Green Tea Anyone?

We love our front hosta garden… the different textures of the leaves… the different sizes and heights. It’s a very peaceful place to be.
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But it does need a little colour and whimsy.

I found this vintage metal chair last summer at the Re-store for $5. I was waiting to find another one before I put it in the garden, but I just couldn’t wait any longer so one will have to do for now.


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I also found this lamp last year at a garage sale. It was $3. I cut the electrical cord off because I don’t plan on using it in the house.

Chair Planter and Teacup Planters

And we already had this table.

Chair Planter and Teacup Planters

I showed you these thrifted $1 metal teacups and chicken wire teapot a while back.


Chair Planter and Teacup Planters

I lined them with spare bits of cocoa fibre.

Chair Planter and Teacup Planters

I spray painted the chair turquoise… the table yellow…

Chair Planter and Teacup Planters

the lamp pink, and I added a planter lampshade.

Chair Planter and Teacup Planters

I sat a ready made hanging planter that came with pink geraniums and a few other flowers in the chair.


Chair Planter and Teacup Planters

I spray painted the teacups and teapot and used a vintage black grill for a tray.

Chair Planter and Teacup Planters

And it’s green tea time.

Chair Planter and Teacup Planters
Can I pour you a cup of hens and chicks? 🙂


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Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!



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  1. Oh I love it all! The bright colors you chose are so perfect. I especially love the chair. Such a happy spot…:) Have a wonderful week.

    Blessings, Vicky

  2. Oh, Tuula! I love this look! It would be perfect in the back corner of our walled garden. (Which right now is just weeds.)

  3. Tuula,if anyone knows how to add color to a spot, it's you! I love it! That lamp is fabulous and so unexpected in a garden. But then so is succulent tea. It's all lovely, whimsical and fun!

  4. I hope the hostas are happy with their new roommates. A delightful pop of color. Those hostas are quite amazing. You truly have a green thumb … and a pink one, and a yellow one, and a blue one.

  5. Oh this is just beautiful Tuula – love all of it -but that tea pot and cup set are the most darling things I've ever seen in a garden – well the lamp is too –
    What vision – I have the perfect corner in the back for something like this – talk about charming !!!

  6. You really have a great eye for garden decorating! I love what you did with all your thrift finds Tuula. Do you fertilize those hostas? They are so lush and full!

  7. As a matter of fact, Tuula, I will take take a cup of hen and chicks! LOL
    This is such a fun element to the yard. I have hosta envy because they die in my yard.
    I love this, clever girl. 🙂

  8. You are so clever Tuula. Love the bright colors and that is just the perfect spot for them. Love that lamp shade too. I am sure my wild deer would love me to plant some hosta. I think I have a wire cup and saucer someplace … now, I know what to do with it.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  9. Love this "tea time" garden decor design! You have the neatest ideas. Brilliant putting the hens and chicks in the teapot and tea cups. Thank you again for sharing!

    1. Thanks Shiela! I have to say that this is one of my favourite garden vignettes. I'm still looking for another metal chair for the other side. When I find it I'll post it.

  10. I forgot to add, you have also inspired me to add more hostas to my gardens. I have them, but I think I'll look for more varieties to add into my gardens. Yours are so lovely.

    1. Thanks Sheila. Yes, we went a little crazy collecting hostas a few years ago. At one time we had 88 different varieties, but we've lost a few since then. We do love them, but we ran out of shady places to put them so we had to stop. The ones we have are getting so big we're having to divide and give pieces away.

  11. Mother Deer says:

    That is fabulous! I love the colors among the hostas 🙂

  12. LINDA N. SCHRADER says:

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR IDEAS for the garden. Would love to find the wire tea set. It’s beautiful.

    1. Thanks Linda! That tea set was a lucky thrifted find, and it was so easy to spray paint.