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Trash or Treasure?


We moved from a 2 acre property last year to a suburban home. At our previous home we had a decent collection of “stuff”. Here are some of the “my treasures” that I have not been able to part with. I love old things. I think they have so much character, they can generate feelings of nostalgia, good memories and a wonder of a time past. I am working to incorporate my treasures into my new garden. Our new garden was started from scratch so it is evolving all the time.  

Here are some of my treasures:


Bottle collection

Wash Tub of Cacti

Oil Lamp

Bottle Collection


Lux Oven

I would love to know what treasures you have in your garden. Let me know via the Comments below.

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  • Mum of Adult Kids January 25, 2012, 10:08 am

    I love old bottles, and that oil lamp is devine! I have the frame from an old dolls pram in my garden. I actually published a pic of it in a post on Monday this week, although the photo was of the garden, not the pram. 🙂

    • Kyrstie January 25, 2012, 8:09 pm

      Hi Lisa, I am a little addicted to old bottles. I have some pharmacy ones inside too. I saw your pram in your post. It is gorgeous. You have been busy in your garden lately. It looks great. K

  • Cathy January 25, 2012, 10:20 am

    I love old things. Our last home had a very country feel to it so I had heaps of decor items to suit. Our new home is modern which I also love…but I miss the homeliness and nostalgia of all those older/older looking items. Lots of character.

    • Kyrstie January 25, 2012, 8:04 pm

      Hi Cathy, I love mixing modern and old. It can look so interesting and yes I agree it does add character, and a point of difference.

  • Trish January 25, 2012, 11:06 am

    Oh Kyrstie I love your country treasures , hoping to find a few here on our farm.

    • Kyrstie January 25, 2012, 8:02 pm

      Hi Trish, unearthing things is the most exciting way to find them. Happy treasure hunting 🙂

  • Nee January 25, 2012, 12:53 pm

    Lovely old treasures. I bet the oven & plow were a challenge to move! No treasures in my current garden but my mum has lots which bring back lots of childhood memories.

    • Kyrstie January 25, 2012, 8:01 pm

      Lol Nee yes it was a nightmare for Mr Fresh he did loads and loads of trips in his ute before the removalists came – I was 6 months pregnant with Cuddles so I only had to do the packing. Moving house is always a pain…..Ohh bad memories!! Fingers crossed we don’t need to do it again in a hurry.

  • Tamara January 25, 2012, 4:39 pm

    Lovely old items in your garden. Sadly nothing like that in my yard.

    • Kyrstie January 25, 2012, 7:58 pm

      Thanks Tamara. They have been collected over a long time I am always on the look out for interesting old items.

  • Yvette @ DTlilsquirts January 25, 2012, 7:50 pm

    Oooo how lovely!!!! I love the plow thats such a cool thing to have in the ‘burbs..

    We have a rather large collection of gnomes.. not my collection.. my partner is obsessed with them…

    I collect cookie cutters.. 🙂

    • Kyrstie January 25, 2012, 7:57 pm

      Hi Yvette, I must admit I am a bit of a collector of cookie cutters too. My baby loves playing with them at the moment so they rarely get used 🙂

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