Give Me The Simple Life: Forgotten Items

There are all kinds of ways to use forgotten household items, especially in the garden.  If you’re as eager as I am for Spring to spring, check out these pix.


Got some extra coffee mugs around the house? I love that the cups and saucers didn’t start as a pair. But they sure do work!


How’s this for re-purposing an old washtub?


I wonder what stories this ol’ tub could tell.


Got an old bucket lying around?


This bicycle is just . . . oh so French!


My mom used to have a lot of these old milk containers. Hmmm…where are they now?


Look at what happens when the pot  and flower is put in the pull cart. A little magic! Why can’t I think of things like this?!


These pix were taken at one of my favorite spots: Petit Soleil Bed & Breakfast in San Luis Obispo. Owners John & Dianne Connor are AMAZING. The rooms are beautifully decorated, the breakfasts are…well, food you’ll dream about. And I always leave feeling inspired to look at things around my home and see them in a different way.


Have you repurposed any old “stuff” for your garden? If so, send me a picture! I’d love to see your creativity. And if I share your picture, I’ll send you a signed book.  



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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Peggy says:

    I never thought of planting something in a mug, I have a lot of those around, neat idea!