Monday, May 16, 2022

Vintage Cottage Weekend: Flower Pot Wreath with a Garden Update

What do you get when you combine vintage French seed packet labels and whitewashed clay flower pots on a grapevine wreath?  Well, you get a wonderfully unique Spring wreath full of vintage garden-y goodness! Over the years there have been so many beautiful renditions of flower pot wreaths; each one slightly different as they take on the decor personality of the creator. 

I think the first time I saw a flower pot wreath must have been about 2012 because I decided to create my own version soon after. I wanted to give the pots a more "used" vintage garden look, like lime had deposited over the years. So I bought new pots and dry brushed them with chalky paint and tied them with gardener's twine to a grape vine wreath. That was good, but I wanted to add a little color with another layer of "vintage". Here it is in 2013, the Veggie Garden Flower Pot Wreath.

I love vintage ephemera and anything vintage seed and garden related. I had recently located old French seed packet labels, so I added them to oversize tags and attached them to the wreath. That gave me a bit of color and a different look and take on the "flower pot wreath". 

This year I have the wreath on the old pie safe in the Garden Room. That antique piece of furniture has lovingly been dubbed "The Holiday Cupboard" and is a special spot for antique and vintage dish display. It's also become a perfect spot to display seasonal and holiday wreaths.

This year I wanted to bring in a few elements to update the look. I added a small wild twiggy grapevine wreath that's become a spot for a bird's nest. There's also a sweet green birdie, and mini French gardening tools on top. During spring, the Potting Shed sign can usually be found somewhere on the front of the cupboard.

Mini French garden tools attached on top of the wreath.

The Holiday Cupboard anchors the sitting area in the garden room.
And it's my favorite place for all things vintage Garden!

Last year I used the Flower Pot Garden Wreath in the Hearth Room on the antique sideboard.  I wanted to try it in a new spot and it fit in my little wooden wheelbarrow for a fun vintage garden look. 

My cute little green wool felted flying rabbit usually finds a spot inside the wreath,
and here's a vintage seed catalogue...

Who says a wreath has to go just on an outside door?
You can use them so many fun ways for decor.

Here's a post from our previous home in the kitchen sitting area in 2016.

You'll want to run by Amber's because she has an update 
on her beautiful flower garden!

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  1. This is so darn cute with the little pots on it. Plus I have that same potting shed sign and I love to move it around my decor too. Happy Sunday. Have a great week ahead. xoxo Kris

  2. You have completely inspired me! I have to be more or less isolated for the next two weeks and this would be a wonderful project. I'm ready for a new summer wreath and I think I might have all I need to do this or something similar. It won't be as cute but it will be fun!

  3. Such a cute wreath in all its variations! I like the little grapevine wreath and bird addition this year. I've always loved your vintage garden goodies, Debra. I pared my own way down, but still have my baker's rack. It's in the garage, but our garage is actually a very nice space, like an extra room.

  4. I love this wreath, Debra!!! It's so neat how you change it and update it season after season. The vintage seed packets are so lovely. What a cute display piece!

  5. What a great project. Love the wreath; the packets are so clever. The bird and nest are a great addition.

  6. I like this very cute grapevine garden wreath. the seed labels are a nice touch. Adding the brown bunny to the wreath is a great idea.

  7. This is adorable! I found your post over on Wonderful Wednesday on Ducks 'n a Row. I'd love for you to come share on Crafty Creators at I think my readers would love it!
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

  8. What a fabulous idea to make labels with vintage seed packets, Debra! I love how you aged the flower pots with chalk paint too! I recently used tiny flower pots on my Easter wreath. The shop assistant tried to talk me out of buying them because she said nothing would grow in them! I think she was surprised to find out they were for a wreath and not for growing seedlings at all haha!

  9. Adore this piece . So perfect for a gardener(which I am ). Thanks for posting at Funtastic Friday

  10. This is totally adorable ❤️

  11. Thanks for coming to share on Crafty Creators! I'll be featuring your wreath on tomorrow's party, so feel free to stop by and grab your "I was featured" button. If you're following me on social media, you can let me know if the post comments and I'll set up a feature for you across my accounts over the weekend as well! I'm so happy you joined us, and I hope to see all of your wonderful posts on the party!!

  12. LOVE your vintage style, Debra!
    Don't forget to join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday
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    Creatively, Beth

  13. This is just darling Debra! The tools and bird really add to the spring-garden feel. Love all the different places and ways you've displayed it - makes me want to run out to the garden with some bunnies and get planting! 😊🌻

  14. I remember this wreath Debra. I always love how you reuse items over the years in new ways, finding new homes for them. Now that to me is a true creative. Folks tend to think they always need new, when all they have to do is shop their own home. <3

  15. Debra this is so sitnking cute! I love the vintage seed packets! Thank you for sharing at my weekly link party, I am happy to be featuring you this week!

  16. Your wreath looks amazing! I like the new additions of the bird nest and garden tools. Thanks for sharing at the Home Matters Link Party!

  17. I love how you have added more elements to the wreathe over time instead of just making/getting a new one. And staging it in different places gives a variety to your decor, too. It's hard to beat the old graphics of seed packets, crates, and signs!

  18. Honestly, I have to make a wreath for the greenhouse...and this is so cute, wondering if painted seedpackets might work better than real ones. All your projects are always adorable! Sandi


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