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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Garden of Lost SOLES

No, it’s not a typo.  This is my Garden of Lost Soles.
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My mom gathered these soles for me, and it just so happens that the person who wears through shoes the fastest is my teenage brother.  So these “soles” aren’t all exactly what I was looking for, but they work!img_3251 img_3264  
The impatiens have seen better days – probably before I bought them on clearance at Walmart.  Maybe they’ll be pretty again before the first frost.
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But the pink ones were a Mother’s Day gift from my little guy and his Brenda (daycare provider.)  I think they look perfect hanging out of this boot!
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This is what the tree looked like before and after.  It’s just a small shade garden, but I will add to it in the fall when I raid my relatives’ hostas and coral bells. :)
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Much better, huh?  And if your “sole” needs refreshing, you are welcome to drop it off here, where it will get a makeover, spend some time with nature, and be renewed (and re-used!)
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32 comments:

  1. I love the shoe garden! So cute! I hope you have a happy 4th!

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  2. How cute is that? I've been waiting for someone around here to wear out a pair of boots... guess they just don't work hard enough for my gardening purposes. So clever you are!

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  3. This is too cute. You are so creative!!!

    Happy 4th of July!

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  4. Haha... this is awesome. I love the name and the look! What a magnificent spot under that tree... wow.

    Donna

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  5. What a cute idea. I love whimsy added to the garden.

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  6. Coming over from Met Monday and I have to say that is the cutest idea EVER! Adorable and really, really unique!

    Jeanine

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  7. My goodness - this is the cutest thing ~ Love this idea! The flowers in the boots are adorable! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  8. Very unique idea....love the sign! I planted flowers in children's rubber boots and the neighbors love it...next year I might try this!!

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  9. Haha! CUTE! That "sole" sign totally makes it! Love this!!

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  10. I came in expecting to find some "Mid-evil" kinda post then almost fell off my chair laughing.. "Shoes"... how cute! What an Idea! So clever and I love it!
    Sandy
    thewondersofdoing@blogspot.com

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  11. That is so unique & darling! I love it.

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  12. Love the idea. Thanks for posting about it.

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  13. I have seen an old bed used as a flower "bed", but this is the first time I've ever seen a whole "sole" garden! Very clever indeed! :) My mom plants flowers in little rain boots, but your idea is on a much grander scale! :)
    I'm glad you like my built-ins I'm working on it my son's room...they have taken me forever!!! lol I have gotten a lot more done on them since my earlier post though, so I'm feeling a little more accomplished! I can't wait to show you guys the finished product...when I get finished that is! lol
    Have a great week and check in on me and my cabinet progress when you get time. :)
    Blessings & hugs
    Missy

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  14. So cute! Linked to your post:
    http://www.momsbyheart.net/2010/07/momspiration-mondays.html

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  15. Oh my goodness!!!! this is the cutest idea ever!
    LOL... very good.
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  16. I love this shoe garden. It is the cutest garden idea I have seen. Love it!

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  17. What a cute idea! Congrats on being featured on Funky Junk Interiors!!!

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  18. So cute, girl. What a neat idea!

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  19. This is simply the cutest idea I've seen... I'm surely going to try it out...

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  20. Oh my goodness...this is the best idea ever!

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  21. This really made me smile! So clever!

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  22. Hi, Katie! :) I like your sense of humor. The flowers look really neat in their soles. Thanks so much for the visit! :)

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  23. Now this is what I call thinking outside the box!

    Love it!

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  24. I just read your post about the "ugly daughter - in - law" I guess I must be her too! ha, ha! I was just wondering you found the classes interesting and worth your time or not! let me know! Thanks!

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  25. Love the sign! I have a lot of boots in my beds, but never seen a sign like that. I LOVE it! Thanks for the wonderful idea.

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  26. I love the pun! And the frog is a pretty great touch, too! Have a great weekend!

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  27. Love this idea! BTW- left you a bloggy award over at my blog :) http://www.goodenessgracious.com/2010/07/goode-friends-awards.html

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  28. that is SO cool!!! i finally got around to subscribing and going through your posts! i love this idea- so clever. and i was an english major in college, so i love a good play on words!

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