My Alpine Home

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bringing the Outdoors In. . .

Hello my friends, I'm sure you've all heard the design tip that we should consider our outdoor area an extension of our home.

In other words, create a welcome space with comfy furniture for dining, entertaining, and just relaxing.

I love decorating my outdoor spaces, but before the garden is in full 'welcome ' mode I also love to bring a little of the outdoors in.

 
One of my favorite collections is my watering cans.  Some will be planted with Sweet Potato Vines and others I actually use.
 
Cabbages are planted, but not ready to be plucked.  I'll settle for a little faux cutie.
 
 
I've had the set of garden plates for years.  Perfect addition for my indoor garden.
 
My collection of floral frogs are just waiting to be put to use.
 

 
I brought in a few of my vintage sprinklers.
Love that patina!
 
 
Old gardening books and a frog tree under a cloche.
 
 
 
 
Finials that will end up in the garden make a fun statement indoors.
 
 
Seeds needing to be planted are housed in a green ball jar next to an old pair of clippers.
 
 
 
I added another watering can to the stacked picnic hampers in the entry. 
 
 

 
This garden themed cabinet caught the attention of a whimsical fork footed bird.
(yup, the feet are made from forks)
 
 
 

 
After being gone for a few days and raining all weekend I came home to a garden that is really starting to blossom.
 
Won't be long till a lot of these items will be moving outdoors.
 
Till then, they make me smile!
 
hugs,
Jann
 
*This post was featured at Let's Talk Vintage.  Thank you Jillian!
 
I will be sharing with:
 
 


35 comments:

Debby Ray said...

Love all of these outdoorsy things on your shelves! I have a larger galvanized water can like that...love anything GALVANIZED!

Susie said...

Jann, When we built this porch...it seems more like a deck, but it's in front of the house. But hey it's in the country, nothing elegant about where we live. I just wish we had invested more money and made it a three season room. Because I think it would be more useful. I love the nice goodies you are going to have outdoors soon. You sure have a good decorating eye. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Art and Sand said...

I love all the vignettes you created.

In our little house and with our weather, the outdoors is truly another room in our house!

Art and Sand said...

I love all the vignettes you created.

In our little house and with our weather, the outdoors is truly another room in our house!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Jann,
Love to see all your garden items. Loooove those stacked picnic basket collection you have. How sweet are all of those. I can't wait to get outside and start to put things in my garden too. A few more weeks. Have a great start to the new week ahead.
Kris

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You have an amazing collection of garden goodies, Jann - and have the best spirit for planting.

Won't be long now, will it? YAY!!!!!

priscilla said...

You have so many wonderful goodies Jann!

Lori Leigh said...

I love how all the red just 'pops' out at ya!

Consider It All Joy said...

I'm working on my outside this week! But I do love what you brought indoors as well! Of course, red being my favorite color, I love your watering cans! Blessings, Cindy

Gayle said...

What a wonderful collection reminding you of the garden time to come---nice

NanaDiana said...

I love all you gardening things. I really like that ridged galvanized watering can. xo Diana

Kim said...

So many pretties to make the heart flutter in this post, Jann. I love the patina of age. I love they murmur stories from the past. Wishing you a week filled with sunshine and a li'l gardening, now that Spring has sprung.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh it makes me smile too! So many fun treasures to look at. I'm really liking the stacked picnic hampers!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love your display! But be careful, mine got so large I had to build a garden cottage for them!

Pamela Gordon said...

You have some really sweet garden things Jann. I love that red watering can with the punched hold edge. It's so cute! Have a lovely week.
Pam

Mary Ann Potter said...

Your vignettes are always inspirational for me! Such lovely retro things deserve special places, and you've accomplished that.

chateau chic said...

I love the way you're using those spring and summer vintage goodies inside!! They really add a lot of fun and charm to that fabulous cabinet. Those vintage sprinklers are great!
Mary Alice

cynthia lee designs said...

Love how you decorated your shelves in your cabinet...just perfect for Spring!!
hugs,
Cindy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This makes me want to decorate my potting bench! :)

hugs,
Linda

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I loved seeing your sweet indoor garden vignette, Jann. you always add such a fun, whimsical look.

Creations By Cindy said...

Jann, you inspire me so! I love your "bringing the outside in". Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

You have created a very fun and interesting vignette with all your garden art.

Cynthia said...

Everything is pretty Jann. I always enjoy your collections. Few more weeks and annuals get planted

Cindy

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love your unique collections of watering cans and frogs. Nice to look at and useful! We had our first really nice day in a while today so now I have the bug to get out in the garden and decorate!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jann you have made a very charming vignette. It's in the perfect place. Love IT! Hugs, Jo

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Vintage delicious creations, I like! Congratulations for these beautiful photos !!

HWIT BLOGG said...

Oh I really like your gardening things, the flower frogs are lovely! Always so nice visiting your blog...
Warm hug,
Titti

My thrift store addiction said...

Love this Jann ~ one of my favorite ways to decorate! Blessings, Cecilia

Stephanie said...

My sweet friend, your garden decor is so charming and pretty. I am in charge of decorating for the mother/daughter banquet at my church and the theme is "Grow in Grace" and the decorations will be gardening. You have given me a few extra ideas, dear Jann :)

Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration - it's always a joy to have you at the party. Hugs!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I love your vintage sprinklers, don't know if I ever ran into them while out thrifting. I need to bring some of my garden items in doors, so many vintage sprinklings cans, bucket etc. Love your picnic baskets stacked up...there's no way in our entry to put anything except a tossed shoe.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a charming collection of sweet garden things! <3 xo Karen

Marcia Pilar said...

Oh my, I had not seen your picnic baskets. We share a mutual love. Don't they make you smile? LOVE!
xoxo

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun collection of garden treasures and the way you have them displayed. Don't you love it when you can display things inside and out? Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
Love everything that you have shared in this post!!
I just love garden goodies, don't you??
Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Deb

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Love your garden vignettes! You have such a way with all kinds of things. What fun you must have with it all!

Thank you for joining us last week for "Let's Talk Vintage!"
Much appreciated... and you are featured this week! :)