Covered Patio Vignettes

The temps dipped to 32 degrees F last night here in northern Minnesota.  I did not cover or carry in plants.  I get stubborn in June.  I didn't plant too early so "give me a break here".  It should be safe to plant.  Luckily my plants fared well.

Do you collect vintage garden hand tools?  I do.  I have them in my "Eat Raisin" crate with a peace lily and my rusty iron lady.




It's such a fun crate!



And then there's this bird cage I bought and filled with faux succulents.  The bird cage came in three sizes at the drug store gift department.  This one cost $18.95.  The faux succulents cost about $18 too.





This is my life now "Eat - Sleep - Garden"!  Oh and work!  Bummer.

More to come soon!













15 comments:

  1. Darn it. I forgot to eat my raisins this week! I have just started collecting vintage gardening tools and I think I'm behind the times, because they have suddenly become expensive around here. Love your vignette and love that rusty lady.

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  2. That is a fun crate! I haven't found any with such cool sayings on them. I just find the cheese boxes. Love that cage with the succulents!
    Liz

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  3. No, one shouldn't have to worry about freezing temps in June! '-) Like you, I do have vintage garden tools. I keep them on the potting bench, but may copy your idea and bring them in for a vignette on the sun porch. Love the raisin crate. Really cute!

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  4. I love your crate, Carlene, and you've created a wonderful vignette with your tools and iron lady.
    Mary Alice

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  5. Love your vignette with the vintage garden tools! I only have one, but I'll keep my eyes open for more!

    hugs,
    Linda

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  6. Oh how I love the vintage garden tools. I think my dad had some of those. How I wish I still had them. I use an old rake of theirs and will make some kind of garden ornament when it breaks. Got any ideas?

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  7. What a cute vignette with your vintage tools. I have a few vintage tools but don't put them out. We live in Minnesota also...I think Spring has arrived now so plants should be safe. But it IS June after all.
    Have a great week!
    sandy

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  8. We just got home and thank goodness nothing froze while we were gone. I love your raisin crate and it's perfect for your vintage garden tools. I agree. Those darn jobs get in the way of everything!

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  9. I've had the same weather here! Even a little snow today-very faint.
    I collect old hand garden tools too.
    I put them in an antique mailbox.
    I like the way your is displayed in the open though.

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  10. Your garden is always wonderful and so creative. Wow, that is so cold and we were at 108F Crazy weather. Hugs, Marty

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  11. Too bad for the work part! I wish you could garden every day and year round! I love that bird cage and the raisin box too! When I was a kid their was a commercial for Prince spaghetti and the end was always Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day! My mom probably would have been happier with Raisin Day!

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  12. I feel bad for you with the weather and I agree, it is June already! What is up with the weather?? I love that raisin box!

    Cynthia

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  13. Your outdoor vignettes look great. Can't believe how real those succulents look. Isn't it amazing?

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  14. You are certainly making Spring look lovely around your house.
    Loving it all.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  15. How delightful and pretty! I am so glad I saw this. I am hosting a giveaway via Arcadian Home on my blog. It would be great if you could stop by. Have a lovely day!

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