I am always on the look-out for garden treasures... which is pretty much anything that makes the outdoors an extension of my indoors. And in Phoenix, anything goes... nothing is off limits. I have seen entire outdoor kitchens in backyards.... along with couches, lamps, even beds. It so rarely rains here that we usually have plenty of time to get our treasures out of the rain before it does rain. And most everything is weather friendly. Or I have paid so little, that who cares if it gets rained on.
Do you see that child-size red wheel barrel? That happens to be one of my favorite finds! We were traveling through Wisconsin many years ago and stopped at a barn sale. Yes, the yard sale was IN the barn. Our kids were little and most likely sleeping, so I quickly ran in the barn and there it was... a Radio Flyer wheel barrel. Very old. For $1.50.
Here's the cool part. A couple weeks later, I was at an antique store in downtown Glendale, AZ and I see the very same Radio Flyer wheel barrel. This time. For $90.00!!
Those red lidded Sweet 'n Low glass jars contain Hollyhock seeds that I harvest every year. Each of the jars are labeled so that I can preserve those rare colored Hollyhocks and then plant them if they don't reseed themselves from the year before.
I don't fish, no one in my family fishes... but I love minnow pails. And watering cans. And pails. And buckets. And... well, anything galvanized.
I found this folding plant stand for a couple dollars. The perfect display for my galvanized collection.