Have you ever been given something, and you just didn’t know what to do with it?

I received this as a birthday gift from my daughter, Mel, several years ago.

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I absolutely loved it then-and do now.  It’s unique.  I mean-who thinks of these things?  Making something out of old vases and china-how creative!  But, a garden decoration?  Out of glass?  Hmmm……  I don’t know about that.

There lies the problem.  How could I put something so precious-given to me by someone even more precious-and take the chance that it might get broke? (Can you say hail storm?)  It was that thought-as well as, imagining squirrels climbing up on it-made it impossible for me to use it for what it was intended for.

So, instead, I placed it on a shelf in our sun porch.  Day’s went by and still couldn’t figure out what to do with it.  There wasn’t enough depth for it to be a plant stand-and when I tried to put lemons on it (did I tell you I am obsessed with lemons?)-they either rolled off-or didn’t fit.

Days went by, and then months-and finally….yes, years.  The only attention this charming, unique, present got, was a quick swipe of my dust cloth.

Until today!

Hello jewelery storage!

The dishes were the perfect depth to display my necklaces.  And because I didn’t want them to get tangled (UGH!)-I draped some of them down the sides!  It reminded me of a fountain.  Hey-wait…where do fountains go-YES!!!  They go in the garden!!!!

The little dish on top was the perfect size to hold my chunky necklaces !

Mel will be so proud that her mummy is so clever!  Or, more like it-that I’m finally using her gift!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!!

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