Vintage items for your garden this spring
It’s time to start thinking about your garden and outdoor space now that spring has finally arrived here in Bucks County. That also means that you can get creative with your outdoor space and incorporate antique and vintage pieces that will blend well with your yard. If you are looking for creative ideas, now is a great time to visit your local antique store and see what you can find for your outdoor space right now.
The worlds of home gardeners and antique collections sometimes collide with many people counting both as their favorite past time. While the two hobbies are often enjoyed by the same people, it’s not often that they directly intersect. But now they can! There are so many ideas that exhibit innovative, fresh, and fun gardening ideas involving antiques and vintage items. The relationship between gardening and antiquing can be expressed in an abundance of ways.
Whether simply adding antique and vintage objects to an existing garden, or integrating the garden itself into an antique, there are no wrong ways to go about combining these wonderful passions. You can take an old bicycle and repurpose it into a container garden by adding some wood baskets and allowing the natural beauty of the vintage or antique bicycle to shine through.
The mother of invention may be a necessity but its close relative is inspiration! If you are looking to add a vintage touch to your garden or recycle some antiques you’ve got lying around, you can get creative and find just about anything that will go in that garden of yours. Remember, you are only limited by your imagination.
Using a large exterior wall to display an array of antiques is an idea directly borrowed from many other projects including barns and living rooms. Because of the outdoor setting, the pieces should be metal, often aged and rusted which blends perfectly with an outdoor garden landscape.
Using antique machines like a laundry press or plow set as a visual centerpiece on your lawn can create a smart and unique look to your yard. The appeal lies in the timeless look of the machine, as a focal point to the bright greenery of your landscape. Any old-fashioned equipment can work in this scenario. You don’t need to do anything to the equipment except finding a nice spot in your yard. With intricate pieces like this simple strategic placement in your garden makes a statement all on its own.
Add shock value
Your thick garden with a few antique pieces strewn throughout the landscape can set the mood for any yard. An old birdbath or an old rusty sundial can complement your garden. For an added shock value, however, try adding an old claw foot bathtub into the space. Fill it with plants and flowers to make it blend in with the rest of your garden. People will look twice!
Take the time to peruse your local antique shop and find pieces that will compliment your garden. Finding antiques and collectibles shouldn’t be limited to just the rare things that you want to keep displayed under lock and key. Adding antique and vintage items to your garden will make your home unique and beautiful.