Tuesday, May 31, 2011

~Vintage Antique Toleware and Victorian Garden Tables~My Garden~

Those of you that know me know I'm addicted to Toleware and Victorian Wire, especially if I can use it in my garden!  I have been collecting for over 20 years, adding pieces mostly found at flea markets, antique shows and antique stores.  I love when summer arrives, when I can bring out my pieces and start setting up vignettes.  My garden is now in full bloom, one of the prettiest times of the year.  May and June are my favorite months, the heat has not climbed into the 100's yet and everything looks so green, fresh and full of color.  I just wanted to share with you some of my tole tables and Victorian wire tables and plant stands. 

This is one of my most favorite finds, look at all those fabulous roses in the center of the table!  I also have matching tole chairs!  One of the best places to sit in the back garden.  This picture will be going into Jeanne d'Arc's new garden book French Atmospheres and will also be in one of their upcoming magazine issues as well.  We will be announcing our new website coming in August 2011.  

This is one of my newest finds, this is a Victorian table and plant stand, 2 pieces.  I just love how they look together.  I'm showing this in my front yard .....now you can see why I love this time of year!  I have my vintage sap buckets displayed on the table and some roses from around the garden on the plant stand.

 This is a picture of my koi pond,  made using a large galvanized horse trough!  We have 5 koi in there!  My Iris just happened to be in bloom...

 I love grasses mixed in with Roses, Iris and GeraniumMy garden is mostly made up of pinks, purples, grays, whites and a touch of yellow.  The wall behind the grass is my fence line.....lined with 150 climbing Rose Eden.  These bloom from March to November.  
I hope you have enjoyed the garden tour.  I have so much more to show you, but I need to save some for another post!  
Linking to Kathleen's Faded Charm White Wednesday here 
Linking to Fishtail Cottage~ Cottage Flora Thursday's here  
Linking to Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday here
Linking to Fingerprints on the Fridge Feature Yourself Friday here  
Linking to French Country Cottage Feathered Nests Friday here


  1. What a lovely setting. I'll be back to see more of your garden. ~ Sarah

  2. Wow.....what a beautiful garden, Kathee! I could spend all day sitting at that sweet table drinking iced tea with you! :)

    xoxo laurie

  3. Just beautiful ... we are already hitting the 100's , sigh. It's all i can do to keep a few potted plants going :))

  4. Kathee,
    Thanks for showing these pictures. Your collection is perfect in it's environment. You are truly an artist! It was great seeing you today.

  5. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Kathee! I'm feeling relaxed and ready for a good book and glass of iced tea, just looking at these photos! xoxox

  6. Beautiful blog!! I just gave you the One Lovely Blog Award

    Have a blessed day!

  7. Thank you so much Anita! I just popped over to see your blog and the award.. congrats and again thank you! You made my morning!

    Thank you Marcie!
    Thank you Leslie!
    Thank you Tracy!

    Thank you Fishtail Cottage, just joined your linky party!

  8. Your favorite find is my favorite find too! wow - what a gorgeous bistro set. So glad you shared such a beautiful post at Cottage Flora Thursday's so taht many more can enjoy your beautiful gardens! xoxo tracie

  9. What a lovely garden. The grass mixed with other flowers are gorgeous. Love the combination.


  10. That's absolutely one beautiful garden. What struck me was the climbing Rose Eden....blooming from March to November, Wow. I could really use something like that on my backyard fence.


    1. I agree with you, Mercedes. The climbing rose matches the beautiful garden set-up. It's very gratifying to the eyes.

  11. Beautiful~ thanks so much for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday~ your garden is so lovely!! :)

  12. Hi Kathee!

    What beautiful garden finds and congratulations on being in Jeanne D'Arc. Did you know they will be re-editing their book in English? We decided to take an ad in it!

    So excited!



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