More Outdoor Junk

 Luckily my home and property are not in flood danger, but many properties along the Rainy River and Rainy Lake are flooding, and water levels are nearing records.   June is always a pretty rainy month in northern Minnesota but this June has been a washout!  Maybe our forefathers were onto something when they named the river and lake Rainy.

Finch Lithograph Arthur Kaplan Art Lamay www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Since there is nothing much too report on in my waterlogged, sun deprived gardens, I will share a few recent vintage and/or junk purchases.  This Arthur Kaplan (Artist Art Lamay) lithograph of a finch and tiger lily came home with me from the thrift shop for $2.  I just love to watch finches at our bird feeders.


Finch Lithograph Arthur Kaplan Art Lamay www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I cut the lithograph down to fit an 8x10 barn wood frame, and hung it on the side garage door under my covered patio.  Now I can enjoy finches on both sides of my house!

Old Granary Screen Garden Backdrop www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I also picked up this old screen.  I'm sure it's not a window screen because the mosquitoes could surely fit through the big holes.  It may be from an old granary.

Old Granary Screen Garden Backdrop www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
After carrying the screen around my property for about an hour or so, I decided to nail it to my deck railing.  The screen makes a great backdrop for one of my barrel planters.  I also added a sign and three of my vintage garden scratchers.   Great backdrops are a must for a country cottage junk garden!  See more of my backdrops HERE.  I am purposely not showing you the flowers planted in the barrel until they perk up and start to bloom again.

Rustic Bench with Vintage Watering Cans www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I think I have looked at this old bench, sitting outside my favorite local junk shop, for about 3 weeks now.  After I measured this spot on my deck and the bench, it came home with me for $10.  Perfect for my watering cans!

Rustic Bench with Vintage Watering Cans www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com


Fun Old Gardener Sign www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I also purchased this new "old looking" rusty sign at the greenhouse.  The sign is perfect for an old junk gardener that is pushing 60!

Update June 18, 2014:  When I got home from work today I thought the pansies had perked up enough to share the whole barrel planter.
Pansies and Garden Junk www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com

Pansies and Garden Junk www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com

Pansies and Garden Junk www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com





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8 comments:

  1. LOVE that print you found! I always pick up bird prints at the thrift store - Finches are a favourite of mine as well!

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  2. Love the deck sign with it's scratchers, and I adore the "repotted" sign ~ I know the feeling!!!

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  3. Bonjour,
    Une très jolie publication... Mon ami Léo le toucan serait ravi de ce joli portrait d'oiseau !
    Une bien belle série d'arrosoirs !

    ❁ Gros bisous ❁

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  4. Love the watering cans on the old bench...they look perfect together!! Love the repotted sign...very cute saying.
    ~Cindy

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  5. That bench is perfect...and a steal at $10...

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  6. Carlene,
    Love your vintage watering cans. Love the new little sign too cute.
    Kris

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  7. I love finches too and all your "treasures" but I really like your screen with the sign and "scratchers" hanging from it. I wish you would come done here and do something with all my junk! LOL!

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  8. I really wish I could see your outdoor space in person--so beautiful and fun!

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