I am all about furnishing my home with vintage and thrifted finds. If you follow me, you already know that. Not only is my home filled with old treasures, but so is my garden. Last week I shared how I used vintage wire fence in the garden to keep my chickens out of the raised beds. You can see that post here. Today, I am sharing more of my small urban garden and how I use vintage and thrifted finds to add style and function outside.
I found this old Schwinn Hollywood bicycle last year at the Goodwill. I added a basket filled with cut lavender from my garden. It creates a sweet little vignette against the fence in the back corner of the garden, and I can change up the flowers seasonally.
That rock, we call her “Big Mama.” She weighs about 450 pounds and it was quite an undertaking to get her into the garden. The chickens love to hop up and have a drink.
An old garden plaque is nestled in the clematis on the fence.
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I found the resin wicker chairs (also at the Goodwill) for just $20 each. I added new white cushions from IKEA. To make them outdoor friendly and waterproof, I sprayed them with Scotchgard Outdoor Water Shield. This is a great way to use indoor fabrics outside. The cushions are currently on sale for $20, and were much more affordable than buying outdoor cushions. I’m still on the lookout for an ottoman to place between the two chairs. I definitely need a place to kick up my feet out there.
The blue and white striped pillow covers were also from the Goodwill and only $2. The Chinese garden stool was a Craigslist find. I needed a little spot for placing a drink or two, and this works perfectly.
The fountain creates soothing sounds in the garden, and the birds love to visit it.
How pretty is this lavender? I have a ton of it growing in my garden. And I keep adding more. I just can’t help myself.
Hidcote lavender spills out onto the pathway by our front gate.
We have a very small deck on the back of our home. Just enough room for this old wicker rocker and some plants in containers.
I planted purple Calibrachoa in an old metal grain scoop.
Can you guess where I got the galvanized milk can? That’s right, the Goodwill.
I planted an old blue ice cream bucket with purple petunias. Isn’t that blue paint perfection?
Thrifted glass cloches helped to protect the tender plants in early spring. They are hand blown, sturdy, and so pretty in the garden. I found two of them for a couple of bucks each. You can bet I snatched those babies up.
The purple of the lavender and salvia pop against the bright green golden oregano in the background.
My sleepy Kiko loves to nap in this warm spot.
Annnddddd she’s out.
The vintage watering can was a garage sale find.
Wicker baskets of all shapes and sizes can be found at thrift shops. I use them inside and outdoors. I planted this one with a mix of purple annuals, basil and thyme.
I don’t remember the name of this annual, but isn’t it stunning?
A edible garden can be so beautiful with a mix of herbs, vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants. The tall plant with the serrated leaves is quinoa. We only have one quinoa plant growing, so it won’t be enough to eat, but Sadie wanted to try growing it. I think it looks pretty tucked in with the herbs and purple flowers. Another example of an ornamental and edible plant.
We are growing raspberries in a nearby container. We don’t get very many, so they are mostly ornamental in my garden. The chickens are usually the only ones who ever get to eat them.
The apples are looking good.
Here’s another look at the vintage wire fence. Because, well, I’m in love with it.
Have a great weekend, friends.
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