Are you as excited as I am about summer approaching and having more time to spend in the garden? If you are like me, you are already making gardening plans, and you might even be thinking about redesigning your garden. Of course I love vintage everything, so I enjoy incorporating vintage cottage garden style to all my garden! Today I am sharing some inspiring ideas for create vintage cottage garden style.
Add A Picket Fence
An old picket fence is perfect for creating a charming, vintage cottage garden. Even if you can’t completely enclose your yard with a picket fence, you can always use a salvaged section of fence as a garden accent piece. Try hanging a few rusty buckets on a section of fence to create vintage cottage garden style.
A picket fence is also perfect for keeping critters out of a vegetable or herb patch while adding vintage garden style charm.
Form A Natural Stone Patio
A natural stone patio is lovely when surrounded by a vintage cottage style garden. If you love to grill out, you can even purchase a vintage style grill. Check out GrillTanksPlus.com for advice on caring for unique vintage design grills.
Every cottage garden deserves a water feature. Even if you don’t have the room to install a large pond, there are lots of creative ways to install a small water feature. You can even create a waterfall using an old bucket and a rustic outdoor tap to supply the water. Place the feature in a clearly visible, but private area of your garden and place a seating area nearby so you can enjoy a great conversation or a book while listening to the sound of the water.
A pond or water feature is certainly something that can elevate your garden area and can help create a relaxing ambiance within your outdoor space. If you want to build a koi pond, it can be very easy to do, and it’s something you can do without the help of a professional.
Statues, Birdbaths And Urns
Garden statues, birdbaths and urns can add so much vintage charm to any cottage garden. Look for old concrete garden fixtures at estate sales and flea markets with a bit of chippiness and patina for extra vintage goodness.
Decking is a great way of adding levels to your garden, and it will give you another place to showcase beautiful planters and garden statuary.
Unique Planters And Containers
You can use almost anything as unique pots and containers repurposed as planters. When it comes to planters, you don’t always have to spend a fortune on new items at your garden center. Use an old bathtub or a sink filled with flowers. Repurpose old teapots, galvanized tubs, wagons or vintage metal picnic baskets as containers. Here are some other great ideas:
Vintage Mailbox Planter
A mixed planting in an old vintage enamelware bowl
Vintage bicycle with basket full of flowers
Succulents in vintage soda crates
A magical fairy garden in a rusty old bath tub
Mason Jar Lanterns
If you enjoy late night garden parties in your home, you can use vintage mason jars as luminaires. When creating your lanterns use reclaimed vintage clear or blue mason jars and place solar powered 0r real tea lights inside.
Vintage cottage garden style can be easily and inexpensively achieved with a little creativity. Just hit up some yard sales and flea markets this spring to make your vintage gardening dreams come true. Or better yet, shop your basement, attic or garage for anything you can repurpose into fun containers.
I am so excited to clean up my garden this weekend and maybe even plant some herbs. If it rains I will just just have to pin away some more vintage cottage garden ideas! If you love vintage cottage garden style, you might enjoy following my Pinterest garden boards too!
How about you? Do you love vintage cottage style, country garden style, French gardens or all of them? Let’s talk vintage junk and flowers…I love hearing from you!
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