The sun is shining; it’s a beautiful day! Driving through town, it’s clear that many people are taking advantage of this weather to begin their landscaping and gardening projects. What is on your list for this spring and summer? Are you working on creating a floral wonderland? An English garden? Maybe something with some fun vintage touches? Adding some elements from the past can give your yard a lot of interest and personality, a touch of whimsy, and be a lot of fun to create! Let’s look at some ideas.
What are you doing to create an entrance to your garden or yard? What about a beautiful rusty gate? If that’s a little too opulent, maybe a vintage wooden door would be better. Both look great, in my opinion.
Galvanized metal is popular in the home, but it also makes a great addition to your yard. Not only do tubs, buckets, and cans look great against greenery and flowers, but they also make great planters.
Maybe you are looking for some height in your flower beds to vary the levels. What about a vintage bike and basket or a beautiful chair base as a planter? Depending on whether you are going for a look that is more casual and quirky or something more flowing an elegant, consider a repurposed planter base that stands out and really makes your flowers pop.
Urns are always beautiful, and many feel the chippier, the better. Whether you choose to put them in your garden or on your steps, these are garden elements that just seem to get better with time. The same can be said for statues and busts. They don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful, and they just really take a garden from average to spectacular.
Maybe you’re looking for something a little outside the box. If you garden is beautiful, think of how beautiful it will look reflected back in an ornate mirror hanging on a plain jane fence. Want a planter that’s a little more rusty and rustic? Consider a toolbox. Are you a lover of treadle bases like me? Place a vintage crate on top for a planter that’s truly unique and would look great on a porch or by your front door. Turn a crystal lamp into a birdbath or birdfeeder for a piece that simply sparkles when the sun shines. Looking to create a fairy garden? Consider a rusty wheelbarrow as your base. The possibilities are endless. Just shop with an open mind and look at pieces thinking, “What if I….?”
Come visit the Manor House at Deep Creek Vintage to see if we have what you need to make your garden or yard truly breathtaking! Our porch is full of elements that might be just what you are looking for. Many of our vendors have also brought spring and summer into their rooms, so look around because you never know what you will find. One of our vendors, Donna of Snow Creek Farm, is also getting ready for her spring show next weekend, which is always a garden lovers delight, so mark your calenders. We can’t wait to see what you find to create your outdoor paradises. Remember that pieces don’t have to serve their original purpose to work, they just have to work for you. Post pictures on our Facebook page of the masterpieces you create, and we hope to see you soon!
*Photos found via Pinterest