Wednesday, August 7, 2013

~Garden Plates and Simple & Sweet Fridays #75~

I've been wanting to add some china plates to the garden.

 I ran across some chipped and miss-matched plates my mother had left me. 
I knew she would love this idea using them in the garden as markers.
I used a Deco Color marker. 
Hopefully it was last, at least through the summer.
Then I recycled some old wood stakes from a barrel.
Stan helped me drill holes in the plates.
Did I ever tell you I have the best husband.

Of course, we needed a thyme marker.
I wanted to treat Stan with dessert for helping me make the garden plates. 
I love any recipe using filo dough. I made him a
 Cherry and Almond Strudel.
Had to share my new lavender with you.
So pretty!

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  1. I am sure you have mentioned how you drill the plates and what kind of bit you use but wouldn't mind one more 'how'. Thanks for hosting Jody and Stan. The plates make great garden markers.

  2. Hi Jody and Stan. It has been a great summer for gardening and the blueberries are abundant. Thanks for hosting, your garden looks wonderful.

  3. Thrilled to be a part of Simple Sweet Fridays. Loving the vintage saucer garden markers, what a fabulous idea!. Tina ;)

  4. Love those garden stakes....They look amazing. And that Lavender, now I'm sorry that I passed some up when I saw it at my local grocery store...

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Beautiful garden stakes!! What a great idea!!

    Thanks so much for hosting!!


  6. Thanks for the feature! So happy to be a part of other lovely features! Your husband is so sweet to drill the holes on those plates, just curious to know what kind of bit was used for drilling. The plates do make pretty garden stakes for the herbs:) Loving your pretty lavender! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

  7. Your 'herb stakes' turned out so cute! You're so creative, as always (and that strudel looks amazing :)
    Thanks for featuring my mantel and for hosting!

  8. That's a very clever idea ~ I've never heard of the marker, but have my fair share of broken china :) I 'd like to give it a try ~ Judi

  9. This is such a good idea for our gardens...I am pinning this one...
    Love, Mona

  10. Oh how darling! I know it takes a special drill bit - these are wonderful!

  11. What a fun idea! It's always so nice to be able to join in on the fun!


  12. What a very unique idea, your garden looks even better, like a tablescape, lol! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this cool party! I'm joining twice this week...hehehe
    Big hugs,

  13. I came across this post this morning and loved are truly an inspiration! Thank you so much! Pamela Graham

  14. I love this idea, I have put some china plates in the garden but never thought of this..I think I will have to give that a try..thank you for sharing with love Janice

  15. Lovely garden plates to pretty up the garden and wonderfully creative features!

    Thanks for hosting!


  16. Thank you so much for featuring my Chocolate Treat recipe.

  17. Great idea, Jody! Thanks for hosting :) Have a nice weekend! Hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  18. Love your garden markers!! So Cute!

  19. Those are so clever! Thank you for hosting. :)

    1. How lovely and so pretty. Mums plates too,what a sweet idea.:)

  20. That is the cutest idea, Jody! Great way to repurpose old china. :) Is filo dough easy to work with? I'd love to make that cherry strudel for my husband!

    xoxo laurie

  21. What an awesome idea! Love your garden stakes. Thank you so much for hosting! So happy to be back and posting at your party!! Happy Friday.


  22. Your garden markers are such a great idea, I'll have to remember that one. Blessings - Dawn

  23. These garden plate markers are such a great idea! LOVE them!

  24. The plate markers are so fun. Really great features also! Happy to be joining the party.

  25. Hi Jody and Stan, the summer has been great for gardening. Great idea of plant markers. Thanks for hosting.

  26. Wonderful at Home is following you back! LOVING those china plate garden markers! Thanks for the invite to the party! Look forward to following you!

  27. What a great idea, and so colourful. It's always a shame to see the chipped plates and the only thing for them is the bin, however this is such a good idea for recycling. xx

  28. Thanks so much for the feature Stan & Jan. I feel honored to be among your picks. Blessings to you, Patti

  29. Hello! My Friday got away from me and here I kept your email to remind me! So sorry to be late to the party!!! Thanks for the nudge to get me over here as I have had so much fun poking around. Well, I put on some lipstick and powdered my nose ready to get my party on... woohooo!! Now to meet the other fun girls!!

  30. Jody,
    Totally creative!!! Clever!!!

  31. I’m happy you posted something like this one with pictorial representation.Consequently those people became aware in identifying the different gardening.
    garden stakes

  32. Oh its really nice to make our garden beautiful and attractive with the help of such type of garden stakes.Its very funny and enjoyable activity.Everyone wants to be a part of such type of activity.


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