Friday, April 30, 2021

Seed Packet Garden Wreath on the Sideboard

Back in 2013 after seeing a few versions of flower pot garden wreaths, I put together my own take using a grapevine wreath as the base with small whitewashed flower pots and French seed labels attached to paper tags. Since I'm such a fan of vintage garden goods and ephemera, I've loved using this each year during the Spring and Summer seasons. I just needed to figure out a place to put it here at this house.

This year I wanted to try to combine the Garden Flower Pot Wreath and my small wooden wheelbarrow on top of the sideboard here in the Hearth Room. At our previous home my old antique door was a fixture in the kitchen sitting room and a great backdrop for all my seasonal wreaths and decor. I really miss having it inside here at this house, but there just wasn't a spot where it fit. But I do have a lot more places that I can decorate on a flat surface at this house. 

I always need to apologize first thing before I share photos here in the Hearth Room. It's a wonderful cozy room off the kitchen filled with comfy white slipcovered furniture, but it doesn't have any "natural" light because it's in the middle of the house. So pics here always turn out a little off because I have to use lamps and overhead lighting. The walls are a beautiful "greige" but for some reason they read as a pinkish-beige. 

So aside from that, I put down a burlap sack and leaned the Garden Wreath inside with a few garden tools with faux veggies and flowers. True to the vintage lover that I am, (I love a little clutter) I've tried several stylings using vintage McCoy, USA, and Hull pottery flower pots, peat pots, and an old seed and garden catalog.

I have this little handmade wool felted running rabbit that I found at a vintage market quite a few years ago, which when added to the wreath gives a little whimsy and a Beatrix Potter "feel". 

Even though Easter has passed, 
a few rabbits and bunnies are still hanging around the house
creating a vintage garden vibe.

The squirrels have wreaked a lot of havoc around the back and front porches and yards this last year. I love squirrels, but we have a bumper crop and having a bird feeder has just contributed to their misbehavior. The "birdhouse" below used to have a leaded glass piece in front. Needless to say, they knocked it off and broke it this last year. Since I don't like to throw things away, it ended up as a fun place to stack up some peat pots for display.

After living with this for a day I decided to
 pare down a few of the extra decor pieces in front of the wheelbarrow,
and now you can see the wooden wheelbarrow itself a little better.

Here's the post from 2016 at our last house in the kitchen sitting area,
and the original post from 2013 on the sunporch.

Since it's the end of April, I'm hoping all the chilly weather is behind us
and that I can get a few container plants together 
for the porches and potting bench.
I've learned a few things living here at this house.
Number one is that I have to remember the flowers
 that the deer and squirrels enjoy eating like delicacies.
I love Million Bells, but so do the squirrels who eat them like small candies.
I've had entire and partial flower pot containers totally obliterated overnight.
The Lantana, Marigolds and Geraniums do well here,
so I'll probably stick with those combinations.
Anyway... I'm ready for some outdoor color with flowers.

Hope you're having a great week, friends.
Stay well. 

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  1. This is too cute, Debra! Pinned, and including it in my Weekly Rambles this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration:)

    1. Thanks so much Lora, I love your Rambles posts. Happy Weekend!

  2. Love this wreath Debra and the way you've displayed it in the wheelbarrow! Honestly, the whole thing is gorgeous. The squirrels leave things alone in my backyard because of the dogs but I have to be careful out front. The deer will feast on anything. Have a great week!

  3. Such a pretty wreath!


  4. What a great way to use a wreath and what a wreath it is. Love the running bunny too in the center and the whole arrangement on your sideboard. So pretty! Look for your post to be featured this week at our Tuesday Turn About Link Party!

  5. I love this wreath. And, bonus, I have everything I need to make me one around the house. I need to go get crafting.

  6. Adorable. I love all your spring vintage goodies. I hope the weather is cooperating for some outdoor spring fun. Those are very naughty squirrels. Mine don't bother the flowers at all. They stick to the acorns and other seeds. Have a wonderful day.

  7. Absolutely stunning Debra and so very charming and creative. Love it!


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