Great Gma's Front Porch Prims

Specializing in One-of-a-kind Primitive & Folk Art Decor

Mini Water Can w/ battery tealight

 

 

 

 

 

 Are you just itching for Spring and planting flowers and your garden? Here is a cute little reminder of some herbs found in many gardens that you can tuck in a small space.

 

I hand painted this water can with springy green colors. There are three different herbs

painted on each side.

 

The first photo shows dill in the center - on the left side you will find rosemary and

on the right side borage.

 

The second photo shows corn flower in the center - on the left side you will find bee balm and

on the right side basil.

 

I finished it with a little reindeer moss, pips and a battery tealight.

 

Measurements are approximately

2 1/2" tall x 5 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" deep

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Bunny & Carrots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I painted the wooden fence like "basket" in a mustard color wash mixed with a bit of my aging stain. The wood even smells like cinnamon!  

This arrangement can also be hung on the wall by the hook on the back.

 

Inside the "basket" is a Bunny head made

of stained & baked muslin that has a

hand sewn face with pinched ears and nose.

His whiskers are two pieces of rusty wire.

 

The carrots are painted orange and then I

stained & baked the painted muslin.

The tops of the carrots are small bunches of

Sweet Annie that is tied on with string.

 

The battery operated candle has been grunged in a mix of coffee, cinnamon, whole cloves &

whole allspice. The bulb has also been grunged in a mix of coffee & cinnamon. I finished it off by tying on a piece of stained cheese cloth.

 

The Easter grass is from

Susie Hamill, of Yankee Lane Primitives,

and smells so good!

 

Since times are tight, I thought offering a way to be able to use this arrangement year ‘round

would be “thrifty”.  So, I am going to be sending

three rag tag label tags along with this arrangement. They read, Happy Easter, Spring 1828 and

Carrots for Sale.

The tag is attached to one of the carrots with a rusty safety pin and will be very easy to change.

 The labels were made by my good friend,

Susie Hamill, of Yankee Lane Primitives.

 

 Measurements are approximately

8 1/2" tall  x  6 3/4" wide  x  4" deep

 


 

 

Spring Angel

 

 

 

 

Pretty little Angel's face is

hand painted by me

with a smile as she is

welcoming spring by holding her

basket filled with a bit of sweet annie

and a little red cardinal. 

If you look closely you will see that the basket is actually an

acorn hull from my yard!

 

Angel's wings are rusty tin that I had cut out and her halo is made of curled rusty wire.  

 

For the arms & body I've used

reclaimed chair spindles.  

 

The bottom of the base is covered in a brown felt, so your furniture will be protected from raw wood and scratching.

 

 

Spring Angel measures about  14 1/2" tall,

with a base of  5" x 3"