Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Coffee Anyone?


The other day I decided to make a pot of coffee.

So I got out the pot...

                             and the cups...

                     ....the ones that always look
            so bright and colourful..and cheer me up....

                 (do you have any that you use to
                             cheer you up??!)......

    That was when I dropped one of them on the floor!

It had a chip in the rim..
and the handle had come off!!

I had been given them by a friend so I was really disappointed!

What a shame as  I only had the two!!

The company changes it's designs frequently....
and had, already,
 stopped making that particular design! 

It was then I had my " Brilliant Idea"..........

I got  my wonderful hubbie...

.....to drill a hole in the bottom...........

 I filled it with soil..
and a put couple of cuttings...
into it ...

et ...voila...

my latest planter!!

My little vase of Albertine roses

insisted on being included in the pictures

I agreed
as my lovely Albertine
are coming to an end for this year!

I love them on the table

as their fragrance is incredible!

That was when....

the Cath Kidston coffee pot.... 
decided it wanted to join .... in the photo opportuntity

I agreed but decided

it was time to call a halt....
for who knew....
 what else might decide....

that it was a photoshoot not to be missed!

I'm sharing withTreasure Hunt Thursday


I'm joining Sandi at Anne of Greengables Tea Party


Marti at Table top Tuesday


  1. What a great idea to turn the cup into a pot for your plants! Your roses are so sweet. I love each of your beautiful photos.

  2. WOW!! A great idea Joan. Something beautiful that you can enjoy looking at each day. Your photos are all so nice.

  3. beautiful photo shots! what a perfect idea for the broken cup! enjoy your day!

  4. What a great way to preserve your set. Now you can enjoy a cup of coffee and the wonderful flowers in the matching cup :)

  5. And they all look so cute with your black-and-white tiles behind!

    Great save on the coffee cup - and the nice thing is you can look at it all the time now. :)

  6. Hi Joan, I love this; especially the cups and what you did with the broken one and then the polka dot coffee pot is so cute. You are one creative lady!!!!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Noreen

  7. Hooray for recycling!
    The green stove in the backround has caught my attention.
    How I would love to cook on that!

  8. Great idea and rather than being in a cupboard you can admire it all the time.
    Have a great week!

  9. oh dear!! every cloud and all that.
    I love the photo shoot did you ever get your coffee?

  10. Love the Cath Kidston addition.:) We've lovers of polka dots in the family.:) Nice repurposing of the cup!

  11. You are never ever short of ideas..looks lovely as a little planter.

  12. Fun post . . . delightful new planter. Love it when people use their brains!

  13. Oh- How cute- A perfect FIX for a broken cup. I hate when stuff like that happens. At least you can use it in another way- xo Diana

  14. I love how each post takes on on a little trip. I was aww, then, oh no and then...sweet. You got some lemons while making coffee and made lemonade (not sure it that's an expression you use in Wales). I like how you turned it around. Sweet!

  15. I'd like to join the coffee party. Love your planter idea.

  16. Your little planter is just perfect...very cheery and fun! Enjoy your week!

  17. I like your attitude -- making lemonade from lemons, or planters from coffee cups! :)

  18. Love it!!! I am home from vacation now, trying to catch up with everyone! Love the kitty in previous post! So pretty!
    XO Kris

  19. ha-ha! So funny! Good save on the broken cup! Have a beautiful day. Tammy

  20. A lovely cheerful post. Happy colours and the Albertine is very pretty :)

  21. The Albertine roses were right to insist ... how rude of the Cath Kidston coffee pot to try and steal their glory!

    Next time I drop a cup or mug a planter it will be ... great idea :D

  22. What an adorable little coffeepot and cups, et al. I'm so sorry about your cup, but what a wonderful idea to make it a planter! The gift keeps on giving! Oh, you do live in a beautiful place! I am looking forward to exploring your blog and all your pictures, etc. later. Thank you so much for making my acquaintance over at my Closed Doors, Open Windows blog. You are most welcome to visit my open window anytime. I am so excited to be making such nice new friends!!! God bless you and have a marvelous day. Pam

  23. That was a nice way to use a broken cup. They are really pretty as is the polka dot coffee pot. I hope your day is going well. Blessings, Pamela

  24. I can't tell you how much I love, love this post! Your dishes are so happy and cheerful, I also love your smart ingenuity and recycle abilities!
    Thanks for the interesting and thought provoking comment on my blog today! So glad to meet you!

  25. Your post I enjoyed.

    Glad to meet you first time I am dropping in. My friend is a English gal.

    She lives in Northhampton , England. pretty far from you right? Closer then I . I live in Canada.

    I met her on a photography site many years ago and we have become friends. She now these last months has become a Grannie. So I like your large picture. Wow! You sure are a talent lady as I read. I added you. I will be back.

  26. What a delight it is to discover your lovely blog (via sweet Jann)! You live in such a beautiful part of the world.
    Thank you for your thoughtful comments on my blog. I'm so thankful for the service your Dad gave in WWII. My father also served in WWII. Yes, they were such brave souls!
    I look forward to visiting you again, my new blogging friend!

  27. What a great idea to repurpose the coffee cup. Come to my blog and sign up for my giveaway!

  28. Love the tea cup planter, a real genius idea!


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