Thursday, October 13, 2011

I'm in LOVE with a DONKEY......

and it's not Kristen, he he or should I say he haw. As I followed along behind Kristen's ute on our way to the Cottage Garden Nursery his crooked grin tormented my heart,

And again as he waited his turn to be carried into our space I nearly succumbed and
brought him home with me.
The darling lady I got him from, who insisited I sit with her in the shade under her home and chat for a while, said she had had a huge one large enough for children to ride on. Sadly it was stolen from her front yard.
But this smaller chap is just so WONDERFUL...sigh!!!!!
Look at that face....
and the painted details with just the right amount of wear.
His wonderful little cart with painted interior. He would not live outside if he was at my house. I can see him on a sideboard or big old kitchen table as a fruit bowl. I know whoever purchases him will love him as much as me and the lady who I purchased him from. 
I have been restocking the cement pots I have on offer at the nursery and I have some great ones available.

We also have retro plant stands available as well.
This fun old shoe pot came from the same house as the donkey.
It is hard to find this size of 1960's cement pot and we got four the same which was exciting.

We also got this fabulous mushroom.

As well as two fabulous but extremely heavy planter pots in lovely rough cement. Yesterday when I was cleaning all these pots I found myself feeling a tad jealous of nurseryman Paul's pots that arrive at the nursery all clean, via a truck, and securely wrapped. Unlike me that has to track them down (pry them out of the arms of old ladies...JUST JOKING HA) spend ages scrubbing and bleaching them before pricing and taking them to the nursery.

We also got these wonderful large Retro tyre pots below. I am yet to clean them and they are still waiting at home. So excited to get a pair.

Hope you are all having a good week.


  1. Katherine, that donkey photo in the back of the ute is just priceless. Ha! xx

  2. I like that donkey too. I especially love his teeth. The way he was gazing at you from the back of the ute made me think he likes you a lot too.

    I'd buy him off you, but I've been severly reprimanded lately that I buy too much. Sorry.

  3. Hi Katherine, the donkey id so cute!I don't think we can ever have too many vintage pots, love them all. Aren't the tyre pots a great idea. I would love a swan one! Have a great weekend, Tam

  4. Oh yes - the photo of the donkey on the back of the ute is classic!
    Kylie x

  5. aawww that donkey is so sweet and i can see why you like him so much ;-)) Love those 2 retro pots to. Have a great week, dee x

  6. That donkey is the coolest! I would have been giggling the whole trip following along behind as he smiled from the back of the ute! Love that mushroom too! I think I would have even loved a cuppa in the shade with a sweet older lady! X

  7. Great stuff as always, I bet the donkey sells fast!

  8. Fun retro pots but I think the I'm liking the shoe as much as the donkey.

  9. I like that donkey too, he is so fun looking!
    xx Marie

  10. Great photo of the donkey peering out the back of the ute. He's cute. A-M xx

  11. I die for the matching retro pots and the donkey!

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