Saturday, July 17, 2010


Happy Friday everyone!  It's that time of the week again for Donna at Funky Junk Interior's SNS party.  This weeks theme is rust in the garden.  No problem...I've got plenty of that. ;o)

This here rooster is George.  We found him at the Apple Festival, an annual arts and craft show held in Springville, CA, not far from where I live.  He's made out of vintage oil cans. 

Can you see him there off in the distance near the pea gravel path?  He greets us as we get our lawn mower out for its weekly ride.

A vintage chicken feeder.

Rusty old chair turned planter.

Rusty scale planter.

Another rusty vintage chicken feeder, cast iron bird, and tin bunny.

If you love using rusty treasures in your garden, too, you should head on over to Funky Junk Interior's to join in on this fun link party or to just see some very creative ways others have used it in their gardens.  There's always tons of inspiration to be had. :)

I want to send out a huge THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by and joined my GIVEAWAY sponsored by CSN, and a very special thank you to those of you who posted about it on your blog to help spread the news.  Thanks to you there was an amazing turn out.  If you haven't entered yet, there's still plenty of time.  Just clicK HERE for all the details.

I hope you all of have a wonderful weekend!

'Til next time...

Hugs ~ Jo 



  1. Hi Jo Love your new header
    What fun rusty garden things you have. Love the rooster
    Have a great weekend

  2. What a beautiful rusty things...we also by something rusty thiw week.....i will show it in my post later .......happy weekend !! Ria...

  3. I love them all but especially the rooster =9
    enjoy your weekend

  4. wow. love it all! i think i need a george of my own and that feeder turned cloche is super awesome!!

  5. Your rusty pieces are beautiful. And I love the new header - the photos are lovely!


  6. Ooooooooo, I love your vintage chicken feeders! In fact, I love everything you've shown us today! :)

  7. Jo, as soon as I saw your gorgeous garden my mouth dropped open. You have been holding out. I adore your rusty rooster and the scale hanging planter, well let's just say if it goes missing don't look here, he he. What a beautiful surrounding to your home.

  8. Hi Jo...I LOVE the chicken feeders! Your vignette on the vintage box is awesome!
    Your scale is the BEST!
    LOVE it all!!!!!

  9. Hi Jo. Along with many others, I also love your new header. It really lets people know all the beauty that is in store for them here. Of all the treasures you posted here, the scale planter is the one that does it for me. That is one of the coolest ways to reuse something I have ever seen. Your blog is always a treat!

  10. Wow! Your garden is gorgeous! I thinkI am in love! All of your rust items are wonderful!I love the rooster and the scale and the chicken feeders...I love them all!

    I am now on the hunt for rusty chicken feeders...I like to copy;)!


  11. Your rooster George is gorgeous !
    I love rusty things, your garden ornaments are beautiful.
    Saw Kittycow, so cute !
    Nice weekend,

  12. Hi Jo.......a few of these pictures are very Jeanne d'Arc! very nice!!

  13. Rust and chippy white just Go-together. Great garden goods, George is a great lookin' guy!

  14. Dear Jo,

    I love rusty pieces...and I got some of them in my garden too...
    Thanks for your comment, I want to descipe in english for you :
    one time in the year my best friens and I meet for a summerpicnic in our garden, this time italian style...
    Everyone loves this day, away from work and families ...everyone brought something to eat...I love to have them around me for so many years now....
    Perhaps you do the same with your friends?
    Have a nice weekend...and all the best,

  15. That is some great rusty garden stuff! The chicken feeders are so cool as well as the huge box it's sitting on. I love the scale planter with the chicken wire!

  16. Good morning Jo, girl I love the Roo how cool is that...Your garden is just beautiful girl and with all the heat we are having in Calif right now it's great to see it so green ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  17. your rusty junk looks oh so good!!!

  18. Hi Jo,
    I love all of the lovely rusty items in your garden. The rooster is so sweet and the vintage chicken feeder looks like a cloche. They are all lovely. Enjoy your weekend!
    Hugs, Cindy S

  19. Oh my goodness, Jo I love the rusty scale planter. What a cool idea! I love stopping by here. I posted your giveaway on my blog! Woo Hoo! Anne

  20. Jo, what great gardens you have!

  21. Great pictures. I really like George the Rooster and your rusty scale planter. What a great idea. I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for one of those.

    Hope you're having a great weekend, Jo!

  22. Like that rooster Jo. I don't think I have any rusty things in my garden. It's small so I have to be selective. ;) Might have to have my daughter make me something like that though. She welds. You've got such a great garden. I did when we lived on the ranch.
    I didn't know that Springville did an apple festival. When is it? Would love to go.
    You're welcome for the post. No biggie. Glad to help.
    Oh we're staying put. Phew. Just such a relief. I didn't really want to move. But thanks for the advice.

  23. Hi Jo,
    I am kind of a rusty chippy girl. I don't have to tell you how everything you post amazes us. You have just the right inspiration over here :)

    I do want to tell you that I love your new is so Romantic, and soooo! you!!

  24. Your rusty pieces are great, I think my favorite it the hanging scale. Have a great weekend.

  25. hi
    well i love the rusty rooster and your blog you visited mine but didnt leave me a comment which I was excited to see you there im new to this blogging I wish I could find a circle of new friends beautiful roses by the way I cant go them here darn xoxo sherri

  26. I am SUCH a fan of garden rust!! :) Your rooster reminds me so much of one I acquired one year at an automotive swap meet. It was metal, on a large, heavy iron bracket, and I screwed it into a tree just outside our kitchen door. A few years later, on Mother's Day, I was sitting out on the porch and noticed that the rooster was gone - judging by the damage done to the tree, it was obvious someone had heaved it back and forth and ripped it right out! I sure like the one you've pictured here, as well as all the scrolly metal pieces!

  27. I love the roaster. He probably makes a fine decoration for your garden. He probably also scares away the crows.

    -Zane of ontario honey

  28. Hi Jo,
    I know that this is an old post, but I found you through someones pin on Pinterest. My daughter and SIL gave me an old scale like that for Christmas. We are just finishing our basement and I can't decide whether to use it inside or out. Love, love yours planted! Oh, such a hard decision! Now following you.

  29. Great treasures luv reusing everything .. Luv it here Im one of your new stalkers ;~}

  30. can you tell me anything about that rusty wire feeder?
    Just love it!

    where to get? how much?

    Be blessed


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