Friday, August 17, 2012


                                                 Hello everyone,
               Isn't this a cute idea? I remember seeing some rubber boots used for flower containers awhile ago on Pinterest so I collected a few from thrift shops as well as some old ones from my grandchildren.
  We put them up on the old door in Chelsea Garden inside the terrace to give it some life. There is an old mirror in the window which reflects them also.
                       Such a cute idea-don't you think?

                           They have such cute little boots these days.
I bought these at a thrift shop but they came from Old Navy before that. I didn't put these up because they are just so cute-I thought I might have a new granddaughter someday to splash around in these!

  I spotted these in Mahone Bay earlier this year along the sidewalk-so cute!
                                            Loving my phlox right now too.

   I might actually dig out my own rubberboots today as we finally got some rain last night and I see a few puddles in our driveway!

I am joining My Romantic Home for Show And Tell and How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday and The Rose Garden in Malevik for Show Off Saturday today.

Have a fun weekend!



Deborah said...

Carolyn these are adorable and what a cute idea!
I love them!
Such bright colours and your flowers add so much happiness to them.
Hope you are having a lovely go play in those puddles! Lol

Deborah xoxo

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Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Carolyn,
Love, love, love the boot flower containers. The boots are so pretty on their own....but with the flowers they become extra special. Thanks for showing your display.
Have a good week
Barb from Australia

Naturally Carol said...

A great idea..and so workable as they are already waterproof!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Carolyn,

Oh goodness - what an adorable idea to hang the boots. I also adore old rain boots and use them in my garden for flowers and as decorations - I just painted my old green Welles with Sunflowers in them, but never thought of hanging them !!
Thank you for sharing.
Have a lovely day.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness that looks absolutely precious!! I think I will be on the hunt now for rain boots :) Thank you for sharing with us!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very cute, Carolyn! I love all the colors and patterns.

Cindy said...

The little rubber boots are an adorable idea! I pinned it!
Hugs, Cindy

Monica said...

This makes me giggle because I've just painted something similar! LOVE WELLIES!

Linda said...

Such adorable little rain boots! I love all the colors and the beautiful flowers inside! So clever!

Havve fun splashing in the puddles...glad you got some rain!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
What cute rain boots filled with posies! Love that idea! Love the pretty phlox too. I am so glad we got some rain. I am sure your gardens enjoyed the drink! Enjoy your weekend.


akwamaryna said...

Yes, it is a cute idea!
I love phlox, they are beautiful colors. In these colorful rubber boots they look very nice :)

17-17 said...

I love this idea! these little boots look great with pastel flowers!

Kristin_Texas said...

This is so cute! I have to show my mother this.


Terri said...

I don't understand why boots were so dull when I was a kid!

Unknown said...

Oh, my, I don't know which is the prettiest, the boots or the phlox!! Sweet idea!
HPS, Dorothy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those looks adorable!

Susan said...

Oh, what a SWEET idea, Carolyn. So, so cute, and colorful, too! Susan

LV said...

What will they think of next. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought of this neat idea.

Linda said...

YOU R the cutie, Carolyn! How clever are ya t'all???!!!!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Linda said...

Oh, Love Mahone Bay! Did you get to Suttles and Seawinds? Used to be the sweetest tea house there - Tingle Bridge, but I think it's gone now...Memories. Sigh. Happy Weekend, folks!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...


What a fabulous idea!


Linda said...

Too cute!! Don't have any little feet around. So no boots.
My phlox are doing wonderful too.

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Such a cute idea.. beautiful

Unknown said...

Hi Carolyn! The boots are adorable..kudos for having the eye to put the right ones and flowers together! love your blog!!Here from pink sat.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Carolyn,
Yes, that is a cute idea! Adorable! You always have such beautiful photos! HPS!

Kathy said...

I tell you what Carolyn, you are so delightfully creative! This is about the sweetest, most whimsical thing I have ever seen! Love it. I mentioned your blog in my latest post - I made a Peach Cream Pie - the recipe was in the latest Taste of Home cookbook - a little different from your recipe. Also, I started a Pinterest board based upon Sandi's posts on your garden - becoming quite popular - I hope the two of you get a lot of visits as a result! Hope you have a blessed weekend,

flowersandhome said...

Great idea!!!! Love the phlox and hydrangea displayed in the boots.

Rose Garden Malevik said...

Yes,,,,,the photos makes me smile.....just a lovley idea :)
so you are still Number ONE :)
and do not miss......




it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Linda Carole Bloom said...

How cute are these bright boots! And wouldn't kids have fun with this. I am in love with your phlox too! I had clouds of white David at my last house. Do you have a trick to keep the lower half of the plant from getting mildew??

Ruthie Miller said...

LOve, love, Love! Not only the idea but you have the cutest boots I have ever seen. Like chintz ware for Wellies!
:) Ruthie from:

The Porcelain Rose said...

Just adorable!!
Thanks for sharing.
Happy Pink Saturday!

shirlgirl said...

That really is a cute idea. Thanks for the tip on where to get them too. I will check out Old Navy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a great idea and your photos are fabulous!!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.

i-Pünktchen said...

Hej Carolin,
WOW, what a wonderful blog, beautyful pictures and very lovely ideas !
Best regards, Iris

Mogis Cottage said...

Hello, first we did not have a summer at all and now these very hot days. I cannot stay outside very long so I have a look through all the wonderful blogs. The boots are so nice, that was a very good idea. I love your blog and your style. Its always so inspiring. Thanks for the wonderful photos.
Love Tina

Anonymous said...

So cute! Glad you always share fun and bright ideas for home makeover.
Love it!
Organization Accessories

Angela said...

that is a very fun idea! You phlox are so perfect I thought they were silk versions! I also saw some clearance rain boots at Walmart

Trish said...

Carolyn this is so adorable!
What a pretty idea - and how beautiful the phlox looks in these charming boots!
I am inspired to try this myself now :-)
Thanks for sharing..I'm always blessed when I visit you!

Bonnie said...

Lonely varieties of phlox and darling boot containers. Such fun I expect.

The Tablescaper said...

Very fun! I used a pair as vases a couple of years ago for April Showers.

- The Tablescaper

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

This is such a great idea. Cute boots! Love the photos.


Katy Noelle said...

Those boots ARE adorable for certain and perfect with the flowers in them! and, once again, I ask myself the question, why don't they make those for big girls, too? i.e. 44 year old girlies! The little girls get all the prettiest dresses and all the cutest accessories, don't you think?! It's just not fair!!! ;)