Friday, January 28, 2011

Blogiversary Week, Day 5 - Vintage in the Garden

As many of you know, I am crazy about vintage.  I collect many vintage items such as party goods and decorations, holiday (especially Christmas) decorations, kitchenware, linens, milk glass, flower frogs and this list can go on and on.  I like to incorporate vintage in my gardens too.

My chippy chickens look right at home at Red Gate Farm.

A birdhouse my husband and son built me, out of our old barn boards, for Mother's Day.

Some vintage fencing for plant support and backdrops.

My fantastic vintage lawn chairs.

A bench my dad made for me, also out of our very own vintage barn boards.

A cute child's chair, turned into a flower pot holder.

An old milk can becomes a bird bath.

And I want to share my vintage love with you today....

today's giveaway addition is a vintage flower book, cute vintage metal flower pot, vintage flower frog (I love to use mine to hold up cards too) and a unbelievably cool, vintage inspired flowered garden hand tool.

Hoping to inspire a little vintage in your garden,
Chris at Red Gate Farm

PS - Don't forget to check out Days 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the giveaway. And here are rules that I posted on Monday, January 24th.

Starting today, and each day until the drawing, I will be adding something NEW to the GIVEAWAY, so each day you get an additional opportunity to enter... by leaving a comment. The final addition will be one week from today, Monday January 31st. This means you have up to 8 times to enter! The winner will be announced on Tuesday, February 1st.

And of course, my followers, well they get an automatic "extra" entry.... for a potential of nine entries.

linking this one up to


  1. Cant wait I am so totally lovin the rusty frog too cute!I adore gardening so all of youre little prizes would be right at home with me! stop by and see my last years garden lemme know what you think.

  2. ALL are wonderful additions. I too have a thing for flower frogs! I love all your photos...I never thought of using my old milk can as a bird bath....can't wait for the thaw :)


  3. This is going to be the best giveaway ever! Anyone would be tickled pink to win...I hope it's me, shhh, don't tell.

  4. i love all things vintage! fun week long celebration!

  5. my gosh, this giveaway gets better and better every day!!! You are so generous...
    I love milk glass and chippy vintage too, love, love, love. It makes my heart sing!
    Have a great weekend!

  6. This has been such a great giveaway! I love watching it unfold each day. And such fun treats!

  7. Such a pretty property! I'm really loving all the barnwood and the cute little chair. Have a great weekend!

  8. You know ME and vintage! These things would be great. You're so great to give things away!

  9. Oh my goodness! You are having a fantastic celebration. You know I've always wanted a flower frog and never bought one? My fingers and ankles and elbows and knees and eyes are now crossed hoping to win your sweet and charming giveaway!

  10. LOVE the flowered digger! I can't believe how generous you are being with this giveaway!!
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    (¸.*´ (¸.*´* Lori Lynn *

  11. So happy I stopped by your blog looks wonderful and I can't wait to do some catching up!

  12. Hi Chris, just found your charming blog through Debra's party, which I also joined. I love your farm!... Your chickens look adorable in your garden and I love your birdhouse and bench made out of your old barnwood... how blessed you are to live in such a beautiful part of our country and to have so much acreage... I totally live and love the country life... I am signing on as a new follower, then going through some of your older posts, just as soon as I fix myself another cup of coffee!... xoxo Julie Marie

  13. Yipee ... another FUN day at Red Gate Farm! I'm still drooling over all your photos! I love how you've incorporated so many rustic & vintage items into your garden! It adds so much personality and charm and makes it ONE OF A KIND! We have some old farm implements & tools (hubs likes to collect those) but just don't have any room in our urban garden to display them. SOMEDAY I say! Enjoy your weekend! xox (February is just around the corner)!!!!!

  14. Oooo, I love all your vintage garden goodies! What a cute and creative idea for a bird bath.

    Have a great weekend!

  15. Nice photos ! AHAHA greenery cant wait ! Have a wonderful day !

  16. The only vintage things in my yard is a gigantic 100 year old cedar tree...that I hope never falls on my house.

  17. I'm a new visitor. Love looking at sunny days from the midst of our snow in NYC.

  18. Hi Sweetie...
    I love vintage everything. Such a beautiful giveaway and this book is TDF.

    Now I love the way you took that childs chair and turned it into a planter. Oh does that scream HAPPY? I love it.

    Love the chippy rocking chair of yours. I remember them in such beautiful colors and have been wanting a red one of my very own. I keep looking. Looks gorgeous.

    That bird house that your husband and son built is just beautiful. I love it, and it looks so pretty. Then to be made from barn boards makes it all the more special, as well as your bench.

    Beautiful share sweet friend. Just beautiful. Please enter my name again into the drawing. I love each piece you keep adding. Someone is going to be very happy.

    Have a gorgeous weekend sweetie. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

  19. Oh I love this!! I’m telling ya, this is the best giveaway ever. I love everything you’ve included thus far. So cute :)

  20. My great grandparents had quite a few of those old chairs...where they are today? probably the land fill...sigh...
    Your yard looks so amazing! How special to have the bench and birdhouse made from the old wood from your barn. Treasures!!!

    Hope I win, but I'm enjoying looking at all the goodies, even if I don't!!!

  21. What darling & creative ideas for the garden! glad i found your blog - again, can't wait for spring here! xoox

  22. Your chippy chicken is adorable. You're probably a lot closer to Spring than we are in Ohio, but all you pretty Summer pictures are making me want to pull out some seed catalogs.

  23. I love your chippy chickens and that childrens chair, what a great idea!

  24. Great photos of your vintage goods, I'm loving that chair with the flowers, I'm ready for some Spring!
    Thanks for linking up to VIF!


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