Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Have you ever been to Magpie Ethel's blog? She is very creative, has an adorable studio, and owns the most incredible collections you'll ever see. A few weeks ago she posted about a great way to support flowers in her garden. She finds colorful wooden mop and broom handles at yard sales and thrift stores, sticks them in the dirt and voila, flowery support.

This one isn't wood but I needed the red.
So now I'm on the hunt for handles. Yet another great idea from blogland too cute not to copy. Go say hi to Ethel, you won't be sorry.


Julie Harward said...

That is a cute idea..and sturdy too! :D

Lisa said...

Darling idea! I love the red, too. Now if you could just paint it with polka dots, I'd be even more happy. :)

Linda said...

What a cute and useful re-use idea!

Laura said...

This is a great idea.
Enjoyed visiting your blog this morning, and now I have a great tip.

I am now a follower-
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Donna said...

Great idea!


Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

What a great idea!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Thanks for passing the tip along. I just left you a comment on your adorable porch Post. : )

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Awesome idea!!

I love your front porch, too. So pretty!!