A Bike to Nowhere



I was wandering through Kohl’s the other day and noticed this little bike planter, and it was half off!  It was love at first sight.

So I bought it, after lugging it through the store (it wouldn’t fit in their small cart), put it in the back seat of my car and came home.  I did notice that I could hear it rattling alot, and when I got home and took it out of the car, I understood why … it kind of fell apart.

Sooo, when Hubby came home from golfing I presented him with the cute little bike I’d purchased … in pieces.  But I had faith in him that he could “make it better”.  And, he did.

Its summer home will be on the deck, but I couldn’t resist enjoying it in the entryway for a couple days first.  I thought we deserved to enjoy it “up close” for a little while, after the time and energy we had both invested in it.  I had gone to the Amish garden store where the owner helped me pick out these pretty red flowers to go in its baskets.  And, it’s no surprise that I had to make three trips to Marshall’s to get pots that fit and looked good in its baskets.  But, when Hubby planted the flowers in its pots, it looked even better than I had hoped.  I love it and thoroughly enjoyed having it in the house for a while.

The final result is that I love this little bike, that now lives on the deck, even though it’s never going to take us anywhere and isn’t even going to save us one dollar on gas.  It’ll just have to earn its keep on its “looks”.

11 Responses to A Bike to Nowhere

  1. Belinda says:

    Your endeavors paid off. The bike decorated with the flowers looks adorable. Have a great weekend!

  2. Cheryl says:

    Its so cute, love the flowers!!!!! I saw this at Kohl’s and thought it was so cool but I didn’t have that special place to put it.

  3. Sandra says:

    Belinda — Thanks. Have a nice weekend at the lake!

    Cheryl — So, what I’m really hearing here is that you probably saw this very one and realized it was just held together with a wing and a prayer, and were SMART enough to not buy it! 🙂 Who knows. It may only last one year, so I’m going to make sure I enjoy it while it lasts. 🙂

  4. cathy says:

    I love it! I’ve seen a picture of that bike somewhere – I think it was a picture on the bathroom wall of Beth’s last house! Funny!

  5. C. Beth says:

    That is so cute! I just love it! We do have a picture with an old bike & flowers, but I don’t think it’s a planter bike. It has this look to it though.

  6. Sleepless in OL says:

    Sometimes its the stationary things in life that give us the most pleasure. Your beautiful bike is one of those things. I really enjoy seeing all of the wonderful things that you create and take pictures of to share with us. Thank you for being my daily source of good things.

  7. Cheryl says:

    I really believe your new “bike” will surely last a long time….especially IF it has the wing and the prayer method holding it together….and then you have Hubby as a back up!!!! 🙂

  8. Hilary says:

    Oh I love this! I occasionally see them outside of stores and have always thought they would look adorable in a garden. You and your hubby have done a great job of making it look beautiful!

  9. Sandra says:

    Cathy and Beth — It sounds like the picture you’re talking about might have been someone’s inspiration for making a bike planter! And, I’m thankful for that!

    Sleepless — Thank YOU for being a faithful reader and commenter. DD has told me nice things about you so I feel like I sort of know you, and I hope I’ll get to meet you sometime. I don’t know about that “daily source of good things” — that’s a pretty tall order. But then, what’s the saying? … “If there were no low points, how would we recognize the high points!” So, I’ll just set my sights on trying to provide an occasional high point for you, okay? 🙂

    Cheryl — Thanks, and Hubby kinda thanks you too, ‘cuz he just LOVES being my back-up in all things that go wrong! 🙂

    Hilary — What I’m hearing from you and others is that these have probably been around for a while, but I guess I’ve just never noticed them. I am really enjoying seeing it whenever I pass by the window and I am trying very hard to remember to keep the flowers watered, something I tend to forget. So far, so good. 🙂

  10. lesley says:

    I have a baby one of these in my garden, it was the last gift from my mum-in-law before she passed. Every year I fill the basket with moss, the birds pinch it for their nests, the earth falls out & I start all over again! Have to get a pot next year, looks so pretty with the red flowers :0)

  11. Sandra says:

    Lesley — What a wonderful reminder of your MIL! I hope I’ll be able to use this one for many years, but we’ll just have to wait and see. 🙂

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