Hey...We finally figured out how to post a pic here...kewl!!!
This is our "Sun Garden"...name after our "theme"...suns. Even though we've got lots of little decorative nooks & areas in our yard, I'd have to say this is my favorite one!!!
It's amazing how things come together too...cuz even though we did buy a few new things for this garden, most of it is stuff we've had for years. And I'm a BIG TIME penny pincher when it comes to this stuff...the cheaper the better. The big sun on the fence was a whopping 60% off at Elder Beerman...so yep...gotta have that!!! The wash tubs...can you believe we picked those up at a Goodwill??? They had 80 bucks on those, but I got 'em to go down to 40 bucks...oh yea!!! And they're well worth it...original hoses, and not a spot of rust.
Did you catch the wood flowers on the left??? Those are Amish made, and were bought in Berlin Ohio...we're about an hour south east of Ohio Amish Country. We've also got a few antique gardening tools...a rusty 'ole rake, an old manual mower, and a garden spade sit'n on the arm of the red chair. We've also got some sun themed stepping stones on the chair, along with a terra cotta sun bird feeder on a shepherd's hook.
On the front of the tubs is a hand made wood & rusty metal sun. It was bought at the Shaker Woods show that's held in Columbiana Ohio every August. If you haven't ever been there, and are in the area, you've GOT TO go!!! This show is literally in the woods...I kid you not. All of the booths are like little cabins/outbuildings, and are nestled at the bottoms of enormous trees. It's like stepping into another little world...really neat!!!
Underneath those tubs, is an old pair of work boots...did ya see 'em??? Yep, got those at the Salvation Army...$1.00...and filled 'em with "hens & chicks"...those lil babies will grow anywhere!!!
Last, but definately not least, is my little gem...at least I think so...that vintage lil red car...ahhhh...I LOVE it!!! My sister was here last weekend, and she had to do a double take..."is that the car we had as kids"??? No...but it sure looks like it huh :-) If ya had a metal pedal car as a kid, you know how kewl they are. Now mom got rid of our cars years ago, but I luckily found this puppy, and it was the perfect touch to the garden. And of course, I got a bargain. Another find in Ohio Amish Country.