Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Backyard Tour

Just going to take you on a little tour of my backyard.  Keep in mind I spend my summers at the lake, so my yard is less than manicured, but this tours' main purpose is to show you that you don't need to spend a lot of money to have some really unique backyard pieces.  Let me rephrase...I didn't technically spend any money on these pieces.  Keep in mind this is a totally legit side line!

My favorite "pick-up" this year was this old swing bench.  The paint was brown and chipped, and you know I love me some chipped paint!  It fit perfectly under the jut-out on our back deck.  

This is "new" to my yard this summer.  I am not even sure what it would have been used for back in the day.  It has a tin basin on the top...any ideas?    I can see it settling into my backyard quite well and am currently using it as a potting bench.

 I love this little corner of my yard.  The white fence board was taken from my family farm  before it was torn down.  It's hard to see, but leaning against the fence is a beautiful piece of rod iron I picked up from a stone-pile near the farm.   For all you farm girls,  stone-piles are excellent grounds for finding treasures.

                            As you have probably figured out, I have a thing for old windows.

On my deck I use a coffee crate that my Mom had given me as a table.  The little drawer holding the plants was a local find...hopefully nobody recognizes it! LOL  (again, this is totally legit!!)

So there you have it!  This is not everybody's style, but it's mine...and I finally have a hobby that won't break the bank.



  1. The little cupboard with the tin basin wash a wash stand!! We had one when I was a kid, and we didn't have running water yet. I think Mom said that it used to be a commode cabinet. The pot would be inside "to catch" and was only used at night!! And you think I am old...NOT, I am only 48!!

    1. I was thinking it had to be something along those lines. Thanks Dawn!