A few years ago, I came upon an old colander at the thrift shop. She was a little beat up, missing her handles and had some dents and bruises, but I saw the beauty in her nonetheless.
She came home with me and promptly became a pretty pot for a lovely lantana for the rest of the season.
The following year, however, overwhelmed with the sad task of cleaning out and selling my parents' home, Miss Colander stayed in the shed - empty and sad.
So, to make up for it this year, she has been given a very special duty.
She has become a Spot for Fairies.
My Girl and I lined her lovingly with a shredded coconut liner, filled her with potting soil and planted a few tiny succulents, including aloe which can be quite useful in the summer.
We added little chairs, a wee birdbath and some other little friends, together with pretty colored beach glass we thought the fairies would like.
And lo and behold, we think we created the perfect spot that any Fairy would gladly come to rest and ponder and think Fairy-thoughts.
May you find a restful, happy spot in which to ponder and dream as well.