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Planting Patina: English Garden Antiques from Agapanthus

May 28, 2015 1:30 PM

BY Margot Guralnick

Our favorite Pinterest discovery of late? Weathered finds for indoors and out, dog throne included, from Agapanthus Interiors. The company storefront in Stockport, England (near Manchester) is aptly named The Hoarde. We’ve been browsing the inventory online, and here’s what we have our eyes on:


Above: A vintage Wrought-Iron Side Table, £95, newly finished with three shades of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (Agapanthus also specializes in antique restoration and reinvention.)


Above: Does your pooch deserve garden-side seating? This early 1900s Painted Metal Dog Chair comes from France; £295.


Above L: One of the shop’s many weathered Wooden Apple Crates; £25 each. Above R: A Bottle Dryer, £245, awaits pots and drying herbs.


Above: An only slightly wobbly Watering Can, yours for £25.


Above L: A French Wicker Chair from the fifties in great condition, £168. Above R: A Vintage Wrought-Iron Plant Stand, “characterfully rusted in patches”; £65.


Above: Agapanthus labels this a Wooden Curio and says it “possibly came from a grand gate post.” It’s £75 (and heavy, so think twice before shipping).


Above: Agapanthus sells vintage industrial lighting, too. Black Enamel Pendants are £75 each, and come with braided cording in a choice of colors.


Above: Vintage Photo Developing Trays as plant saucers, anyone? They range in price from £22 to £52.


Above: Antiquing online is far more leisurely than at a flea market, but you still have to act fast: This painted pine chest vanished just as we were admiring it.

For the best Watering CansGarden Trugs, and more, browse our Garden Accessories posts. And did you see Julie’s latest obsession?: Stylish Planters from Copenhagen, By Way of Tuscany.