Who doesn’t love spring? Whether you have a grand estate, or just a few pots on a balcony, all of us glory in the thrill of watching beautiful blossoms unfurl their petals and bring their color, fragrance and beauty to our world.  Right along with our love of gardens and plants, collecting garden antiques can add to the joy during this beautiful warm season.

 

 

Collectors snap up antique watering cans, seed carriers, French seedling pots, tools, gardening totes and everything related to the garden.

 

Today I’m sharing some of our newly arrived and favorite garden antiques at FrenchGardenHouse.

 

Collecting Garden Antiques

 

Large scale garden antiques, such as these antique French zinc flame finials can transform your garden. They will help a new garden look established, and add a welcoming atmosphere. They are getting quite rare to find, this pair is such a great size! Not just for outdoors, they look amazing inside as sculptural works of art.

 

collecting gardening antiques

 

 

The small garden antiques, gardening books, watering cans, garden tools, and floral prints are much more readily available and affordable. Used as much inside the home as well as in potting sheds and gardens for instant charm., these smaller garden antiques are avidly collected today.

 

 

While this looks like a watering can {most collectors, if they actually use it, use it for watering plants} this is an antique hot water can meant for domestic use from the mid 1800’s. This is the best one we’ve ever found, with all it’s original paint!

 

Collecting Garden Antiques

 

 

A small collection of antique and vintage brass hose nozzles artfully arranged on an ironstone platter makes a great conversation starter!  Each one has it’s own personality.

 

Collecting Garden Antiques

Collecting Garden Antiques

Collecting Garden Antiques

 

Antique cast iron French vases and jardinieres {planters}  are always in style.  They tend to sell just as quickly as we can get them, they have decades old patina that brings a touch of magic to the garden or indoors.

 

Collecting Garden Antiques

 

antique French enameled vase

 

Some are very “worn and rustic” some are not. Each one is a testimony to human kind’s love of flowers.

 

Collecting Garden Antiques

 

Collecting Garden Antiques

 

The larger ones make quite a statement! With or without flowers or plants.

antique garden urn French

 

collecting french garden antiques

Sculptural pieces like this art deco French metal vase are a wonderful addition to your home decor. It has aged to the perfect patina grey tones we love.

 

art deco cast iron vase

 

 

Baskets and wood or metal totes for picking flowers or carrying your vegetable harvest back to the kitchen are some of our most avidly desired garden antiques.

 

 

{Their secret is that they work so well for a multitude of other things once gardening season is over!}

 

antique garden basket

 

metal french harvesting basket

 

french wire basket

antique wire basket with orangesAntique Watering Cans & Metalware are always prized by gardeners, as well as decorators! A well made can with a sturdy handle is indispensable.

 

Antique watering cans are beautiful to look at, and just as useful as the day they were made. A display of antique watering cans in many different shapes and colors brightens up any corner of the garden, or adds instant history to a sunroom or potting shed.

 

antiqee watering can

 

French watering cans tend to have graceful handles arching from the top of the can to the back. English style watering cans usually have two handles, one for carrying and another for pouring. True antique watering cans command high prices, prices are based on condition and rarity.

 

Antique zinc or metal buckets are a fun addition to any garden, or as I use mine, to hold flowers in the kitchen.  Made to last, they hold just about anything.

 

 

Collecting Garden Antiques

 

The antique body pitchers from France are highly collectible as a delightful way to water your plants, as well. Colorful, they come in an array of colors, even the ones that no longer hold water are desirable. Savvy collectors use these with a glass insert to hold bouquets of their garden roses, or simply display them on a bench for their sculptural good looks.

 

black enamel body pitcher

 

Last, but not least, antique flower prints can add a touch of the garden indoors. You can frame them, or just display “as is”….either way, they are a delight for the senses!

 

hydrangeas and green majolica plates

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