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Beauty of a Vintage Watering Can

Oh happy day! There's nothing better than finding something you've been looking for and it's FREE.

The beach cottage garden shed was left in a total mess from the previous owners and after all this time we still haven't gotten through everything. I've been wanting to find an old metal watering can but never thought to look in the garden shed...duh!

Lo and behold an old watering can was hiding behind some stuff on a bottom shelf.  Besides a disfigured bottom, the rest of the can had just a bit of age to it; which gave it the type of charm I was searching for.
My newest love is this watering can (don't worry, I'm not going to name it or anything...I don't think). It's been moved from room to room in the beach cottage in order to find just the right place. It works in so many rooms that I think it will just visit them all; which is fine with me because its charm makes every room more cozy.


Copyright 2011 - Mg Photography

Copyright 2011 - Mg Photography

Liz rescued a gorgeous piece of driftwood from the beach recently and let her ole mom (me) keep it.  It has graceful lines so I had to make up a little vignette using it as well as the watering can.  A vintage starfish from my mother's collection (I figure it is about 60 years old now) and the last of the cherry blossoms finished off the table nicely. Our French-style clock in the background looked great with it too, what do you think?


Copyright 2011 - Mg Photography

Copyright 2011 - Mg Photography

Copyright 2011 - Mg Photography

Copyright 2011 - Mg Photography


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53 comments:

  1. How pretty! I also move things around my house constantly. I love the flowers you used, also!


    Kelly

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  2. Very very pretty! Love the softness of your photos, too!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  3. cute idea...i love old watering cans!
    cheryl x

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  4. I've just come to your site by was of Emerald Cove's blog and am loving what I see so I'm now one of your newest followers. I look forward to going through your archives.

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  5. Love that can and it's short spout! It's perfectly weathered and the wooden handle is so cute. Beautiful filled with blossoms.

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  6. Beautiful photos. I could kick myself! One of my neighbors had placed the same watering can on the curb for the trash man and I DIDN'T PICK IT UP! What was I thinking?!? Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. So quaint and charming! Are you going to "convert" the shed into a writing room, crafts room, or ? Happy Weekend! Linda Lan

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  8. I've thought of that, Linda - too many projects going on right now BUT you never know!

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  9. Lovely table setting! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Who ever knew that some simple things could be so beautiful. Your watering can is not only lovely just the way it is, but put some blooms in her and she's elevated to romance. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  11. Lovely shots and your new header is gorgeous. Have a great weekend.
    Best Carolyn

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  12. I do something with my watering can for the front porch table. Now to remember to bring it out this year ... hmmmm, wonder where I put it!

    Your creation sis just beautiful & so peacefully elegant.

    Happy beautiful PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  13. Happy Pink Saturday!


    These watering cans are very nice.


    ~ Gabriela ~

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  14. Very, very lovely! Your photos are amazing! Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for your visit. Enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  15. What gorgeous, gorgeous photos Marie!! I love the watering can and the blooms look perfect in it. :) I can't wait to get out on the beach and find some more driftwood!
    Have a beautiful weekend my friend!!
    XO
    ps-still just loving your kitchen and the clock does look great in your photos!! :)

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  16. What a delightful find! The vignette you created with it is just perfect. Happy Pink Saturday! Terri

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  17. Happy Pink Sweetie...
    Oh my gosh what a beautiful vignette. That watering can has literally stole my heart. I love it. How gorgeous it looks filled with the last of the cherry blossoms, and the element of surprise your sweet Momma's starfish along side of that gorgeous piece of driftwood. Just beautiful sweetie, so beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing your beauty with me this Pink Saturday, I have so enjoyed my stroll through your coastal charm cottage.

    Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  18. That is so lovely! A vintage watering can is on my "must have" list:)

    Thank you so much for visting my blog and following me:) I added myself as a follower to yours also (fuzzy grey icon, supposed to be cherubs!). Have a wonderful weekend:)

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  19. I have a vintage watering can and love it. Gorgeous photos. Have a wonderful weekend and take care:)

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  20. Love everything about this post Marie!

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  21. It may be an old worn out watering can, but you certainly turned into a thing of beauty.

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  22. This is beautiful! Thanks for the follow! You can count me as one too!

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  23. I would love to find an old can like that, too. You make it very regal looking with the addition of those beautiful flowers.

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  24. These photos and the vignette are stunning....There is nothing better than a vintage watering can!

    Have a great weekend....
    Lisa

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  25. Oh my gosh! I love old watering cans! I rescued one from my Grandma's house and I'm so glad I did.

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  26. Lovely old watering can...make you wonder how many flowers it has helped grow.
    HPS
    Michelle

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  27. That is a sweet watering can. I have a few vintage cans but they are used outside every day! I'll have to think about bringing them inside!

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  28. It even still has the sprinkle rose on it! Just a little beauty of a post here! How DO the bottoms get so messed up I wonder!? Have a wonderful PINK Saturday!

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  29. I love old watering cans and pails like this. Stunning pictures with your display of the floreals and beach items with it. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  30. Hello
    The most beautiful photography. I love anything old so this struck a chord with me.
    Happy Pink Saturday.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  31. You know how I feel about anything Beachy and vintage is always a huge plus. I just love your photo's ~ Im your newest follower and look forward to checking out your older posts now as well as new ones. Glad to have found you.

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  32. Amazing how you can take the ordinary and turn it into a magazine worthy photo! Love the way you displayed the can with the flowering branch and the driftwood. Beautiful!

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  33. The watering can was one lucky find. I like the way you arranged the flowers in it. I have an old watering can in my garage - I'll need to dig that out and...

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  34. What a wonderful surprise to find that terrific watering can in the shed!! You certainly put it to fabulous use in that vignette! Love the starfish that belonged to your mom!!

    Happy Pink Saturday!!! Dana

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  35. Good Morning,

    Love the way you did your pictures, it makes them so beautiful.

    Have wonderful day and blessed week!!
    Warm Regards, CindyLew

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  36. So pretty!!!! I love the texture and subtlety of galvanized metal cans.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  37. Beautiful vignette - I love my vintage watering can - it was my mother's and every year I plant new flowers in it. It holds a special place on my deck. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday to you...

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  38. Very pretty picture! I have a couple of old watering cans myself, one was my grandparents and the other my sister bought for me. HPS! Marcia

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  39. It is charming! Lucky you. I found $5 in an old sweatshirt this morning :)

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  40. Oh I love your vignette - it's so lovely! And what sweet family memories you've blessed me with. We used to go to the beach so much when I was young and I had such fun playing with starfish, driftwood, and sandcrabs.

    And what a cute vase you've made out of the watering can. Very similar to some adorably cute country clipart I used recently. Thank you for a delightful post.

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  41. What IS it about a watering can! They give off such a good feeling! Your photography is loveely.

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  42. Love it, too. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  43. Wow, your photography is splendid! filtering for that soft focus around the edges?

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  44. Lol...i'm one of those "crazies" that would have to name it. I'd call it "Old Poury". Fabulous photos as always. Happy PS!
    Wags, Niki

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  45. Lovely photos. I'm your newest follower.

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  46. That one is in amazing condition spout and all. Love it !

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  47. What a beautiful vignette, I just love old watering cans! Thanks so much for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

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  48. I love your old watering can and the cherry blossoms are perfect touch! TFS, Nan

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  49. Beautiful! I do love it with the cherry blossoms in it...and I do think you should name it! :)

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
    Sarah

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  50. so pretty. i love decorating with my rusty old watering can. they look so pretty with flowers.

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  51. is it me or you have a thing for sea stars?? in all your posts there is at least one sea star, but I am not complaining, I do like them too!

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