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So glad that you found me! My blog is about everything I love like gardening, decorating my home & garden and crafting. Although I'm from Germany I write my blog in English so that hopefully every visitor can read it. Hope you'll stay a while and will leave me a comment so that I know that you were here! xoxo Carola

Saturday, May 07, 2011

~ Galvanized finishes ~ or a deep love for zinc in my garden ~

Linking up with Donna over @ Funky Junk Interiors for her Saturday Night Special link party (SNS 80) about "Galvanized Finishes"

Well I collect pretty & practical garden zinc containers, zinc watering cans and so on, so I just had to play along today and whip up a post that fit's the theme Galvanized finishes, so here are a few pictures about which I think that they show my love for zinc in the garden quite well:

I redocate often so nothing stays the same for too long

I showed a few of these photos already in my April garden post from May first below this post

You'll find some zinc in every corner of my deck

Love my zinc water containers and of course my zinc cold frame:

Bought the zinc drawers from Ikea some decades ago and I'm still fond of them, the still very shiny watering can standing on the zinc barrel is one of my latest zinc acquisition, also from good old Ikea:

I find the best about zinc, besides of the pretty grayish color and being very practical for sure is that it doesn't rust. I can leave my garden zinc items outside all year through all the seasons and they never get any rust. Don't get me wrong I love rusty items in my garden too, but it's also good to have some things of that you can be sure that they don't get rusty.

of course my potting table has a galvanized top

Anther Ikea zinc favorite of mine is this old zinc lantern that I have for years. The Clematis alpina montana rubens is blooming so wonderful right now:

I also love old/antique/vintage zinc of course and besides of old zinc watering cans I really like the old zinc pudding form as we call it in German which is standing beside of a zinc heart on my zinc water dispenser in the following pic:

And to close this post I share with you another picture which shows my zinc drawers quite well from the side, so pretty in my eyes, what do you think of it and do you love zinc too?

Happy SNS Saturday dear blogging friends and readers, you can find Donna's blog button in my side bar and I also played along in Marianne's "I love white and so do you" party today with an older post, that you can find here: http://carolsgarden.blogspot.com/2010/07/summer-parlor-and-finished-garden-eden.html Thank you Marianne and Donna for these fun link parties today!
xoxo~ Carola


Norsia said...

I just love your garden!!and I`m surprised everytime I`m visiting you :)
Something new to see all the time!
I also like zink-inside the house or outside :o)

Kjersti Nathalie
Bodø-North of Norway

Sandie's Patch said...

I like the practical qualities of zinc too!
I have one of those Ikea lanterns also, lantern lover me!
Perhaps we should have a zinc lovers' posting!
Have a great weekend.

Sandie xx

Lori said...

Oh I wish IKEA still carried those drawers love them!

Theresa said...

Your garden is beautiful Carola! I loved every photo, and those drawers you got from Ikea are fabulous! xoxoxoxo

white life© said...

It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link at Funky Junk Interiors. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

Take care

Diane said...

I love your collection of zinc and all the other things you put with it. Very inspiring. Diane

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

What a fabulous garden. And I love, love, love all the zinc.

Cindy said...

What a beautiful garden! And I really like your zinc collection. I too wish I could have those drawers from IKEA.

linnea-maria said...

What a marvellous zinc collection you have! I love those watering cans. Much more decorative than plastic! I spotted your beautiful clematis! I asked my man last night wich colour of the clematis he wants to plant by our porch, and he said; pink. Looks wonderful in bloom. Wishing you a great day /Therese

Carole said...

OMG Carola your garden is incredible and loving all the zinc you've used. It really makes a statement when it's grouped together.


Anita said...

Wow, these shots are gorgeous, Carola! And your clematis is blooming all over!!! Wow, it looks incredible!

I never took pictures of all my old outdoor zinc items but maybe I should one day ;-)

Have a great Wednesday!
Hugs, Anita

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carola, I finde Zink auch ganz toll und wenn wir einen Garten hätten, gäbe es da ganz bestimmt auch diverse Zink Gießkannen etc. Deine Sammlung ist super und und sieht fantastisch aus. Dein Garten ist ein traumhaftes Plätzchen und lädt ein zum Relaxen.
Mein Hase grüßt seinen gusseisernen Zwillingsbruder. Ich schicke Dir ganz liebe Grüße und wünsche Dir einen schönen Tag

Hampton said...

Felicidades Carola, todo es maravilloso, tanto que te hemos dedicado un post en nuestro blog http://hamptonshabbychic.blogspot.com/2011/05/boxwood-cottage-un-lugar-de-ensueno.html

Saludos desde Madrid

Bernideen said...

I really enjoyed visiting your blog!


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