From Tania on August 12th, 2008 in Landscaping
When you are driving down the street and you see a lovely yard that yells, “I’m vintage! I’m beautiful! I’m inviting!” you are reminded of your own yard … boring. Am I right? If so, don’t worry, I have some great ideas that will help you create your vintage yard.
Here are four categories that can help you coordinate the vintage feel in your own yard:
Statues. These include cherubs, lions, figurines, etc. There aren’t any limitations on statues, you can even order specialty products or make them yourself!
Seating. Rustic metal chairs, wood benches and tables, a porch swing (I have one of these in my yard) – all transport you to another day and time.
Accessories. Celestial wall plaques, fountains, solar lamps, sun dials, and neat planters like an old bicycle, wheel barrel, or carriage. These always make your yard look like it’s been landscaped for years. Kinda like you grew with your yard instead of you growing with your yard.
Animal Invites. Bird Houses, bird baths, bird feeders. These can be metal or stone. My favorite, which may seem weird to a lot of people, is the little boy peeing water feature for a bird bath. This always made me feel like I was in a peaceful secret garden.
If you don’t shop online, then try everything from shopping at Home Depot, a neat craft store, or even garage sales and second-hand stores. If you are determined to get your very own secret garden, with vintage style, you will know where to find what you want.