Sunday, June 28, 2009

Clean-up that Yard with a Little Junk!

Why not add a little junk to the yard. It's fun and gives your yard a lot of character. Make it a funky, junky yard! Vintage, rusty items are a great addition. Here is a sample of some of the things I have.

Does this bag look familiar? Sue from JunkMarket had it in Texas. Fell in love with it and convinced her to save it for me. I looks awesome on my front door. For guests, I just added a vase and some fresh flowers tucked inside of it.

Not sure what this piece was, but it makes a great fern stand. Love the metal tins on the sides. The chippy paint is the icing on the cake!

What a better place to display your fan collection than your front porch! I also have a larger sign that says air conditioned. Just haven't found a place to hang it from yet!

The bench an original from a Paris Park, is over 100 years old. How cool is that!

Here's another of my favorite things, motel chairs. One I original purchased from the Junk Market sales when they had them. The other I found at an antique store. Cool how they match! The table between them came from some factory. It has great patina!

Here's a close-up. The bird cage came with no bottom, but works perfectly to showcase this potted plant.

This is an old turkey feeder. It's great as a planter! Feed, water, grow!

This concrete planter has a little wear, but that makes me love it even more. I've stuck part of a toy axel and wheel in it for a little junk decor.

This was another piece of farm equipment. Holds a fern in it beautifully!

Isn't this a great green chair! I found it at an occasional sale. It fits perfect in my front garden. The cupola is another of my favorate finds.

I don't know what it is with me and fences, but I seem to have a few. Here's a couple of them. The feeders on the larger gate are great with candles. The smaller gate has a perfect place to hold planters.

This is a newer cart, but has weathered being outside. Love it that way. All I added was a large bird house created from architectual finds and a vintage coffee pot with flowers. The house numbers were purchased at a JunkMarket sale years ago, and when we moved replaced the numbers with our current ones.

This is a new urn, but an old style. The stick I placed inside is new as well, but has a vintage feel.

Another old chicken feeder (do I seem to have a thing with chicken feeders, too??). Love the stenciling on it. It's also great with votives.

Isn't this a great piece to hold a planter. Bet you can't guess what it used to be! Check the next picture . . .

It's a wheel axel from an old car. It's missing one of the sides and someone at one point painted it green. Ain't it neat!

This was some sort of dispenser. I found the wash stand for it separately. It's a little on the rusty side so I wouldn't want to use it for beverages. It looks great with a plant in it though!

I found two of these wall sinks. They're perfect for window boxes on my shed!

I just saw a mesh chair like this in Country Living. Very fun vintage chair and great in the garden!

Last but not least, a old metal sun dial.

Now get out there and junk up your yard!


Cottage Panache said...

Love all of your yard JUNK! You have inspired me to keep some of my junk that I sell for myself! So far I am just living vicariously through others. Wonder what Architect HD will say!! He usually says ~ that's goin to the shop RIGHT?!!!
Love your sight, will follow!!

Dana said...

This is exactly the look I've wanted to get but was too chicken. Yours looks great so I'm going for it now! Thanks for the inspiration

icandy... said...

Love how you repurpose everyday items into something so unique! The yard looks terrific! :)

Missy said...

Fabulous displays!

Elle Jay Bee said...

Okay, I want your sinks/window boxes, and I have been pining for some of those motel chairs forever! Your garden is beautiful...your junk is beyonf perfection!!


vintagesue said...

i'm in love. oh can come clean my yard any day!! what a wonderful post!!!!!!

The Tattered Cottage said...

LOVE, LOVE how you "junked" up your yard and your shed is to die for!!
You have a fantastic eye for beautiful vintage things and know exactly what to do with them :)
Simply lovely!

Karen said...

Very inspiring! Especially since I'm getting up early to go out and do that, yard work! I need to get more junk! Karen

Lana Manis said...

I LOVE your style! Many of those items are the exact things I would use in my outdoor decor. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me where you got your garden shed...if it's a kit? I've been wanting one of those for a while now and have checked with companies online, but most are far away. Thanks.


philben5 said...

So much eye candy!!! Thanks for sharing your "clean up"

trash talk said...

Best junk yard tour ever! You have a small fortune just out your window. Thanks for all the great ideas!

KarenB said...

Just found you through Junk Market. I love your yard junk, especially the two sinks. I'll be back for another visit.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Love it all. Thanks for the wonderful trip through your junk. Great title to the post, too. So true.

Kathy said...

Lani - love the additional pics! The turkey feeder is beyond awesome - and love the wording on it!

You've got great garden style!


Kathy said...

Lani - stop by my blog and pick up your FABULOUS award!


Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

Thanks everyone for all the awesome comments. It's so much fun being able to share my yard, garden, porch etc with all of you. It's like having guests over to your house. I love the Blog World/Family! As to Kalli's question, we purchased the shed from a local place that gets them from the Amish. It is very well built and came to us complete (the place isn't far so the delivered it on a flatbed trailer). It was very reasonably priced. If you e-mail me and would like more info, I'd be happy to provide you with it. Thanks again!


LuLu said...

let me just say that your yard is the best yard I have ever seen! Oh my goodness I absolutely love all the wonderful junk!!! I need to get my hands on some more junk now!! SO inspiring!!!

Leigh Ann said...

Such fun and so creative!Thanks for sharing!
Leigh Ann

Marge of Emmas Nook and Granny said...

Your outdoor junk is just perfect! Reminds me that I have neglected my own yard this year. You are a terrific inspiration!

Thanks for promoting our Vintage Treasures Market. I hope you will join us next year!

kath@retromantic antiques said...

Love it all! What great ideas and your garden looks amazing. kath


Oh my, I am so jealous. I love absolutely everything you did. Your junk looks so classy.

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

I just love all of your garden junk. I have a few of my own. It adds such fun and surprise to a yard.

I found you by way of Kathy from SylviaS VingagE DaughteR. So glad I did. Stop by sometime if you get a chance.
Keep on Junkin...

WhisperWood Cottage said...

A special mention and award for you on my blog!


Raggedy Angel said...

I love your junk.....ahhhhh those sinks, I gotta find me some! Beth

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Great post,lovely blog!!!Chrissy

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

I believe this is the first time I'm here. Loving all your junk ideas. Very nice!

janae said...

You have a FAB style! LOVE everything! I started from the most current and am working my way back. I lived in Minneapolis for several years and your blog is bringing back happy memories :)

janae said...

You have a FAB style! LOVE everything! I started from the most current and am working my way back. I lived in Minneapolis for several years and your blog is bringing back happy memories :)

Homeroad said...

Found you on Junkmarket Style... I love your "junky" garden! I love all that stuff! Some of my junky creations have been featured on JMS. Please stop by my site sometime. I'm following you.

Zane Wooder said...

I love the flower you have on your front door. What type of flower is that?

-Zane of ontario honey


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