I Bought a "Thingamajig" for my Junk Garden

June 19, 2016
When you are a junk gardener you must not only find great annuals and perennials to fill your gardens, you MUST find great junk to plant flowers in and unusual pieces to place in your garden.

 Like this gray wood piece I picked up at No Place Like Home Again locally.  It was weathered, it was unusual, and if was fun.  I purchased it and took it home.

First, I used my *Old Sign Stencils Market Extensions to add "Vintage Market" with black acrylic craft paint.

 Then I just added a galvanized bucket of dragon wing begonias, and a couple of rusty gears.  This grouping was much more interesting than a boring wall and foundation.

By the way, I think it's some sort of cobbler's bench but I was unable to find anything that looked just like it on the internet.  What do you think my thingamjig is?

*****Someone on my FB page said it is a draw knife shaving horse.
*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. It is an interesting piece. Don't know what it is. I agree it looks a lot like a cobbler's bench but then again, it doesn't. LOL

    Looks gorgeous with your décor and those beautiful begonias.


  2. I just looked up shaving horses and I believe they are correct that is exactly what it looks like

  3. I agree Kay Cowell - just for fun and and to learn more about what a shaving horse actually is/does here's the link to Wikipedia page:


  4. Finding those treasures to work in the garden is sometimes more fun than gardening itself. Love this piece and adding words makes it even better. This looks wonderful.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  5. Great addition to your yard. Love it!

  6. LOVE this unique piece soooo much! This is what makes your gardens so special... you never know what you will find. Your stencil enhancement is perfect!

  7. Love the piece and your beautiful garden!!

  8. Carlene, You had me at "Thingamajig"! I thought myself and Uncle were the only ones to call "things" that! I LOVE your site. You are AMAZING and give me so much inspiration. I love the Begonia, Have you ever seen a Orange Dragon Wing Begonia? Beautiful.Kim/Indiana


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