11 May 2010

Bucket or Bouquet, the lady of the house speaking....

Hi Friends,

Today is Tuesday and its exciting!!!  I'm joining a bunch of fun people at Tuesday Tag Along:
Its a fun way to discover new blogs and interesting people.  If you are interested you can join here.  The hostess is Chelsea at Twee Poppets.

Also, for the very first time, I'm joining 2nd Time Around Tuesday. This where you show off your second hand treasures that you have found at garage sales, flea markets, thrift stores, estate sales, etc...  If you are interested, please join here.  Diane is the hostess at A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words. Here we go:
Floaties Pictures, Images and Photos

As you know, summer is around the corner and already  my garden is blooming.  We had very little snow this year and everything is popping up early.   We are doing some extensive renovations inside the home and it leaves me very little time to work in my garden Sunday, on Mother's Day, my husband and I went to a "brocanteur" (someone who sells second hand objects). Throughout the years I have bought so many beautiful antiques:  spinning wheel, armoires, tables, etc...I will post them up once my house is back in order.  My house is really full of these beautiful antiques and there is not much room left.   Sadly, I have had to put some in the basement. I  have now focused my attention on my garden (while there is still room).  My latest passion are tin buckets usually made of zinc.  This is my latest acquisition:

Its so beautiful! (Well, you know what they say:  beauty is in the eye of the beholder!)  I especially love the round handles.  I was not expensive at all.  These containers make a beautiful addition to any garden.  I'm a bit fed up of buying expensive pottery to have them fall apart at the end of the summer.   These containers last forever. You can even leave them out all winter. My sore back likes that!!!  The more you knock them around the more weathered they appear, the better they look!    I like to plant herbs or flowers in these buckets.  Here are a few that I have grouped together:

It sort of looks cute and rustic does it not?  Here in Montréal, we usually have pretty cold weather in the winter.  What I love about these tin buckets is that they can withstand it all.  Actually, the older they are the better they look.  I usually keep some empty and others I fill with something different each year.  The ones that I use for planting I make sure that I use a liner because the metal can be very hot if placed in direct sunshine.  Here are 2 more types:

These 2 containers are quite wide so I tend to plant strawberries (that are usually eaten by the squirrels).  Strawberry plants can become invasive so I prefer to keep mine in a container.    Last year, I planted  ciboulette (chives and parsley).  I love those herbs!   It pops up each year, which is nice. You can decorate the containers with tag sticks of all kinds.  Just use your imagination. Its fun, cheap and simple!  Well, I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I had fun writing it!  


  1. Hi im from TTA

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  2. Hi there!

    Came to follow you from tag along tuesday! Looking forward to reading more of your lovely blog!! As I too avoid my housework!


  3. Great entry for 2nf time around Tuesday.

  4. Nice to meet you and thanks for following. I have just started another blog too and I write a little bit about gardening.Do visit me at

    Jeriatric Jottings!

  5. I like the idea of 2nd Time Around Tuesday!
    I am following you on Tag-Along Tuesday.
    Please come visit me @ www.happyfamilyhappykids.blogspot.com

  6. I love those buckets. And you are right about the round handles being great too.

  7. Stopping by to say hi (from TTA)...I already follow and adore your blog.

    Those buckets are marvelous! They look so fantastic with the flowers and plants in them...I need to be on the look out for those!

  8. Your blog is SO DANG GIRLY CUTENESS... LOVE IT! glad I found you from Tuesday Tag along.. I am now going to follow you. SERIOUSLY LOVE YOUR LAYOUT AND HEADER... PARIS... SIGHHHH! I would love for you to follow me~ Larsenloves.blogspot.com

  9. I am already a follower! I love your blog! Feel free to stop by my blog and enter some fun handmade giveaways! http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com
    Happy TTA! Hope to Blog with you again soon!

  10. Hi, What a great blog... I love gardening and those tin buckets too. I have a few but I LOVE your latest acqusition... too pretty! I also thing the strawberries are great in these. Glad I found you through the Tuesday Tag-Along over on Twee Poppets. I’m a new follower and would sincerely appreciate if you’d visit my blog. Follow if you like it: My Tot Travels
    You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook
    Happy Travels,
    Lilli (#100 on the list)
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  11. That is an unusual collection, but it makes sense. I love what you have done with them all. Great idea for the strawberries.

    Welcome to junkblossoms! I am also following you. Love your blog.

  12. Love your blog. Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower. I am now following you.

  13. I'm returning your visit from Tuesday Tag Along, and I'm so proud I did. I just love your sweet blog and have become a follower. Love your buckets and plants you've shown, they're ever so pretty. I'm going to go look at more of your pretty blog now..again, thank you for your visit.

  14. Following frm the Tuesday Tag Along! Nice to meet you! Look forward to reading your blog! Love all the wonderful pics!

  15. I just love your buckets! What a great idea! I am your newest follower! found you on tag along Tuesday.

  16. I have lots of galvanized tin pieces in my yard including an old wash basin that I have made into a pond with a tin watering can pouring into it.

  17. Your blog is absolutely darling! I'm so glad you stopped by earlier. Thanks so much for the gracious comment!

  18. Hey there,

    I'm a new follower from TTA, I hope you'll stop by and follow me too :)


    Oh and PS: Your blog template is so so cute!

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