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RE: clay pots/Dillon Seed Co

We picked up our clawfoot tub for $30 from someone who was remodeling an
older home and didn't want it anymore...the classified ads is where we
found it. You just have to look around a little and stay away from the
antique stores which try to sell them for a small fortune. I had to sand
down the outside of the tub with a wire whisk grinder and repaint it,
but that only took a couple of hours and it looks great. There was so
much paint caked on the feet that they looked like just ball feet, until
I sanded them and they turned out to be claw and ball feet. :-) Of
course, I then had to paint the toenails on the claws a different

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Wed 06/02, Donna < justme@prairieinet.net > wrote:
From: Donna [mailto: justme@prairieinet.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 05:21:14 -0500
Subject: RE: [CHAT] clay pots/Dillon Seed Co

I use an old pr of DH boots as a planter, stuck a flag behind it and
it<br>is my tribute to the American way.....<br><br>The bathtub is a
great idea... had thought about that when making a<br>holding pond...
just wait till you find out how much they want for those<br>claw foot
bathtubs-- Gees.... had to abandon that idea.<br><br>Donna<br><br>> Oh,
I know! He's a real drag about that. He doesn't want the
place<br>to<br>> look<br>> like a junk yard and doesn't get the "art"
aspect of it. Another of<br>my<br>> favorites is the 'old leather shoe
turned into a planter' idea. You<br>know,<br>> a pretty<br>> plant
planted in an old shoe. He won't let me do that either. : (<br>> <br>> I
think I may just do it anyway and see if he notices.<br>> <br>> Eva<br>>
Long Island, NY<br>> Zone
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