Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Vintage Garden

A garden is so much more than plants and trees and grass. It is being surrounded by the things we use and enjoy while we are outdoors. Mine is a simple garden and I love my vintage tools and touches.

I love old watering cans. Works of art in a yard.

Old andirons found in my parents garage. My father was a mason and said they came from some huge fireplace he repaired.



An old green bucket that now holds pansies.




This area of my yard holds all my garden tools. This old galvanized bucket holds whatever I need to lug around the garden. I dare say it will outlast any plastic bucket you'd buy today.

Old rusted shovels, long past their use are now decor for my shed.

These were used in this very yard by my husband's grandmother, a prolific gardener and planter of way too many orange trees.

Vintage dining.

Our cast iron bench that is so heavy it takes two to move it and a not so vintage kitty.

Linking to:
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Lily-Rose Cottage
Brambleberry Cottage
My Romantic Home
The Thrifty Groove
Sat. Night Special

27 comments:

Coloradolady said...

I agree with you, I love vintage touches in the garden, my husband does not seem to have the same affection for it as I do. I have lots of "junk" that I really love. Great post. Happy VTT!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

Love this post, and that cat is so pretty!


~ Gabriela ~

ONG said...

That was an awesome awesome post! Makes me really want to add more of these touches to my own garden. Thank you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your watering cans! Happy Spring! ♥

LV said...

You have used all these great vintage itse very well in your yard. I think they just add a special touch that the new things do not.

Cottage Tails said...

Love the old watering cans - I have my father in laws one & treasure it also.

Love Leanne

Bonnie said...

Your gardening tools are fabulous. I love that your garden has family history. Lovely touches.

AshTreeCottage said...

Your vintage watering cans, pails, tools and your bench are so charming. I love everything!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Tiffany Steers, Sylacauga, AL said...

I love, love, love vintage garden tools...my gal pals and I fight over who is going to buy them when we are out thrifting! I especially like the painted spades that have that aged patina...Your watering can is great...the kitty is beautiful...
Visit me at my blog sometimes...tiff

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Loves it. I really adore that table too. Your blog is looking so pretty and fresh for Spring.

Fishtail Cottage said...

What an adorable post! Would love to have you link this to Cottage Flora Thursday's.....i love all the vintage touches with the colorful garden! xoox, Tracie

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love the idea of the andiron. I can tell I am going to greatly enjoy your gardening posts this spring and summer! I can't wait!!!!

Diane Writes said...

I love the last picture! Mr or Ms. Cat found a comfy place!

Rosie said...

Gosh, I love old garden items. I a few myself. Thanks for sharing.

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Hello Sunny Simple Life :-)
Your garden is an absolute delight!
I love all the old tools and tinware-especially the watering can.
And your pansies look lovely in the green bucket.
I also have a vintage cast iron bench like yours, only green.
They make a pretty statement in the garden :-)
Thank you for joining L.A.C.E. this week.
It's so very nice to 'meet' you!
blessings..Trish

Shirl said...

I love your garden, so beautiful xxx

Cindy said...

I really like that one different looking watering can. Looks like it might be hand made. I also love to use galvanized buckets for weeding. And if I leave one out, it looks OK!

I have to ask - I don't see your name anywhere. Is it Sunny? (I hope I'm not being embarressing myself!)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Love your vintage gardening items especially the watering cans. ~~Sherry~~

Ruby said...

A truly delightful vintage visit. I love the way you garden but I think I'll join ms.Kitty on the bench!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love anything garden and vintage! And I am a big collector of watering cans. Come visit me and see. Enjoyed your post and now I am a follower!

Pam said...

Great old garden items. Love the shovels hanging on the shed.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love all of your vintage touches in the garden. The bench is so inviting.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Anna said...

I love all of your vintage gardening pieces, they really add something extra special to the space and they're so much fun.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your watering cans are great, love that garden table and chairs too-enjoy:@)

Diann said...

I love all your vintage touches in the garden! I like to use old found or thrifted items in and around our garden as well. it just adds such a fun character to it! Thank you so much for joining me for my first TTF party! Have a lovely weekend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your garden is what I dream of. I wish mine looked like yours. I just started gathering some garden items last year. I want more vintage things. Love the old watering cans! hugs, Linda

Brambleberry Cottage said...

You have a garden full of wonderful vintage treasures. I absolutely love the one watering can (images 3 & 6). It's so unique. I've never seen one like it before.

Thanks for joining the linky fun. See ya next party. ;)

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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