Monday, November 10, 2008

Tip Top Topiary

Welcome to another edition of, "Would you buy it?!?!"

This little topiary stands three feet tall. It only cost two dollars. Isn't it lovely?
Notice the "life-like" flowering vines.
WOULD YOU BUY IT?
Would you take it home and quickly remove those flowering vines, leaving the pretty little berry vines? Would you give the pot a beautiful new coat and color of spray paint, replace the sad looking moss, then add a seasonal bow?
Would you giggle with glee because,
with a little love,
someone's trash is now your treasure?

45 comments:

Virginia said...

That is what makes everything fun.
Adorable !!!
Many Blessings,
Virginia

Valarie said...

Yes I would. Now a several months back, no I would not have bought it, but with help from wonderfully creative women like yourself, I am now trying to see something beautiful, out of sometthing, well not so beautiful. :)

ceekay said...

Nope, I would not have bought it cuz I just don't see it like you do. I love it though!!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

It looks so much better! I don't know if I would have seen what it could have become though.

Michelle said...

Nice:)

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Love it! Trash to treasure at it's finest!

Darlene said...

Yes, I probably would have bought it but it would still be sitting there with me thinking what am I going to do with this now to pretty it up!!

duchess said...

Very cute redo.

MizSmoochieLips said...

Absolutely! Ooooh, you're making me itch to go thrifting today!

Michelle said...

WOW! That looks great.

Janene said...

I would have bought it, but it would probably still be with my other many finds. Patiently waiting for it to become something great.
You have such an eye to turn somthing from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan.
Thank you for sharing this with me. Now I must go out and find my own!

Janene

the undomesticated wife said...

I'm all about trash to treasure, and your topiary is why. :)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Oh I am so glad you changed it...it looks wonderful..love the colors..I love your header and that mantel looks divine all lit up..you have a gift of decorating and making something look great again...:)

Southern Lady said...

What a beautiful transformation, Joy. And just think ... you can redecorate it for Christmas and other holidays, too!

Sincerely,

Janie

Mommy Mac said...

Right on, Joy!

I really like the new "less country craft-more modern home spun" facelift you gave this.

I can't helps but notice you have a soft spot for symmetry and balance. I'm speaking of your blog title mantle masterpiece. I love it! But, wouldn't you believe it...I am not so much of a balancy type girl. My husband loves symmetry...so we go behind the other re-arranging the couch throw pillows to fit our "design tastes!"

It's pretty funny!!!

Jen said...

Joy...you've done it again! What a wonderful transformation. Just love it! I'm not sure I would've seen the potential that you did!

Erin said...

I love how you transform everything! Very cute!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I love it. I am headed to the eye Dr. so think I will stop by the goodwill and SA to check it out. Looks great! Jackie

The Burners said...

I love the simplicity of it! Great thinking :) I think I would have passed it a couple of times, maybe bought it and then let it sit in my home for a couple of weeks until I "saw" the vision. You are so good to see the beauty at first sight!!

Carol said...

Another gem, LOVE it! When will you start decorating for Christmas? Can't wait to see the twinkle & shine!
Hugs,
Carol

AnnaSam said...

Joy,
That is wonderful! But I don't know if I could have thought of doing what you did to it!Maybe one day I will be able to! Thanks for sharing. have a blessed day!
Juanita

JuJu and Family said...

Very cool Joy! Please stop by my blog. Thanks

Frippery said...

Once again you are a thrifty creative recycling genius! Pam

Patricia said...

I love it!
I look forward to you : "Would you buy it?!?!" segments
I am in a process of looking for a cone for my front door!
You inspire me!

Sue said...

Only YOU could see what to do with it immediately. LOVE it!

Chris said...

No, I would NOT get it, but I sure would now!!! It's beautiful!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

cute!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

soo cute!! hope you have a great night!!
big hugs!!
xoxo Britt :-)

Sassy herself said...

How stinkin cute is that? So simple and so chic! You have such good eye.

What color and kind of paint did you use on the vase?

Michelle said...

I would giggle...those are the best finds. Something wonderful and CHEAP!

ThriftyDecorChick said...

That is SO funny -- I just posted about something similar I got just today! I am going to try to work some magic, we'll see!!

Scrappin' Mom said...

You amaze me! I love seeing how you work your magic. Thanks so much for inspiring me to try new things--I love your blog!!!

Joy said...

Sassy,
I spray painted the pot with Rustoleum espresso and then lightly sprayed over it with antique brass metallic.

Mimi Sue said...

As usual, gorgeous. Mimi

Angie said...

I love a good makeover and I love topiaries!

blessed mama said...

I got a little scared & thought the first pic was the "after". WHEW! It looks great now that you got a hold of it! I don't think I would have bought it because I am not the visionary you are...Oh, BTW, I am having a giveaway!!!

abeachcottage said...

oh yes, I love that glee feeling, I do it too, the little dance cos ya got it for a few bucks,

it looks great, isn't it amazing what a little thought can do...

Sarah

edie+steve said...

I thought you were slippin' when I saw the first two pics....tee-hee. Love the makeover. Come on over and win my hand-knit scarf.

Sandy Toes said...

That is just too cute!
-sandy toes

Jen r. said...

Yes. why not! ;)

Wendy said...

Very cute!

April Z said...

I don't know if I would've bought it. I wish I had the ability to look at things and see how they could be fixed up. I love what you did with it!

VintageChicChick said...

I admire your vision! I wish I was good at seeing past the skin of things.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Yup...that's exactly what I would do. Beautiful find Joy. You are the BEST!

Meghan said...

I liked it both ways!

You have such a good eye!

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