Boldly accents to a cottage landscape. Think beyond a container's initial purpose and see what it can be used for. If a water fountain no longer retains water, fill it with soil for a cascading display of succulents, sedums, and other plants.
DIY Chalkboard Planters with FolkArt Stencils. I personally could care less about the chalkboard paint (although it's a great idea), but love the simplicity of this painted planter made from a basic terra cotta pot.