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Vintage Finds for the Garden

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“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Patios and small garden spaces can pose a problem or a goldmine for the creative gardener. We have a small brick patio leading to the back door of our home, and I was bored with simply lining it with container plants each Spring. A trip to a local resale/salvage yard proffered some (inexpensive) vintage finds that added varying height, color, and interest to my patio “garden.”

Here’s the mishmash of what I brought home one day for under $35:

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My haul included two tables, an old toolbox, and a window.  I liked the colors and the varying heights of the pieces as well as the weathered and chipped paint.  The only work needed was to clean them a bit and decide how to use them. Continue reading

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