Treasures for my garden

Rusty milk cans - perfect for my garden.

Recently a pal of mine, Linda Speer, sent me a text asking if I wanted a bunch of stuff for my garden. Of course I did! Being the kind hearted person Linda is, she would not take any money from me. So, in return Linda picked out a dresser from my back 40 that she is going to paint. It worked out well for both of us!

Every time I write a blog post I have to come up with a name for it. Sounds simple, huh? Well, not necessarily! I called this blog post "Treasures for my garden", but I really wanted to call it "Score!!!" or perhaps "I love you sister but you can't have my sh*t". I know my sister, Sheila, would love some of this stuff for her own garden. She has been painting all sorts of things for her garden with milk paint and if she takes some photos I can share with you, I might let her pick one or two items. How adorable would the partial milk can be overflowing with herbs for your garden sister? Just sayin'.

Vintage gas cans

These gas cans will be a wonderful addition to my garden.

Old gas pump for my garden

I already had this old gas pump so the gas cans are perfect. Believe it or not, this is going to become part of my garden. I am not quite sure how I am going to fit it in ... but it's gonna happen! 

rusty can for my garden

This little can is super adorable. I am not sure what it was used for, but I love it.

vintage newspaper log roller to plant herbs in

This is a vintage newspaper log roller that will be wonderful with flowers in it. Linda said she used to put herbs in it.

Wood wheelbarrow for my garden

How amazing is this little wheelbarrow? I am going to paint it for sure! It will look awesome in this area of my garden that is covered in Magic Carpet Thyme. My Thyme just finished blooming, but it was covered in gorgeous purple flowers. 

collection of old ladders waiting to find a place in my garden

Since I had my camera out, I thought I would show you some other stuff in my back 40 that I have acquired over the years. (Yes, I have two back 40's. One in my shop that is full of furniture and one in my yard that is full of outdoor stuff). 

At this point, I am still making more flower beds, laying pea gravel paths and trying to get the "bones" of my garden done. I can't wait to start decorating my garden, because I have been collecting treasures! All my neighbours must think I am a complete hoarder, but everything will eventually find a home in my garden.

I've been collecting old ladders. I think I have about ten now. The chandelier will hang on my arbour (once it is build. hehe). The rusty barrel was here when I bought the place and it will find a new home at the dump. 

rusty stuff for my garden

I have more rusty stuff than you can imagine. I love rusty things in my garden.

vintage bikes for my garden

These bikes will lean against my fence (when I finish building it).

rusty firebox for my garden

I am going to use this firebox to roast marshmallows so I can make s'mores. 

old wheelbarrow for my garden

My old wheelbarrow is eventually going to be overflowing with annuals.

Johnny Jump Ups self seeded in pea gravel pathways

And totally off topic ... these little Johnny Jump Ups have self seeded all over the place in my pea gravel paths and I didn't have the heart to pull them out. Aren't they cute?

Candlesticks paint in Fusion Mineral Paint

And I had to throw in a little painted project that Linda just shared with me. She painted these candlesticks with Fusion Mineral Paint in the colour Casement and then Champness over top. She wanted to add a slight sheen to them so she used Fusion Beeswax with Hemp Oil to finish them off.  Aren't they lovely?

Thank you so much Linda for all the wonderful treasures! 

Posted on August 1, 2015 and filed under gardening.