Happy Wednesday! I’m taking a break from Spring cleaning to bring you a super quick idea for your outdoor decor. It involves weights, scales and lots of flowers!
Nothing says Springtime like flowers! And although I adore perennials for obvious reasons, there is nothing quite like the pop of color that annuals bring. And since pink is my favorite color, I love using pink flowers in my yard. One of my favorite tricks is to buy lush hanging baskets and cut off the hanger and stick the pot in my urns and containers. It is instant gratification.
I have this sweet little scale that hangs off of the deck at the lake. I actually bought the scale separately from the basket. If you buy them together at an antique store they can be really expensive. So, I made my own!
Usually I keep the basket filled with big sea shells that we found on the property. It looks nice and monochromatic, and it also weighs down the basket and keeps it from blowing around. So, today while we were cleaning the layers of pollen off of the deck and furniture, I decided to dress up the weight and scales with some beautiful flowers. This is how the scale looked before the flowers:
I bought several hanging baskets from the local flower market. They were $19.99 each and contain a pretty mix of Calibrachoa, Petunitas and Bacopa. The tag said this combination is called Pismo Beach.
After cleaning the pollen and dust off of the scales and basket, I cut off the wire hanger from the hanging basket and put the pot of flowers inside the basket of the scales. I gently pulled the flowers around the chains and tipped the pot at an angle so the flowers would spill more toward the front of the basket. Then I hung it back into place. So quick and easy!
You can see by the numbers on the scale the flowers weigh a lot more than the sea shells! It’s okay. I think the scale and hook can handle it. Although this scale is not original to the lake house, I can’t help but think something similar was here before. The hook that the scale hangs from WAS here. I think Mrs. E., the original lady of the house would approve.
Okay, still working on that pollen removal. Hope you have a great day! xoxo Dell