This is what I am going to put in the "Back in the day" flower bed along with the old Metal wagon wheel and old metal milk can spilling "milk" but I think I will put pansies in it or some flowers that are good in shade/part sun in evenings.
Nothing in your garden should look too polished. In that vein, it's best to use garden accessories that have a vintage feel, like a weathered pitchfork or an old galvanized steel watering can. - CountryLiving.com
Milk Jug Seed Starters: This simple technique was developed for seeds that need to spend a winter outside before they will germinate, but it’s also a great method to start garden seeds in late winter if you don’t have indoor lights or a cold frame.