Saturday, May 26, 2012

An Aqua Garden-For the Love of Flowers and Junk

Isaiah 61:11




Welcome to my world!
Can you tell I LOVE Flowers?



and old junk... The Bird Feeder was an
Anniversar Present, last year.The only thing I purchased new were the plants and the hat and the tiny pot on the top rung (from the Dollar Store)

Everything else was a Thrifty Find!


Like, Old Rusty Bed Springs


I also have a new LOVE of Aqua!


Did you know that it is very contagious? yep, all I did was paint one thing in Aqua, and next thing I knew, everything was painted Aqua (even some leaves)


I'm not usually a "matchy, matchy" type gal,
 so I really don't know how all this stuff ended up Aqua! (and I don't usually call myself a gal either)


My Old Gray, Wooden Ladder is now Aqua...


My Birdhouse, is now Aqua... it was red and I loved it, but I think I love it more now!


At least, I didn't paint my Rusty Wine Barrel Ring, well maybe just a touch around the edges, I told you it was contagious, and spreading fast!



I think my Clay Pots, were the first to go


Followed by one of my Rusty Old Lanterns, and even my little Dollar Store Bird
(see him tucked in with the flowers?)


I didn't paint my hat, or the Old Garden Shears,
(I was tempted, but you have the draw the line somewhere, right?)

If you Liked it, feel free to Pin it!

Thank you for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit, come back soon!

Your comments really do make my day!

God Bless and have a wonderful day

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60 comments:

  1. I think it all looks great together, Lorrie! Love the color combo with the birdhouse and I love your lantern, too. You make me want to go find some old outdoor fixture I can use like that.

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  2. What a terrific vignette!!! LOVE the idea of using the old bed springs to hang the pots from the ladder. Ingenious.

    Thanks for visiting my little blog project and leaving such a nice comment on my water feature.

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  3. Lorrie, your images are beautiful! And I'm so in love with your aqua theme. I have been trying to figure out what to do with my ladder on my patio. I keep putting pots on the steps, but I think your idea here is so cool, hanging them with wire. And your clay pots are so perfectly weathered. I'm in love with it all. Thanks so much for stopping to leave such a nice note at Quirky Vistas and for following. I'm so glad you did or I may not have found you. I'm now following you too and look forward to keeping up with what you are doing!
    Liz

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  4. Hi Lorrie ~~ Your garden vingette is stunning, beautifully set up... I love the color aqua, it's such a happy color. That's a shame about your lilacs, I didn't think after our deep freeze mine would open either.
    Have a lovely Sunday,
    Hugs Rosemary...

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  5. Beautiful! I adore flowers too. I'd love to have fresh ones inside year around.

    Pat

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  6. Lovely photos! Thank you for becoming my 100th follower! I'm your newest follower too, and I can't wait to explore your blog.

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  7. What a cute post! I love your use for rusty old springs!!! Lovely pics and the aqua color looks great! Thanks so much for linking up to Rustic Restorations Weekend. I am now your newest follower:)

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  8. I'm in love with aqua myself! I just painted my living room table aqua and lo and behold I have more than 3/4 of the can of paint left! I wonder what will be aqua next? I'm finding lots of inspiration here! Greetings from The Sunday Showcase!

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  9. WOW...what's not to love here!? I love the aqua and that bird house is way too cute.

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  10. So Beautiful...so glad I found your blog. I found some of the bed springs in an old bottle dump, my husband laughed when I brought them home, but now I have a use for them :-)
    Jennifer

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  11. Love it all, very creative ideas and vignettes!

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  12. beautiful. Hopping over from the newbie party XO

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  13. oh swoon, I love your garden. A beautiful place to spend some time and the aqua colors are beautiful too. xo

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  14. LOVIN the POPS of colour` in your beautiful garden! please come chat with your newest follower friend and follow me back:)Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

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  15. It's an aqua epidemic and it's spreading!! I never really like blue until recently and now I can't seem to get enough! Love your bedsprings holding the pots!!
    Kelly

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  16. What a beautiful garden arrangement. Love the ladder with the flower pots hanging by rusty springs!

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  17. I love your garden vignette! The aqua and flowers together...Perfect! :)

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  18. I love all the aqua and how you used the old ladder and the rusty spring.

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  19. You did a beautiful job. What a sweet vignette! Love it. Pinning. Linda

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  20. lol! I just did a post on exactly the same subject: http://designdreamsbyanne.blogspot.ca/2012/05/aqua-love-affair.html

    Love your pretty "junk" - aqua makes everything look beautiful! Thank you for your sweet comments on my project, I love your blog!!

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  21. This must really be spectacular when walking into your garden!

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  22. Came over from Winthrop. I have had the aqua (though mine is more turquoise) fever since February. I think that I am through with something and I go back to add more. Your garden vignette is perfectly quirky and vintage. That color brings the flowers to life:>)

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  23. so beautiful, love vintage and aged in the garden and with the aqua ... it's stunning :)

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  24. Looks great...love the springs holding your pots...and love the aqua :) Laurel

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  25. Thanks for following my blog... hope it doesn't disappoint! Beautiful details in your photos... wish I had the time for those special touches in the gardens! Larry

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  26. This is so sweet. I love your beautiful "stuff".

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  27. Love all the aqua touches and the charming vignettes that you have created! Linda

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  28. Your pictures are beautiful. Everything in your garden scen is so perfect - the color especially. Your use of old bed springs was genius! Love it all.

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  29. Hi darling, your pictures are incredible. How bright and happy everything is. Love the use of the old lantern. What a happy spot.. hugs ~lynne~

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  30. I love all the aqua! Makes the whole display flow together nicely. This looks like it could be in a garden shop (a very nice one with a great creative staff!). Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  31. THIS is fantastic! I love the idea of tying all of these lovely things together with one color! Pinned this to my outdoor board!

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  32. Your little cottage garden is so pretty and so much fun. Great photos, too. I really like the first and last one.

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  33. All the pictures of your beautiful aqua treasures are so inspiring. This is my "color of choice" these days with a little pink mixed in. Thanks so much for sharing your garden.

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  34. Oooo, I love your garden and all the pretty flowers and aqua painted objects! It's one of my favorite colours to paint with outdoors too along with Ivy Leaf (green). Your garden is beautiful! Pamela

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  35. OOOOHHH I'm so loving your garden and the aqua. I'm not gonna have to put some aqua in mine. Thanks for sharing you garden with us. Also thanks for letting me know you liked my new cottage bookcase all dressed up!

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  36. Wow!!! I have never seen so much color. It is absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.

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  37. I LOVE the aqua and all your beautiful flowers! I am pinning your lovely photos to my Outdoor Spaces board. They are all so terrific. I would love to have you come by and link up on the Creative Corner Hop.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  38. Love these pictures, how cute! I'm a GFC new follower from a blog hop, if you could follow me back that would be great! http://iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  39. Hi Lorri, thank you for becoming a new follower, I'm now following you as well. hugs ~lynne~

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  40. Hi Lorri, thank you for becoming my latest follower, I'm now following you as well. hugs ~lynne~

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  41. Aqua/turquoise is one of my favorite colors now too! I love your little vignettes and your photography is nice. Come on over to my place and see my use of turquoise. I'm a new follower because I like what I see!

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  42. Oh Lorrie!
    Sure we could pin these photos,
    but seriously, they could be on greeting
    cards! The aqua against the greens and
    flowers is just wonderful!

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    xoxox
    A

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  43. love, love, love it! the photos are beautiful so I bet it's even better in person. how did you get such a great weathered look on everything you painted?

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  44. I am in love with aqua!!! And your arrangement is so perfect!! Thank you so much for linking up to our party!
    Karah

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  45. I love aqua and love this. Somehow you make a whole bunch of items come together perfectly. I so can't do that! Thanks for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

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  46. Gorgeous magazine worthy photography. I sincerely love your over-dose of my favorite color- aqua! It makes your pinks that much brighter! Simply beautiful!

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  47. Wow, I really like the blue and turquoise accents in your garden. Your ladder planter is so cute!

    Linking from The Polo House,
    Ricki Jill

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  48. I'm still swooning, giggle...Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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  49. LOVE this little garden space! I just bought a big turquoise bird cage this weekend and am trying to find the perfect place for it in my backyard today!

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  50. I'm trying to figure out how you fastened the bed springs to the ladder, etc. When you have a minute, would you mind telling me? I'm an "aqua lover", too (as of late)!

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  51. So pretty! What a clever use of the bed springs!

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  52. Wow! Your garden is lovely. Your love of gardening shows in the creative way you use items in your garden decor. Thanks for showing your garden at Your Cozy Home Party.-----Shannon

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  53. Gorgeous! Love all the aqua..such a restful and pretty color! Your garden is so beautiful!
    Miss Bloomers

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  54. It is just beautiful. I love the aqua!

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  55. So very beautiful - I just had to pin it :) Thanks for sharing such a gorgeous spot!

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  56. I featured this today at Mod Mix Monday!

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  57. Beautiful now I want the same look lol

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  58. Wow! thats my favorite color to along with pink.
    I love everything you painted! Your garden looks wonderful!
    Mary

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