I'm really not much of a gardener, even though I do have a Master Gardener Certificate. But, I'll blame that on lack of TIME. You'll see from these pictures that my beds are just thrown together, but I can call them COTTAGE GARDENS and get away with it....don't cha think??
I just thought I'd show you how to add a little whimsy to your garden using some of your vintage finds.
I love, love, love my old birdcage. The ivy has totally covered the stand now. I'll have to keep it trimmed back or it'll cover the cage as well. That's an old ice cream bucket down front, and it'll soon hold impatients.
Abby is enjoying a sip of fresh rain water from the lid of this old teapot. It has lost it's handle, but still looks sweet sittin in the flowerbed.
And, yes, I know my
grass weeds need to be mowed..........again that TIME thingy. But, it'll happen.......one day soon. I promise.
Here, a little vintage frog figurine hides among the creepin Charlie and wild violets.
An old work boot holds ivy. An enamel canning pot holds creepin Charlie, and I luvvvv my concrete leaf made by a friend..........add a little bird seed or keep water in it for the birds and butterflies.
Oh, and I bought a box lot of those paperweights at an auction, 8 of them, I think it was. But, when I got home and inspected them more closely, EVERY one of them was cracked. So, methinks, these will just have to go into the garden INSTEAD of into the shop.
SOOOO, what cha think? Do you like to use vintage goodies in your garden too?
See ya'll back here soon. 8-)
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