When we cleared off the porch in preparation for Hurricane Irene's visit, I emptied the berry box and stored it in the garage thinking I wouldn't display it again next spring.
Then, on Saturday, I paid a visit to one of my favorite bogs, Mamie Jane's, and saw her post, Soda Crate Display. If you've ever been to Jane's blog, you already know that she is "wicked creative" (as we say here in Maine). For her latest amazing transformation, she started with this crate that, viewed from the top, is very similar to my berry box ...
And here's what I came up with...
Instead of summer berries and herbs, my crate now sits on a table in the dining room...
filled with apples, squash, gourds, pomegranates...
and a few other fall goodies I had packed away for autumn decorating.
Jane encouraged me to think outside the box (literally) and see my crate in a whole new way...for a new season.
Now that I'm on a roll, who knows? Maybe for October I'll change it out again. Do you think I could find a way to fit black cats and pumpkins into this thing?
This post is happily linked to:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On the Porch
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House In the Roses
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A2Z
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia