Vintage Inspiration Party No. 195

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
The VIP is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, and you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.
Vintage Inspiration Party No. 195 Featured Projects

Garden Junk Mod Podge Image Transfer On Galvanized Metal

My sister in law, Kris, has applied Mod Podge image transfers to outdoor galvanized metal garden containers.
Outdoor Mod Podge Image Transfers to Metal www.organizedclutter.net
One of her old watering cans has a fun saying in a very quirky font. She got the idea from Pinterest.

Vintage Post Office Box Picture Frame

I purchased this fun vintage post office box door last month at a local antiques shop, Jackson's Icebox Antiques and Collectibles.  

Vintage Inspiration Party No. 194

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
The VIP is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, and you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.
upcycled projects

Patriotic Junk Garden Vignettes


Red White & Blue Junk Garden Vignette www.organizedclutter.net
I just picked up the blue gas can last weekend at an estate sale for $1.  The red and blue gas cans reminded me that I had a red, white and blue license plate that I had purchased last year.  Red iron stars were added with magnets along with a Kmart Fourth of July flag.

Vintage Decor on the Covered Patio 2015


The picket fence shelf that has hung on the garage wall of the covered patio is gone.  I needed a change.  Replacing the picket shelf is a pallet wood shelf with vintage metal trays.  Above it, a barn wood frame with chicken wire and seed packets. 

Vintage Decor on the Covered Patio www.organizedclutter.net

Vintage Inspiration Party No. 194

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
The VIP is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, and you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.

repurposed and upcycled
vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new, but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.

Wire Spool End Garden Junk Sunflower


I have to share with you a clever project I saw at my sister in law Kris' house today!

Junk Garden Wire Spool & Trellis Sunflower www.organizedclutter.net

How To Add Vertical Interest to the Flower Garden

This is my front yard flower border it's very first year.  (about twenty years ago)
All of the flowers are annuals, all of the flowers are very healthy AND all of the flowers are 18 inches tall or less!

It seems that most annuals these days have been bred to be short and squatty.  I find it harder and harder to find tall annuals at garden shops or nurseries.  

I used to buy larkspur, cleome, bachelor buttons, and lavatera at the garden shops but no more.  Almost all of the premium annuals are sold in $4 containers or hanging baskets, with only the few familiar annuals like impatiens, marigolds, petunias, and alyssum sold in six packs.

So how do I add vertical interest to my flower gardens and containers?
Adding Vertical Interest to the Flower Garden www.organizedclutter.net
1.  By adding taller perennials like purple coneflower, shasta daisies, and globe thistle to the back row of the garden.

Welcome to Vintage Inspiration Party No. 193

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
The VIP is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.

A Fun Framed Junk Garden Sign


Creative Garden Succulent Planter www.organizedclutter.net
In 2013, I shared my sister in law's Yard of Flowers garden tour on my blog here.  This framed succulent art was part of the tour.

Early June Junk Garden Border


Early June Junk Garden Border www.organizedclutter.net
My front yard border has been planted about two weeks now, and the annuals are still pretty small.  The perennials are filling in and growing every day.  

A Surprise Junky Wreath For My Patio


A Junk Garden Rusty Spring Wreath www.organizedclutter.net
Last weekend I paid a visit to my junk gardening sister in law's house.  

Creative DIY Wall Planters


Repurposed Chair Back Wall Planter www.organizedclutter.net

Repurposed Washboard Wall Planter www.organizedclutter.net

Reclaimed Wood Terracotta Pot Holder www.organizedclutter.net

Creative Repurposed DIY Wall Planters www.organizedclutter.net
I have curated a new Hometalk DIY Wall Planter Board that includes three of my rustic planters, and projects from sixteen other very creative and talented Hometalk contributors.  Won't you visit my new board? And follow along, as more will surely be added!





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Vintage Inspiration Party No. 192

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
Between Memorial Day and July 4th, a lot of patriotic decor and crafts start popping up around Blogland, so you'll see a red, white a blue theme in the features this week!
patriotic decor
We have a new face at the party this week! Rosemary from Villabarnes is joining us a a regular weekly co-host, and we're thrilled to have her with us! Please be sure to pay her a visit and welcome her!
VIP Party Hosts
The VIP is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.
vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.
repurposed and upcycled