Easy Summer Centerpiece

Welcome back to 10 on the 10th. A monthly blog hop where a group of bloggers share ideas for $10 or less.  This month's theme is Summer Party and we have some great ideas for you.  Now, I realize parties are at a minimum right now due to Covid-19, but a Household Party or Party for 2 is always a good idea!
It's summer and we are spending a lot of time outdoors enjoying our yard and covered porch.  I decided the table needed a centerpiece so I made 2 stops:  a local nursery and the dollar store.  
At the nursery I bought 2 pots of petunias, and the dollar store produced a planter and a pink flamingo.
The two pots of petunias were planted after adding some plastic as a liner.  
A little 'kitsch' was needed since it's summer and there's a pandemic, and..................well, you know.  So I added a flamingo!
He makes me smile!
If flamingos aren't your thing, you can always take it out and just enjoy the flowers.
I may not be having a lot of guests this summer, but my husband and I are enjoying the flowers along with the hummingbirds, who were a little too shy for a picture!

This was a very easy, budget-minded project.  Here's the breakdown:
2 pots of petunias -  $6
dollar store planter - $1
flamingo                   - $1
Total:                           $8
It's 10 on the 10th and we have more ideas for you.  Stop by and visit my friends to see what they are doing for Summer Parties!  The links are listed below:

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Comments

  1. I am sure this cute pot of flowers brightens up the porch - you cant go wrong with petunias!! My petunias are doing great this summer - they must love the 90' weather! And the flamingo is adorable in it! Thanks for organizing this party for us!

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    1. All of my petunias are doing great...drinking lots of water in this heat, though! I just love the amount of color they add to a space.

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  2. The hot pink is so summery. I have one of those pots and never used it because didn't know what to do with it. Thanks for the idea. Love the flamingo added touch.

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    1. Thanks, Terrie. The flamingo made me laugh so he had to come home with me!

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  3. Very pretty! Love the Pink Flamingo.... those Petunias are so pretty, sadly always much too hot here in Texas to grow them.

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    1. Thank you, Tammy. When I lived in the desert, petunias never grew well. We've had a lot of heat and humidity here lately and they're drinking water like crazy!

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  4. Very sweet, Ann!!! I love your little pink flamingo (and of course the French style flower pots!!!) Who wouldn't?? I hope you will have a few people over this summer to enjoy being with you at your beautiful home. Glad the petunias are bringing in the hummers for you to enjoy their visits. <3

    Happy summertime!
    Hugs,
    Barb :)

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    1. Thank you, Barb. I think it's going to be a quiet summer around the cottage, but our hummingbirds are so much fun to watch!

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  5. Love this idea for a party or even a fun surprise left on a friends porch!

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    1. Thank you, Beth. Those are both wonderful ideas!

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  6. Great idea to add a flamingo. My husband and I are making the best of our time together.

    Stinks I have missed many gatherings I normally have here from spring through July.

    Cindy

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    1. He makes me smile. Life as we knew it sure has changed.....

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  7. Ann,
    Really precious!! Thanks so much for stopping by!
    hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. I loved the color as soon as I saw them!

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  9. This is beautiful and I have these tins! Thanks for the pretty inspiration!!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. They are pretty little tins that really are just the right size for a centerpiece!

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  10. I love petunias! What a beautiful centerpiece! Thanks for sharing with Creative Compulsions!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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