Monday, June 11, 2012

Copycats R Us

I live in the "Slate Belt" area of PA.  In addition to it having the most unappealing area name (except for maybe the "Rust Belt" area), it's rural, which is a good thing.  I've been a reverse carpetbagger for almost 20 years and have always lived on acreage.

I have been renting at my little place for 3 years now, and it's never had a house number.  Generally, it's not an issue as there's no US mail delivery here and I have to use a PO box.  But since none of the other houses on the lane are numbered, I know it's frustrating for the UPS/FedX/oil guy/gas guy/Fuller Brush man to try and find the right address of anyone who lives here.

One of my favorite blogs is Confessions of  A Plate Addict.  I've used a number of  Debbie's ideas around my home with great success, and when I saw her flower pot wreath, I fell hard.

I won't tell you how much it cost me to make it - let's just say I now understand the value of those 40 foot long receipt tapes from Michaels  :D

The only changes I made to Debbie's method was to use a raffia wrapped wire to secure the pots since mine will be outside.  I plan on bringing it in during the winter months, but I think it should withstand the other 3 seasons.

I also painted my house number (freehand, and I'm kinda rather proud of how the numbers turned out) on a piece of the ubiquitous rock that was mined in the area.

Now, if Liam Neeson and/or Daniel Craig ever decide to visit, they'll be able to find me easily.  Thanks, Debbie! :D

1 comment :

  1. Love the wreath! And thanks for the shout out! But...hey...let me know if Liam shows up! lol Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie