It’s springtime and everything is green and growing! I love this time of year when I get to work in my outdoor spaces and one of my favorite things to do is enhance these spaces with vintage items that I’ve either collected or treasures from the past – like this vintage bicycle! This sweet ride was my sisters back in the 1960’s! It’s all original with scratches and scrapes from falls along the way, and I love it!
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The photo above is the bicycle in my garden last year full of petunias and verbena. I added a little DIY pinwheel to the planter basket for fun. You can make your own music sheet pinwheel using my tutorial and free printable HERE. The basket I used was a simple basket that had on hand. It had a handle that I cut off with heavy duty scissors. Then I simply wired it around the handlebars. It was so simple and gave me the look of a real bicycle basket without any added expense. I’ve recently used THISmetal basket as a planter on the bicycle! I just plop the flower pots into the wire basket and hang it on the handlebars. Or, you can purchase a real Nantucket bicycle basket at a reasonable price HERE!
This year I kept the bike in the same location – under my crabapple tree surrounded by shade-loving hostas. I used very similar flowers to last year – I have a lot of pink in my garden since it’s my favorite color! This year I added this “fun” banner! The tree is large enough that it gives the vintage bicycle a little protection from the elements.
I’ve also used this vintage bicycle in the fall outdoors with pumpkins and fall plants! You can see it HERE. I’ve been super busy with summer projects that I’m anxious to share and hope to be back soon!