Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's All About Rust

As you know anything metal when left out in the elements turns a wonderful vintage shade of rust. And for reasons I can't explain, I love that look. So today I am showing some of my rusty things and a few that belong to other lovers of rust. So first off, I'd like to welcome you to the garden, pull up a rusty WHITE WEDNESDAY chair and enjoy this little tour.
Faded Charm has a giveaway on her post today.

or maybe a bench you would prefer...
next to the REDNESDAY flowers.Must be the season...she's having a giveaway too!

Or how 'bout a bed? A bottle bed. Not sure what Goldilocks would have to say about this one. I worked all day on this area. Pulling grass, planting a few new things. Next spring they will look great but right now...pretty sad. I exchanged with a neighbor, some wandering purple plants for some taller purple bloomers. Also gathered more rocks for the border and extended the walkway, making it wider.
Just got this stove at the Fredericksburg Flea Market for $5. The sewing machine I found in a dumpster. Yes, I am a dumpster diver if the moment is right! How do you like the 'bottle quilt'? And for those odds and ends pieces, I just hang 'em on
a cedar stump.

Thanks for stopping by and remember there
are more places to visit...always more places.



~~Carol~~ said...

I would SO love to come visit your garden! I love a garden that doesn't take itself too seriously. Yours is so whimsical. A bottle quilt! Love it, love it all!
Happy Rednesday!

erin said..., love the bottle bed!!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Candy,
Love your photos! Love how the red flowers make that one photo pop. Happy REDnesday and White Wednesday from me to you.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What great pictures. Love them. Hugs, Marty

Robin Ennis Willson said...

that bottle mattress is something. Does the stove work? It looks neat.

Sharon said...

I can just see you pulling the sewing machine out! Love your "quilt". Sharon

SueLovesCherries said...

What an awesome garden room! Oh, excuse me, bed room! It's so much fun to just use "stuff" and put it anywhere you feel like. You better show it to us next summer!

Mary said...

What fun! I loved your post and the pictures you chose to share with us today.

ellen b. said...

I keep threatening my husband to put some lawn art in our yard...
Love the rusty pieces with so much character...

June said...

Candy I love the bottle bed. What a totally cool idea girl! The rusty stove was a find!!!
I want those white rusty chairs in the first pic!

Dixie said...

Candy... you have to soul of an artist!

hugs. Dixie

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Candy.....

I want to go to Fredricksburg sooooo badly. HGTV used to have several families from there on their shows allll the time. They must have some great shopping... Maybe someday.

I love your quilt. How inspired!


junkdreams said...

Hi Candy,
Your yard and displays are absolutely gorgeous....very well done. I love all the elements you have used.
Happy day.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love the rusty bedsprings with bottles, Candy. They are great fun!


Sheila :-)

Jenny said...

Love all the quirky rust. The bottle bed is fabulous. What a wonderful idea!