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Outside My Kitchen Window

I've been wanting a window box outside my kitchen window for quite some time. A box I can grow herbs in so that I can pick them when I'm cooking. Wouldn't that be convenient? A few weeks ago, a neighbor friend of hours helped this dream become a reality. We had it built and ready in less than two hours (including glue and dry time).

 I installed it using metal brackets from the hardware section in wal-mart. They come complete with screws, unlike the ones I found at Home Depot.

Though I was thrilled to make one of my long-time dreams become a reality, I kept having to look at the tags to see what herb was what! 

So the girls and I pounded out some spoons we found at a favorite antique store and made some markers.

-I love the detail and shape of this one the best:

(Couldn't get my darn camera to cooperate with me that day. Must be all the pounding. *sigh*)

                                     This process wasn't NEAR as easy as I thought it would be!

                                       Wow, it took some time! But I'm happy with the results.
And as for having herbs outstide my kitchen window...
It's as wonderful as I thought, and oh, SO convenient!


  1. It turned out fab! Love the markers very much! Worth the work :-) great project!!

  2. Great idea Michele! I like your antique spoons and how you used it. I think I'll try to make something similar. I'll let you know how it worked!!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Blesings and hugs,

  3. Hi Michele,

    So nice to meet you! It is so rejuvenating to be able to snip a few herbs when you need them, and right outside your kitchen window to boot! Your markers are so pretty and practical; great idea!!


  4. It looks wonderful and I LOVE those stamped spoons!

  5. What a great project! I want a planter too for my kitchen window, but mine has to be on the INSIDE since the window is too tall if I put a planter on the outside, I'd have to use a lader to get my herbs! Love it dear!

  6. Awesome window box- love the idea of having herbs right at your fingertips!
    Fantastic spoon labels:)

  7. Fabulous idea and love the spoon idea, girlie! :)

    xoox laurie


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