Happy Monday! Today I am sharing a cute vintage lard bucket I found recently at a yard sale for only $1.00. When I spotted the bucket I immediately loved the yellow and blue colors and the vintage rusty goodness (of course), but I was most excited that it was a Blue Grass Brand lard bucket from Covington, Kentucky.
Being a “bluegrass girl” I just had to bring the bucket back to my old Kentucky home! I couldn’t wait to fill the bucket with pretty white mums.
My son graduated from Northern Kentucky University which is very close to the Covington, Kentucky area, so we have been there many times. Covington is about 2 1/2 hours from where we live, just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, OH. I have collected vintage junk for years and I have also been an antiques dealer, but I have never come across this particular kind of lard bucket. Such a great junkin’ find!
A few days after bringing the bucket home I picked up some pretty white mums to put in it. I simply plopped the mums down in the bucket and used a little bit of burlap to fill in the negative space. The mums have a slightly yellow center which I love. I also think yellow mums would be pretty in this bucket.
I created a quick vignette on the breakfast nook table with the bucket of mums, a vintage “Old Kentucky Home” scale, a few gourds, a white “baby boo” pumpkin and a couple of blue transferware plates. The pumpkin was harvested from our volunteer pumpkin patch.
All The Fall Feels Porch and Patio Tours
I brought the bucket inside for a few pictures, but I will be keeping it outside on the back porch for fall. I haven’t really fixed up the patio and back porch for the season yet other than a few other mums in pots, but I will be sharing the patio and a few of my fall garden areas in a couple of weeks. Last year I planted container of white mums in an old galvanized bucket. Loved it!
Plant Mums in Old Buckets to Create Vintage Fall Garden Style
Mums planted in old rusty or galvanized buckets, or even vintage canisters look so cute, don’t you think? You can often find those items for a bargain at yard sales and thrift shops. You might even have something you can use in your garage, basement or garden shed!
This year I also put some peachy-orange mums in a vintage-looking rusty galvanized bucket from Hobby Lobby.
I would love to stumble across an old Pheasant brand bucket to use in my fall decorating!
It’s always fun to find new junk for the garden. I will probably plant some pretty blue lobelia in this bucket next summer. It would also be cute with succulents.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest junkin’ find and a little bit of fall inspiration. Have you ever planted flowers in old buckets, tins or containers such as this one? I love hearing from you, dear readers! Thanks for visiting today!
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Hi Amber how different, I love it. The pheasant can would be really great to find
CindySeptember 16, 2019 at 7:02 pm
The mums in vintage buckets are so pretty! Your latest find has retained its vivid yellow and blue colors. The white mums are perfect for it.September 21, 2019 at 2:27 pm
That’s the best bucket find ever! Love how the mums look displayed in it. I’m featuring your post this week at Tuesday Turn About. Thank you for sharing your post with us!September 22, 2019 at 3:53 pm
What a great bucket! And all your photos are beautiful.September 23, 2019 at 2:58 pm
Amber, I am loving that bucket and it is so pretty filled with mums. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!September 23, 2019 at 4:36 pm
This is so fun and pretty Amber! I love that you put mums in there – so unexpectedly charming! Thanks for the great ideas. I’m going to start looking out for old buckets now! 🙂 Happy Tuesday!September 24, 2019 at 8:49 pm
Thanks Barbara! I am on the lookout for more old buckets now too!October 3, 2019 at 9:15 pm
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!September 28, 2019 at 2:07 pm
Oh I love that lard can and all of your other old cans. They make everything in them look awesome.September 29, 2019 at 7:31 pm
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