5.29.2014

My $10.00 Potting Station

I bought one piece to use as a potting table last year and sold it (to someone kinda famous....how cool is that?) :)  and I never got to show it to you. So, I had been looking for something else to use on my deck as a potting center. Back in the early Spring I finally found it......don't shoot me when I tell you the price....$10.00!....   at auction. It's a fabulous old piece that  no one else wanted because it needed work and the doors were missing. But that was perfect for me and my use for it. And the color.....how fabulous is that? wonderful old worn green and check out the hardware.  I love it and I love using it and I love having all my "playing in the dirt" supplies so handy.


 Living on the water, sometimes I find shed pieces like this.....I love them for display


my rusty trusty old gardening utensils


old painted pottery pots, worn and weathered


I seem to be on a petunia kick this year......red petunias in an old carpenter's tote box



petunias under birdcage


I know everyone has a pair of ratty tennis shoes like this...............don't they??!

my "new" potting center

P.S.  You may wonder "why does she need watering cans, when the hose is right there?" And I say, "that's a very good question." The reason is,  I love to collect rainwater to water my container plants on hot days. They love rain water so much better than hose water....and that's the truth...blah! :)
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16 comments :

Art and Sand said...

I love the whole look of your potting station. I have been trying to get mine looking better, but I don't have much to go with.

I too love vintage watering cans. I only have a few, but I love them.

Pam Kessler said...

That is perfect! When I was at the antique mall yesterday one of the vendors was selling painted pots just like those, but they were new. I love that look!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is fantastic, Lynn! I would love to have a table and have actually looking online (hubby does not want to make one! Ha). I like to collect the rainwater, too. I always keep a little manure handy and throw a handful in and let it sit. Manure tea!! The plants love it.

We went to The Boars Head Inn while in Charlottesville and just loved it. Thanks for the suggestion. I hope to get to posting about all we did and saw one of these days!

XO,
Jane

Hartwood Roses said...

Don't have to explain watering cans to me ... I have a bunch of old ones that I just like to have ... I don't bother with potted plants. The garden gets watered with the hose or irrigation.

Cool turtle shell.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Love it! And the shoes are fantastic too :) we are off to a slow start with flowers here but will hopefully catch up soon.

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

It looks really good. I like your weathered pots too.

All About Vignettes said...

Wow What a beautiful deal. I love how you styled the piece and I had no idea about the rain water. Totally stealing that idea.

Maureen Wyatt said...

Perfect piece in the garden and perfect price!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Love your new potting station, Lynn. What a great find. xo Laura

Alycia Nichols said...

I say HOORAY and THANK YOU for collecting that rainwater to use on your plants!!! It's good for them and it also cuts down on use of natural resources. Not bad for reducing the old water bill a tad, either!

For $10 you have a wonderful place to pot your plants, AND it looks terrific! I wonder what our HOA would say if I put one of these on the side of the house? They're so ticky about every little thing. It would make my life SO much easier, and I'd paint it so it looks nice like yours. Hmmmmmmmmm...

Town and Country Gals said...

Lynn,
what a perfect piece to use as a potting bench and the price is fabulous! Love all the things you have to go with it!
Rebecc

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Love it all Lynn :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OK, so who was the famous person...cough it up!! It's a perfect gardening bench. I love going to auctions or even estate sales and no one sees what we do! I had a great show, but finally this girls batteries have run pretty low...How's hubby doing? I have not talked to Sherrie, since the show, I'm going to do that right now and see how she did!

Carol

Donna Wilkes said...

Came over from the feature Linda had on your shop. Loved the way the store is arranged with eye-appealing displays. Your potting station is really pretty - like all the vintage touches.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your potting area, super cute.
I unfortunately have a brown thumb! LOL
Hugs,
Patti

White Lace and Promises said...

I love the potting shed and all the natural patina on the pots. I'm not a gardener but I sure love looking at every else's.

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