Saturday, June 20, 2020

Revisiting a Old Friend in the Garden

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.

garden paintings....hers

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
Galvanized too

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. 

Hers....old cabinets

 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.

Adirondack chairs

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.

Rusty tables

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


On Crooked Creek said...

Loved seeing all the photos of your Garden Shed & Gardens!

Faith said...

Hi Ann
I'm following along even though I think you've stepped away. Very nice blog and lovely house. I hope you return back and continue.

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