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Spring Decorating Idea

TSI_headshotI love to shop the flea markets.  My favorite is the Rose Bowl flea market (second Sunday of the month).  There are so many treasures to be found.

Milk_PaleA great use for flea market finds is to create fun containers for your garden and patio.   I have purchased galvanized steel containers to re-purpose as planters, some other great choices are old watering cans or wood dough bowls.

Martha Stewart offers this wonderful Spring decorating idea with old-fashioned enamel milk pails. I suggest garage sales and antique fairs as a great source for these pails,  if you are not near the Rose Bowl Flea Market.

Stewart suggests… place sword ferns (Nephrolepis obliterata ‘Kimberly Queen’) or similar plants in 10-inch pots inside large buckets (above); consider ferns in 4- to 8-inch pots for smaller pails. If the bucket is too deep, put an upturned plastic pot inside, and stand the plant on top. Remove plant to water.


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Tami Smight Interiors, a full-service interior design firm, has been gracing southern California homes with warm, accessible designs since 2004.

As a certified professional interior designer, Tami Smight shares expert design tips, tricks and trends in her column. Check out her articles in our SCV “Your Home Inside And Out”section.

Spring Decorating Idea

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