I Tend to Our Thrifty Garden in $8 Style....

Did I tell you all recently about how an excessive amount of beautiful jade plants that were dumped near our house? Well upon discovering a ridiculous amount of them had been dumped recently on my way out to collect Cohen from school, I called Ben and told him to get out on the street and collect all of them.

Ben obliged and collected our bounty of fortune and we then lined them in their pots against our fence on service side of our house. The Jade plants looked so nice lined up against the fence like a little hedge that we decided to plant three quarters of them along the fence and let there poor pot bound roots grow free again.

We've been popping out each day to check on our bounty and we are so thrilled with how it looks and that it didn't cost us a cent, that's thrifty garden style right there. I'm all over thrifty style and whether it be in the garden or my wardrobe, and this was me faffing about with the plants the other day.

1960's Sleeveless Top - garage sale
Shoes, Capri Jeans and Belt - all op shopped

This whole outfit cost me $8 in total and I'm thrilled with my new to me 1960's sleeveless top, it's a perfect piece to slip into my Spring/Summer wardrobe. It was a recent score at a garage sale of a women who once had a vintage store in Brisbane here in Queensland. I was very restrained buying pieces from her but I did also pick up the most stunning embroidered Hawaiian maxi dress that deserves its own post.


It always astounds me the things that people giveaway or dump for what I often think is no good reason. My bright blue canvas shoes for $2 that had never been worn, but furthermore those beautiful Jade plants. Would you believe that just last week the same thing happened again? A whole bunch of them just strewn over the roundabout near our house and up the street. We're so happy with the bounty they've added some life and colour to what some might think is an otherwise mundane area of ones property.

We still have several plants still in pots that are heading for new positions around our property and a couple by our front door.  Did you know that the belief is that the Jade Plant is the tree of luck, money and fortune and it's good thing to place them by your front door to bring that goodness into your home. I think we've already had quite a bit of luck and fortune with such a lovely score.

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My Vintage Childhood: I Tend to Our Thrifty Garden in $8 Style....

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I Tend to Our Thrifty Garden in $8 Style....

Did I tell you all recently about how an excessive amount of beautiful jade plants that were dumped near our house? Well upon discovering a ridiculous amount of them had been dumped recently on my way out to collect Cohen from school, I called Ben and told him to get out on the street and collect all of them.

Ben obliged and collected our bounty of fortune and we then lined them in their pots against our fence on service side of our house. The Jade plants looked so nice lined up against the fence like a little hedge that we decided to plant three quarters of them along the fence and let there poor pot bound roots grow free again.

We've been popping out each day to check on our bounty and we are so thrilled with how it looks and that it didn't cost us a cent, that's thrifty garden style right there. I'm all over thrifty style and whether it be in the garden or my wardrobe, and this was me faffing about with the plants the other day.

1960's Sleeveless Top - garage sale
Shoes, Capri Jeans and Belt - all op shopped

This whole outfit cost me $8 in total and I'm thrilled with my new to me 1960's sleeveless top, it's a perfect piece to slip into my Spring/Summer wardrobe. It was a recent score at a garage sale of a women who once had a vintage store in Brisbane here in Queensland. I was very restrained buying pieces from her but I did also pick up the most stunning embroidered Hawaiian maxi dress that deserves its own post.


It always astounds me the things that people giveaway or dump for what I often think is no good reason. My bright blue canvas shoes for $2 that had never been worn, but furthermore those beautiful Jade plants. Would you believe that just last week the same thing happened again? A whole bunch of them just strewn over the roundabout near our house and up the street. We're so happy with the bounty they've added some life and colour to what some might think is an otherwise mundane area of ones property.

We still have several plants still in pots that are heading for new positions around our property and a couple by our front door.  Did you know that the belief is that the Jade Plant is the tree of luck, money and fortune and it's good thing to place them by your front door to bring that goodness into your home. I think we've already had quite a bit of luck and fortune with such a lovely score.

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8 Comments:

At October 8, 2014 at 11:05 AM , Blogger Sunae Reilly said...

Ooh, I love Jade plants.They are such a lovely shade of green to bring into your garden, and I love your new top, too! xx

 
At October 8, 2014 at 8:19 PM , Blogger Curtise said...

It never ceases to amaze me what people get rid of - but that's all the better for those of us who like a freebie, or anything secondhand! Great plants, and a cool top and sneakers, lovely. xxx

 
At October 9, 2014 at 2:03 AM , Blogger Vix said...

Fancy chucking plants away! Madness! Thank goodness for your eagle eyes! Lovely top. x

 
At October 9, 2014 at 5:48 PM , Blogger Iliska Dreams said...

Wow your gardening outfit is way more stylish that mine. I tend to just borrow from Justin's side of the cupboard when I garden.

 
At October 13, 2014 at 9:14 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

I do too, I especially like these ones with the broader leaves and you know I mad over green.....you can never have too much, or at least I think so.

 
At October 13, 2014 at 9:15 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Touche Curtise, if it wasn't for others getting rid of things would have slim pickins' wouldn't we?

 
At October 13, 2014 at 9:17 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

I know it's just weird seriously why would you throw them away? There such lovely plants why wouldn't you gift them in nice painted pot or something to people.

 
At October 13, 2014 at 9:17 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

I was only watering them this day and talking to them, not full on down on my knees getting grubby!

 

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