This old friend is a book.
Garden Junk by Mary Randolph Carter
So many FB posts I see on flowers, gardening, garden antiques are things I did back in the 90’s when I first bought my house.
If you know me you are familiar with my Garden Cottage I built in 2003, way before there was such a thing as a “she shed”. Those are popular on FB and Instagram too.
So let’s flip through the pages.
Mine...a painted geranium I bought with my mom on a trip to the mall when they had a craft show. It hung in my kitchen in the 80’s. Was out away for years but it belongs here.
Hers...vintage watering cans and tools.
Oh where do I begin!
Just a few in the cottage
love finding them all
Flower frogs and planters
I started with getting my Grandmothers flower pots in 1995
All kinds, pots, wheelbarrows, little people and a animals.
I have glass, metal, ceramic flower frogs.
Love this, found in my husbands basement...he kept paint in it
“ what do you want with that old thing”
Hers...painted motel chairs
Love them, I bought these for $4 in 1995
The first time my husband came to my house,
he took them home with him to paint them.
I have 5 more at 1515, the lattice work one we pulled out of a garbage pile.
Old painted benches
They use to be under $20
This one holds my favorite galvanized watering cans
In the cottage it’s my coffee table
Holding some of my books.
So good for a tired back, sitting feeling the cool breeze on my face, the birds singing and my sweet Greta with her head resting on my knee.
A French bistro set I picked up at a antique store
Welcomes you at the front porch, side porch and for my roses.
I put this one up in 1996, still holds its green patina and vintage cans
above my Victorian plant stand
a little singing while sitting on the trellis on the porch for roses
the New Dawn on the cottage
Bird baths and whimsy, hers...
in the hosta bed with a little squirrel added
a pineapple my Mom bought for me on our last trip together
is Greta conversing with the angel?
And it has not stopped in 25 year
My new aquistions this week