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toni


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Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:45 pm   Post subject: My new/old wash tub


Don't know why but I have wanted one of these for years but finding one at a price I was willing to pay didn't happen. Until last Sunday on the way home from our weekend in east Texas. We stopped for lunch in the small town of Mineola, Tx and wandered through some junque shops. I found this but it was a tug of war between myself and my other self...should I buy it, no you shouldn't, but I really want it, no you shouldn't, but whyyyyyyy NOT I whined to my other self.
I finally took Randy back to the store and showed it to him, as we were looking the lady who runs the antique/junque mall said "if it's the price keeping you from it, the dealer said they would take $10 off the sticker price" So taking that as a voice from the universe saying...."Buy it already!!!!" We bought it!

It will become a water garden. I have some Louisiana Iris and a water Lily that need a larger home and I think I need to find a couple more plants too.
I am going to paint the inside of the tub with rustoleum to help preserve it and will also paint stand with something clear to keep more rust at bay, but will basically leave the out side looking as it is.


Wash tub to water garden ( photo / image / picture from toni's Garden )




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Jerry Sullivan


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Chelmsford MA
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Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:58 pm   


That washtub must have lots of history, now you get to add another chapter in it's long book of memories. Great find Toni!! Looking forward to seeing pictures of it with its new life.

Jerry

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eileen


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Scotland
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Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:50 pm   


I've had that will I or won't I argument with myself sooo many times. I've never seen a wqashstand like yours though Toni. If I had I'd have snapped it up as quickly as you did as I think it will make a perfect water garden. $10 well spent!!

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stratsmom

Southern Oregon
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Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:42 pm   


Oh I love it!!!! I've always wanted one of those myself! Very Happy

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cherylad


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S. Liberty County - Texas (8B)
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Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:43 pm   


Toni, I've been waiting ever-so-patiently to see what kind of neat stuff you found on your anniversary trip.
That tub is FANTASTIC! And I know what you mean about the price. There's a junk place I pass to & from work everyday. He has or at least had two of them. They were calling my name when I was looking for something to put the water lilies in. But, the price was out of my range. And he wasn't budging!
You did good! Can't wait to see it all painted and planted!

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Droopy


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Western Norway
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Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:04 pm   


Congratulations! Very Happy I think you made the right decision. It will look wonderful when you're done.

Sometimes when I loose tug-of-wars with myself I excuse myself saying I'm such a nice, thoughtful person I can't deny myself the pleasure of buying this. Very Happy

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Netty


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Southern Ontario zone 5a
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Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:09 am   


Love it!

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Frank


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Originally Galway, Ireland
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Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:11 am   


Lots of potential. I think this wash tub was destined to live its days in your garden Toni.

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calinromania

Oradea, Romania
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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:26 am   


I love it. Could never find such stuff around here.
Really really nice!

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Frugalkate

Pennsylvania
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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:29 am   


ohhhhhhh how Prim Perfect! Great Find! I'd love one of those myself.

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marlingardener
Central Texas, zone 8
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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:39 pm   


Toni, what a great find! Remember when arguing with yourself that the pleasure of having that washtub (or anything else) will last longer than a $20 bill.
I collect antiques, and have used that excuse to buy a lot of stuff!
"Money is like manure--it's best to spread it around."

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dawg803
Southeast USA
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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:45 pm   


What a great project! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us!

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petunia

northern michigan
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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:57 am   


love your new finding. You always manage to find some really neat stuff.

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koszta kid
Iowa
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Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:29 am   


I wish I kept my wringer washer and tubs. Fit right in with my garden theme. You got a find.

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Sjoerd

West - Friesland
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Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:40 am   


What a great find that was, Toni. It sort of reminds me of the galvanized tub that I used to bathe in when I stayed at my grandparents' farm.

Do you have a pic of it showing how it is being used at this moment?

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