New Finds and a New Outdoor Vignette

July 06, 2013
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 salvaged and spray painted white last year. 

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

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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

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

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

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

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

  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

  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" :-)

  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


  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.

  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

  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.) :)

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

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

  14. I like the junkin queen sign! Looks so cute on the cream can.

  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!

  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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