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VV finds..

Posted by crazyone zone 3 (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 4, 11 at 22:11

i found these two iron things at value village.. i thought thrift stores would be cheaper but not so.

the ball was $8 and the basket $13 plus tax.

does anyone know what the ball is originally made for?

i plan to use them as planters unless any better ideas.

thanks

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RE: VV finds..

Very nice! black 1 looks like could be for firewood, magazines, towels in bathroom(sitting on floor) No idea what the ball thing was. Will look great with a pot in bottom & the plant growing out of it. Very nice additions to any garden! Jan


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I agree with Jan regarding the use for these items. They are both very neat. - Marylee


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I don't know what their original uses were, but they are just beautiful! What a great find for you!


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I'd say magazines,towels,or logs for the fireplace for the black one.The red one i have no idea.I know i'd use them both inside my house,especially the red one.How big are they??
Kathi


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they re about a foot and a half tall.. not many logs but magazines for sure, i want to use as planters with the round one being like cinderella's carriage and maybe vinca vine.

I just thought them pricey for thrift store buys.. everyone else seems to get much better deals :-)


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Price.

I don't like to spend much on TS things but I will if it is something that will last a very long time & is unique!! I don't think those prices were out of line at all. They are very nice decorator items & I sure would have bought them for myself!! You can change the color of them any time you change your patio decor or if you get a different color scheme going on in a part of garden & need a little extra bling-just get a spray can & paint it purple, teal, hot pink, any color you want. You can keep it black or white & change out the plants, doesn't get much better than that! You got a couple of treasures so ENJOY them!! Jan


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YUP! Treasures, I would say, too, like sunnyca!
I'm really lovin' the basket one..& they'll last "forever" so I'd say you didn't pay too much! Will be beautiful planted & in your garden areas! TFS! Jeanne S.


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Great items! I especially like the red one.


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Love them both. I think the round thing was originally a bowling ball holder. he-he It would be great for displaying a mosaiced ball or to use as a topiary by stuffing it with styrofoam and dirt and planting succulents in it. Or it looks cool just like it is. Great finds!


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