Mr. Sentimental and I have a big Memorial Day party every year, mostly my husbands family and neighbors. So this weekend the spring clean up continued! Our back deck is in the shade most of the day until late in the day so there is always mold to get off the deck.
But it also made me clean out my back porch cabinet, I love so dearly.
When my husband and I got married he was living in the former home of his parents. He is a 3rd generation painting contractor. I found this is the basement and I knew I had to have it! My husband was like "what do you want with that old thing". He and his Dad had kept overalls in it ! I think my mother in law thought I was nuts.
But I thought it would be great on the porch to keep my gardening things in, pots, tools and old watering cans. It is what started me collecting vintage garden items which led to building my garden cottage.
All organized now, although the photo doesn't look like it?
the green and pink pots I picked up on a trip to France and the pansy seeds in French I haven't had the heart to use, just like the look.
A collection of ladies in waiting to be potted!
My Grandmother's cat in the background waiting to come out in October
The two drawers hold all my flags and gloves
I think it was painted my favorite color green before someone painted it white. My mother in law said the cabinet was in the basement when they bought the house in 1950.
The door has a etching on it of what looks like a iris, sorry the picture does not pick it up.
Years ago on a weekend trip to Galena IL I picked this up for $2 to hold tools, it was made in England
Tools in there spot ready for use
Top of the cabinet with more tools ready to go. My collection of old watering cans I leave up year around.
Old Enamel Pitcher
Heidi checking out our progress
Found these spices jars in the cabinet, think they make pretty good little vases.
Our dove fountain clean and ready. One year, when we got back from Paris I got sick with a respiratory infection as soon as I got off the plane. Husband ran up to the nursery and bought this fountain for our anniversary. So enjoy the sound of the water on the deck.
Hope you enjoyed the tour of our back deck.
Joining Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Joining Table Top Tuesday
Joining House in the Roses for Show off your Cottage Monday.