Heirloomed Weekly : Garden Essentials.

A weekly round up of some of my favorite things, happenings, trends + more, from heirloomed founder + lifestyle designer, Ashley Schoenith.

As we’re mid-way into April already, it’s that special time of year when we get to plant our spring gardens. There’s just something so rewarding and nurturing about tending to a garden, seeing things start to bloom and reaping the rewards of your little bounty.

So today’s weekly roundup is inspired by all things garden and a few little extras. I have a bunch of helpful tips to share – from planning your garden, to prepping and planting too.

FOOD

If you need a bit more convincing on why you should take the time and effort now to reap the rewards of a garden later, here are a few recipes that you’ll be able to pull together straight from items from your own little garden.

Basil Pesto, Fried Okra, Day Pickles, and Fried Green Tomatoes – just to name a few.

HOME

Stocking your home with garden essentials is a necessity to setting yourself up for success. Like our Olive Linen Crossback Apron, making it the perfect apron for stashing your tools and keeping yourself covered + clean in a beautiful way.

Here’s a few more garden essentials I thought you might enjoy, all easily ordered online so you can get your garden up and running during this peak planting season. If you’re not sure just when to plant, the Farmer’s Almanac is a great resource that folks have sworn by for generations.

FAMILY

Planting a garden together is a wonderful family activity (and hey, it counts for science in homeschool, right?). It teaches your kids responsibility and it’s a great way to keep them entertained outside too. My kids loved helping to make plant markers to identify each variety of seed or little plant. These DIY copper makers were a hit and have lasted through a second season so far.

VINTAGE

I’d be remiss to talk gardens and just focus on the vegetable side. Flower gardens are probably my most favorite type of gardening of all. My mom, grandmother + great grandmother all have / had a green thumb and the most naturally gorgeous gardens so flowers are a must in our yard.

If you have a great love for flowers, then you likely share a similar love for vases too. You really need a nice variety of vases in your home to make all kinds of floral arrangements, so I’m also sharing a round up some of my favorite vases out in the marketplace right now, in all shapes + sizes and you can take a peek at this new post for tips on Collecting Vintage Vases. Here’s a few you can shop right from our Vintage Goods selection too.

STYLE

As we get further into the Spring season, the weather has been staying fairly transitional here in Georgia. Cold mornings evenings with beautiful, sunny days means we are layering like crazy over here. And, one of my all-time favorite shops is having a big sale this week so I thought I’d share 12 pieces you should snag ASAP while they’re 40% over at Madewell.

GIVEAWAY

This week we’re giving away one of our new $25 Garden Boxes, which includes a Rosemary Sprig linen tea towel and our Herb Garden hand-poured candle. You can click here to enter to win.

Congrats to last week’s winner, Shelley R from Township, MI!


heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of “keeping heirlooms around for another generation.” Our blog features stories about my favorite made-from-scratch recipes, creating traditions with your familyfarmhouse home decor, effortless entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, tips on gardening creating a timeless capsule wardrobe, and small town + historic travel. Our product designs feature a collection of “goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy” with an array of apronstable linenshand-poured candles and keepsake gifts. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com

I’m an old soul based in Atlanta, GA and mom of 3 with a deep love of all things from the past with a story to tell, on a mission to keep heirlooms around for another generation - whether it be a tradition, splattered family recipe, or historic home.

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