Collecting vintage garden tools
The era of 1940 through 1950 is precious to many of us because that is the time when our grandmothers, mothers and we, ourselves, grew up. Have you saved family treasures from this time? Many of us have! We’ve saved well worn kitchen and garden things that have come down through the family and if not, have begun collections of vintage items from this time.
Here is one such collection from a true Flea Market gardener, Debbie McMurry.
Debbie McMurry, of Kansas, loves vintage garden tools and has collected some lovely yellow in hand tools,watering cans, sprinklers and an adorable McCoy flower pot. All seem to come from the 30s- or 40s, an era i particularly like because it reminds me so much of my own Grandma and her kitchen and garden things.
Above, Debbie displays another small collection of vintage watering cans in front of her old wheelbarrow full of red petunias. I love the time-worn patina they’ve acquired and the pretty flower decals. These are possibly from the 1940s or 1950’s and were used to water house plants.
Winning watering cans in the garden
Debbie has won! If winning means you end up with the most vintage galvanized watering cans and the most charming and really fabulous way to display them. She simply says, “A few of my vintage galvanized watering cans….fun to collect all sizes and styles.” I guess so, but this is probably why I can’t find one at the Flea Market!
Thanks, Debbie, for sharing these with us…inspiring! ~~ Sue