Saturday, September 25, 2010

More 'Pickin'

There is a noticeable change in the air, the mornings are cooler and have a certain crispness to them, the dew is heavy afoot.

Yesterday, The First Sergeant unloaded the 'pickin' goodies and began placing them around the garden.

Old tractor wheel and new mums, displayed along the spilt rail fence.

I spotted this copper weather vane, and wanted him for the potting shed. It turned out to be a little overbearing, and so it was decided to mount him freestanding next to the fence.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.
~ Winston Churchill

The First Sergeant had his sights set on a huge old cast iron pot, which took up most of the room inside the trailer.

He filled it to the top with sand and soil, and planted it with Asters, Chrysanthemums, and Winter Pansies.

The next 'pick' was something I have been keeping an eye out for, an old bicycle....
There she was, in all her glory, propped up alongside the iron pot.

I've still to work on her flower-carrying usefulness, but I'm already loving her.
There a still a couple of treasures to share with you, I'll get busy with the camera today !
Hope your Sunday is a treasured one......


Carol Murdock said...

OH JO! I love your picks so much more than what the AP guys find!
That weather vane is AWESOME!!!!XOXO

L. D. said...

You found some great finds on your little trip and they look so great in your garden. The blue bike is striking and fits right in with the scene.

Kay said...

You're a good PICKER.

mamabug said...

What wonderful treasures you found. I love the weather vane; they have so much character. You guys did well on this trip.

Tom Stephenson said...

The weathervane kooks like the Kentucky Derby.

Stella Jones said...

Like the bicycle. Are you tempted to ride it?
The pumpkin pot is delightful as are all the other pretty things.
How about a picture of you on the bike.?
Blessings, Star

Barbara Anne said...

Is this where the expression "Pickin' and Grinnin'" came from?!! I can just imagine your smiles as your glance falls on these re-purposed treasures!

Well done!


George said...

I like all your 'pickins'. I really like the way you are using your fence to display your treasures.

Carolina Mountains said...

You did well - love all the finds especially the old bike!

Patsy said...

It all looks lovely in your yard.

Laura said...

You did a great job!
I need a trailer badly.
Thank you for coming by my blog and signing on as a follower.

White Spray Paint

MadSnapper said...

my pick for today is the bik against the fence that I love so much. everything is looking good for fall at your house

jerilanders said...

You found some great stuff there Jo. I have several of the old cast iron wheels and am trying to find a creative use for them. I have seen them hoisted up in the air by a pole through the center,strings looped through the outside of the wheel and pinned to the ground to create a tepee effect and used to grow runner beans and vines.
The weather vane is THE BEST!. Makes me wanna go pickin!

Betsy Brock said...

Happy Fall! Finally it is here!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Jo, I am trying to catch up on blog posts... I enjoyed all of yours. Glad you went to Edgar Evins.. We have been there --and have done some hiking there.

Love the photo of the old house... Someone needs to buy is and fix it up, don't they??? I'm sure there is alot of history in there.

Love seeing your all decorations and flowers... I need to start doing some decorating now that it's cooler... Makes me feel more like Fall!!!!!

Have a great week.

Dee said...

Your pickins look great next to your fence. What fun you must have together searching out these treasure's. Autumn is my favorite season for out door decor. I also enjoyed seeing the abandoned homestead in the previous post.

Toyin O. said...

Great picks.

DeniseinVA said...

How wonderful! Lots of lovely photos Jo, and I love all the decorating. Looks like Fall :) Certainly a beautiful time of the year.

Verde Farm said...

Hello there, just found your blog today and have been reading and oohing and awing over your pictures and posts. Your finds are awesome. Terrific "picks". I love that show too!
Amy at Verde Farm

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Oh Jo I love your 'pickins'! The huge old pot the First Sargeant found and then planted is wonderful. If only that thing could talk! I love weathervanes and yours is gorgeous. I used to sell weathervanes in my shop in British Columbia and I sold two like yours. I had always meant to take one home before we sold the store but never did it. Now I kick myself. Oh well...I'll just enjoy yours when you show it. I LOVE your bike! There's something about a bike with a basket of flowers that says 'country cottage charm' to me. As you already know I found an old bike at the flea market this I just need to find something to use as a basket...oh and I need the garden too! Next year. You certainly did a good job on your 'pickin' trip. Looking forward to your next one!
Maura :)