Did I tell you all recently about how an excessive amount of beautiful jade plants that were dumped near our house? Well upon discovering a ridiculous amount of them had been dumped recently on my way out to collect Cohen from school, I called Ben and told him to get out on the street and collect all of them.
Ben obliged and collected our bounty of fortune and we then lined them in their pots against our fence on service side of our house. The Jade plants looked so nice lined up against the fence like a little hedge that we decided to plant three quarters of them along the fence and let there poor pot bound roots grow free again.
We’ve been popping out each day to check on our bounty and we are so thrilled with how it looks and that it didn’t cost us a cent, that’s thrifty garden style right there. I’m all over thrifty style and whether it be in the garden or my wardrobe, and this was me faffing about with the plants the other day.
1960’s Sleeveless Top – garage sale
Shoes, Capri Jeans and Belt – all op shopped
This whole outfit cost me $8 in total and I’m thrilled with my new to me 1960’s sleeveless top, it’s a perfect piece to slip into my Spring/Summer wardrobe. It was a recent score at a garage sale of a women who once had a vintage store in Brisbane here in Queensland. I was very restrained buying pieces from her but I did also pick up the most stunning embroidered Hawaiian maxi dress that deserves its own post.
It always astounds me the things that people giveaway or dump for what I often think is no good reason. My bright blue canvas shoes for $2 that had never been worn, but furthermore those beautiful Jade plants. Would you believe that just last week the same thing happened again? A whole bunch of them just strewn over the roundabout near our house and up the street. We’re so happy with the bounty they’ve added some life and colour to what some might think is an otherwise mundane area of ones property.
We still have several plants still in pots that are heading for new positions around our property and a couple by our front door. Did you know that the belief is that the Jade Plant is the tree of luck, money and fortune and it’s good thing to place them by your front door to bring that goodness into your home. I think we’ve already had quite a bit of luck and fortune with such a lovely score.