Sunday, May 2, 2010

Garden Treasures

Spring is definitely in the air and I've been out hunting for treasures - rusty, crusty treasures.   Some came from the centennial farm auction I attended with my hubby last weekend.  Others, I picked up this morning at our local flea market and some I bought from the owner of the antique shop where I have, or rather had, my booth.  (She's decided to close her store so I'm back to square one.)  Anyway, here is a sample of what I've found.

Old cast iron fire boxes make great planters.
I may have to keep this one for awhile.

Look at that cool perennial that I found at the farmers market.
Don't you just love old clay pots?

The pretty iris is a Mother's Day gift for my mom.

Checkers anyone?

I'm not sure what the (wooden) ball and hook were used for, but..
I love the color!

This carrier is one of my favorites.  I love the bent willow handle.

A great set of baskets.  They look very old, but anytime I find sets
of things I wonder if looks are deceiving.  What do you think?
Here's a close-up of the handles.

Well there you have it; the first batch anyway. 
Thanks for dropping by dear friends, I'll post more photos
tomorrow and I hope you'll stop by to have a look.


  1. Hi Susan, What great goodies you found! I love the baskets, but don't know if they are old or not. They certainly look old from this angle!I also love the fire box, great idea, now if I can only find one! Have a great week. Kim

  2. These are great treasures, Susan! I love the cast iron fire box and the wire baskets.