Vintage Garden Party

Gardens start as a blank canvas for our creative juices and greens thumbs. They become a labor of love to nurture and watch grow. In return we are rewarded with the satisfaction of having created a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy. When the work is done, it’s time to share and invite family and friends to a summer garden party.

The shops at Vintage and Main have a great selection of vintage for your outdoor space and any type of garden party. So get ready to be inspired, we’re having a Garden Party with Vintage Style!

Vintage Elements in the Garden LandscapeFrom top left to bottom right:
Street Light Finial from Owl Song Vintage
Corinne from Untried has the perfect spot for a bird bath.
Vintage Gate Door from 86 Home
Susan of Callooh Callay is starting with a vintage cupola for her new hosta garden.
Architectural Occulous from Crow Creek Vintage
Ana of Ana Lee’s Attic has a backyard garden with loads of vintage finds.
Park Bench Sides from Story Tellers Vintage
Gaz of Gazaboo has added an antique iron bed frame for interest in her garden.
Vintage Watering Can from Reconstitutions

So you’ve worked the ground and taken a trip to your local garden nursery. Hard to decide from the endless possibilities for trees, scrubs, perennial and annual flowers. Or maybe family and friends have plants that have done well in their gardens and most gardeners love to share. Now comes the fun part of planting and filling in the space.

It’s always nice to add a few sculptural elements to the garden. A bird bath, birdhouse, trellis or how about some industrial vintage or architectural finds? An old garden gate could make a great trellis, architectural salvage pieces add interest, and a beach invites you into the garden.

Vintage Container Planting IdeasFrom top left to bottom right:
Wood Advertising Box from La Roux Vintage
China Serving Bowl from All Things White
Stoneware Crock from Nachokitty
Ice Cream Freezer Bucket from Tipple and Snack
Antique Wood Crate from Oceanside Castle
Vintage Sap Buckets from Gazaboo
Danish Tealight Holders from Wise Apple
Terra Cotta Planter from Duncan Grant Antiques
Silver Tone Water Pitcher from Story Tellers Vintage

Container Planting is fabulous for small spaces. There are loads of interesting possibilities and variations using vintage containers. And the fact that they’re portable let’s you easily rearrange the space any time!

Tablescape with Vintage Glass, Floral China & BrassFrom top left to bottom right:
Tidbit Serving Tray from The Little Things Vintage
Antique Blue Mason Jar from The Heirloom Shoppe
Flying Birds Glass Bowl from Nachokitty
Vintage Pedestal Glasses from 4 Envisioning Vintage
Vintage Cups & Saucers from Gazaboo
Soda Bottle Collection from 86 Home
Brass Candlestick Holders from Sergeant Sailor
Jewel Tone Shot Glass Set from Wise Apple
Depression Glass Dinner Plates from Bee Jay Kay

Here’s an idea for a garden party combination: use mismatched vintage items to create a bright and refreshing tablescape. Pair jewel tones of vintage glass with bright colored floral china and brass candle holders. Bottles can hold fresh cut flowers on the table or hang overhead from tree branches.

Cottage Chic Style for Your YardFrom top left to bottom right:
Vintage Lord Nelson Pitcher from Untried
White Scallop Platter from All Things White
Martha’s garden peonies of Gizmo and Hoo Ha.
Vintage Wood Caddy from The Heirloom Shoppe
1940s Floral Tablecloth from Anna Lee’s Attic
White Art Pottery Vase from River House Art Pottery
Deb’s magnolia blossom of Whimzy Thyme.
Ivory Metal Candlesticks from Aloof Newf Whimsy
Divided Floral Porcelain Dish from The Rusty Scarecrow

Take cottage chic style out into your yard! This is a perfect style for gardens with heirloom plants like old-fashioned roses and peonies. This white and pink collection combines vintage tablecloths, linen napkins, mix & match flatware and china plus a touch of chippy paint. The wood tote is a perfect holder for flatware and napkins.

Vintage Vases and VesselsFrom top left to bottom right:
French Desvres Antique Flower Vase from Vintage French Linens
McCoy Pottery Fan Vase from Tipple and Snack
Depression Glass Vase from French Attic Finds
Vintage Upco Pottery Planters from 4 Envisioning Vintage
Roseville Flower Frog from Callooh Callay
Mosaic Chine Vase from Rush Creek Vintage
Vintage Hoosier Vases from The Heirloom Shoppe
Crystal Bridal Basket from Gentlemanly Pursuits
Rainbow Lotus Bowl Set from Wise Apple

Don’t forget fresh cut flowers arranged in vintage vases and vessels.

Vintage Garden Party FashionFrom top left to bottom right:
Red Poppy Floral Dress from Roselein Rarities
Vintage Aurora Borealis Brooch from Whimzy Thyme
Vintage Coral Baby Dress from Baby Tweeds
Vintage Leather Huaraches from 86 Vintage
Vintage Green Leaf Hat from Callooh Callay
Vintage Vera Scarf from Happy Fortune Vintage
Floral Needlepoint Purse from Gazaboo
Turquoise Bead Dangle Earrings from Adobe House Vintage
Italian Straw Boater Hat from Mary Beth Hale

And last, but not least, garden parties bring out the best in summer fashion. Light floral vintage dresses and brimmed hats are always in style.

Wishing you a safe and happy summer with lots of garden parties to bring you joy and memories to last a lifetime.

– the shops of Vintage and Main

Written by: Gazaboo

Gaz is the owner of Gazaboo. A 1920s farmhouse in rural Ontario is home to this vintage loving garden enthusiast, where a perfect day includes good coffee, vintage finds and digging in the dirt.


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Gaz is the owner of Gazaboo. A 1920s farmhouse in rural Ontario is home to this vintage loving garden enthusiast, where a perfect day includes good coffee, vintage finds and digging in the dirt.

26 Replies to “Vintage Garden Party”

  1. If there’s one thing I love more than gardening, it’s vintage gardening! What a gorgeous bunch of groupings – I loved each and every one! <3

  2. Fresh and Inspiring…so many beautiful things and great ideas for special summer gardens! Beautifully done, Gaz…thank you!

  3. As a collector of vintage tablecloths, this picture really piqued my imagination. Just because you are having a garden party doesn t mean you can t use bright colors like red and turquoise. I especially like the use of the blue Ball jars, which are both inexpensive and reusable.

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