Hello everyone, today I’m sharing the best vintage gardening Ideas. This time of year we begin gathering ideas for the garden or gardens on the deck.
I’m also taking part in a Garden or Outdoor Bog Hop. I’m Looking forward to seeing all the inspiration everyone is sharing.
Adding pieces to your garden or your deck is a great way of adding interest and character. As a rule, I’m carfeul not to go overboard. So adding too many elements will look too chaotic and messy. Outdoor decorating the same rules apply, as indoors. Take the time to make sure the to work in odd numbers. Also keeping pieces in a similar color theme.
As an example, I keep our deck neutral and let the best vintage gardening ideas shine along with the flowers. As a rule, I also try to plant flowers in similar colors so pieces aren’t competeing.
Another tip when collecting vintage pieces is to rotate different pieces every season. Doing this is important because it avoids it looking cluttered. I also do this so I have s fresh look every planting season. This is also especially important if your space is smaller.
What Does Vintage Mean
The Meaning of Vintage
For the most part, the word vintage means “age.”
However, most antique dealers consider an item to be vintage if it’s about 40 years old. So most items we find today while thrifting are old enough to be catagorized as “vintage”.
Let’s Take A Look at Vintage Pieces I Added to My Garden And Deck Last Season
Items That Are Vintage on Our Deck Garden
Last summer for example, I did find these vintage gardening ideas at some of my thrift spots. First, is this pretty planter a piece, the scroll work, chipping paint and hanging basket make this perfect to add the old with the new. Have you seen these before? Not me.
Next, finding this child size metal headboard to add to our garden deck adds character and with its age. And the size is perfect.
In the meantime you may enjoy reading this post to see other old pieces I did find to add to our garden area. Here’s a piece I did find to create a new look to the to our aged garden.
Incidentally, I may or may not use all the pieces I did use last year. Remember, I did mention the clutter factor at the beginning of this post.
Galvanized buckets and a copper boiler pots can also add so much charm to vintage decke ideas.
By the way, this post shares beautiful ideas for adding vintage touches as well. As an example, look at this bicycle, how pretty will this look in a garden?
This French flower pot can easily be made with a terrocatta flower pot painted with white Gesso. Allow it to dry and mix medium grey craft paint and water to make it look as iff it has been getting weathered for years. Brush on and wipe the excess off. Apply a transfer graphic and flowers to add character to a container.
When applying a graphic that will be outdoors in the elements it’s especially important to use outdoor Mod Podge. This will protect the paint as well as the graphic.
Another example is using an old piece of furniture as seen in this photo. This piece is gorgeous overflowing with flowers. Imagine this on a covered deck or front porch!
Thanks for stopping to visit Cloches & Lavender and I hope you did enjoy seeing the best vintage gardening ideas. I also hope this inspire you to add pieces to your garden.
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