adaptive reuse


File under new uses for old stuff. I’ve been hunting around for a container to combine my two houseplant ivy plants into one pot. Found what I needed at my favorite picking site, the Smithfield Barn last weekend.

It’s a vintage piece of crockery/pottery of unknown age and precise origin. By my guesstimate I figure it is anywhere from the 1930s through the 1960s. Also given the folk art people, I expect it’s from Lancaster County. I am thinking it was one of those tourist pieces, like the little cast-iron people I have sitting on a bookshelf.

I did not drill holes in the container, in case I get tired of using it for a planter someday. I did put some sand and rocks on the bottom, pebbles actually and planted.

Voilà! Adaptive reuse, vintage style.