Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Taking it Outside

It has been so pleasant outside the last couple of days. Let's wander around the backyard today.

Right off the back porch is a vintage #10 oil can long ago painted pink and filled with red vinca. Next to it is a crumbling cement planter with lion heads.


On the other side of the steps is an old rickety ladder disguised as a plant stand.

A couple of galvanized washtubs hold red begonias and impatiens in shades of pink.

Sitting under the yellow day lilies are a vintage watering can and a #4 oil can.

Under the pecan trees is a birdhouse that needs some human attention.
Look what is peeking out from under decades of ivy growing over the garden fence?

Care to have a have a glass of iced sweet tea with me in the shade of the back porch before you head over to Suzanne's?


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33 comments:

LV said...

You used your vintage tubs, planters etc. in a lovely way. Enjoyed your post as I too love flowers and how they are potted.

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh wow, I love all of your garden stuff! Especially the pink watering can, and that huge birdhouse. I would love to have one like that in my garden!

Amy said...

Funnily enough I hve an old vintage watering can like your smaller one that I found in an antique store sometime back, I think it's got a plant in it at the moment too :-)

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

All your garden vintage is just great. I love it all.

Susan said...

I love gardening this way; it has so much character. I love it too when plants start to fill in and take over--like a secret garden.

Coloradolady said...

This is my type of yard art. I just love all your galvanized things, they make the best planters! So cute!! Have a great VTT!

bj said...

I love how you used your vintage items here. Great post.

Rosie said...

I would totally enjoy sitting in your garden drinking iced tea! Looks like my kind of place! Wish I had your green thumb :)

Jan Ely said...

Oh how I wish we could sit in your lovely garden for a while! So pretty!

Busy Bee Suz said...

These are so great. LOVE the old ladder and it's good use.
I remember having an outside tub in those galvanized tubs myself!!!

Elizabeth said...

I adore the rickety ladder! I can't wait to get one from the famous basement, if my dad ever brings it to me!

CC said...

I love all the planter can..and those tubs are great. And oh my!!!!
the birdhouse is just wonderful. I love it..and I would love a glass of ice tea in your backyard. Happy VTT, have a wonderful weekend Bea.

Sarah said...

Great way to repurpose those things that are just too good to dispose of!!

Roslyn said...

Shabby Chic make s charming garden setting.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

ahhhhh.. my kindda garden! love all the flower containers.. very vintagey!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

i love your vintage planters especially the washtub and the watering cans..they look fabulous :)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Bea, sorry I've been MIA a lot lately and haven't had time to visit much...
I love your GREAT vintage outdoor items, I think they add such charm to the garden. Wish I could be with you sitting on the back porch sipping tea, cause it is just too stinking hot here to get out doors...lol...my poor flowers are really suffering, it's so hot that even watering them 2 times a day don't help.
Hope you have a Blessed week my friend.
Molly

the wild raspberry said...

what great garden decor...really love the pink oil can!!
have a lovely day
chasity

Miri said...

Your garden is beautifully vintage!Love the use of the oil cans and tubs but the ivy hidden plaque and the lion's head tub are simply too wonderful! Brilliant!

Kellie said...

So very pretty! Makes me want to get out and plant flowers. But first, I need to go on a hunt for gorgeous vintage thingies to plan them in...

Keetha Broyles said...

I noticed the ladder you're using in the garden as a plant stand.

I've seen other bloggy people white wash them, or not, and use them indoors as "shelving" too.

Fun ideas.

Postcardy said...

The old cans and tubs give a lot of character to your garden.

Kristine said...

Your blog is wonderful. I love bumblebees and your "hive" is really beautiful...will have to come back and check out all of your pictures!

Thank you for the ideas about the glass insulators. I love the idea of using the beads...that would be really pretty. The great thing is I have so many, I will probably be able to do many of the ideas people have suggested! yahoo.

Have a GREAT day and thank you again!

Kristine

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Of course I'd love to share a glass of sweet tea and enjoy more of your garden with you! There is nothing better than vintage yard art! Beautiful vignettes! Happy VTT in your garden to you!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

I thought I commented...but here I go again....Of course I would love to sit on your porch and have a glass of sweet tea! I love your vintage yard art! I'm marking you on my follow list and will return for the buzz at your beautful blog home! Happy VTT to you and your garden! Very Inspiring!

fortheloveofthrift said...

I'll have a glass of iced tea please. I was showing your post off to my mom, I love gardens like yours. My favourite is your pink watering can and the old ladder - genius!

Jewelgirl said...

I feel refreshed after seeing all
your wonderful garden decorating!
That ladder is a neat idea.

Patty said...

Your flowers are so pretty and I love all the containers you've used for them.

Ruby said...

Thanks for coming by, I like my ice tea sweet with no lemon, please! Great garden and yard art. I plan on putting a knock out rose in an old wringer washer this weekend. Lovely house. Keep up the good work!

Carrie said...

I enjoyed seeing your use of vintage items to hold and display your plants...it gives the garden such a pleasant aspect!

Ulla said...

Any tea left for me? Sorry I'm so late, I'm from a different time zone completely. Lovely ideas for the garden, I like the worn-out look of your cans and tubs.

Threeundertwo said...

I love all your pots! They are just my style. You've given me some ideas.

farmlady said...

Ok! This is all so charming I can hardly stand it. I'm going outside to work on my garden.