Morelia, I have seen flowers planted in old milk crates--the wooden one with wire dividers--they are so pretty like that.
We found some great stuff over the weekend!!
Our biggest find was a old Singer sewing machine complete with stand, foot pedal and everything!! At first I thought it was just a stand and I was going to use it as a bedside table but when my DH brought it home we discovered the sewing machine. We set it up and it works just fine!! Even the light that is on it works! Inside was the manual for it, an oil can, extra attachments and bobbins! The machine itself needs to be cleaned up and there is a bit of rust on one of the metal plates on it. Other than that, the machine is ready to go! The stand is in need of being refinished because the previous owners used it as a stand and it has water marks and scuff marks all over it but otherwise it is ok.
Then we found a plastic babydoll highchair that turns into a desk and chair. Im keeping that for my DD. In the same pile, there was a ceramic barn cookie jar ( now sitting in my kitchen
), 1 homemade wooden babydoll cradles and a metal folding stool that has a padded top.
While putting this stuff in the garage, we noticed that a neighbor had thrown out wire hanging baskets and hanging window baskets--6 in all--They are in great shape. All that needs to be replaces is the brown "bird's nest-like" lining ( I dont know what that is called). Why would you throw those away???
We also found a door that we are going to use to make an extra table for our yard sale.
So, Ive had a pretty good week!