Using Old Ladders in the Garden

Old primitives tell a stories, and make such statements. I would love to know each of their stories.

Creating new stories for old primitives is such a wonderful experience, and make great additions to your home and garden!

We have snow again, but I have been thinking of how and where I want to create a new flower area this spring. I just need it to get here! hahaha I know everyone else is in the same boat! So today I am sharing some old ladders for the garden area to help get your creative juices flowing.




Isn’t this sweet – lots of color, an old iron wagon wheel and birdhouses!








This is also sweet – lots of color, another old iron wagon wheel and look at those unique planters – an old boot!







We have some old primitive ladders at the store, and they are available for pick up by appointment!!

WE would love to see how you have used old primitive ladders in your garden!

Have a great day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Happy Thursday!

I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy. As of right now the store is closed until April 26th. Hopefully we’ll get the stay-at-home order lifted. I don’t know about you, but I miss the store and customers.

I don’t know if you have noticed yet, but we have been working on our on-line stores! We are still adding to them, and yes we do have local pick up available.

We would love to know what you think of our on-line stores and what else you would like to see in them!

You will notice that our blog is looking a lot different recently. We are setting up a store right here so you can purchase and keep up with what is going on at the store. No new website addresses to learn – win win



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Back to work – you all haveย an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy



Funky Vintiques New On-Line Store

With the store being closed for a few weeks we have been busy working on our on-line store.

I am excited and I think it is looking amazing! We will still have our blog posts with store updates, and sharing ideas on how to use items you find in the store.

If you notice there are 2 new menus toward the top of the page. The top menu has customer info, and the on-line store link takes you to all our products, second one has links to the different categories for the store. On our footer page – down below – you’ll find all your account links, store address, and email info, our blog categories, along with our social media info.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!! Right now via email, and hopefully by the 27th of April, we’ll be back at the store!

All payments are SECURE as they will be going through paypal, and we will not be collecting any of our payment info!


If you have any questions, please contact us.

See you Soon,

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy



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Let’s Talk Planters

When you plant flowers or house plants, are you a traditional planter person?? Or do you love to use unique items for your plants?

If you have been in the store or seen pics on our blog, you’ll know that I an a unique planter kind of girl!

A colorful thermos, a beautiful pottery pitcher, an old tin, or even in a mid-century canister with a broken lid, you find me planting!

Not only are you re-using an item, but you’re going to have the most unique plants in the neighborhood!



I love this idea – I am going to create one this spring!

What do you think of this as a planter?? Would you create one???







I don’t know about you, but I LOVE hand made pottery. You’ll find a lot of different pieces, and styles inside the store!

When we purchase hand made pottery, we’re also supporting an artist that creates beautiful things with their hands! I love to support hand made!





This tin sits on my patio – I LOVE the colors and the cactus looks great awesome and it adds color to the garden!






Would love to hear your comments and see pics of your unusual planters. We have lots of pottery, old tins and more to add creativity and color to your plants – both indoor and outdoor.

We are available by appointment at the store!

Have a great day and we can’t wait to see your plants!!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy


What’s Happening @FunkyVintiques

I hope this post is finding all of you and your family well. We are doing good at the Ranch – not a bad place to be when there is a stay at home order.

As we all know the state of Colorado is shut down with a stay at home order, excluding essentials.

With our physical store being closed for more than a month, we decided it was a good time to get our Etsy store going! Our store link is:ย

We are busy taking pics and getting items ready to load up into the store. All items are available for shipping, but if you prefer we can schedule an appointment to pick up your items @ Lafayette Antiques, Lafayette, Co – where is our booth is located.



You would think that Ziggy would be doing a little better about his separation anxiety, but it seems to have gone through the roof.

What is a pug mom to do?







Calico has always been friendly since she showed up at the ranch, but she seems to have become a little more attached the last couple of weeks.

Oh, well – I have been spending extra time with all of the residents at the ranch! ๐Ÿ™‚


Have a great day, and we’ll be updating more soon. If you have any questions about what we have available, just ask.

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy


Spring Gardening Ideas

If you’re like me you love spring and lots of color! I have gotten myself some vintage planters with lots of color to cheer up the store with color with plants & succulents!

Below are some simple some unique planters found around the house, or in our store! ๐Ÿ™‚



This is an adorable idea for a simple wire basket. I may have to re-think baskets! How about you?







Enamelware – LOVE – I have many pieces of enamelware planted and on the porch. So versatile and so many colors available!

Look at the red with red. Stunning!





For a little extra color in the house or on the porch, water dips come in a variety of colors and materials. Super cute.







Show us your favorite unique planters, we would love to drool!!

Have a great week.

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy