Wednesday, July 31, 2013

~my new potting bench~

I was driving to pick my son up from a birthday party a couple weeks ago, and out of the corner of my eye,
a FREE sign caught my attention. Can you hear my tires squealing?
Check out this bad boy, all 8 feet of it......



Gorgeous right? Super old, super sturdy, and heavy as heck.

I brought it home my husband reluctantly drove over to the strangers house to pick up yet another free thing I had to have. He was super happy it was really light. Wink-wink.


Fast forward a week later and I am out at it again. This time a garage sale that was advertised as vintage treasures. Here is what I hauled home, and yes, this one fit in my car.



I knew when I saw it that it would make a great match for my free bench.
They make a great pair don't they?

So yesterday, I fixed it all up and outfitted it with all my gardening supplies.
And now presenting, way more photos than you probably care to see.


















I am so excited to have a place to keep all my gardening stuff together finally! And the whole setup was under $35.00 Can't beat that!

xoxo

39 comments:

Meg@OliverandRust said...

those are fantastic and look like photos straight out of a euro magazine. love it

Hannah Chambers said...

wow! great find once again! Your blog is absolutely the best and I look forward to your posts every day!!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Jealous! Gotta love Free!

Susan said...

Don't you just love it when it all comes together!!

{ L } said...

I think I need to stop driving with blinders, and look for FREE signs. Great finds!

Nantucket Daffodil...living the good life at Prince Snow Farm said...

I LOVE it. My husband would be just as happy as yours! My dad has an old pharmacy counter in his cellar, from his days as a pharmacist. He told my husband he can have it some day. Im sure its VERY heavy. It has made an awesome workbench since I was a kid! Love how you come across these things!

{ amy } said...

um WOW. This is amazing!!! I'd love for you to link up at my new Work it Wednesday party if you get the chance!!

xo, amy
http://theblissfulbee.com/work-it-wednesday-no-8/

Julianne said...

So beautiful! You really have quite the talent for styling. This looks like it belongs in a magazine!

Cathy said...

Wow! How do you find these amazing things? Looks like it belongs in a magazine. Well done!

Jilly said...

Are you kidding me? That set-up is beyond gorgeous AND useful! I absolutely love the whole thing, and all the pictures! You're amazing, friend! xoxo

SIMPLY SUZANNE'S said...

Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

I LOVE your bench!
And I adore how you're using it. Love seeing the mason jars filled with gardening essentials.
Thanks so much for sharing!
Suzanne

LISA TRAINOR said...

It looks excellent! Nice job! I love the way you set it up....and never too many inspirational photos. Thanks for sharing with us, I love starting my day with my yogurt, home made granola and fresh huckleberries (even better than Starbucks yogurt parfait!)and your blog of pure inspiration! Summer sensations! You inspire!

Unknown said...

Looks fabulous. You had courage and excellent timing finding that great potting bench.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Love love love everything about this post! <3 xoxo

Fishtail Cottage said...

Love love love everything about this post! <3 xoxo

Acorn to Oak said...

Very nice! I love it!

Denise said...

What a great find! Score!!!

Denise said...

What a great find! Score!!!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Both great finds! It all looks so perfect on your deck.

AntiqueChase said...

oh my gawd! amazing!

thefurniturefinder said...

Love it! Love it all!! There's nothing quite like a free curbside find...especially one that comes with awesome patina! Quick question: where did you get those cute name plates? I could use some of those for a project.

Jodi said...

You run across the best free stuff! We never have goodies laying around here like that!
Love it!

Jodi

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Wonderful. What could be better, free, well aged, useful and just plain beautiful. Great finds, great set up too.
Joy

Pieced Pastimes said...

Beautiful and useful - can't ask for any more!
Thanks for the inspiration,
Suzanne
Pieced Pastimes

Between You and Me said...

I love it....looks so great!
I'm trying to figure out where it is at your house. ??

Melaine Thompson said...

Tara-come over and find out!!!

Melaine Thompson said...

The furniture finder-they came on it! I just printed out the labels on card stock!

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elizabeth said...

I love this!!!

Little Cottage on the Pond said...

It is just perfect!! Love all the mason jar and labels :)

Jennifer C. Webb said...

my husband would lift an elephant if FREE. Amazing. Perfect foundation for your garden haven.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Two awesome finds! They look like they were made to go together! Love the rustic wood tones! It all look fantastic!

Heather Salazar said...

This is so amazing, I'm supper jealous!

The patina and size is just plain awesome

Heather

Sandy said...

One comment....you are one lucky lady finding these treasures!!!!!! xoxo

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Art and Sand said...

Oh, your potting bench is wonderful and decorated so cute.

I think I would want it as a creative space.

Dee Wilcox said...

This is absolutely beautiful! So vintage cottage-y and pretty. I love it. :)

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Divena Lachana said...

Wow! How do you find these amazing things? Both great finds! It all looks so perfect on your desk.MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSES

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