Monday, 12 October 2009

Weekend Treasures!!

Hello' hope you are all well today! Its lovely and sunny here! I just thought I would share my weekend finds with you - I had a thrilling time down at the dump (recycling centre!).
Well you know - or perhaps you didn't, but I do - just so love the look and feel of old galvanised buckets, watering cans, dustbins and the like. I like the idea that they were a useful, homely article, used on a daily basis, without thought, but in their own small way - have their own history. I like to plant them up and scatter them throughout the garden - I know what with the chairs from last week an all - you will be thinking my garden is just one big dump - artistic dump though!
In this large tub - I'm not sure what it was used for - it has no handles, but its so tactile with is corrugated sides, I have planted a large Oak tree that I grew from seed. It has to manage it the tub because I have no room in the garden for another tree!

This is an old dustbin type that I have a Golden Willow tree in - again grown from a cutting - no room in the garden for it!

Well! Yesterday we had a good sorting out of the tool shed - it must be said, Hubby P was ruthless!! Lots and lots of boxes of rubbish for the tip - we only just managed to get there before closing time. I like to go - bit of a jaunt for me - I like to have a good old nosy in the skips to see what people have thrown out, and maybe, just maybe - there is something 'useful' to bring home! Recycling you see!!

And this is what I found, it was buried under an old wheelbarrow and other bits - but I could see its corrugated sides. I immediately hailed a promising looking young man, and asked nicely if he could 'just possibly' dig out this treasure. It must be said he was very pleasent, and got it out in a flash - probably use to batty middle aged women!

Its not at all bashed about - as you can see its an old wash tub. It would have had a handle, but that's missing.

And just look at this soap dish - come handle, how cute is that!

The bottom has gone unfortunately, but it wont matter if I am to plant it up.
So as Hubby P unloaded the rubbish from the van, I stood by waiting to put my tub in the back. I was pleasantly surprised - he didn't say a word! Mind you he was very tired from clearing the tool sheds - nasty grubby job, but we are all so tidy and organised now.

Another find at the carboot was this little shoe rack. I've been wanting one for a while, but I didn't want a large pine one - which there seemed to be lots of, I just haven't the room for anything big!

So this is ideal, and rather cute - I think some clever person has made it, I've never seen anything similar.

It needs a good polish really, but I just had to have a play, to see how it would look!

Have you planted your bulbs?
I filled this little old trug with pretty little daffs - Tata tete I think. (the bottoms gone on the trug - seems to be an on going theme ere' - I am sure my bottoms gone too - well went years ago really!!)
xx That's all for now folks! xx Take care xx


  1. Oooo very lovely, the first tub doodah you have got, we used to have one in the garden when I was little and used it as a water butt. I might be wrong but I'm sure my Granny used to use it to do her whites in at some time!!!
    Twiggy x

  2. OMG you have a dolly tub - Sarah Raven sells these in her catalogue for £195!!
    I so want one of these.....well I actually want 3!

  3. Wonderful find - I saw one of these at DH Lawrence's house in the outside laundry!

  4. Hello, lovely blog you have.
    What a great shoe rack - so different to the usual. And thanks for reminding me to plant some bulbs!
    Country Girl
    PS I have family on Anglesey.


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