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An overflowing collection is put to good use in Yahoo Homes’ Flickr group

Jennifer Karmon

Say you're a collector of Fiesta dinnerware -- but some pieces of your collection have met with unfortunate accidents of one kind or another. Or maybe your Fiestaware cup simply runneth over with collectible bounty. Craigslist? Goodwill?

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.