Good morning everybody. Anybody got a hangover? I think I had a bit too much champagne yesterday at my 1000+ followers party. But don’t let that stop you from partying on and linking up and commenting on yesterday’s post because you can still do that all of next week.
So yesterday I professed my love for White, today I want to confess I have another love. A love that might be slightly getting out of hand.
Look here at this picture.
It is my Garden Table I showed you two weeks ago. With a few changes. You can see the picture from the previous post here:
You could play that game “find the 10 differences” with these two pictures. By the way I love that game, brings back happy childhood memories. When I was a little girl our newspaper would have that game in the comic section everyday. I would be in competition with my father over it. Whoever got the newspaper first would try to solve that little puzzle and if you managed to find all ten you were the champion of the day. Of course my father was usually up before me so he started the puzzle and then he would get stuck with the last one or two elusive ‘differences’. I often was the champion then when I found them, and that made me so proud, that I could beat my father in a game.
Or do you think he left those two for me to find?
Anyway. Two weeks ago I already had an honorable collection of galvanized watering cans, buckets and a big pail. This week I even have some more.
I found some galvanized crates on our version of Craigslist, that fit perfectly on the shelf and I scored another pail at the Flea market on last weeks Queens Day.
One of the crates holds everyday garden tools, the other one is empty, still, and I’ll probably use it to hold the soil while repotting plants.
The big pail you see in this picture is old and it came from my in-laws, it is exactly the same as the one we used to have at my home too.
Charlotte remarked that it would be perfect for hiding the big, ugly, plastic bags of soil and fertilizer and I couldn’t agree more. I thought great idea! Except it is already in use, as trash bag can.
So I felt very lucky when last week at the Flea Market I spotted another galvanized pail. A really special and cute one.
It is a bit smaller and more slender than its big brother. But I love her details.
That big handle, the lettering on top and the ‘pleads’ on her side. She will do nicely as storage for my pottering and gardening supplies.
Ok did you spot that other ‘difference’ too? That cute little watering can with the extra long spout? I replaced it with an ordinary bucket.
I had too, because I wanted to put it to use indoors as a vase.
But since this can (as all the others) leaks like hell I had to get a bit creative. I cut the top off an old plastic bottle I fished out of our recycling bin and squished it until I could fit it inside the can. And look presto waterproof vase.
That special weathered gray that only a galvanized can can have, works really well inside. It ‘does it for me’ so to speak.
I choose the simplest of daisies to put inside. Let’s pretend I handpicked them in a summer meadow while wearing a white linen skirt that dances around my legs and that goes perfectly with the floppy but very cute hat I am wearing to keep my face out of the sunshine. Let’s do that, shall we, pretend, that those flowers didn’t come from the grocery store…. So much more romantic…..
Ah well, pretend or no pretend. I ‘dig’ this white on gray, the lacy plaster bowl in contrast with the iron, the crispness of my white shell ball and the wicker heart against the muddy iron.
Another successful mix of Industrial Coastal Cottage, don’t you agree?
Ok and if you happen to be in love with galvanized buckets, cans, pails and crates too. Hop on over to Donna’s Saturday Nite Special because she’s got a galvanized linky going on at her Funky Junk Interiors.
And as fate would have it Jami from the beautiful, highly recommendable blog Freckled Laundry is having a Metal Saturday Party. So you can find this post there too.
PS Don’t forget to enter for my 1000 followers celebration Giveaway by leaving a comment on that post and/or linking up a post to the We Love White linky party about a white project you love or about why you love white.
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