New Finds and a New Outdoor Vignette

Last weekend I attended an estate sale.  I purchased the following:  (also an old breadboard, I will show you later)

Two vintage and weathered galvanized buckets $2 each.  A wooden handle garden hand rake and a "Good Grip" aluminum hand rake.  $2 and $3 respectively.



They just fit in perfectly in my "Raisin" crate with the other hand rakes and iron lady figurine.

At a sale at an antique shop I purchased the Pelouze Family scale for $14, and the rusty Richard Strong kerosene lantern for $9.

My Mom actually bought this for me at a consignment shop.  Not sure I'm into vintage doll heads, but maybe I will find a use for it.

Some of my shade pots were in just TOO much shade and had stopped blooming, so I moved them to a filtered sun area.  I just purchased the "vintage garden" sign too.

 I also relocated the bean pot plantings to this filtered sun spot.  The white metal thing in back is a futon back that was salvage and spray painted white last year. 

I'm happy with my new "old" finds!

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17 comments:

  1. It is adorable. I need you to come and do my yard...but let's wait until it isn't 115 degrees!!!

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  2. Very cute! I love that old kitchen scales.

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  3. Great finds, your yard looks so pretty. Hugs, Marty

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  4. LOVE the buckets. I don't know why I like old buckets so much, but they are so fun to decorate with.

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  5. Great finds Carlene! I love the buckets :-)

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  6. Love your finds Carlene - all of them
    your garden vignette is just beautiful, BUT that doll head is going to give me nightmares I think - they scare me something fierce lol
    XOXO

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  7. What great finds! love that sign and the chair sitting in your garden. Too cute! Thanks for linking up with me, I returned the "hug" :-)

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  8. Carlene, what great finds, love the buckets and your beautiful vignette. I am afraid I am with Suzan, that doll may give me a bad dream, that creeps me out a bit. LOL

    Cynthia

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  9. Love your garden finds and now you will work easier to make it look more beautiful than it is! Thank you for liking the shawl as a runner, I'm so liking it! Have a terrific week, my friend.
    FABBY

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  10. Carlene, as always, you create the prettiest spots for your potted plants. I too, love the old galvanized buckets and love to display plants in them. I need your 'green thumb' ...
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  11. I love the color of your old scale, and of course you know I love the doll head. She's sweet! (I'm sure she'll find a place in a Halloween vignette.) :)

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  12. Love the kitchen scale!
    Great finds for your flower gardens!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  13. Great finds and garden-scape. :)
    Looking forward to seeing what you do with the doll's head.

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  14. I like the junkin queen sign! Looks so cute on the cream can.
    www.minnesotajunker.blogspot.com

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  15. I've got a great suggestion for the dolls head! Someone entered their project in the Best Succulents Container Contest 2013, and this was what they made their container out of; a dolls head, which was the mold for a hypertufa pot. They look great (click on my profile link to see them). Your projects and collections are very eclectic and so much fun!

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  16. And there she is!! She is so darn cute and I love the scale you found too. Now if only I could hop on my scale with just my noggin'... :)

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