Monday, July 9, 2012

Vintage Shoes in the Garden

I always like the way flowers grow in an unexpected way.
When I tried growing flowers in some unique baby shoes it looked too cute.
I went to the thrift store on a hunt to find the cheapest shoes.
Stan drilled holes in the bottom of the shoes to have drainage in them.
It was fun seeing how many different shoes I could find.
Black, white, patterned and yellow.
The children's shoes and the white ones with the flowers.
How pretty...
I found the purses at different nurseries.
I stamped the spoon and added some bling.
I'm going to be adding these on my Etsy site.
I love how each one is unique.
It's as though they have their own personality.
Miniature flowers are the best.
It's fun going to the nursery to find what flower would fit each shoe.
When you display them all together they seem to fit perfectly.
You can use glass domes to add some whimsy.
Every girl needs some new shoes.
What girl doesn't like to go shopping...

42 comments:

  1. So cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Your shoes and purses are darling and I love how you displayed them on the baker's rack. What a fun gardening idea!
    Babs

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  3. Oh my goodness, I just love the look you have created!

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  4. This is so fun, how on earth did you come up with such an idea as high heel shoes with plants? I've seen old boots but never shoes. The bags are a lovely touch too. xo

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  5. This is all so cute and just love it to pieces, thanks so much for sharing... I love to garden but never really done anything such as this, it is nice to decorate our yards with furniture and nick nacks like our homes. I just find our summer season so short that by the time I did all of this, plus everything else I wouldn't be able to sit and enjoy! But, it's so nice to see it here and elsewhere.

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  6. This just too stinking cute. I love all the shoes with the flowers but the basket in the background are just great. Beautifully done and great post.

    Cynthia

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  7. Very cute! I love the bling on the spoon too.

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  8. These are all adorable!! Much easier to find shoes when you don't have to worry about the size!! Lovely spoon too! :)

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  9. Charming! It looks like something one would find in an English garden.

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  10. Absolutely charming! This reminds me of an idea I saw once. A women had an old wooden cross laying against a wall. On the cross was written "old Soles". There she hung old pairs of tennis and odd shoes. I thought it was so cute.

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  11. so fun!

    hoping you have a moment to stop by and check out my giveaway:
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/07/summer-sale-giveaway.html

    have a lovely day.

    michele

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  12. Jody and Stan!! OMG!! This is just the cutest darn thing!! I LOVE this idea!! And the purse too! Terrific !

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  13. This is just one of the most clever and cute things I've ever seen!

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  14. I love unexpected elements in the garden - how fun! And they do look especially cure grouped together!

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  15. Hi Jody and Stan, I wouldn't have thought of using old shoes in that way, and it looks great! Its nice to see you work together in the creative process! The baby shoes are so sweet. I've just become a member on your blog too!

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  16. What a cute and clever idea. I can see this being a darling idea for a garden themed party. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Thank you so much Jody for visiting my blog and your sweet comment, I will surely bee submiting the projects in your wonderful party. I tried to reply your comment but the email is a "no reply" so I am leaving you the comment here in your blog. I love the shoes you have done, they are really awesome. Thank you again very much I really appreciate it.
    Erika
    www.boulevardelantique.blogspot.com

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  18. Beautiful vignette for the garden. I have planted in shoes and boots, but usually stick with garden-type shoes, but now I might try some fancies. Loved those "purses"!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  19. This is just darling! I mean aside from the garden, these would be so cute for a number of women's event decorations, or women's teas. I often see interesting footwear at Goodwill and such, but I don't like to wear other people's shoes. So this would be a fun way to resue even what I wouldn't wear and shoes I want to get rid of. I just fell for the ones with the delicate little blooms. Then there are those adorable purses as! You are just too much!
    Liz

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  20. i love this! It looks like a fairy garden. :) What a fun idea. I would love to join you for Simple and Sweet Fridays this week.... I'm new to your blog and your newest follower. I have you'll pop by and say hi!

    ~Liz

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  21. We screaming love this! How adorable....wish we had some luck finding cute shoes like that around here....now we'll keep an extra eye out for them ~ thanks for the cute cute idea!!
    Karla & Karrie

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  22. Those are just way too cute! Thank you so much for sharing this idea!

    ***Stopping by from the hop, have a great day!

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  23. Hi Jody and Stan: This is such a beautiful and girly idea--I love it! They are charming grouped together on your display rack. Take care, and have a wonderful weekend!

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  24. How fun are these? I love the white shoes with the little rosettes. These make a really cute vignette.

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  25. Fantastic idea, thanks for the inspiration.
    Love the shoes...
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  26. that is a very cute idea.

    I have hen & chicks planted in an old pair of mary jane shoes that was mine.after 3 years they are just about to rot away i left them out all winter , still have hen & chicks in them

    i like your yellow shoes , i think i would have to display them in my studio with the plants in them or not

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  27. Hi, Jody...been on vacation, and playing catch-up on my blog reading. I LOVE the shoes...if only we could grow real flowers here in the desert! The little peat pots and silverware markers are adorable, as well. Heading back for more reading, once I grab another cup of coffee...Happy Summer - XOXO Tanya

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  28. Such a cute idea. And they look wonderful. I have a pair of my grandfather's boots that has a plant in one and a ceramic kitten in the other by my back door. But never thought of using other kinds of shoes. Great job. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  29. I would have never thought of that! Great idea! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  30. I just love these planted shoes. Thanks for linking up at the Hot Fun in the Summertime link party.

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  31. What an awesome idea! The display is so pretty and elegant - love it!

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  32. These are just darlin'! I'm your newest fan! Thank you so much for linking up with Hot Fun in the Summertime Blog Party!

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  33. What a fun idea! Love the whole rack of them--great display. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  34. this is such a creative idea!!!! I love i. xo P.S. See you at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop!

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  35. This is so whimsical! I love the idea! Brilliant - the flowers in the shoes, the purse planters - all come together in such a lovely way on your stand. I will be featuring this post this evening in my Home and Garden Thursday post - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  36. Great refashion for shoes! Love it! I would love for you to link this up to The CSI project this week. The challenge is refashions/upcycles. This would be perfect and you just might WIN! Come on over each week for a new challenge, new tutorials and new judges.
    www.thecsiproject.com

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  37. How adorable!! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  38. Thanks so much for sharing this great idea with us at Ivy and Elephants. We loved it and it is a feature this week! Please stop by and grab yourself a featured button.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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