Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Metal Tub Planter

Hello friends!
The weather has been gorgeous here in Colorado, it's been so nice to finally be outside.

When I was at the Paris Street Market a few weeks ago I found this large metal tub and knew it was coming home with me. I had just the spot in mind for flowers and perhaps another birdhouse planter. I had a dead branch that I sawed down to the size I needed.
I decided to add this metal garden sign to this chippy white board I have had for some time now.

I added a bunch of different flowers to it, purples, whites and yellows.

I love it! It took less then an hour to do the whole thing.
My snowball tree is in full bloom.

Here is my other snowball tree in the front of my house.

Huge, puffy globes of flowers.

I know I have shown this new (old) patio couch but I wanted to show you the cushion I made for it.
It is from drop cloth, I added the ruffles to soften the lines. I found the Paris pillows on clearance at Hobby Lobby and I sewed the middle one from the drop cloth.

Rire avec Les Anges translates, "Laughing with the Angels".  I love this saying, can't you just imagine being able to see your guardian angels and laughing and having a wonderful time with them?

One of the clematis, finally blooming.

My whole yard is heavily perfumed from this beauty.


My first peony bloom about to open.
This one is a new plant for me this year so I am thrilled that it is going to flower.

I hope you enjoyed my garden tour! Lots more to show you as the summer approaches.



  1. Hi Shanon! I have just discovered your blog through Fishtail Cottage's Garden Party. I love the photos of your garden! The flowers are absolutely stunning and the vignettes you've created are so inviting! I will be following from now on and looking forward to more fun posts and gorgeous photos! Hugs,Leena

  2. your garden flowers are so pretty, sharon! love your pillow and ruffled sofa cover. and your cute sign looks great in the new tub:)

  3. OH MY GOSH! What style!! Love everything here and so jealous of the lupine.

  4. All of your flowers and trees are absolutely gorgeous! Love how you added the vintage factor!

  5. So beautiful, looks like the perfect place to relax with some coffee or wine ;)

  6. Your garden looks great. I love that couch.

  7. Hi Shannon, thanks for lnking up to Friday pretties. I was having some trouble with the link. Could you try linking up again.
    Thanks so much.

  8. SHANNON ~ everything is so gorgeous! i love love love so much about this post especially that galvanized bucket filled w/lovely blooms! thank you so much for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's Garden party this week! I am just coming back from visiting Harrison Hot Springs in Canada and enjoying my time catching up! xoxo, tracie

  9. I love your backyard. It has the feeling of romance.


  10. You have the most beautiful flowers growing in your yard. The galvanized tub makes a great planter!
    Mary Alice

  11. I just love looking at your snowball tree, you have lots of beautiful blooms in your garden. Glad that I found your blog and I'm your newest follower. Have a great day.

  12. Pretty, pretty, pretty Shanon! I love the little "dress" you made for your outdoor sofa. It is gorgeous! Enjoy this fab weather. My little one has his last day of school picnic tomorrow at Monument Valley Park. It's supposed to be 90 degrees! Can you believe this is Colorado???


  13. love love love your lupine! where did you get it ?? any chance you would sell some of its seeds?


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