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January 21, 2012


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I wish I had kept my old Victoria Magazines. Love the inspiration! Your potting bench is great and I love succulents. Well done!


So beautiful! Love your potting bench look a like! Great look!
Miss Bloomers


This is just GREAT! I love the mixture of textures & shapes. Shhhh, don't tell those panes are plastic...you can't tell at all.
I enjoyed visiting you from The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday. I didn't realize that I wasn't a follower of yours. I have corrected that now. ;-)



This is beautiful~ all your garden treasures make a wonderful vignette!


Such a wonderful potting bench and area!! I would love to sit down and relax in your beautiful spot.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

That looks so pretty, Andrea! I love the way it looks at night, too, with the candles lit. I love those little pots your succulents are in! Nice copycat!

My old Victoria's didn't make the move with us ~ apparently, magazines didn't make the cut with hubby as "important papers" to pack up! : )


You are so right about Victoria! I have kept all of my originals and am keeping the new ones as well! your potting bench looks fabulous. xo marlis



You really put together an amazing look. and I looooove your price, that's best part!

I was just reading my Victoria before bed and the inspiration pic(s) were super fresh on my mind when I ran into this post. Such a great magazine, wish I would have kept mine too, but in keeping green I am in a magazine swap club so we keep them circulating.


AWESOME Andrea. How cool you had everything on hand too. I think your version is prettier,and it looks fantastic at night. Thanks so much for joining me.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home & Flea Market Makeovers

It looks wonderful Andrea! I love Victoria too - the older ones. I have a several from 1998-2000 and I just spent yesterday looking though them.



You've put together something fantastic!
I wish I could put on a white dress with floral print, play some music and make a tea party in your garden :)

Love your site!



O, I love this Challenge party that DebbieDoo has every month...my favorite linky party of all time. ;)))

Love your copy cat...it all looks fabulous. You did a great copy cat, Andrea.
Come over to see mine when you can. fun fun


I love it, send me any of the galvanized items that you want to get rid of! Love it!



Jan @SouthernJunkin'

Cute, cute! No way could I pass up the throw-aways either! Love that you shopped your home and garden!!


That looks GREAT....I absolutely love what you did with your potting bench! Enjoy your day, Gail

Jen Migonis

I just loved the Victoria magazine spread and you really did have so many similar pieces! We are kindred spirits... I always pull over at trash heaps when I see something good. :)
Here is my makeover (found you via Between Naps): http://www.migonishome.com/2012/01/makeover-monday-table-sawed-in-two.html



Joselyn @The DIY Spot

Beautiful! Nice finds beautifully displayed. I am always amazed at what people throw away. I wish I lived near you; definitely a DIY'ers paradise.


Amazing! I, too, adore Victoria Magazine and saved my older issues, simply because I couldn't part with them. I love your potting bench. I clicked to view your Christmas bench and it was adorable with the plaid. Thanks for sharing.

Evolution of a home

Seeing this while it's pouring rain outside today gave me my garden "fix" thank you!! Love these ideas.


Hey there, visiting from Debbie~doos! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!! Great job!

Mary Alice Patterson

Love what you did with your potting bench. Gets me in the mood for spring.
Mary Alice

Leslie Hayes

I love this copy cat idea you do! And this one today is a winner! I can see my deck out my kitchen window and I decorate for winter. I hope you'll visit and see my winter greens and browns here:


and here


I'm on the look out for something I can "copy cat"!


Beautiful job with your copycat! I can't believe it's so warm there - 76! We've been taking advantage of the snow here with some sledding fun. I love all your galvanized planters! Thanks for sharing.

L'Heure Bleue At Home

The night time photo shots look amazing. Really love the watering can.


I'd never though of huddling around the ole potting bench in the evenings. I'm pretty sure my wife wouldn't let me get near it with any dirt.


Beautiful idea! Great job.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)


A Mother and A Daughter

I have a whole box full of Victoria magazines from about 10 to 12 years ago. Maybe I should get them out and take a look! ~ Barbara


WOW! That turned out just beautifully!


It turned out really pretty. Thanks for the great ideas.

BethM@Under A Pile of Scrap!

VERY pretty! I have never looked at the Victoria magazine, but I think I will have to put that on my To Do list now! I do like the Country Garden magazines, but haven't seen the latest one yet. A must do now also.

The only fire we're sitting around here in northern Indiana is the one in the fireplace in the house! I'm only WAITING for flowers during this time of the year. :^/


Beautiful. Isn't it amazing what other people throw out that can find a second home.


It's so charming. I use galvanized buckets for so many things throughout the year. As for Victoria magazines, love them.

Laura Walker

Oh boy, now I am going to have to do something with my sorry looking potting bench I was hoping no one would notice it until spring. Yours looks great.Happy to be a new follower from Wow us Wednesdays.

barbara Jean

love it all!

barbara jean

Gayle Page-Robak

I am so enjoying seeing your wonderful potting shed area. Everything looks wonderful and inviting to this Canadian lady who looks out and sees snow! (smile). April and May seem a long way away so I am enjoying your setting. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
Hugs, Gayle.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove

It looks beautiful! I am envying that 76 degree weather! I am so ready to get out in the yard and play! thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful weekend!


I love what you have done with your potting bench, it looks great! The candle light photos are fabulous.


I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)


I love the photo spread, all the Gardening, keeps me wishing for


Love your interpretation. You had great items to work with.

bathroom chandeliers

Small plants look in the home garden look so beautiful and amazing.Plants and flowers are increase beauty in the garden.


Gorgeous! Love that all of the items were thrifted! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!


We just love your gorgeous potting bench!
I keep all my issues, too!
The architectural piece with the lantern is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
Big hiugs,

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here

Beautiful! I love your collection of urns and planters. Thanks for linking to the Open House party. Hugs, Sherry


wow, this is gorgeous! Victoria's wonderful inspiration makes it so much easier to pull together ideas, love this! I'll be featuring this post on VIF tomorrow, thanks so much for linking up to the party! xo

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