Antique Farmhouse Salvaged Yard and Garden Decor | Junk Garden Series Project #3

Antique Farmhouse Salvaged Yard and Garden Decor

Junk Garden Series Project #3

The yard and garden decor project I finished this week has special memories tied to it.

An Antique Farmhouse Salvaged Garden Decor Water Pump |

We brought this antique farmhouse water pump with us from our Missouri farmhouse when we moved to our home in Illinois several years ago.

We lived in Missouri for about seven years, so many of my kids’ childhood years occurred in that house.

I’ve always wanted to do something special with it, and I finally decided to use it as garden decor in our front yard.


It needed a few minor repairs to the handle and spout, but other than that, I just surrounded it with flowers.

It looks so beautiful in our yard, and I wish I would have done this project much sooner.

If you’re interested in the flowers I planted, affiliate links in bold black text are products I purchased.

I bought a galvanized steel paint pail to hang from the pump spout and planted calibrachoa inside the pail.

Around the base of the water pump, I planted blue larkspur and bicolor dianthus.

The water pump is close to the house numbers hanging planter I made last year from an old realtor sign.

Funky vintage junk and farmhouse salvage turned into lawn and garden decor |

Last year I planted mums in it, but this year I planted geraniums.

Turn and old realtor sign into unique yard and garden decor as a house numbers hanging planter |

The neighbor cows from across the road came over to the fence with their babies to check out my new yard and garden decor.

Cows always have a rather dumbfounded look on their face, so I have no idea if they approved of it or not. 🙂

Cows in the pasture admiring farmhouse yard and garden decor |

Next week I’ll be sharing project #4 in my junk garden project series, so I hope you’ll come back and check it out.

If  you missed the first few Junk Garden Projects, you can see them HERE.

In other news, one of my Instagram followers shared how she used my Antique Flower Packets to make these cute, quick, and easy little decorations.

The free flower packet printables are HERE.

Just print the flower packets on card stock or photo quality paper and use mini clothespins to attach twine to hang them.  These would make really cute gift tags too.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Vaya con Dios,

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  1. ColleenB. says

    What a great looking old water pump and looks terrific in your yard.
    The neighbor’s cows where probably wondering where their watering trough was :} They was coming up for a drink.

  2. Debra Vetti says

    Oh my gosh I just love the pieces you have, it makes me smile. Have a great and blessed day!

    • Thanks so much, Debra! I love using old junk and things from old farmhouses to decorate with inside my home and in the yard too. Stay tuned, because more is coming tomorrow!

  3. Looks fabulous. Love that old fun piece. Have a great weekend.

  4. I love seeing found treasures incoprorated into the garden! Fantastic job!

    I’d like to invite you to share this at the Farmhouse Friday link party. I will share it with a direct link back to your post on all my social media, including on the DIY Farmhouse Style Facebook group. The link party opens every Friday morning at 6am PST. I hope to see you there!

  5. That’s a great little pump, Angie! And it looks so cool with the little flower bed you planted around it. When I first saw it, though, I tho’t it might be a little grave for a pet and I tho’t “Oh, no, one of Angie’s family pets must have died.” I”m glad it’s just garden decor!

  6. Angie I love what you did with the old water pump! It is so charming.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this at the Farmhouse Friday link party! Shared and pinned! 🙂

  8. Nothing I love better than a good garden art junk project! And this one is superb.
    🙂 gwingal

  9. It has such a fabulous look – makes me envious!

  10. The old water pump as garden art is quite interesting. It’s definitely a conversation starter for guests who visit your property for the first time.

  11. Lovin that water pump! Such a pretty yard. Very jealous of the cows! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Have a great week!

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