let them!! they get blessed, too.

(Pegi) Norwalk, CA(Zone 10b)

I really like that tire pot planter. Maybe I should think about having one.

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

LOL, digger you wouldn't believe this in a million years if you didn't know me. Just today my Sister( not the one with cancer) came over and I had some of the paint you sent to me out and told her where I got it. She had never seen glass paint. I have used many colors of the paint and will never ever see it without thanking you for sending it to me.

McMinnville, TN

J2222, daddy cut the tire himself years ago with a knife he said it was a hard job and it was before the tires started having belts in them. I hope he has more things over there that I can use for pots.

Dahlonega, GA

Boopsie , get as many of those memories as you can .
Dahtzu , Post us a pic of something .Would love to see it . I offered an item to another D G er in graditude for help on a thread and it was in line with something they were intrested in , I thought, and never even got an ans back from my offer . Rude , but it's their loss, right ?

Southern California, CA

BoosieTN: Thank you for asking your Daddy about the tire. He did a great job!

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

digger I cannot imagine anyone not answering. You are so right, it her loss. She has no idea how generous you are. On DG, I think there are many friendly, generous people. I love sharing what I have with others. LOL maybe I will postthe thingy I painted....if I can muster up the courage.
Hugs, Faye

Dahlonega, GA

Do it , nobody on here is Michel Angelo .Might give me some inspiration to get started again.

McMinnville, TN

Come on Dahtzu show us what you painted! I am waiting to see it and enjoy all my new friends at DG.

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

LOL, OK, you asked for it and if I can dig it out from it's hiding place, I will take a pic.
going to start digging....

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

I found it in the closet.
Faye's masterpiece....drum roll. lol
This was a framed piece of clear glass, could have been used as a table top. I got the piece fron a yard sale so this is what I chose to paint on. It is not free hand. I put the pattern on the top of the glass and painted the underside.

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Dahlonega, GA

I can't believe you had THAT in a closet . It should be hanging in a window , or out on your patio . If you don't like that , then you can send it to me , I'll proudly display it , it's beautiful . What were you thinking , girlfriend ?

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

Thank you digger, I really have no place I could hang it.

Blackshear, GA

Faye, that is beautiful!!! I will take it also. Digger and I can share it.Did you do it with just glass paint?

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

Yes, it is glass paint that a very special friend gave me. I forgot to say that the white background is a pillow.

Dahlonega, GA

Don't think twice about tracing the pattern , That's the way most all designs are made .
All that black lining , whew, that was a lot of work .
P S my birthday is day after tomorrow , hint , hint .

Blackshear, GA

Now Digger, that is too funny..so is mine. Sept 1. Happy Birthday to us!!! LOL Faye just needs to get busy and mail us both one, I don't mind waiting if its late.LOL

Dahlonega, GA

She should make us both something , as talented as she is . That was a big project . She could sell those at the markets . Happy birthday to you ,Happy birthday to you , Happy birthday dear GA girl ,Happy birthday to you . Yea , looks like we made another one .

McMinnville, TN

Dahtzu, it is beautiful and I love hummingbirds! You need that hanging on the wall so everyone who see it can enjoy it.
My grannys birthday is Sept.1 she died in 1990 and I miss her so much, I was her favorite!

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(Pegi) Norwalk, CA(Zone 10b)

You just have to find a place to hang it!! So beautiful and needs a place of its own to be seen and enjoyed. DON"T put it back in the closet either!

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

Happy Birthday to two very dear "Dave Garden Friends" Sure hope you have the best day ever.
http://www.passionup.com/love-poems/poetry5380.htm.
Love and Hugs, Faye

Brady, TX(Zone 8a)

Happy Birthday tomorrow to the birthday girls...........

And I have plenty of places to put that gorgeous glass painting......

Your families will go on my prayer list, Fay and Boopsie. Your sis has a wonderful attitude; tears should never be shed for the departed; just for those left behind to miss them....

Again I am blessed by this website, Sherry

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

Sherry in the short time you have been with us, I for one have already been blessed by you. Thank you for your prayers. My baby Sister has to be the closest thing to an angel that I've ever seen.

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