OH Veep!, this is going in the mail tomorrow.



Veep over at Veg Plotting signed up for my pay it forward post a few weeks ago. My Post  was part of a meme that I signed up for at Jan’s Blog, Thanks for 2 Day. It was a simple request and one that I really loved doing. For the first couple of people who sign up at your blog, you send them a hand make gift with no strings attached. They don’t send you a thing in return. At first, I thought I wasn’t going to be able to make my trademark watering can for Veep. She was the only one who signed up but she lives in the United Kingdom and I live in the good old South. I wasn’t sure how I was going to get it to her.

I normally make the large watering cans and that was going to cost $70 to get it to Veep. But then I had an idea. If I could find a watering can just a bit smaller—it would be doable. Well….as you can see….I found a nice little pea yellow can. Veep said she liked bold colors. She told me that pastels are for wimps.  It was plain when I started with it. I don’t say how I get the design on there. Sorry but a girl has to keep some things a secret. 

There is a packet of seeds on there of my favorite Envy Zinnias. I hope that passes customs. I made a little plant ID poke so she will not forget what they are. 

Sometimes I use these watering cans all decorated like this in some of my arrangements. I color coordinate the flowers and greenery with the colors in the can.

Veep, I hope you like it. I loved making it. It will go out in the mail tomorrow. It’s going snail mail so I’ll let you know the ETA. Hugs to ya.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Cinj says:

    Oh, what a wonderful gift. I guess I’ve been a bit out of the loop lately. Trying to spread myself a bit too thin lately. (What a surprise, huh?)
    You didn’t really miss anything. With gardening blogs you pick up about anywhere and it’s predictable. I never get tired of reading about it.


  2. Thank you everyone! I’m a bit busy in the garden right now but I’ll be back soon. I need to get the mulch down.


  3. Nola @ the Alamo says:

    How cute is that? She will love it!
    She’ll get it the middle of next week. I hope she screams and shouts.


  4. Gail says:

    Anna, That is a fantastic watering can gift idea. How wonderful that VP was thinking about trying zinnias! I love it…gail
    I’ve been doing them for years and folks do seem to like them. I was thrilled to see VP wanted some Zinnias. They were so easy to grow.


  5. Marnie says:

    Anna, that’s a beautiful arrangement. Anyone would be thrilled to receive it. The idea of pay if forward is a good one. It keeps kindness and generosity fresh in our minds.
    We do need lots of kindness and gardeners are way ahead of everyone else don’t you think?


  6. Darla says:

    I already sent my PIF gifts, had I of known you were playing I would have signed up for sure, that is an adorable gift!
    I might do a giveaway of one in the near future–stay tuned.


    1. Anna, she is going to love it. I told Darla to sign up for yours right after I told her I already had 3! Guess she missed out:) I’m gettin’ the coolest idea for the gift I’m going to send out: (remember, I have 6 mo. to get it ready)…I’ve been ‘thinkin’ on it…I thought it had to be entirely hand-made, but thanks for clearing that up for me:)
      Oh goodness, I don’t think I make anything totally handmade. I did put the design on the can and doody up the flowers and bows. You can take all the time you need to send me mine. I’ve had people waiting a year before to get my stuff. Watering cans aren’t easy to find.


  7. VP says:

    Anna I absolutely adore it! I’m quite overcome. Guess what? I haven’t grown Zinnias before and had resolved to try them this year. You must have known what was on my mind 🙂
    I’m so glad you love it. I’ll get it off this afternoon. I’ve got a dentist appointment this am. The Envy Zinnias are the easiest to grow. If I couldn’t find the watering can, you were going to get a cat grass container! I guess your kittloos have to miss out this time.


  8. Phillip (UK) says:

    She will love it Anna.
    Thank you!


  9. Neighbor Nancy says:

    My, I wish I could do that! Just lovely.
    Nancy?, are you the lovely lady I met today in Michaels craft store?


  10. nancybond says:

    Isn’t that just sweet?! Very nice, Anna, and good for you VeeP! Enjoy. (Anna, your header is absolutely perfect! It almost looks like a pastel drawing. Beautiful!)
    Thank you about the header. You know I love those million bells.


  11. cherry says:

    It’s lovely Anna I’m sure Veep is going to love it
    hugs, Cherry
    Thank you Cherry and we’ll find out when she gets it next week. I hope she gets goosebumps and goes ape.


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