Flickr user Jen has come up with a whimsical solution instead: Press those dishes into service as a garden border! Ever so much more colorful and full of character than a simple rock border (or worse, bender board). In places where she doesn't have enough Fiestaware to cover the length she needs, she uses upside-down wine bottles instead. We also like how she's mounted what look like a teacup and saucer on a stake as a little birdbath.
What clever or whimsical solutions have you incorporated into your home? We'd love to see photos! Click here to share with Yahoo Homes' Flickr group.