Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Spring Fever

It is suppose to snow again tomorrow night. I am off Thursday so I can stay home and watch it....I love that. But I am getting that spring fever.....thinking of my garden cottage, getting it cleaned and rearranged since I took some things to 1515. If we don't have too much snow I will be headed to 1515 for the weekend and I need to bring this back home with me!

It is a seed packet stand! I have several wooden seed advertising boxes and even a store display cabinet, but I had never seen one like this! I got it off my friend who has a store in the town where 1515 is. I had my car at the time so her husband delivered to me. I have seed packets I can put in but I am thinking it may make a great stand for some of my antique gardening books. I had  a bookcase in my cottage but it has come to live at 1515.

The graphics are still in good shape...I should ask my friend if she knows where it came from? I think it was a steal for $35.


After I get it home and fixed up in the cottage, I will get a after picture. Love vintage gardening items and I am looking to forward to showing you some of the unusual things I have gotten over the years.

Joining Suzanne @ Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday

http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/2011/01/welcome-everyone-to-vintage-thingies.html


12 comments:

Tete said...

Clean it really well and hit it with a clear acrylic sealer- spray can sold at walmart. It will hold the age right where it is and then whatever you put in it, you won't have to worry about rust spots seeping on it.
We have frozen water under a light snow right now. The deck is slicker than owl poop on a door knob!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I love that, Ann. Can't wait to see it all dressed up!

Rebecca said...

Cool piece-can't wait to see the rest!

Donna said...

Oooh! I really love your vintage seed stand, I've never seen one just like it! Looks like you will have lots of fun with this treasure!

LV said...

That is a wonderful old seed stand. It has all kinds of possibilities. I sure you will use it well.

Mary said...

I know what you mean about the snow. I can't wait until I can get out in my yard and garden.
Love your old seed stand!

Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

That stand is so cool. Can't wait to see it in the cottage. We're expecting snow tomorrow morning. Yuck!

Betsy said...

You just don't see this sort of thing very often, what a treasure you have and a great bargain also. I love your very spring-like header...we're all wishing for some of that now.

Postcardy said...

I have a few old postcards from seed companies, nothing big like you.

Heidi said...

Oh boy that was a steal! Where do you live I want to shop at that store. Your backyard picture is so pretty...thx for sharing!
:)Heidi

Anna said...

I looove that, what a great piece, so much character!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

That's so wonderful! What fun it would be with vintage seed packets and gardening books. Enjoy!

Happy VTT,
Sally