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.
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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