7.28.2009

Vintage In My Garden

Mary Mary quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With old clock faces and hiding places
And vintage birdhouses all in a row.

(that's pretty bad, I know, but it rhymes! LOL )













Decorating your garden with old found objects makes for a very charming setting. An old bed frame planted with flowers is so sweet or even make it into a raised vegetable garden. Use an old iron headboard stuck right in the middle of a stand of Black Eyed Susans...how divine. Use old forks as markers in your garden. And don't forget to bring the garden in. And old 'strawberry pot' makes a fabulous utensil holder in the kitchen. Place an old metal garden rake by the backdoor to hang totes and mittens from. Have the children outgrown their old rubber boots? Fill them with flowers or your hand gardening tools and set on the front porch. The ideas are endless. :) Enjoy your garden!



If I had tried for a million years I never in this world would have gotten this plant to grow in the tiny little crack between the bottom step and the sidewalk of my front porch. Just look at that impatien flower that is blooming it's little heart out. Don't you just love volunteers?

And the winner of the pink tote give away is?????????? Uh, uh, uhhhhh. Not yet! you still have a few hours yet to sign up so if you haven't, it's just a short scroll down. I'll be back with an update and the winner tomorrow. :)



**** I'm back with the WINNER. And what a surprise for her because guess what? Yesterday was her birthday. Happy Birthday Linda of the sweet blog "Somewhere In Time" and congratulations on winning the pretty pink tote. If I could I would put a rock heart in with that tote and send it along too. I just had to grab that cute photo of you off your blog...hehe! love it! ******



20 comments :

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's beautiful. I like your rhyme, too!:-)

Connie said...

Beautiful pictures, sugar. I agree with you about the little plant growing in the crack. Never happen for me either, honey......LOL
xoxo,
Connie

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Absolutely loved the pictorial stroll through your lovely garden spots! What a wonderful happy home you have...love the birds sings while I post:-)

Calming Scents said...

your garden is absolutely beautiful, so many great ideas.

Claudia said...

I do love volunteers - they are always such a surprise! Love your garden!

Sandi McBride said...

Shoot, I thought your rhyme was pretty spot on...great one! And your garden is so blissful...lovely place to sit and dream.
Sandi

Judy said...

I love the pictures!! What great ideas too. The swing is beautiful and I pictured you and I swinging together!!

M.Kate said...

You know Lynn, most people here don't appreciate vintage much, me too until I know many blog friends. These are wonderful collection and I like them all, that swings looks fun...maybe its for a child I think as it looks small. Happy week..and weekend ahead/hugs/M

Jennifer said...

Oh Lynn....I just love all of the cottage and vintage touches in your gardens! They add just the right touch in your lovely yard. All your pictures are so good and just inspire me so much! Now that our flowers are where we want them and growing well, it is time to accesorize!
Hope all is well with you,

Jennifer

Tracey said...

Beautiful. Such a lovely garden! Love the little nest!!

:) T

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I love your garden with all the old elements...so cute!

Barb said...

Thank you for a "tour" of your garden - sooo lovely. Luv your poem too. :)
Barb

Linda said...

Hi Lynn...I just gor home and saw your message....I'm so excited to have one the darling tote, I loved it the moment I saw it....I agree, perfect for my peddler fair jaunts...thank you:).

Wonderful garden pictures....your yard looks like a lovely santuary filled with with so many interesting items. You have an eye for photographing...I especially like the open wind and window box with all the pretty impatients...hugs, Linda

p.s. I sending you my addie...L

Tamara Jansen said...

I just love unexpected planters and furniture in the garden! I try encourage all our customers to go a little different when it comes to planters.

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

I like the wooden swing :-) but I think your swing is made for a child? I can see those "guards" in front to prevent little ones from falling - or is my eyes just deceiving me? LOL

Aaawww and a nest perfectly round. How cute is that!

Mizpah,
Li

claudie said...

Growing a plant in the crack would never break your mother's back LOL that rhymes right Lynn?
Well I have been pretty good. It's been so wet that my wrinkles are truly under control lol My skin doesn't need need any kind of lotion (I miss that) and my rubber boots are getting used for the first time in years.
I love the picture of you on your vintage furgeson. How cool is that?
Your lunch by the pool looks fab Lynn. I'm sure glad we didn't invest in one this year... My cousins floods all the time.
Love your pink shopping bags. I need the HUGE ones all the time. The little ones only carry my make-up lol
I would love to try some Birthday Cake ice cream with you one day.... it sounds divine.
Are you kidding me... you have never used an ATM machine? You would look so cool pulling up to one in your Fergeson.

Patricia said...

what a great photo tour of the gardens, thanks for inviting me to see! Love your little volunteer plant. My most memorable volunteer was a watermelon vine that came up through the patio and even rewarded us with a melon! I guess the seed managed to overwinter after one of the watermelon seed spitting contests!
Pat
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laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lynne, your garden is absolutely charming! So many fun things to see. I thought your rhyme was cute. laurie

cash advance loans said...

The scenery and the ambiance of you garden is so wonderful. I love the way you arranged the vintage in your garden. You are so creative.

Louise said...

These are all delightful. Who wouldn't want to just sit... anywhere outside... and just look. Beautiful.

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