Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Vintage Container Plantings

When choosing containers for my flowers I like to include a few repurposed vintage pieces along with my terra cotta pots & urns. I've decorated my potting shed with vintage finds so this is a way of extending the same feeling out into the garden. They add color & spots of interest to the porch & gardens.

I've always had a love of old things...I like being surrounded by pieces that have a sense of history about them. Searching flea markets, auctions & antique shops for these pieces is a favorite pastime of ours. So much fun!

             Enamelware roaster overflowing with purple posies.

Blue Lobelia planted in my old hanging scale

I'm always on the lookout for old enamelware to use in and around my potting shed.

I found this small Wheeling washtub  at a barn sale. It was home to my Boston Fern last summer.

I love the color of this old oil can!

Several chicks planted in an old graniteware ladle

Sweet Violas in an old wooden berry bucket

Chicks & hens in an old metal toy wheel barrow

Grandpap's old coal bucket planted with purple Pansies

Bronze Mums in a minnow bucket

Even old flour sifters can be used as a planter

Viola placed in an enamelware cup

My old scale makes a great way to display my Ivy that's planted in an enamelware pan

Three little pots of Violas in an old cheese box ~ Love the graphics on the box!

An old wash board tucked into a little wash tub of Lobelia

An old enamelware bedpan planted with Ivy hanging on the potting shed ~ every garden can use some humor in it!

My old blue bucket planted with blue Lobelia

Another enamelware pan with Marigolds

Oil strainer with Violas

Ivy planted in an old egg basket lined with a feed sack

It's fun trying to find vintage pieces to repurpose as planters for your flowers.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Happy Groundhog Day!

Punxsutawney Phil will be emerging from his burrow early this morning with his yearly prediction. Will it be six more weeks of winter or an early Spring?

I'm hoping for an early Spring! I can't wait for it to be warm enough so that I can reopen my potting shed. I miss hanging out in there working on projects & playing with my flowers.