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Four old toilets with flowers growing in the bowls and tanks used as lawn decorations in the front yard of a house on Smith Road in rural Allen County, Indiana.


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Flowerpot Potties

Toilets repurposed as flower planters to decorate the yard. In recent years, I have seen this more often in rural Indiana. It's either the ultimate in lowbrow kitch, or the cutting edge of recycling! When I was younger, I often heard people joke about wanting to do it to piss off their neighbors. Who wants to live next to people with toilets in their front yard?

This place is on Smith Road, just south of Sandpoint Road, in rural southwest Allen County, Indiana. About a mile west of Fort Wayne. The owners are creative; they have a pair of sculptures of men sitting in lawn chairs drinking beer out by the road. They're made of scrap metal and old auto wheels. There is also a skeleton made of spark plugs, riding a lawn tractor!





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