I love these rubber planters, repurposed from old black 2 ply tires. Growing up we
never had one in our yard but I’ve always been intrigued with them. So whimsical
and clever! What a great thing to do with an old tire. I love this sort of thing.
Please tell me you know where I can get one! I’m determined. I spotted a lonely
white one in the neighborhood. I have watched it for months and decided
it must be unimportant to the homeowners for it has never had anything but
rocks piled inside it. On numerous occasions, I’ve imagined what and where
I would do with it. Finally, last week I got up the nerve to write a sweet note
Hi! I live in the neighborhood and love the old tire planter in your front yard.
You may love it too but just in case you don’t. I’d love to buy it from you.
I would fill it with colorful flowers and it would make me smile! If you’re
interested please call me.
I put it in a cute envelope and dropped it into their mailbox, hoping to hear
something the next day… but I didn’t. Funny. I was certain they would
jump at my offer. Convinced it had been forgotten. Several days passed.
I began to feel silly and a little embarrassed wishing I had not been so bold.
Yet, I’m fixated on the idea of having one. And though I’d really like an old one
with old crackled paint, I’m considering buying an old tire and making one:)
Trust me. I’ve read all about it and it doesn’t sound easy but I’ve got to have
one! Nothing can deter me! Not even when I imagine my husband’s confused
facial expression or my Mother wrinkling up her nose and asking, Why in
tarnation would you want such an ugly thing?, am I discouraged! So?
Do you know where I can get one?
Yesterday, while driving by the house where I left the note, I looked at the old
crackled white tire planter like I have a hundred times and couldn’t believe my
eyes! IT HAD FLOWERS IN IT!