Thursday, July 10, 2008

variations on a sedum wreath...


Daniel's BFF and his GF are having a housewarming party this weekend and we wanted to bring something non-traditional for the happy couple. In typical Team Thomsen-style we cooked this up together...

ME: how about we make a kick ass conainer?

HIM:I don't want it to be in a pot, something a little more unusual?

ME: like what? a typewriter?

HIM: that'd be kick ass!


So I made it. I just planted it so I think it will look even better for Saturday. I think I will push some sheet moss in there to really dress it up. Tell me what you think! (Sheesh, I shoulda taken that fallen leaf off before I took the photos... oh well, I'll take more!)

9 comments:

Jill said...

If I ever move again, I will invite you so maybe I can get such a fun housewarming present!!! Very original and special! I really enjoy visiting your blog,keep up the creativity!

Anonymous said...

what's a BFFand hi BF?

Amanda (Crouch) Thomsen said...

BFF and hiS GF, I dropped the "s". Abbreviations for "best friend forever" and "girl friend"...

Craig at Ellis Hollow said...

I like unusual containers. (I planted my sloggers last year: http://www.remarc.com/craig/?p=183) But this one ranks right up there. My recollection of manual typewriter construction (yeah, I learned on one), drainage won't be a problem.

Lucy said...

Where did they put the typewriter?

Lucy Corrander
LOOSE AND LEAFY

Amanda Thomsen said...

I beleive it's now on their front steps! They have an amazing old Chicago-style bungalow...

Germi said...

You total KOOK!
I LOVE IT!!
I see a big business in your future, kinda like Flora Grubb has going on but much cooler. You kick her ass with your containers!
XOXO

Amanda Thomsen said...

Well, I'll take that compliment and run with it!

Chloe said...

I want to be in your garden club... that succulent typewriter is a writer's dream!