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Vintage Garden Concrete Statuaries: Unique Decor Indoors & Out

Do you love the look of vintage garden decorations? Decorating with concrete garden statues adds unique character to your decor. Vintage concrete statuaries are not limited to just the garden; they can be used to decorate both indoors and outdoors. Create rustic and stylish vintage charm all around your home with these vintage garden statuary decorating ideas.

Front porch sitting area with concrete swan and angel.  Vintage basket filled with greenery.

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Thrifting with the Gals

Today’s post is part of our monthly series, Thrifting with the Gals.

If you are new to our series, we are friends who share a love for vintage and thrifted decorating.

We all live in different parts of the country, but we come together once a month to share thrift store shopping ideas and tips on decorating with your treasures.

Here are the Gals:

  • Ann from Dabbling and Decorating finds her treasures as she travels between Vermont and Maine. She decorates both homes with so many vintage treasures.
  • Kristin from White Arrows Home loves thrifting in Minnesota and adds some of her finds to her vintage store.
  • Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest loves to travel and bring her vintage treasure to her lovely Florida Home.
  • Lora from Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder is joining us as a permanent addition to Thrifting with the Gals. We are so happy to have another vintage lover among us.
  • I am from North Carolina, and I love filling my farmhouse and beach cottage with thrift store finds. I focus on budget-friendly decorating and DIY projects.
  • This month, our guest host is the talented Cindy from DIY Decorate. Cindy is so creative with her thrift store finds and DIY projects.

Garden Decoration Ideas

One of the top items on my list when shopping in thrift stores is unique and vintage garden accessories. I always look for old terra cotta and concrete pots, vintage garden tools, and garden statues.

Gardens and Landscapes are filled with plants and flowers, but many garden decorations help to enhance their appeal. You can add water features, including fountains, birdbaths, and bird feeders. Another way to enjoy your garden is to add a bench or bistro table and chairs to create a seating area. One of my favorite enhancements is to add vintage garden statuary.

Garden decorations with bench, planters and garden statue bunny with terra cotta pot of hydrangeas.

I love to collect old concrete statuaries and mix them into the garden and landscape. However, you don’t have to limit yourself to the garden. Concrete garden statues add texture and style to porch decorations, sunrooms, or anywhere inside the house.

Today, you’ll see my collection of vintage garden statuary, and I’ll share some of my decorating ideas with you.

Decorating with Garden Statues on the Porch

The porch is a favorite area for adding garden statues. You will almost always find one or two tucked in with the flowers, planters, and seating areas. One of my oldest and most treasured concrete garden statues is an angel with a large clam shell. She has decorated porches, tablescapes, and the garden for the past several years. Her clam shell is perfect for holding seasonal decor such as flowers, ornaments, pinecones, and more. She is a fun addition to garden-inspired table settings and has held fruit, salad dressing, and bread rolls on different occasions.

The concrete angel is holding moss balls for last year’s 10 Ideas for Ideal Porch Sitting.

Old concrete angel holds moss balls in the clam shell planter. A favorite Vintage Garden Statuary

A concrete swan planter and fat bird add creative style to the porch sitting area this Spring. The swan can be filled with different seasonal plants for year-round decorating. And the slightly greenish, slightly rusty bird adds a fun element to the porch.

Bird statuary on coffee table and concrete garden statues swan with flowers.

Another great way to display vintage garden statues is to place them inside planters along with your plants. From spring through fall, my front door is filled with many concrete bunnies.

Two concrete bunny statues on front porch.

A more recent purchase is a mossy, thrifted rabbit planter. It is filled with petunias to brighten the front porch this year. The rabbit’s naturally aged look caught my eye immediately, and I have already used the planter all around the farmhouse both on the porch and inside the house.

A garden statuary that doubles as a planter is a great purchase because it can be used for multiple purposes.

Bunny Planter on vintage stool beside front door.

Insider Tip

If you discover a vintage concrete statuary planter, be sure to snatch it up. Versatile garden accessories can be used in so many great ways. They can double as serving pieces for fun tablescapes or hold flowers or plants as centerpieces. And, of course, you can add them to your garden as a planter.

Concrete Statuaries At The Greenhouse

Another area where it is fun to use concrete statuaries for decoration is the greenhouse or she-shed. From the small front porch to the inside, the greenhouse is filled with vintage concrete garden decorating ideas.

Plants on the greenhouse porch surround another favorite angel concrete statue. I saw her in an antique mall and didn’t purchase immediately. However, I couldn’t get the sweet face off my mind, and thankfully, she was still there when I returned.

Old Vintage Angel statuary on greenhouse porch surrounded by blue planters filled with spring flowers

You are going to love this chippy bunny. I was thrifting in Wilmington when I saw her sitting outside of a shop. This sweet bunny was so chippy that the store owner was surprised I wanted her. LOL.

But to me, she is perfect. She holds a basket of flowers and is, therefore, a perfect addition to the greenhouse decorations.

Garden decorations - chippy concrete bunny in greenhouse surrounded by flowers. Vintage Garden Statuary

Greenhouse Table Centerpiece

The same sweet bunny and concrete bird also added so much vintage charm to a greenhouse table centerpiece vignette. The vignette includes many thrifted garden finds and a DIY wooden table riser. You can see more details at Easy Basket Centerpiece and Table Vignette Ideas.

Greenhouse Spring Centerpiece vignette with vintage garden statuary is concrete bunny &  old concrete bird

Indoors Concrete Garden Statues

Another creative way to decorate with your vintage concrete garden statues is to bring them inside. The chippy vintage finds add unique character when added to your curated decor.

The vintage concrete swan has been seen on the porch, but inside, she adds country chic charm to the spring coffee table.

Concrete Garden Statues indoors on coffee table.  Concrete swan with Ivy for Spring decorating.

I’ve also brought a couple of the bunny statuaries inside the farmhouse for different occasions. The bunny planter looks great holding plants and flowers, but inside the house, it does double duty, holding bath towels for an early Spring bathroom decoration. And that sweet chippy bunny resides behind the dining table for a rustic Easter touch.

Garden Statuary Decorating

What better place to decorate with garden statuary than in the garden or outdoor spaces?

My favorite new garden statue is this cute little pig. I picked him up just a few weeks ago at the Carolina Picker’s Festival. For now, I’m letting him enjoy the attention he’s getting around the gorgeous phlox. However, I can see him wandering indoors before the summer is over. Don’t you think he’ll make a great conversation piece?

Thrifted concrete pig from Carolinas Picker's Festival on a rock in garden landscape.

Beside the outdoor kitchen, a couple of vintage pieces are nestled in the plants. One of my first finds was a concrete girl with a book for a planter. She has aged with a crusty patina that I can’t get enough of. The bunny is perched on the cedar tree stump for added height. His green paint has faded and chipped, leaving him perfectly aged.

Can you tell that I’m drawn to bunnies? This chippy fellow is at the front of the outdoor kitchen and is surrounded by blooming chives. And finally, a mossy bunny has a fun spot beside our potting bench located behind the kitchen. This vintage shifter has seen better days but can still hold a few plants and clay pots, along with the bunny.

I think I’ve shared all my bunny statuaries, but I may find another one peeking out from behind a shrub. It’s hard for me to leave a new one behind, so I may have forgotten a few scattered around the property.

Hopefully, these ideas have sparked some creative decorating ideas for you. I hope you will share some of the ways you decorate with concrete statuaries around your home.

More Thrifting With The Gals Ideas

Resources – Click for Similar Items

Next, let’s see what the other gals have been doing this month. First, let’s take a look at Cindy from DIY Beautify.

Cindy’s Thrifted Wood Pedestal and Cloche Makeover / Kirstin’s Collecting Old Vintage Clocks

Robyn’s Tips For Mixing Old and New Decor / Lora’s Recent Thrifting Finds

Ann’s Cottage Farmhouse Trending Finds / Rachel’s Vintage Garden Concrete Statuaries Decor

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Decorating with Vintage Garden Concrete Statuaries both inside and outdoors.


Friday 3rd of May 2024

I have always loved vintage concrete statuary too! Your collection gave me some new ideas for how to display mine. You really can teach this old dog some new tricks.


Saturday 4th of May 2024

Kyra, I'm so glad this gave you some new ideas. Thank you for stopping by and sharing.


Saturday 20th of April 2024

These statues are so cute! I love how they are styled into your spaces!


Sunday 21st of April 2024

Kristin, I really appreciate this.


Friday 19th of April 2024

That is an impressive collection of statuary, and I love the chippy concrete ones! Happy to join you this month.


Friday 19th of April 2024

Cindy, I really appreciate this. So glad you joined us.

Lora Bloomquist

Friday 19th of April 2024

You have a wonderful collection of concrete garden statuary, Rachel. And loved seeing how you use them indoors and out:) I’ve picked up a few pieces here and there, but am always happy to find another. Think my chicken is my favorite, currently.


Friday 19th of April 2024

Lora, It's hard to pick a favorite. Thanks for stopping by.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Friday 19th of April 2024

Rachel, I LOVE this post...I only have a few garden statues but I cherish each and every one. Your pieces are so adorable. Makes me want to go hunting for more!


Friday 19th of April 2024

Mary, Thank you! They are all so precious. It actually makes me want more also. LOL