Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday - Vintage Garden Thingies

Today for Vintage Thingie Thursday I am going to post pictures of some vintage garden thingies I have. I am so sorry for the people under snow and ice in parts of the US but I live in Southern California and the weather has been beautiful and in January I start to prepare my garden for spring.


Last week I was at a huge swap meet in Arizona and I picked up these vintage old wash tubs sitting on a old stand with wheels. I couldn't wait to put them in my garden. Here it is and I have planted snapdragons, pansies and stock inside them.

In the background of the above picture you can see my vintage bed. I have turned it into a flower bed and I have added some pansies as the pillow.

The area I live in use to be orange groves and avocado groves. I have found some old vintage smudge pots behind a old building near me. I have put several of them in different places in my garden, I think they have character!This is a old vintage pitch fork that I added a birdhouse on it and stuck it into the ground

For more Vintage Thingies Thursday, please click here and go visit our hostess, Ms Suzanne at ColoradoLady Blog!

27 comments:

CC said...

I love it all..but a pansy bed, I had to look again and smile. I love it. Happy VTT.. your flowers are just so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Great stuff. I love old gardening things. You are so lucky to be able to garden in January. we have another 3 to 4 months of waiting here in New York State.

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE YOUR "FLOWER BED"...AND THE PORTABLE BIRD HOUSE..I WONDER, WOULD THE BIRDS BE CONFUSED IT IT KEPT GETTING MOVED ON THEM? LOL WE HAVE COLD AND STILL NO SNOW..FROM HERE TO YOU, IT SEEMS WORLDS APART! COME SAY HI :D

Barbara Jean said...

Love the bird house on the pitch fork.
Great post!!

blessings

barbara jean

marian said...

WOW i love all your bits & pieces throughout your garden..especially the wrought iron bed & the washtubs..what FUN!!

btw i've just bought some of your adorable vintage style tags..can't wait to get them :)

SmilingSally said...

Ann, I love your flower "bed." How creative!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I love adding things like this to a garden. I was on the lookout all last summer for pots and planters at estate sales - I didnt find anything last year but this summer I'll start over. Im wanting to replace all the things in plastic

happy vtt!

~~Carol~~ said...

It's so nice to see flowers at this point in winter! I love your flower bed. I've always wanted to make one. Instead I just have a few metal headboards throughout my gardens. The old washtubs look spectacular! I'm already planning what to put in my pots this summer!
Happy VTT!
Carol

LV said...

You have utilized some very vintage things into your garden. They all look great as you have used them. You had your mind really working to think of all these ideas. Nice job.

Vonlipi said...

Thank you for posting about spring! I love your garden, it made me feel all fuzzy inside! I'm knee deep in snow...and I'm starting to think about starting seeds!

Miri said...

I love your garden bed...the pansies pillows are even more beautiful than applique pansies!

Great to see a beautiful garden in the winter...here too, everything is green and luscious-very different than the northern US!

Treasia Stepp said...

I adore that pansy bed. What a unique use of the old bed. Just gorgeous.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow!! I love all your outside yard ornaments. They are incredible. I can only imagine them in full bloom. What a wonderful bed of color you're going to have. I truly enjoyed this post.. thank you for swinging in and saying hello.. pop in any 'ole time..hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow!! I love all your outside yard ornaments. They are incredible. I can only imagine them in full bloom. What a wonderful bed of color you're going to have. I truly enjoyed this post.. thank you for swinging in and saying hello.. pop in any 'ole time..hugs ~lynne~

RainGardener said...

I LOVE all of it, your smudge pots and your bed with pansies for pillows. Is the rest of the bed sedums? I tried to enlarge it to tell but it wouldn't get bigger. Great garden stuff!!!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Oh, your Southern California Flowers in January is just what this Texas Gal needed to keep me going through January! Love the Bed with the PansyPillows! Thanks for sharing. I always see the neatest Thingies on your blog. Hope you'll have a minute to take a quick trip to Texas and see my Head Vase Collection.

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I love all of this....what great vintage garden art...cute bed too, that is a really unique idea. Happy VTT!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

Your garden must be so much fun to walk through. So much to look at and so different. I can tell you love gardening.

Cottage Rose said...

OH My you have a beautiful garden.. I love it all,, I miss not having a yard to garden in.. so I will just have to be happy with looking at every one else's.. love the bed gorgeous....

Hugs;
Alaura

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love, love, love your garden bed! I have wanted to make one of those since seeing some in Portland about 10 years ago but I haven't yet. You just might be my inspiration to get it done. Also adore the tubs. I love galvanized metal in the garden! Thanks for sharing!

dana said...

I am green with envy that your weather allows you to have a gorgeous garden right now!! Oh how I love every single thingie you shared....right down to the old smudge pots (which I had never seen until the one you featured in your photo!) The "flower bed" is just amazing!

Thanks for sharing your wonderful Garden Thingies! L, Dana

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB outdoor space!

Jean said...

I love all your vintage garden art! Perfect! Jean

Jean said...

Annie, Didn't see an e-mail address so could you e-mail me (address in profile) with your home address. You won 4th in my give away. Jean

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh- it's all so pretty, Miss Ann- but I LOVE the pansy bed! That is so gorgeous!
And those washtubs are wonderful!

Mimi Sue said...

You do have a beautiful garden. Love your flower "bed". I'm very jealous of all the things that are growing. We are under 6 inches of snow! Mimi

maría cecilia said...

Darling Anne, I have felt in love inmediately with your blog, with all your tremendous creative world, with this flower bed, with all the things you have in your garden.... well, everything here is just wonderful, amazing, beautiful and mostly so creative.
I will follow you and add you to my blog roll inmediately... I can´t miss the oportunity to come back again.
Muchos cariños from Chile,
Maria Cecilia

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