Feel that your garden is lacking that sought-after vintage vibe? If your schedule is too jam-packed to scour antique and flea markets for statement pieces, then you needn’t fret. Think of rustic wooden crates, shabby-chic bicycle planters, metal milk churn planters, and kitsch bunting. These retro items are all available online and can be delivered to your door within a matter of days, or even hours.
Gone are the days of relying solely on antique markets for vintage-inspired goodies to spice up your living space. However, that doesn’t mean you should ditch flea markets altogether. There is nothing quite like putting aside a morning to discover rare gems and unique bric-a-brac goodies at your local flea market.
Transform your outside area into a quirky, old-fashioned sanctuary where you can host barbecues, fancy cocktail parties, or any sort of retro, al fresco soiree that takes your fancy…
#1. Hand-painted wooden quote signs
Add some personality to your garden in the form of inspirational quotes. Not only are these wooden signs beautifully hand-painted, they also give the space a feel-good vibe. Choose from a variety of old-school quotes from the likes of Audrey Hepburn and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
#2. IKEA TÄRNÖ table and chairs
Sit down outside and drink your morning coffee in style. The IKEA TÄRNÖ wooden table and chair set is simple, easy to store and has an attractive, retro look. They’re available in a range of colors, and with a price as low as £45 per set, you can’t go wrong.
#3. Macramé plant holder
Macramé is an art that has been around for thousands of years, however, it was in the 1970s that macramé plant holders took center stage. This DIY set is incredibly easy to use and walks you through every step. Once you know how to do it, all you’ll need is rope, glass and ceramics beads – and you can create as many varieties as you wish!
#4. Colored light bulbs
These multi-coloured festoon lights inject some vibrancy to any outside space. Hang them over a terrace, through the branches of a tree, or against a wall to create a warm and welcoming ambience.
#5. Metal milk churn planter
We’re head over heels in love with this charming plant pot in a distressed French gray finish. It looks spectacular in any setting – whether it’s on a stone patio, wooden decking, in a conservatory or on a balcony. This garden vase subtly adds that vintage je ne sais quoi to any outside space.
#6. IKEA ROTERA lanterns
The ROTERA tea light lanterns from IKEA come in a selection of lovely colors, choose from teal, lilac or white. This lantern is suitable for both outdoor and indoor use. We love the little cut-out stars!
#7. Decorative bicycle flower planter
This shabby-chic bicycle flower planter is a beautiful statement piece that will certainly get your guests talking. Fill it with your favorite flowers and watch it flourish into a colorful masterpiece. This ornament is free standing which means that you can prop it up anywhere.
#8. Hanging metal plant pots
We can’t get enough of these funky, retro hanging plant pots. They can be hung anywhere around the garden, or off the side of a balcony. So simple and yet so effective. You don’t necessarily have to fill them with flowers, instead, you could fill them with mesmerizing stones or painted bark – get creative!
#9. Hessian fabric love heart bunting
Bunting is effortlessly vintage and chic. You don’t have to be hosting a party in order to hang up this quaint decoration. It immediately transforms your garden into a cute and inviting outside space – that resembles a Pinterest inspiration board.
#10. Distressed wooden planters
No vintage garden is complete without some rustic wooden crates to plant your peonies, dahlias, and camellias. There’s something really beautiful about flowers being planted in dark, dreary crates – the contrast between the two allows the flowers to stand out even more so.