Monday, September 16, 2013

An Ugly Planter

 Hubs has a way of sneaking in decorations he knows I will dislike. 

Maybe he figures I won't notice them but I always do.

Such is the case with a watering-can-shaped planter. 

It's got frogs and lady bugs all over it and a slinky, snake-like vine along the handle.

Ooooo weee.  This is an ugly one. 

I was liking how the blooming flowers looked on the steps outside the side porch.

One day, while admiring the beautiful flowering plants, my eyes zoomed in on the watering-can-planter, plunked right down on one of the steps.

"Now where the heck did that come from?" I asked  myself, even though I knew the answer.

But in the general scheme of things, it's not really terribly important so I'm letting go of my dislike of the ugly planter.

It's actually kind of growing on me. ha!

Our one-year-old granddaughter gets quite a kick out of it. 

She stares at the frogs and lady bugs from a safe distance but won't go near the planter.  

Smart kid.

Ribbit. Ribbit. Ribbit.



Linda O'Connell said...

Awww, it's not that bad. But I'll bet it did come as a surprise.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I bet your little granddaughter loves the little fellows that decorate your pot! I kind of like the pot! All of your flowers are doing so well!

diane.stetson said...

I kinda like it. I do not have anything I consider ugly in my house or around it.

Bookie said...

I think when some pretty grows in it, the thing will look lots better!

Chatty Crone said...

Well I think that was cute! And I think it is cute that your husband is so cute doing that for you!


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Susan,
I think that planter is kinda cute! I love frogs. And yes, the TV is the ugly item in my house, and there are two of them!
Have a great Tuesday!

Hindustanka said...

The kitchen... :)hehe.
Well, I mostly dislike all old stuff which is out of shape, it really irritates me when I even look at it.
I have few picture son the walls of my room which are not mine but were hung by my husband's family, I'd like to remove them and hang something more colorful.

Joyful said...

Cute post. I kinda like the planter. I agree that in the scheme of things, an ugly planter is no biggie. I guess your hubs likes to feel he lives there too ;-)

Merlesworld said...

ugly things grow on you with time pretty things you do get sick of.

The Old Parsonage said...

LOL! This really made me laugh out loud. Mr OP will do this on occasion. I think if you added a ton of birght colored flowers you might like it better:)

Enjoy your week!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I have several items in my house that I do not like anything. One of them is a plate wall. It was a gift and I do not like anything. Keep in touch

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Ha Ha,it sure is ugly Susan, but hey it doesn't really matter,you can always plant something in it that trails all over it. :)
My hubby tends to move things in the garden into such strange places that look awful. I tend to leave them there for a few days then sneak them to a nicer spot. Anything for a peaceful life :)

Lucy said...

thanks for the chuckle, Susan:))

Ruth Kelly said...

You need to be a frog person to like them and I thing frogs are rather cute.

marianne said...

Yikes!, it is kind of ugly, but I can see it would be interesting for a child to stare at. Smart girl staying at a distance, tho.

I don't think I have anything really ugly cause I get rid of the uglies quickly. I do move things around after my husband puts them in certain places if I don't like the way it looks. I, too, wait a couple of days and then, like magic, things change. haha

Nellie said...

Funny about your granddaughter not liking to go near that planter!:-) I must admit - I've not seen anything like it before.:-)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Ahhhh! I like the pot!! Let your Grandaughter know she has good taste!! :-}}

Dee said...

LOL..I guess it's beauty is in the eye of the beholder. :) I dislike my husbands black over sized recliner that he has had for years....ugh.

Barbara Neubeck said...

...the planter will look great with a nice lot of things growing in it, especially if they are plants that need a different spot to grow properly...
I don't have ugly stuff in my house.. but ... it does depend on who you're
Hugs and Blessings
Barb xxx

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