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.