I spent the day working with my friend on our front entrance spring displays today. We "dug" treasures out from every nook and cranny we could find to create the potting shed of our dreams! Enjoy scrolling through the photos, and stop in soon to see everything in person! Picture #1 - a wide angled shot of the display. Check out that tobacco carrying basket that we hung with a beautiful forsythia wreath in the center! A porch swing hangs from the ceiling (what a creative pot rack this would make!). The focal point is this old milk wagon that we chose to use as a flower cart.
This huge primitive cupboard has become home to some gardening tools, lots of yellow pottery planters of various shapes, sizes, and designs, buckets and pails, and other little bits and pieces relevant to gardening.
A close up of the old 2-wheel milk wagon come flower cart. This would look amazing in any landscape loaded with cascading flowers and vines. I absolutely LOVE this piece! It makes me think of a Paris street market.
And, our version of a gardener's station complete with an old porcelain sink, metal soap holder, and pitcher pump. A great old green wicker planter box. There's several old watering cans and pails... OMG! This cubby is just awesome! It's got original dark green paint and various size cubbies, both small and large. It's taller than me - I would estimate it to be close to 6 feet tall and maybe 5 feet wide. Gosh, I should have measured it. I'm happy to do that for anyone who is interested, just let me know. At any rate, just a cool piece that would serve so many functions in someone's home!
I took this picture from the front door looking up the steps, so it's an interesting angle. All the greens are so fresh and lively....just makes me long for spring!
We found this dear little print during our rummaging. Isn't it sweet?
And, a close up of a vignette. Check out the old seed packet! I think we found 4 of them. I used rub-ons on the little white plate that says "GROW". I made several to include "Think Spring" and "Spring Has Sprung". They make cute little decorative accents.
So, we are definitely in spring mode at the shop! If you have the itch to begin your spring gardening plans, stop by and visit! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Spring wishes to all!
Today we took advantage of a sunny Sunday during our "February thaw". With temperatures nearing 50 degrees, the sun shining, and the occasional chirp of a distant bird, I became inspired to dig through my overflowing garage. The task at hand? Finish a few projects that I literally walked away from halfway through, corral the husband and ask nicely for some power tool assistance, and clean, clean, clean some great finds that have been waiting patiently for the hint of spring so they could come out of hibernation! Last week, I took a small selection of garden items to the shop just as a little teaser. Several of those items have already found new homes, so I think I will make a visit to the shop tomorrow and expand that look. We will try and fit as many as these items as possible in the car, but I think this will be a two or three trip week!
In my opinion, this ironstone pitcher is the absolute piece de restistance in all this loot! I have such a love for ironstone....it's classic, it's simple, and it's versatile. I use it everywhere in my home - a tureen in the kitchen holds my sponges and dish wand, a square bowl in the bathroom contains soaps, a butter pat rests on my nightstand to hold my earrings at the end of the day. This pitcher has just right amount of that weathered, crackly patina and the shape and lines are simply perfect. It is surrounded by a bevy of sawed-off table legs in various heights that I think would make a great tablescape. UPDATE - the ironstone pitcher sold it's second day at the shop! It went to a good home with a wonderful lady who collects pitchers of all sorts.
This wonderfully rusty old chair still bears some of that robins egg blue paint we all love right now!
I had some remnant wood laying around, so I made a few cute garden signs as well. Dare I believe that spring is around the corner?
"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!" ~Mark Twain
Anyone who has visited my booth or stopped by my house knows that I love to use scrabble letters in creative ways! I recently taught myself how to make a scrabble letter necklace. After receiving several compliments when I was wearing mine, I thought I would make a few to sell in my booth. Just $12 each!
Last week hailed several snow days here in central Ohio, so during the time I spent cooped up in the house, I dug into my stash of stuff and starting cleaning and pricing. With 30 degree weather and clear roads, I'm making the trek to the shop with all these goodies! (Note - the chair stays in my living room!) These finds include quite a few old photos, ironstone, 4 white heart dishes, vintage tablecloth, childs size black ice skates, floral print, large Haviland platter, Pyrex Crazy Daisies covered butter, hand mirror, white basket, great enamelware set, country church photo, and a few other little things. And below, a sneak peek of what I am preparing for spring.....
I'm thinking along the lines of primitive country garden......this is just a snippet of what's to come! Think spring everyone, I know I am!!
Polly - a girl who loves vintage, wants to go to France, has an intense affinity for her family, gets giddy at auctions, and who has an obsession with vintage Shiny Brites.
Keely - Adoring wife and mother of two amazing beauties. Loves to laugh and soak up the sunshine. Passionate about all things antique and vintage. The look of an old barn makes me wild with wonder. Would always rather be on the beach and really wants to go to Greece.
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