Tuesday, November 07, 2006

my southwest garden





I love old minnow pails and watering cans... actually anything galvanized. I found the stand they are all dispayed on at my favorite little thrift store for only $2.50!









Many years ago while traveling in WI from Eau Claire to Appleton, we came upon a yard sale inside an old barn. Randy was not too keen on stopping, didn't want the kids to wake up and we had no room for more 'junk'. I would be quick! Well, I immediately saw the old Radio Flyer kids wheel barrel in the corner... the old guy wanted two bucks. I showed Randy... no way... why?... too big... we could take it apart... just hurry... yeah, it fit... I was happy!
Several months later I saw the exact same wheel barrel in an antique store for $96.00! Yeah, now Randy was happy!



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your 'treasure' stories ...

I'm telling you ... you're going to be Antique Roadshow's biggest star.

Nancy said...

You have a real talent when it comes to finding treasures. I may just fly out there and let you take me "thrift" shopping. I love a bargain. The pictures were great...thanks for sharing.

Anita said...

Oh, I just LOVE your old galvanised water cans AND your stand they are displayed on. And what beautiful and colourful birdhouses you have! Did you buy or craft them on your own?

Have you already seen the water can collection on my blog? You are more than welcome to drop in!

NanAZ said...

Linda, I'm always amazed at how midwestern cozy your garden is even though it's in the middle of the desert! You do beautiful work!

MariaJ said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog weeks ago. I just noticed it today...you have a nice blog and I love your watering cans. Your displays are great. By the way I love "junk" too usually the older the better.

Deb said...

Bird houses, galvanized pails, wheel barrows, yard sales - you mentioned all my favourite things in one post!
Great photos and fantastic finds.

Jody said...

Love a good deal! Thanks for the birthday greeting at Nitty.Gritty. After reading your blog, I now have to go track down a recipe for Pumpkin soup...looks delicious! See ya around! =)

Carol said...

Linda your garden looks so creative and special that I must love it! Especially all your gorgeous birdhouses and galvanized watering cans which I also collect but they are spread all through my garden and the way you have displayed them looks fantastic! How warm is it at the moment in Arizona? It looks very warm from your pictures. I wonder what the coldest temperatures that you can get.