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Using rustic antiques as garden ornaments

Annette
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Using rustic antiques as garden ornaments

I have a love of antiques, both indoors and out and I have found that the rustic out-doorsy ones make very affordable garden ornaments. Hubby lovingly calls them my rusty s*** - at least I think its lovingly

 

These photos were taken nearly 5 years ago when we had the backyard re-landscaped and the bushes have grown considerably since then. We have wagon wheels, plough discs, millstones, ladders, milk churns, bullock yokes, block and tackle, a push lawnmower, 3 park benches, a plough and much more.

 

Are there other members out there who use similar items in their gardens?

 

 

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Andy_Mann
Trusted Contributor

Re: Using rustic antiques as garden ornaments

@Annette, I've got a rusty ball & chain that I'm quite attached to, but if you can summon a locksmith, & pay postage, it's yours.

Annette
Super Contributor

Re: Using rustic antiques as garden ornaments

What's her name?  

greygardener
Super Contributor

Re: Using rustic antiques as garden ornaments

Nice collection Annette. I love that old stove.

Kermit
Valued Contributor

Re: Using rustic antiques as garden ornaments

Is that your beer fridge in one of the shots? It looks really retro cool.

BibbyKat
Experienced Contributor

Re: Using rustic antiques as garden ornaments

I have a very very old hand pushed grass cutter/mower.  It belonged to my parents and now is now a show piece in my garden (under some shelter from bad weather).  Unfortunately it is very rusty .. But the rustic look if gorgeous.

BibbyKat
Experienced Contributor

Re: Using rustic antiques as garden ornaments

Oh yes .. forgot to mention .. my father old wheel barrow.  It now is a centre piece and grandly shows off cacti and succulents.

Annette
Super Contributor

Re: Using rustic antiques as garden ornaments

@Kermit When we have parties we use it as an "esky" with tubs of ice in it. When we had a dog we kept her dry food in it but sadly our Golden Retriever has gone to Doggy Heaven some years ago. We now use it to store the heat beads, fire lighters etc for the BBQ

Annette
Super Contributor

Re: Using rustic antiques as garden ornaments

@greygardener Thanks, I love the stove too. It doesn't work but who cares? I don't.  

BibbyKat
Experienced Contributor

Re: Using rustic antiques as garden ornaments

hahahahahaha    I get it ... You are naughty ... good reply

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