Check out my 1970 green Schwinn bicycle!
This was my first "real" bicycle. I got it for my 8th birthday.
My best friend had the same one, so of course I had to get matching.
This bike has followed me (almost) all my life. It's been hanging in my garage
for many years. I've always loved how people take old bikes and prop them
up against trees or fences and put a lovely basket of flowers on the handlebars.
I had Brian take down the bike today and I plopped it right between the hostas
and tiger lilies. I'll like it much better when I can find a bicycle basket - preferably
a vintage one - and the tiger lilies grow taller and start to bloom.
My mom came out for a visit today and we went to a couple of our
favorite little shops. I found this great vintage butterfly ~ perfect for
hanging on the fence!
A little side note: this isn't our fence. It's the neighbor's fence that borders our
property. You might remember that this was the neighbor that had a very old,
falling down, rotting fence. And let's put it this way: she is not a nice person.
We can't talk to her, so we finally had to write a letter to our village Public Works
department about the condition of her fence. Wanna see how bad it was?.....
Can you believe it?! She left it like this for about a week and then her "fix"
was to push that first panel up as far as she could, and secure it to the post
with a bungee cord. I kid you not.
But I digress. Back to more pleasant talk. This crib frame was from the crib that
my boys slept in! We couldn't keep the crib - it was from 1988 - so I at least kept
the frame, knowing I could do something creative with it. I've seen a lot of great
ideas on Pinterest. You can use these frames as a trellis in the garden - like what
I'm aiming for here. That's a Columbine plant in front of the frame/trellis. When the
gardening season is over (I don't even want to think about that...it's just begun here!),
I'm most likely going to hang the frame on a wall and pin photographs to it with
clothespins. I'll probably spray-paint the frame, too.
Are you upcycling anything to use in your garden decor, or using any
vintage things for a unique, pretty look?
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