Garden Porch Whimsy ~ Thrift Haul

On of my favorite things about scouring junk shops, thrift stores and antique shops is finding that unique piece that makes you smile.  This little turtle guy is one of those things.  Truth is I don’t even know for sure what it is.  Do you?  I just know to me this mesh and metal turtle felt garden-y, whimsical and happy.

It goes great with my Dandelion picture and adds to the finds that give my Front Porch Inspiration.

Sure, there is always something to work on.  Do you spy with your eye my not yet planted Dalia?  It’s been sitting their since mid-June and is still miraculously alive.  The pot to the right of my wicker loveseat?  Not so much, anymore.
Every morning I try to take a break, even before I start my day.  This is where I have my morning cappuccino almost every day.
Slow and steady wins the race. ~ Aesop, The Hare and the Tortoise

Do you have a Happy Space?   What do you do to get inspired before you start your day? 

This post and the posts below were all linked up over at Simple Designs Thrift Haul ~  You can check them out to see what we do with the neat things we find!

Garden Window Thrift Haul

Front Porch Inspiration

A Vintage Americana Outfit

Vintage Americana BBQ For Graduation Party

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  1. So cute! That turtle is pure whimsy. Wish I could hang out on your porch some morning.

  2. Can’t wait to see your happy space for myself:)

  3. The turtle is great. Love the space. And coffee must make it perfect! 🙂

  4. Oh my gosh….how cute is he?!?!?! Love all the details and would so love to share that cap in the morning!! <3

  5. Just found your blog via Cote de Texas. … I have a similar container – sans the turtle. I put moss in the bottom, a green glass tea light {grn glass looks best when lit}, a couple of dried buds from the garden. It looks great lit up at night on the potting bench outside my door.

  6. That turtle is for fruits, not to be eaten by insects but to be o fresh air, in decorated place on the table, i guess. have you tried to open it, can you put some fruits inside, like apples or sometnih else? Cute 🙂

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