I have a special place in my heart

for watering cans.



The older, the better.






we are using a watering can as the inspiration for our florals!





If you came here via my floral friends Shirley, Mary or Pam –


W E L C O M E !



At the end of this post, please click on the links so you can see all the floral beauty

they created for this Monday.



Seeing a watering can reminds me instantly of three men I love most



My grandfather, my father-in-law, and Mr. FrenchGardenHouse.


Each one of them gardeners who love {d} their gardens.






I love watering cans that are chippy, shabby, painted and just plain zinc.


I love the “real” ones,


but also the smaller antique French enameled cans


that I am sure plenty of French gardeners have used for


a quick “emergency-my-pansies-are-drooping” kind of watering job.





For this very first day of setting an outdoor table –


{I’m so excited!}


I created a French Country table for spring,



I love the way the sunshine dapples through the leaves,



Creating playful shadows.





I’m using this little table for serving drinks,


and dessert.





Even the antique French wine basket gets a sprinkling of blooms!







Spring has been a long time coming



even here in Southern California.



How I adore this weather, and the birds singing their lovely songs.






For a very casual setting



I sprinkled a few of our antique blue enameled cans around the garden



Pink roses

Pink star gazer lilies

Dark pink ranunculus

Pink wax flowers

White fluffy chamomille




There is no trick to creating this type of arrangement


just cut the flowers at an angle, and put them in.


They’ll do the rest.






The old cement bunny bench



Is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a glass of Lillet



and some berries.







I hope it’s spring where you are!


or close to it.





Please visit my three friends by clicking on their names below.




  MARY at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs



PAM at EverydayLiving



SHIRLEY at Housepitality Designs





and Me, LIDY at FrenchGardenHouse







If you want to romance your Home and Garden with antique and vintage treasures to make you smile each time you come home, visit our shop FrenchGardenHouse.


  1. Ah…I can hear the French music whispering in the wind in the back yard oasis at the FrenchGardenHouse….what a way to start off the first day of April than to see the beautiful floral inspiration of Springtime of my Monday Morning Blooms friends! I love all of your recipes, however, the flower recipes have to be my favorite! You know how much I love your vast and beautiful collection of French watering cans and how beautiful they are filled with the most lovely collection of flowers. I have often thought if Chamomile would grow in the South…I shall ask my southern MMB friends. 🙂 I must say that I smile from ear to ear when I see that most adorable bunny bench! Have a most fabulous Monday Lidy!!

  2. Lidy, I have a special place in my heart for watering cans too. Antique English or French watering cans are my favorites but harder and harder to come by. I do love thinking about who might have used them in their gardens before me. I adore your alfresco table! So perfect with the dappled sunlight and set to enjoy your spring ‘bird-chirping’ weather. Your bunny bench is wonderful too! The only thing I’m missing from your idyllic setting is Bentley. 🙂 Thank you for the beautiful start to my week. I always look forward my Mondays and some flower therapy and my MMB friends.<3

    1. Mary, I locked Bentley in the house!! Unlike your sweet Lola, our big guy just thinks he needs to be the center of attention, and those berries? oh my, they just happen to be his favorite, they are his only weakness! {not really} It is such a pleasure sharing our Mondays, you inspire me each and every time my sweet friend. xo

  3. All of your gorgeous pictures would make beautiful paintings. Wonderful to look at on this rainy Monday morning.

    1. Thank you Nancy, I hope your rainy days turn into sunny spring days filled with birdsong soon! xo

  4. Your flower recipe is perfect, Lidy! The alfresco setting with dappled sunlight and chirping birds that are reminiscent of Provence is so lovely for the first day of April. The bunny bench, be still my heart, sets the mood for a peaceful respite after perhaps working in your garden. You have created such floral beauty in your French watering cans. It is always a pleasure to start my day with my MMB friends. Wishing you a week of loveliness!

    1. Thank you Pam, I so enjoyed your beautiful setting with the archway covered in that soft Lady Banks rose. It’s always a pleasure to start my day with YOU, too!

  5. I’ve always been a fan of zinc watering cans and you have showcased yours beautifully with lovely flowers. I love the antique blue enamel can too. It is one of the prettiest I have seen. Your flowers are charming. The vignette on the bench is so inviting as is your table set with refreshments. I would enjoy sitting in your garden visiting with you. Your post was a treat this morning.

  6. Thank you so much, Bonnie. I’d love to have you join me here in the garden. xo

  7. Lidy such an inviting and glorious spot you set. These watering cans and flowers are beautiful. I enjoy singing birds during this time of year. Gives all hope of sunny casual days. Your bunny bench is perfect for the a garden setting.



  8. Cindy, thank you! It does make for a lovely way to begin every day, to hear birds singing in the garden, doesn’t it? Hope your Monday is glorious!!

  9. Lidy, you always create the most beautiful settings! Your watering can arrangement is so pretty displayed in your gorgeous outdoor area. How I would love to spend the afternoon is this lovely setting. Happy Spring, sweet friend!!!

  10. Lidy, your watering cans and arrangements are so beautiful. I especially loved the bunny bench and the delightful and relaxing setting. Your description of spring in words added more joy to a very beautiful post.

  11. Lidy Baars

    Thanks so much, Dianne. I hope spring is coming or already there in your sweet corner of the world.

  12. Beautiful vignettes Lidy, I always love your casual elegant arrangements, and these settings are so gorgeous! Spring is in full bloom here in the deep south, dogwoods, azaleas, bursting everywhere…and yes I love bird chirping weather, such a great quote! Happy April!

  13. Lidy Baars

    Jenna, thank you! I envy you those gorgeous dogwoods, azaleas and other Southern beauties! Happy April, friend. xo

  14. Sharon Crigger-Stokan

    What a beautiful way to start the week! Many thanks to you and your friends for sharing their beautiful watering cans and yards!

    1. Thank you Sharon, I agree, I love starting the week with our Monday Morning Blooms!! xo Happy Monday to you.

    1. Thank you so much Rita. I hope spring is there, and that you are enjoying every single ray of sun!!

  15. Hi Lidy — I need to follow you so I don’t miss things! This is truly gorgeous. Oh, I am just WILD about your bunny tablecloth and the basket with the wines and blooms. Speaking of which, the arrangements are simply perfect. I do feel like I’m in a French garden.

    I’m late coming over to thank you for coming to Marmelade Gypsy and leaving such a lovely comment on one of my Cotswolds posts. Life got weird but catching up!

  16. Thank you so much Cheryl! Hope your spring is beautiful!

  17. Bridget

    I love ol watering cans. I have a couple of my grandmas, the only thing I asked for when cleaning out her house.

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