Monday, June 27, 2016

Our Funky Little Garden


We live in a funky little beach house


so it stands to reason that our garden would be funky too.


It is filled with old things we aren't ready to throw away -


favorite surfboards Steve no longer rides,


license plates from cars we no longer own


and an old school chair - I have no idea where I found it.


Things we find on our walks often make their way into the garden like buoys that wash up on the beach.


This rickety chair tucked into the garden was not red when we found it on the side of the street, but the red makes it stand out in a sea of greenery.


An old wheelbarrow our neighbor was throwing out holds our tomato plants and we are looking forward to tasty homegrown tomatoes soon.


The driftwood for the BEACH sign was found on one of our beach walks.


As if the garden didn't have enough funky junk, 


 I spotted this rusty old chair on a street corner yesterday and it came home with me.


This is not the final resting place, but it works for now.


You've gotten a peek at our funky little garden and now time for you to share a garden post.


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39 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU GOT THE CHAIR! Bravo!!!

The funkier, the better. The old and worn things have a place in the garden, where more than flowers grow. From such places, ideas and then actions sprout, changing our world. Love your space because it's always evolving, showing your mind and heart's desires.

Happy day dear Carol!

Eilis@My-heart-lives-here said...

I love all the personality in your garden. It's colorful, happy, and unique.

Susie said...

Carol, I love that you have saved throw away items and put them in your gardens. They have a place of honor now. We like recycling here too. I love the old surfboards. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love your garden! It's the kind I would have if I had a good space. Lots of eclectic things that say who I am among the plants and flowers!! That rusty chair still has purpose, glad you rescued it!
hugs,
Linda

20 North Ora said...

Carol - I love your funky garden with all of it's eclectic pieces. The surf boards are especially cute. Love your find in that old rusty chair.

Judy

bobbie said...

The word for your home AND your garden is...

ENCHANTING!!!

Thanks for the tour ~

Patty Marker said...

I love your funky yard and one day I just might show up on your door step for an in person tour. So much fun!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Isn't funky wonderful and I simply adore the story that your garden tells!
I could get lost in it...beautiful!
Jemma

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your beachy décor is fabulous!! Love all the found items. The colors are cheerful too.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful stunning blooms , my friend!! You know how much I love your garden!! Thanks so much for hosting each month!!
Hugs,
Deb

podso said...

The little green chair you found looks great with the plant on it! Good eye!

Libby said...

It is so wonderfully unique! The colors are what grab me, and of course, your pictures. I could come out and spend an afternoon there…oh so easily! And now I will look for a post to link!

Stacey said...

I love to visit gardens filled with unique goodies. Your found items give the space character and interest. :)

Lynn Bean said...

I love all of your bright unique treasures. It certainly is a happy place and one which I am sure you get much enjoyment from! Thanks for sharing, Lynn

Jackie @travelnwrite said...

I love your garden and can't for the life of me copy anything about it. Some people have both green thumbs and creative brains and others of us are just meant to admire your works of garden art.

Jann Olson said...

Carol, I love your funky little garden! I drag stuff home like that as well. Hubby has learned to just grin and bear it. lol! My latest bring home was a wicker planter bought at a yard sale for 50 cents. Your buoys and surf boards are fabulous! Love this fun garden party!
hugs,
Jann

Kathy said...

I ADORE your funky little garden! Having special memory things and found things is what makes it interesting. Anyone can go to the garden store and buy "stuff" but your garden has personality.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Fun, funky and fabulously eclectic! Über cool beach vibe with a cottage garden attitude. Love it❣

BeachGypsy said...

yours is the best kind of garden there is!! Love it. It sure is alot like our own. I like old treasures....things that tell a story.

Daniela said...

I so love your informal garden, so cheerful and enjoyable to visit thanks to your so beautiful photographs !

I'm very sorry for not to have been able to prepare a post to link up here, at your so lovely garden party of this month ... I'm so very busy and overwhelmed, lately, I must seriously think about an interlude, alas !

Sending blessings on the remainder of your week, may it be filled with love, sweetest Carol

xox Dany

Daniela said...

Hoping not to bore to you, I thought to share a post which isn't new to you, but that's the only way I have to participate !

Thank you for your patience !

Much love

Dany

Melanie said...

Love your funky garden! Everything around you house makes me smile, especially repurposed things like the painted driftwood signs, using cool chairs to hold plants, using a wheelbarrow for a planter. Those kinds of things in gardens not only add visual interest, but repurposing is very thrifty and artistic. Well done!

Cynthia said...

I enjoyed seeing your treasures in your funky garden

Cindy

Junkchiccottage said...

Carol love seeing your funky garden. Just love every inch of your space out there. Love all the fun things you have in the garden. This has been fun to see all the garden ideas. Have a great week.
Kris

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, everything about your garden is wonderful. I love the details in a funky garden and ways to plant and display the blooms. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great week. xo

Pam Richardson said...

Carol, thanks for the fun garden party! I love all your funky stuff in the garden...so unique with loads of personality and stories! Pam @ Everyday Living

bj said...

Oh SHOOT...I missed this party and my post that's up now would have been good to add...and the one for tomorrow. Hope to catch you at the next party

My Painted Garden said...


I am in love with your "funky" garden and all of your wonderful roadside finds -everything is so charming and reflects your personality as well as your husbands. Of course my favorite thing about your garden is how you use primary colors to punch it up. Thank you for hosting the garden tour.
Erin

bj said...

loved all your cute photos...and I thank you for letting me come to the party late...xo

Poppy said...

Funky? If you say so! I love that you have items in your garden that are personal, just as we do indoors.

Poppy

xinex said...

I like how funky and whimsical your garden is. So much fun to look at....Christine

Kim said...

Flowers are wonderful Carol, but all of your charming pieces of garden art is what sets your space apart. I love it!! I would say, enjoy it, but I know you do!! :)

Winnie said...

Your funky garden looks wonderful!! Unique, yet very cozy and warm :)

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

My grandparents had a chair just like that!! LOVE! :)

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

That chair would have come home with me, too. All of the "funky" stuff in your garden gives it such personality! Love it!

Merlesworld said...

Gardens are places where we relax so funky is always good.
Merle............

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love how whimsical your garden is and how whichever part we're looking at, you managed to make it interesting.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your funky garden is full of charm and delight!

Jen Kershner said...

I LOVE your funky little garden. Something to make you smile at every turn!