Sunday, April 21, 2013

Vintage Lawn Decorations

 While we were out working in the yard this weekend, I looked around at all the weeds that are never ending, and wondered what other people would really see back here.  These are the things I hope would catch their eye.
 This is a Schwinn bike from the early 1960's.  It is a 3-wheeler with a basket on the back.  It is rusty and old but I love it.  The basket is the perfect place to set a big bunch of flowers.  My favorite vintage gate sits behind it along the fence.  
 My vintage blue Ball Jars need to be cleaned out after this winter.  I have shepherd hooks to hang them from. They will hold candles and light up the yard during summer festivities.  Of course I have plans to get a pack or two of the 100 year Anniversary jars too! 
 Love my little red wagon.  It has been used as a planter, a photo prop and many other things.  The bottom is rusty and dirty but the outside is in wonderful shape.  Cody has big plans to rhino line the inside and then use it to haul stuff when we go fishing...just as long as the outside isn't change, I am okay with that!
 I have this small collection of antique bottles hanging on my fence.  There are a few heavy brown bottles and lots of clear bottles.  I wish I knew everything that these bottles once held.
Rusty horseshoes in all different sizes. 
 An old milking can that we use as a neat little planter.  It definitely needs a new plant to really wake it up!
 Rusty old tin cans.  Again, I wish I knew what these once contained!
And an old galvanized bucket that we use as a planter.  There are those weeds I was talking about.  Why do they take over the whole yard no matter what the weather is doing?  Looks like I have another day of weeding and yard work ahead of me!  Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my vintage lawn decorations...I hope you didn't even notice the weeds!


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22 comments:

NanaDiana said...

My gosh- It looks like you raided my yard. we have so many of the same things. I THINK my old bike is a Schwinn and I painted it pink with polka dots last year!;>) I love your yard and all it's "pretties" and would feel right at home there-xo Diana

Teresa Kline said...

lots of pretties in your yard and they would surely catch my eye over the weeds; unless of course the weeds have a bloom...lol...I can't help myself I even like weed blooms...lol. Have a super fabby week!

enjoy *~*

Donna Heber said...

Hi Trisha,

I love the vintage items you have added to your gardens! I was hoping to get out into the yard this past weekend, but it was just too cold and windy.

Rita said...

What fun vintage items that you have! Thanks for sharing your little tour with us.

Diane said...

Lots of fun yard ideas.

Regards diane

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

Looks good to me. Lots of eye candy to look at...Connie

Simply Domestic said...

Love vintage items, too. I just did a post on mine! Your items are wonderful!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

So many fun things for your garden! Love the bike!
Karen

Kadee Willow said...

At one time or another I have owned each of those items in your yard! The bike was a tricycle in my case but a bike none the less! I love that you fill the basket with flowers! And the red wagon... oh, my gosh! At one point I had three of them. So many uses!! Thanks for sharing.. loved reading it!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

So many neat things~love the ball jar candles and the 3-wheel bike the best! Visiting from SYC.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Love your garden junk!

Susan Clayton said...

Cool junk! I think you may have inspired me to go scuffle around in my back garden. Found your blog at Share Your Cup Thursday

LV said...

I am, very familiar with all your backyard junk. I would find a place and keep them as they real keepers.

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

I only notice the weeds in my own yard, in yours I was too busy eyeing your beautiful lawn junk!
Liz

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your lawn decorations are great. The blue green canning jars are so pretty in daylight or with candles at night. I wouldn't even have noticed any weeds if you hadn't have mentioned them. I was too busy looking at everything else.

bj said...

Love those olden bottles...and those old cans that once held motor oil...I bet we've thrown away a thousand of 'em...and now I want them back. hahhaa....

Tammy said...

Love it all! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

Donna Wilkes said...

I wish you were my neighbor! Love all the rust. I just embrace the weeds and hope they are docile. The only thing I see missing is a blue bottle tree!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I love your vintage lawn decor, especially the milking can! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Sunday Showcase from Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a Sunday Showcase feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jann Olson said...

Hi Trisha, I love finding the unexpected in the garden. I have an old bike and love it. Thinking it's needs a new paint job this year. Your collection of old bottles is way cool and I love how you displayed them. Thanks for sharing all of your fun yard art with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Linda said...


Hi Trisha,

Thanks for commenting about the Victorian Etc magazine and that you liked my article! I am glad you had the visit from your Grandpa! That was so special! I love your yard art! I especially love the mason jars! I got some of the anniversary ones from Amazon and then a pack from or local Ace Hardware.
Have a wonderful week!
Linda

Geraldine Stanley said...

Rustic decorations are a great addition after finishing up with landscaping and puttering around with the plants. Plus, you can make them from things that are lying around in the house! Rather than dispose of it, it may find a permanent space in your lawn for that added charm.

Geraldine
Springfield Lawn Barbers