My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Chain, Chain, Chain. . .

My Golden Chain Tree

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My turquoise bicycle with chain

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Chain reaction  Smile

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Oh how I love my Golden Chain tree!  She’s small, but brings me such delight!

Wish I could say that the bicycle was the one I rode as a child.  Nada, I bought it at an antiques shop years ago for $15.  I do however, remember having one very similar.

Thought I’d share a couple of other bikes I’ve seen.

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I just saw this one on the garden tour.  Love the white overflowing petunias!

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These two were at a shop in Roosevelt, UT called ‘Black Eyed Susans’.

Anyway they plant them, I can’t help but love them!

I hope this will make you want to be part of the ‘CHAIN GANG’!

Linking up with:

 Mosiac Monday @ Little Red House

Seasonal Sunday @ The Tablescaper

http://mellowyellowmonday.blogspot.com/

12 comments:

Mary said...

Oh, how wonderful! I have seen so many cute vintage bikes being used as planters these days! Makes me wish I still ha my old one... :). Thanks for sharing at MM.

Lorrie said...

What a pretty bicycle to add to your landscape. And I didn't know that tree was called Golden Chain. It's beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

YOu are very creative with your garden. Lovely mosaic! I wish you a great week ahead.

shirley said...

The bike in the landscape is a nice, vintage touch. Lovely mosaic!

Tes said...

What a lovely garden! Your golden chain is doing so well. It looks so healthy and I love the flowers! You did a good job with the bike -so creative! :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Loving your vintage bicycles- so charming! I have one that is black- thinking I should paint it! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous, I like your creative ideas! I did that to our old wheel barrow but hubby did not like it as it was huge.

Yellow Lily, have a great week!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I LOVE this kind of treatment of vintage bicycles. My son has been storing his Schwinn here for years and I'm so tempted to turn it into a garden, but alas it's far too expensive for such a treatment even though it would certainly get a lot more use this way. ;-)

Pondside said...

What a great post. You've got me wishing for an old bike to plant now. I know just where to find one!

January said...

i love all the photos.. specially the chain tree..:)

Late visit from Mellow Yellow Monday
Hope you can come and visit my MYMs at: White Crystals, Barter Goods, Kamias Flower, and my cute Little NBA Fan. Thanks!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm also visiting for Mosaic Monday! I love the color of your vintage bicycle! Wonderfiul post!

The Tablescaper said...

How fun! I love all of the chains. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper