Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Vintage Flower Wagon

I've been seeing photos of some adorable vintage children's wagons being filled with flowers this Spring; some planted, others just holding the pots. I had this little guy, here, that I found a few years ago to fill with pumpkins and mums, but it was just sitting in the garage all forlorn, so I brought it out to the deck and decided to liven it up a little.


It's just not Summer without Red Geraniums, so I had to include a few of those, then Million Bells, Petunias, Lobelia and Marigolds. I wanted it to be bright and colorful, since the wagon itself is black.


It's not but just a few inches deep, so I had to use peat pots for the Geraniums and some of the others that were larger plants with more root base. Then I just filled the whole wagon with potting mix to help hold it all together. My husband drilled a few holes for drainage before starting, and that will help this Fall too, since water always collected in the bottom around the pumpkins.



My picket fence gate from the sunporch came out as a photo background.








Here it is last Fall on the front porch, and then a few others 
from my Pinterest Board, Wheelbarrows, Carts and Wagons.



LOVE the idea of using one for Herbs.









 I just have a few other things to get potted, 
most of it is done.
Now, I just get to wait and see them fill out.



I'll show you how it's growing in a few weeks.
Hopefully it will be spilling over the sides to cover up the pots.


It's been nice having more room on the deck now that the Monster Gas Grill has been adopted by the kids. We went to Academy Sports and Outdoors and found a little charcoal grill on sale yesterday. My husband said that he'd never thought of me as a "cheap date" until that purchase. Hey, doesn't take a lot to make me happy...sometimes.We grilled filets, and they were heavenly. But we've decided not to tell the kids that we went "cheapo" on the cooker. Bigger is better in their minds. Not me, I just want a steak that tastes like "steak".

joining in with these party gals:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspiration Exchange at Ella Claire

Hope you're start of Summer was a good one!

xoxo,

46 comments:

  1. This is beautiful - I LOVE it! Your wagon is the perfect size and your flowers are so lovely. Thanks so much for linking up at the Inspiration Exchange! Pinned!
    Jenn :)

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  2. Looks so cute- love how you "decorated" it!

    Funny you mention Monster Gas Grill- we have one of those zillion dollar ones too - and it had a gas line to it which was super convenient, and was actually in a good safe spot....but I HATED where it was! It's all my eyes saw when I looked outside - right in the way of our green 2 acres of trees and yard bliss. Ugh.

    SO I told my husband to move it and he did....the very next day my little sister gave us a brand new regular charcoal grill she WON and didn't want!

    So now we're using that, and not sure what to do with the other one but unless we move the gas line I am spoiled now having that open space- it's uninterrupted and so much better.

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  3. The wagon is a great centerpiece, Debra. Love it.

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  4. Love how cute those plants look in the wagon. That's such a good idea to use it as a planter. Sounds like you got your new grill just in time for the summer bbq season. We use ours a lot during the warm months and it not only makes the food taste better, but less clean up in the kitchen!

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  5. Wow, such a fun post, and very inspiring. I guess I need to keep my eye out for a little wagon. I love putting something unexpected in the garden :)

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  6. I look for one all the time...it is so cute!

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  7. So cute! Love the vintage wagon. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Very cute vintage wagon, and great planting ideas.
    D

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  9. Hi Debra... I just love your little vintage wagon full of blooms!... (I just sent you an email too)... and I really love your picket fence out there with it... there is an old fallen down one at a home we walk past every day and I am so tempted to ask the owners if I can have part of it... it doesn't look like they are planning on fixing it ever... the plants you potted are so pretty!... I hope you get those hummingbirds and butterflies you are waiting for!... Happy Summer to you too... your barbeque sounds delish!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  10. So adorable Debra! Remember the one at SPADE and BROOM that I featured with the chalkboard paint? too cute! Love yours and can't wait to see it spill over with blooms!

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  11. It's beautiful, Debra! Glad you bought it out to enjoy the spring ;-)

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  12. I'm so glad all my bloggy friends love to play with toys, too! Your little black wagon is looking so cheerful filled with colorful flowers. I, too, will soon be the happy owner of a section of falling down picket fence my daughter and son-in-law are replacing in their yard. One man's trash......

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  13. Love it Debra! Your garden displays are so wonderful and inspiring. I have a green and a red wagon that I love to display with...so much fun!

    Becky @ Vintage 541

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  14. So cute! I especially love it decorated for fall.

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  15. So cute! I especially love it decorated for fall.

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  16. Adorable! and a huge thank you...I bought a antique baby carriage last year at a church sale and it is in the forgotten land of the garage...LOL

    Thanks to you I now am inspired to go get it and put it in the garden...Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  17. Love the wagon and it is perfect for summer flowers on the porch. We have my husbands old red one..I am tempted to use it for the porch.

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  18. There's nothing like geraniums to know it definitely is summer! I've yet to get my pots filled so I will just enjoy yours for now....beautiful!

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  19. Beautiful inspiration! Gotta find a wagon to fill:) Have a blessed week dear Debra, HUGS!

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  20. That is so cute! Love the white picket behind the wagon too :)

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  21. Love your wagon!! Now, I'm on the lookout for one!! LOL!~~Angela

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  22. such a sweet look, debra! we ditched our big grill, too--never could make that thing look good!

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  23. Wonderful idea, it turned out so darling.

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  24. Beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  25. It's so pretty Debra! I just love little wagons, so charming.

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  26. The colors are wonderful. Love those geraniums sticking out at the top and set off by the fence, it's perfect for making Summer smiles.
    Liz

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  27. Debra,
    Love the plants in your little black wagon!!! I have put our sons wagon in the Children's GArden, but no plants yet. I am thrilled that you shared using peat pots as I, too, have had some doubts as to the lack of depth inside the wagon!!!
    Adorable vintage fence and watering cans add to your amazing vignette!!!
    Have a wonderful week, dear friend!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  28. Love, love the wagon all planted. So adorable. I have got to find one. I look all the time, but just can't seem to find one. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  29. браво Дебра! Оригинально и здорово придумали!

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  30. Your little wagon is perfect for your summer flowers. So cute!!
    Thank you for hosting the party each week, Debra!
    Mary Alice

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  31. Your little wagon is so cute.I love it with pumpkins too.
    Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
    Sherry

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  32. Me again! Just wanted to let you know that we will be featuring this tomorrow. Thanks so much for linking up to The Inspiration Exchange - this is just beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and we would love to see you again on Tuesday night.
    Jenn :)

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  33. Oh how cute!! Makes me wish that I had a little wagon.
    ~Cindy

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  34. I host a weekly link party called "Seasonal Sundays". This week, in honor of my fourth blog-a-versary, I'm having a giveaway of a $100.00 gift certificate to HomeGoods/TJ Maxx. I'd love to have you join the fun!

    - The Tablescaper

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  35. oh, I would love it if you'd link this up to this weeks garden party over here at Fishtail Cottage??? xoxo, tracie

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  36. Just lovely! I love the use of the wagon for plants and flowers.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  37. Just love your wagon and the beautiful corner of your deck...I have an old vintage wooden wagon that needs to be placed on the porch again...you have inspired me to do so again!..

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  38. Debra, I'm in love with your wagon, so pretty! I'm always amazed with all your ideas you come up with. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Hugs,
    Jody

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  39. The wagon is adorable! I have a couple of wagons that may have flowers in their future, you have inspired me. Laura

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  40. Darling wagon and love the way you have incorporated it in with your garden display-crazy over geraniums!
    Jemma
    Visiting from Fishtail Cottage

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  41. The wagon is just perfect filled with the summer flowers...some of my favorites...gerarnium, lobelia...

    Judith

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  42. Cute! Can't wait to see it fill in and spilling over with all those pretty blooms.. hugs, Cherry

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  43. You've created some nice floral displays in your wagon and I especially like the vignette featured for the garden party. I noticed how well the wagon was made, not like the plastic ones of today...

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  44. Great little scene you've created on your deck. I love the look of vintage pieces in the garden ... the old tin and rustic pieces are the best and this wagon fits the bill! It's going to look lovely :) Wendy

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  45. I love your flowers planted in the wagon! How adorable and those vintage watering cans just make the whole vignette along with that fence section. Don't give me a big gas grill. I'd rather have steak grilled over charcoal any day!

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  46. Such a great and cute idea! I need a wagon! Pinned!
    your neighbor on Blitzed on Pinterest, Jenna

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