Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Vintage Things in Yard

Welcome everyone to Vintage Thingies Thursday. If you have a love for vintage things, have come to the right place. We have a really good time each and every week!!!
If you are new to this party, please take the time to
read and follow the instructions for participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday, click HERE. I try and keep things fairly simple, so please make sure you follow the instructions. Please only ONE link per week. Lastly, if you link in, LINK back to my blog, so everyone can see all of the vintage goodies on display that day. If you don't link back here, they won't know who to visit......thanks so much.

This week I took photos in my back yard. I seem to use mostly vintage things to house plants and veggies and they are displayed all over my yard. I love the whimsy charm this brings to an outdoors setting.

Old, weathered copper pot was a road side the patina on this is really neat. I love the pink hydrangeas in this pot.

Vintage plate border is on one side of my yard. I love how this looks with the flowers filling in behind them. Very charming.

Old sap buckets hold lots of flowers. I have had these for years. They are great for housing flowers.

Large watering trough. This is a large one that I have just this year filled with dirt and planted flowers throughout. The plants are finally coming up and filling in the space, I really love how this looks.

Here is a smaller galvanized trough. An old vintage cup and saucer is peeking out from the right side.

Vintage water pump, Old chair as a planter, and a old water jug makes for a whimsy fun spot off the patio.

I even used buckets this year for planing herbs in my far, they are working out great for that too!

Another trough and an old window frame adds to the charm of more container veggies growing in one corner of the yard. There are lots of options for growing veggies in your yard, and if space is limited, there are options for that too!! Just think outside the box~~

This old wire has been around here a long time. I finally found a great use for is serving as a trellis for the cucumbers I planted this year.....hope I start getting some soon, I want to make some pickles this year!!

It is easy to use every space you have in our outside environment and make it your own. One thing everyone says whey they see my back that it definitely is "Me".....I hope they mean that in a good way!!!

Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!!!

Today I love the..
Smell of: BBQ chicken cooking
Sound of: birds singing in the backyard
Taste of: homemade iced tea
Sight of: spring flowers filling the flower beds
Feel of: soft dachshund ears

Good Things about Today:
- got an expected phone call ~ still holding out hope
- all the laundry is done
- clearing out clutter - organizing for garage sale
- fabric came in the mail - Oh. Yea!!


  1. Oh My Goodness, I LOVE the plates as a little garden fence. HOW CLEVER! and LOVE your free copper pot, that is gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful week,

  2. Love your garden displays - sweet!

  3. I love everything Suzanne! Your vintage pots your trellises and your adorable plate edging. Very charming. Thanks for hosting VTT.

    Susan and Bentley

  4. Your plate border is adorable. I may have to try one of those.

  5. What a treat to see your garden with all your vintage pots and trellises. Love the plates around the edges of the beds. Thanks for hosting.

  6. Every time you show that plate border I smile! Love it! Did you see you won the sticker giveaway? Hugs, Linda

  7. Love all the galvanized buckets. May have to try some herbs in them too!

  8. Love your pics :)
    Have a great week... and thanks for hosting!
    Greetings from Australia♥

  9. Thanks for hosting this every week its so much fun and I love participating when I can. My favorite thing from your post this week is that plate border in the garden! What an awesome idea I never would have thought of that! Thanks!

  10. You have an knack for using anything old and vintage and turning it into a work of art. Sorry, I thought I had the new things figured out, but could not link in. I will keep trying.

  11. I love your pretty things in the yard.
    Thanks so much for hosting.

    I've been trying to help LV with the new blogger thing but I don't understand it either..I keep switching back to the old one.

  12. I love how you decorated your yard-especially the vintage plate border!


  13. Suzanne,
    Just love all of your garden ideas!! So much inspiration!!

    Thanks so much for hosting!


  14. Hello! I'm joining from Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the first time.
    Thank you for hosting!

  15. Thanks for hosting. I've been planting maple trees this week.

  16. Your garden's looking so lush and healthy.....Christine

  17. I also plant in lots of vintage items. If it's old and holds dirt more than likely it's getting planted. You have a lot of fun vintage in your garden. I planted carrots in a long wooden box today. I was planning on doing a post when I get everything planted. I am sure I will be sharing it with your party. Sounds like today was a wonderful day!

  18. I love all your cute planters...especially the one with the adorable tea cup and saucer inside. What a great idea!

    HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!

  19. Some great and creative ideas here for using "vintage" things in my yard & gardens. I especially like the window in the water trough and think I can assemble that with the things I have stored here & there. Thanks!

  20. I just love all your vintagey touches in your garden! My daughter has taken over my yard, stolen my plate border, and planted up every bucket and odd container she can find. I now have the yard and butterfly garden of my dreams...but if I want to keep any particular container INSIDE, I had better either hide it or superglue it to something HEAVY! lol.
    She will love this post.
    Thanks for hosting, and happy Thursday!

  21. Yard Sale!!!!ooooooooooooooooooooo I wish we lived closer
    I'd love to come to your yard sale! You garden is just bloomin great. I too love to use things outside that are unexpected. LOL, Still waiting for a spot to put my vintage Stove/potting range

  22. Love your plate boarder and the water pump! Thanks again for hosting. Blessings, Debbie

  23. Love your garden vignettes, especially the vintage plates! Thanks so much for hosting the party!!!

  24. I love the looks of your garden and the little plates border is adorable! I need to do this! Thank you for hosting your party.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  25. Your vintage garden items are incredible. Love the plate border. No, actually I just love it all!

  26. Great Vintage Thingies in your garden! I love the way you have used all these wonderful old items! I would never have thought about an old plate border!


Sometimes someone says something really small, and it's like it fits into this empty space in your heart!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your thoughts here, they really mean a lot to me!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...