Monday, June 25, 2012

Shopping for Antiques in our Barn

Last weekend Rick and I went to a nearby town for a garden tour. After purchasing tickets we were able to walk through eight different gardens, some in town, some in the country. Each garden was unique and we got so many good ideas. No surprise that fairy gardens are huge trend. We saw some amazing miniature gardens!

Fairy garden in a wheelbarrow.

Look at this cute house and a pool!

The owner made the clothesline and hung little sheets.

Another cute house, this one from a gourd.
Another thing we loved about the gardens we toured was all the antiques and fun accessories scattered around. We have a few things in our gardens, but we decided they needed more. So I had my pack rat husband go through the barn in search of items we could use. Now, I don't go into the barn very often. I love it, but don't like to be inside it. I know, weird!

Anyway, it's filled with "stuff ". And here are a few of the things Rick found that we could use. 

I love galvinized metal. He found this big tub.

This box could hold a fairy garden.

Cool rusty farm implement.

Nice a assortment of insulators.
 It will be fun finding places for these things.

We finally put up our birdhouse gourds. Need to plant more.
 What do you like as garden ornaments? I'd love to see! 

Have a great week. We have a very busy one coming up, then getting ready for the 4th!


Sheila said...

Looks great, Cindy! I love *shopping* in your barn, too! I have a large gourd I can give you. Remind me!

Cheryl said...

The fairy gardens looked fascinating, the barn sounds like an interesting place... x

Nellie said...

What an enjoyable excursion! A fairy garden is something I need to develop. The grandchildren would really enjoy that.

Garden Ornaments said...

What a beautiful types of garden accents

Helen Philipps said...

Your barn certainly holds some wonderful antiques for adding to your garden, Cindy! I love rustic wooden crates and galvanised metal containers at the moment in my garden. The fairy gardens are amazing....I haven't seen any over here yet, but I am sure they will catch on soon. Lovely pictures!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

Oh that fairy garden with the pool is so creative! I didn't know you had a barn on your property! There is your shoppe!
I just know you will find many places to place your treasures.
I place almost anything whimsical throughout my gardens. My husband is into old abandon cars. I draw the line there. :))
Have a great July 4th.
Hugs Rosemary...xx

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such cute fairy gardens! Wonderful things for your yard! I love old rustic things, like watering cans, wagsons, and such!

Kathleen Grace said...

Your barn is gorgeous and it's clearly a treasure trove! What fun things are hidden inside:>)

Solstitches said...

We live in an apartment now so no garden. The things I used to love to have in the garden were an old stone sink and a wheelbarrow filled with flowers.
I'd never seen a fairy garden before. They are darling.