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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 10:17 PM
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Front yard toilet bowl flower pot okayed by judge
Toilet bowl flower pot okayed in Oak Ridge

OAK RIDGE (WATE) - An Oak Ridge man's toilet bowl flowerpot in his front yard won an okay from city court.



Chuck Terry went before a city judge on March 24 to argue for his right to keep using the toilet bowl.

City officials had deemed the toilet bowl as rubbish under property maintenance codes and told Terry he had to get rid of it.

Terry made his case in court using pictures of other plants and yard art around the city, including Community Development Director Kathryn Baldwin's shovels made to look like a dinosaur.

Judge Robert McNees III wrote in his order that the city's definition of rubbish in its property codes "is so broad that it could apply to most containers used for display."

The judge dismissed the case.

http://www.wate.com/story/14357809/toilet-bowl-flower-p...
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 10:23 PM
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1. Yes, wonderful, isn't it? Here in East TN we call it "yard art". In Ohio we called it "trash".
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 10:51 PM
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2. lawn ornament!
:hi:
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organicbiscuit Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 11:40 PM
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3. wait,wait...Is..that..a
Turdblossom I see?
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 09:30 AM
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22. I don't know what part of Ohio you were referring to, but in the part
I'm in we have the so called "yard art" everywhere, including toilets, bathtub jesus's (jesi?) and mary's as well, and the ever popular flower beds.





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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 10:37 AM
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24. k & r
:thumbsup:
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 10:23 PM
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26. That's cute. I particularly like the 1st pic
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 11:53 PM
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4. I ate in a bar/restaurant in Florida that was decorated
with old toilets, bathtubs, toilet seats, and various trash that washed up on the beach.
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kcass1954 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 12:01 AM
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5. Le Tub in Hollywood?
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 12:10 AM
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8. That's it, supposedly Oprah said they have the best
hamburger in the USA a while back. They also have the slowest service I ever saw.
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AnotherDreamWeaver Donating Member (917 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 12:06 AM
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6. The bathroom at Real Goods in Hopland has the wall tiled in toilet tank tops.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 12:10 AM
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7. He could set it off with plungers planted upside down on either side, each in descending
heights, using them as mini planters. Asparagus ferns could be the perfect choice to simulate bathroom mold, in keeping within character of the homeowners' crude taste. And perhaps he could make room for a shower stall with ivy growing from the shower head.

:silly:
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 01:27 AM
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9. people use old bathtubs
as planters. Why not toilets? Not hurting anybody.

The judge was a wise judge.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 05:59 AM
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10. Bathtub Jesus and Bathtub St Joseph were very popular in WI
back in the late 90's. THis one isn't from WI but it shows the general idea...

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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 07:48 AM
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13. I've always found BVMs in a Bathtub very amusing.
I think there's a hidden message there about the
folks who display such things. :evilgrin:

Tesha
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 07:57 AM
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14. I dunno if anything is really hidden. I want my religion small enough to drown
in a bathtub????
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 08:56 AM
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20. I think it's more like: "MMMmmmm! Virgins in bathtubs! Yumm!" (NT)
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 08:05 AM
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17. Awwwww
Cute. "And He will wash away your Sins..."

I don't mind kitsch in a world of fake glitz. Folk art often involves religious symbolism.

Thanks for picture! :7 I was not aware of Bathtub Jesus but I filed Him with "Our Lady of the Underpass"
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Pathwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 11:12 AM
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25. A Catholic woman told me the ones with Mary are usually at homes
where a child has died, and they are put up as a plea to Mary to protect their other children. Supposedly, this is a Polish Catholic tradition, although I don't know if this is true - but it's what she told me.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 06:07 AM
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11. Idiocracy
"Oh yeah? Well if water is good for plants how come they don't grow in toilet bowls?"
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 07:34 AM
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12. He should have cited Duschamp's work entitled "Fountain"...
Edited on Fri Apr-01-11 07:37 AM by Tesha
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 08:06 AM
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18. Absolutely
:rofl: !!!

Low art and high art equated. I love it.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 07:57 AM
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15. K&R
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 08:00 AM
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16. I saw a literal flower bed last year down the road.
Someone had taken an old rusty iron bed frame and turned it into a place to plant flowers. It was very clever and beautiful because they also had vining plants going up the head and foot boards.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 08:07 AM
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19. Fabu
I don't have time to do such installations, but can appreciate & have fantasies of doing.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 08:59 AM
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21. We thought about doing that!
IKEA had some wrought-ironny sort of bed headboards
on sale cheap as a close-out and we thought about
buying several to make a garden fence/trellis.

Tesha
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queenjane Donating Member (258 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-01-11 09:41 AM
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23. I have one of those--but it is in the back yard
I had peachy-pink bathroom fixtures (sink, toilet, tub), came with the house. When the toilet tank cracked, I wanted the same color replacement, which could be had but for about $800. ($800 for a crapper is NOT in my budget!) Replaced it with boring white and hauled the old bowl to the backyard, sank it partially in a flower bed, and planted ferns in it. Just beautiful. But then, I don't have an HOA.

LOVE reuse ideas. Grin.
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