Little Red Wagon Garden and Repurposed Sign


Greetings Friends! Here in Texas, it won't be long before a long hot summer is upon us, so I've been busy in the garden while the weather is pleasant.  Today I'm sharing a garden favorite--my little red wagon updated for spring. 


Little Red Wagon Garden and Repurposed Sign mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Vintage red wagon gets a seasonal update with spring blooms in the garden


If you follow my blog, you've probably seen my $5 vintage thrift store wagon. I enjoy filling it with a variety of seasonal blooms and herbs.  Here's a view from summer....


Little Red Wagon Garden and Repurposed Sign mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Vintage red wagon garden for summer


....and autumn. 


Little Red Wagon Garden and Repurposed Sign mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Vintage red wagon garden for autumn


Now that it's spring, I wanted a fresh arrangement and after finding some sunny marigolds on sale, I shopped my garden to see what else I had on hand.  Since blue and yellow is one of my favorite outdoor color pairings, I decided to repurpose a broken stool that was the right color, but just needed a little love.


Little Red Wagon Garden and Repurposed Sign mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Broken stool before it is recreated as a garden sign


After sanding it a bit, I brought my script stencil and yellow craft paint outside. It was a lovely day for painting in the garden...


Little Red Wagon Garden and Repurposed Sign mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Stenciling stool before it is recreated as a garden sign


...and now the broken stool makes a lovely garden sign!


Little Red Wagon Garden and Repurposed Sign mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Stenciled stool recreated as a garden sign


Last, I tucked in an assortment of small flower pots and some apple mint--love its variegated leaves. The little china patterned bird is a .25 thrift store find.


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Little Red Wagon Garden and Repurposed Sign mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Stenciled stool recreated as a sign for little red wagon spring garden
Before I go, I wanted to give you a heads up about a fun blog hop I'll be participating in, on Friday, April 29. Have you ever wished you could join your favorite bloggers when they are thrifting? Join us Friday for the next best thing, when 14 bloggers share their lists of the top five things they search for at yard sales! Feel free to grab this graphic to let others know...



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22 comments:

  1. What a neat display, your red wagon was a true bargain. Do you have it under a big tree? Do you generally keep it in the same place for the seasons or do you move it around?

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  2. It is so adorable. I wished I had a little red wagon. The sign looks pretty. I think I need some signs in my yard.

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  3. Cecelia,
    I am so jealous because i am looking for a little red wagon to create my larger fairy garden in!! Love the sign too! thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  4. The sunny yellow marigolds are so pretty against the bright blue sign. My little red wagon has lost its wheels ... maybe I should make it a planter. Yours looks so pretty in your garden.
    Happy Sunday ... Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  5. I like signs in gardens and plan to make a few for mine! I also have planned some flowers and such painted on the fence!

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  6. Very sweet! I have a red wagon that was my son's from almost 18 years ago. I must pull it out and fill it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. It looks great with the blue and yellow sign! I'm hoping to have my rusty wagon makeover done soon. You've got me inspired!

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  8. What a sweet little garden in a wagon, Cecilia! I love the bird! We haven't started planting here in Nebraska, because it still gets chilly at night. You are inspiring me to get the pots ready soon :)

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  9. Love your little red wagon. What a great repurpose and the sign just adds so much charm.

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  10. Love your little red wagon. What a great repurpose and the sign just adds so much charm.

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  11. What a super sweet sign! I love the color blue...what a pop!

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  12. Adorable! I've always wanted to do this with a little wagon. It's just so quaint. :)

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  13. Such a sweet and special little red wagon, made my heart feel a little gleeful to see a treasure such as this. Then you topped it off with flowers and a totally precious sign!
    Thank you for sharing this Spring inspiration at the garden party today!
    Jemma

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  14. I adore the precious old wagon filled with flowers... so cute! And the sign is a great addition! ~Rhonda

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  15. What can be cuter than a wagon...full of flowers! And I love the sign too, thanks for the inspiration, Sandi

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  16. Super cute Cecilia! I love the combo of the blue and yellow. Sweet little red wagon! Thanks for sharing with the Garden Party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. I love your signs and your adorable wagon. I loved our little red wagon in the garden, but one day it just collapsed. I think I need to find a new one, old one.

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  18. What darling signs! Thank you so much for linking up to the Garden Party. Your garden is completely enchanting!

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  19. Very pretty, I love the addition of the sign to the red wagon. Thanks for sharing at the Talk of the Town link party.

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  20. Have been wanting to do what you did with little wagon I have, same size. Just need to get some plants to put in it. Guess could put couple of succulents in to help fill it. Hubs grumbled when I said what I wanted to do with wagon.
    We brought wagon with us from KY. I used it to haul full laundry basket to lines to hang, then didn't have to keep bending over to basket for wet laundry and clothes pins.
    Was happy when we bought place it already had clothes lines. Except being there better make sure get laundry down before evening and moisture. One of first things had hubs do at this place (in CO) was put poles up, lines on so could hang laundry. Same thing in MT.(before KY) No poles but hubs put line between two electric poles. He was headed out for (road trucker)hadn't had time to put poles up. Never did, used that line for seven years were there. Sorry I digress.
    Anyway love how your little wagon looks full of garden goodies all the seasons you showed. If it ever stops raining here will get my little wagon fixed up. Great post, love your blog

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  21. I love that bright blue on the Fresh Flowers sign. :)

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  22. Very nice blue sign and beautiful flowers!

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