Hello my friends, my advice to you today is:
Don't kick the bucket. . .plant it!! :)
Ha, ha, aren't I just so funny?
I have always loved anything galvanized so this year I decided to embrace my love and go 'all galvanized' out on my fall porch.
I rolled my chippy filing cabinet out and plopped a couple of pumpkins on top. Then I tucked a mum, (a gift from a friend) into one of the drawers.
Sticking with my 'galvanized' theme I hung an old bucket that has a hook on the back off of another drawer. I think it must be for picking fruit. It hangs perfectly over the step of a ladder. Isn't the orange stripe perfect for fall?
* just a little update: an anonymous comment let me know that my bucket was probably for feeding calves and would have hung over a fence. They wondered what the words on the front said. After further inspection I saw that is says, "calfeteria". the word calf should have been a dead give away. lol! Can you believe I have had this bucket for 3 years and never noticed that before?
I bought this aqua pulley while vacationing in OR. I just fell in love with the color. Hubby hung it from the porch and we added an old minnow and 'galvanized' coal bucket.
They are planted with a mum and sedums.
I bought this, (what I thought to be) an oil can a while ago. Recently I found out from my friend, Joyce; that it is a cream separator. I filled it with roadside and garden foliage and planned on setting it on my fireplace hearth. It was too large so it ended up outside. Perfect because it is, YUP, you guessed it, "galvanized".
Two wash buckets were filled with ornamental cabbage
Here you can see them both hanging. Notice the pumpkin on the rusty lamp stand? Just starting to give him a 'steampunk' look.
I filled a wash tub with pumpkins and a gourd. My friend, Shirley just gave me the stitchery that she said, "didn't match her style", and I set it inside.
Cornstalks and two of my old leaf rakes are tucked behind.
My urns were still doing well so I left them on the porch. Darn, too bad they aren't "galvanized". lol!
My friend, Ann gifted me this galvanized tiered tray a few years ago. I have so much fun with it, but this is the first time I've used it outside.
Look at these unusual acorns I got from a roadside stand. Never seen caps like this before.
To carry the 'galvanized' theme into the garden I filled my chippy ladder with pumpkins and added a large planted 'galvanized' bucket at the base.
And there you have it, My 'galvanized' fall porch.