Monday, June 24, 2013

My Wagon Wheel and Plant Station

 Hi is your day going???? Thought I would get this blog up and going while the sun shines. I should be outside planting something.......well maybe after I do this I will go walk Kylie around the block and then come home and plant something. In the above picture is my new/old wagon wheel. Cute huh? I had it on the other side of the stump and urn, but I think it looks better on this side. There is a little less business..........decorating a garden is sort of like making a picture or card....don't want to over-do and want to keep things balanced.
 Here is a close up of the old wheel. I got it for $20, that was all I had to spend. The antique guy wanted to sell some other wheels to me, like some of them were $35, $40, or 2 for & $135......I said, all were not in my budget. He asked from where we were from......Appleton......I said, so he must have figured we had some money to spend. I told him all I had was $20, then he showed us this wheel, yep, that is the one. I said it had quite a lot of character. He said he was a character also. So we piled it into the back of our roomy van and off we went. I think the next time we go there, we shall look for an old ladder. We didn't get to rummage through the place, so there needs to be another "field trip" in the next few weeks.

Don't you wonder about the history of this old wagon wheel? Like, why was it painted red, who made it, where has it been? Where are the other 3 wheels? Are they still in circulation? Questions, questions, questions.
So here is the "plant station" JP picked up on someone's's really a nice work bench, but I think I will use it for planting flowers and stuff, kinda fix it up and paint it "barn yard red" and find an old bathroom sink. So many ideas, so little time!!!!
In this picture, JP gave me some old work boots of his. I picked up 5 plants for $5.00. 4 Geraniums and 1 Impatient. Sounds like a fun project. I find so many ideas to do around here. I hope I can get it all done before the fall. It would be fun to enjoy the backyard too minus the mosquitos. They like me toooo much!!

Well, time to close here, hope you enjoy some of the things I am working on....haven't worked on any cards lately......maybe tonight after the Chicago Black Hawk WIN over Boston.......Go Hawks!!!

Take care and have a good evening and keep looking up for your redemption draws nigh. Cheers ~ Louise


sweetvintageofmine said...

Evening Louise, Wow, what a deal on the wagon wheel! I really like your new planting station and I think painting it would really be nice. I like the size and shape of it! The boots are always fun to plant....have fun and thank you for your sweet comments...Blessings~~~Roxie

Anonymous said...

I love the wagon wheel! You are quite the garden designer Louise!

Love the plants in the shoe idea too. It's crazy, even living off of the Fox River, we've hardly had any mosquitos at all this summer!

Cottage Dreaming and Flea Market Wishes said...

Lovely waggon wheel!

Attic Clutter said...

Love it the wagon wheel --it just completed the little fountain area perfectly !!
the red really tied it all together..
love the ideas on the planting station too (:)

Attic Clutter said...

me again..
oh thanks on the pew post.. ..
love your comment ..
u sit on yours at church (:)

Attic Clutter said...

love the boots..they make such cute planters Louise(:)
Ac-- oh yes a must here ,,, soon U better get a new one (:)
70ty is perfect true..
love it when its 70ty .. well we get what we get and make the best of it I guess(:)

Attic Clutter said...

hehe yup I do cook alot..
I like to now that the kids are grown an it isn't a job(:)
thanks Louise(:)

Attic Clutter said...

I think that red wheel is the best find it the red is wonderful
oh yes enjoying the fruits of your labor (:) for sure we are lucky to have so many fruits and veggies a growing..hugs..p


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