Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Vintage Style Country Garden

This past Sunday Hubby and I headed over to his brother Perry and his wife Donna's little farm in the country.

They live in a sweet little house that was once a
school house back in the late 1800's.

There wasn't much done to the farm as far as gardening
goes so Donna had to start from scratch.
She had been collecting old items
for her garden in the city
so had a few
to place around
her designated garden area.
She has since added to her collection of 'garden art'
in the +2 years they have lived there.
It's a sweet little garden and
I hope you'll enjoy taking
a little look

can enlarge
the mosaic if you wish.

I love this mailbox

Donna collects old stoves

They found this old washing machine at an auction

Love this

Isn't this the sweetest little garden shed.
And I LOVE this screened door!

I hope you've enjoyed visiting Donna's
garden with me. I'll probably
be back taking more
pictures as she
adds to

Thanks for the photo 'op' Donna!

I'm going to attempt to join Sue at
for Rednesday Wednesday so I hope you pop on over to visit her and all the other fellow Bloggers who have joined in.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Maura :)


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"This is WONDERFUL"... I love the look of "Yesteryear". and There is nothing like pulling it together on a farm...
Thank you so much for sharing all the fun,
Hugs, Donna

Rural Revival said...

Oh how sweet! I like that the chicks have their own mailbox! : )


Missouri Gal Nicole said...

I think the old wood stoves are a great addition to the gardens! The shed is very cute! Have a great day Maura.

Ann said...

I adore the garden shed, mine is white and I would love to paint it red. All the garden architure pieces are fantastic. Happy Rednesday.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

At first glance I thought the little red building was their house !
It would be a cute little house, although it is certainly the sweetest little potting shed.
Love all the vintage relics around the farm, they just make you feel as if you have stepped back in time.
What a cozy homestead they have !

The Bear's Blog said...

How beautiful - so much charm. The garden shed is precious. I love that washing machine too.

Heaps of hugs,
Joyce (Prudence & Sissy to)

Sherri said...

Maura, Donna has a beautiful garden and I love her little shed! So cute!! Thanks for sharing!

Toodie said...

Sweet Farm there. Things to decorate trigger memories and warmth. I will have a look at the link.

Da Momma said...

I love Donna's garden shed. She's sure added a lot since I was there. Guess she hasn't found a new cast iron mini chair like she gave me. I'm sure grateful for that one. I try to use it in the garden but our granddaughter thought is was just her size so lost it to her. That's okay, though. I'm really looking forward to going back over to Donna's to see the place in person as soon as we can...miss you...Scufty

Celestial Charms said...

Beautiful. What an idyllic place to live, and for you to be able to visit!


How cute , Love it all ! The red door is sweet lol I have a white one on my front . Same senario as us ! Our house was a school house before a farm house, built in 1885 ! We have the original school house foundation down stairs in the crawl space / cellar that we get to by a floor door in our mud room ! I love history in buildings as well as towns and villages ! Have a great day !

Red Gate Farm said...

Not sure what is my favorite, that fantastic screen door, the washing machine or the garden gate. I've been looking for an old gate for some time now... it doesn't even have to be "red" :)

The washing machine, well that would be for my husband so that he would STOP using my nice washing machine for filthy, dirty, greasy rags and such. The last time I had to actually scrub it out!

Chris (at Red GATE Farm of course)

Pondside said...

What a little slice of paradise.

CACHANILLA73 said...

Soooooo cute!!! love the little red shed.

Midwest to Midlands said...

Thank you for the nice tour. I think it is always fun and inspiring to see what other people have done with their homes and gardens.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Everything is so charming! I adore the little red shed, so precious.

Happy belated Rednesday,

Catherine said...

Very nice garden shed and i like the washing machine!i am going to have a look at the link. Have a good day! Catherine

Brenda Kula said...

I love it! I dream of living in a little old schoolhouse or a little library. And if I can't do that, I want a little houseboat.

Verde Farm said...

Oh Maura, so cute!! I absolutely love her potting shed and the screen door is perfect. How fun that your hubby's brother has a farm too. I love the name Perry...that is my maiden name and my first nephew's name as well.
Mini Me :)

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

what a sweet and special place Donna!

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

LOL I mean Maura!!!!!!!

Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

I LOVE RED! You can't go wrong with a pop of red, can you? I especially love it on the little garden shed... I keep trying to talk my hubs into painting our front door red. One day I'm gonna get the paint can out myself!


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