Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Vintage Seed Display

Last year I purchased a Mandeville Seed display rack.
It took me awhile to get it home from 1515.

I have shown it before, but you all so
kindly asked to see it when I had it in the Cottage.

I have it in the corner, where I had previously had a bookcase.
It has an area to display on top, I chose to put one of my vintage gardening books there, and a old
"hotcap" that was suppose to be used like a hot house for a plant.

Luckily over the years I have collected vintage seed packets,
some with the seeds still in them!

A wee little bit of Fall

So I chose Fall colors.

Have a great Thursday!



Lynn said...

What a wonderful display rack! I love it - and I love your old seed packets. I never see seed packets around here. I'll have to look harder or dig deeper! Thanks for sharing your lovely space. And for visiting Cottage and Creek. Have a nice rest of the week.

Robin Johnson said...

What a fun thing to have. I have never seen on before but I'm loving it.

Tete said...

Fun! You need to change your settings so I can respond to your comments through my email!

Susan Freeman said...

Wow ~ that's great! I love vintage seed packs and now you have a lovely way to display them.

Susan and Bentley

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

What a great piece! I love that you've been collecting the seed packets and can now display them so well.


April D said...

I love vintage seed THINGS. Yours is especially whimsical and practical all at the same time! What fun!
Happy VTT!

Donna said...

What a fun display, and a luck find! Don't you just love all of the beautiful graphics on those old seed packets?

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Love all the vintage goodies on display in this post!

DearHelenHartman said...

You know a display like that could have gone to seed pretty quick at my house ;) (people would start stashing mail in it and hanging sweaters and who knows what) It's so darn cute!

c. Joy said...

Clever woman. I've seen rack similiar to this and never thought one would 'work' in my house. Thanks for sharing your artwork.

Diane Mars said...

Ann, It would be so fun to have your Blogging Buddies to add to your Seed packet collection... send me your address I would love to find a bit of vintage gardening sweets to send you~ Hugs, Diane

Richard Cottrell said...

Looks like it fits right in. i love old items like this. Richard from my Old Historic House.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

What a great piece! Love all the vintage seed packets and how you've displayed the ones with fall colors!!!

Claudia said...

What a great find! I love things like that with neat graphics and metal combined into a great display. Very cool!


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

JEALOUS! I love anything that has to do with gardening. I so want an old seed box. Found a couple at antiques stores, but pricey. Still keeping my eyes out. Love your rack and what you've done with it!

Coloradolady said...

This is so cute!!! I NEVER see anything around here like that. Never do I come across display racks. Believe me if I did, I'd have them too!! I love charming. Happy VTT!

Our Hopeful Home said...

Old seed packets are a great find! I like old seed catalogs, too! This would be perfect over at my thrifting party, Club G.W. {Goodwill} going on now. Stop by and join in the fun!