My Thrift Store Vintage Finds for the Garden
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My Thrift Store Vintage Finds for the Garden

Do you love shopping at the thrift store for vintage finds? Me too. Wait until you see my thrift store vintage finds for the garden.

As I’ve mentioned before, northwest New Jersey is not the easiest place to go thrifting.

Stores have limited hours and there isn’t much close by where I live.

So I make do with what’s around.

Since I’ve been planting the gardens daily, I’ve only gone shopping a few times.

And each time I’ve gone, I’m on a specific mission.

I’m looking for cottage style items I can use either in my garden or decorate my home.

Wait until you see the cool things I found thrifting with the gals this month!

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My Thrift Store Vintage Finds for the Garden

If you are coming from Laura’s at Vinyetetc, welcome! I love her cool vintage style. She finds some great stuff!

My Thrift Store Vintage Finds for the Garden

Because I’m spending SO MUCH TIME in the garden these days, I’m looking for thrifty vintage pieces I can use in my gardens.

Whether I find them at the thrift store or at one of my favorite vintage shops, my garden needs some decor to add to the cottage garden charm.

I found this cool bike a few weeks ago at our local Habitat for Humanity Restore.

And I really wish I bought it when I saw it because it was gone when I went back for it the next day.

Does that happen to you too?

I’ve got to overthinking it in the moment and just get it!

Am I right?

Thrifting Near Me with Friends

Add a cute wicker basket and pot it up with some flowers and it would have made a great accent to my cottage garden.

Ah well – next time!

While I was shopping in my favorite local vintage store, I found this GORGEOUS print on reclaimed wood.

I wasn’t sure where it was going when I bought it, but isn’t it something?

Those blooms get me every time I look at it.

My Thrift Store Vintage Finds For the garden

For now, I hung it in the mudroom so I would pass by it everyday on my way out to the garden.

In addition to this amazing print, I found a vintage soil sifter.

Have you seen one before?

I thought it was so cool so I hung it on the wall and topped it off with this cute basket and faux greens.

While out thrifting this month, I found this cool container for $5.

It didn’t look very pretty before, so I spray painted it with an oil-rubbed bronze finish.

I may or may not plant it.

For now, I’m going to let it sit there until I decide what I want to do with it.

my thrift store vintage finds

Since the garden is just starting leaf out and bloom, it takes me some time to figure out where to put things.

But so far, I’m liking it here next to my climbing roses.

Now I just need to get some annuals to plant around it.

But my favorite find this month?

This amazing vintage potting bench.

Window Box Planting

I was thinking I could drop it in one of my borders and add some terracotta planters or something on it.

Or I could even use it on the deck as a bar cart or small table?

For now, I’ve been using it to pot up some of my annuals when I get home from the nursery.

When I’m done planting annuals, I’ll find a final resting place for it.

What do you think I should use it for?

Thrifting near me

I’ll be heading to Vermont in a few weeks to kick off our lake life for the summer.

The town where our cabin is located has this awesome antique vintage flea market every weekend.

So I plan to look for some old vintage salvage items that would accentuate my gardens.

Like old jugs and milk cans to tuck in among the plants and flowers.

I found this one at a local garage sale several years ago.

It’s moved around a few times, but I love it my backyard garden among the greens.

As a side note, it’s important to add some drainage holes so it does not accumulate water inside.

I’ve considered planting the top too.

When we head up to Vermont, I’m hoping to find cool rusty things like these wrought iron gates and settee.

Wouldn’t they look great in my cottage gardens?

Hopefully, I’ll find some cool stuff when we head up there.

Next up is my good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells. I love to see how she uses her vintage finds in the garden too!

Now Let’s See What the Gals Found This Month

If you’ve been following along our thrifting adventure, my friends and I from all over the country shop for thrift store vintage finds.

Some of us live in areas that have a lot more thrifting opportunities than others, so it’s pretty cool to see what the options are and how different it is across the nation.

Be sure to stop by and see what they found!

Kim from Shiplap and Shells

Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse

Ann from Dabbling and Decorating

Kristin from White Arrows Home

Laurie from Vintyetetc

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  1. Hi Stacy: I’m loving your gardens they are magnificent! Your new potting bench is actually a bar that I also had. Purchased in the 70’s, it is made by Woodard. The front rack holds bottles. I used it of course on the deck but it also found a home in my kitchen for a time and then made a perfect changing table with a cushion for my granddaughter. Unfortunately it is one of the pieces I let go of when we changed the furniture on the deck. Kicking myself but it was sure fun to see again. Enjoy it. Please stop over to my blog, I think you might enjoy it.

    1. Hi Shelley! That is so cool! If it had wheels I’d call it a garden cart. It makes the perfect potting bench. xo

  2. Stacy, I love that sifter you found, and you styled it beautifully. The containers and that table are all so wonderful!

    1. Thank you so much Ann! I can’t wait to see the gardens fill in and bloom to see how it all comes together. xo

  3. Hi Stacy! I LOVE your garden so much and the vintage goodies you’ve thrifted are perfection, that potting bench! Ugh, gorgeous! Thanks so much for letting me tag around with you all on these thrifty adventures, I had a blast! xo

    1. Laurie thank you SO much! I can’t wait to see them bloom! I’m so glad you joined us this month! I hope you join us again! xoxo

  4. This was so much fun to read Stacy! I love the iron trellises you found. I always love getting those and always find a spot in my garden for them. I hope you find the perfect vintage bike and basket!

    1. Thanks so much Kim! I wish we lived on the same coast so we could hunt for all things garden together in person! xo

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