• Solar Mason jars

    Mason jar magic with solar lights

    by  • December 16, 2014 •  Comments

    Fun, easy and beautiful… …solar lanterns for outdoor Winter tables.   Complete tutorial!   Jeanne Sammons says, “Here are my Mason jars that I leave out all Winter! I just added the wreath & need some red berries, I think. That’s a crazy solar owl on the other side … still ‘shining’ from last year.”...

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    Cute and quick Holiday porch

    Cute and quick, holiday porches,. our style!

    by  • December 13, 2014 •  Comments

    22 Easy Front Porch Holiday Decorating Ideas These are cute and easy ideas and just in time for holiday entertaining!  ‘Use What You Have’ porch decorations are quick and easy for these Flea Market gardeners. Nothing to paint, not much to buy,…but spectacular results!  Some will take lights and some will need the protection...

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    Graceful Grasses in a Flea Market garden

    by  • December 9, 2014 •  Comments


    12 Top Ornamental Grasses Ornamental grasses look beautiful in winter when so many other plants are dormant. Think about where you could plant some,…they make such a beautiful statement in all seasons. Quick Facts Grass seed heads and foliage add Fall and Winter interest. Grasses can be used as ground covers, big accent plants,...

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    Planting classic Radio Flyers in the garden

    by  • December 6, 2014 •  Comments

    Radio Flyers in the garden

    A dozen little red wagons for your garden A Flea market Gardening icon: do you have one?  Wagons of any kind are useful and decorative and can be used until they literally rust away.  We all remember playing with these wagons and now can keep the memories and use them in our gardens. How...

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    Garden cottage dreaming

    by  • November 29, 2014 •  Comments

    Garden cottage dream

    Garden cottage dreaming…we asked you: …….For what would you use this space…potting shed,…writing studio,..cozy craft room? …What would you plant on the arbor? In the little beds? Your little room…. Here are the results of our dreaming awhile ago…  Here’s what you’d create: relaxing, quiet escape writing studio personal play house pottery studio meditation...

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    Garden birdhouse wreath with silvery birds

    by  • November 26, 2014 •  Comments

    Birdhouse wreath

    For the birds, but pretty, too… Jeanne Rhodes cleverly designed this cute birdhouse wreath for Fall and hung it on a tree in her garden.  She says, “I made these aluminum pie plate birds from Stephie McCarthy’s pattern several years ago. I love to put them near birdhouses…” Birdhouses and wreaths make excellent companions. ...

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    Kathy’s Gorgeous Greenhouse From Old Windows

    by  • November 21, 2014 •  Comments

    Kathy's Gorgeous Greenhouse

    A Fantastical Flea Market Green house Kathy Gilbert lives in Louisiana, owns a business called Nature’s Hideaway Nursery and Gardens. She loves junking and gardening and her business is where she expresses this passion! She says, “My greenhouse it is my favorite project so far… it has been a real blessing for me.” Now...

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    Billie’s pops of red in the garden

    by  • November 18, 2014 •  Comments

    Billie's red garden

    Wow Them with Red! It’s said that every room in your home needs a bit of red.  We think this applies to the garden as well! Billie Hayman has compared her garden to a canvas upon which she ‘paints.’   Whether with flowers or Flea market finds, we noticed recently one color she likes to...

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    Light fixture magic in the garden

    by  • November 15, 2014 •  Comments

    Light fixture magic

    Clever Light Fixture ideas you can do… Shopping at thrift shops is loads of fun when you spot lighting finds like these.  These and other lamps and lanterns are the beginnings of brilliant recycled lights for the garden.  Some make use of collections and are portable and we’ll show you how to do it...

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    Create a garden background for your Flea Market finds

    by  • November 11, 2014 •  Comments

    Garden Backgrounds

    Vignettes 101 A garden background has traditionally been a high border of shrubbery or a hedge of some kind. When you use antique and flea market finds in the garden, they show off better with some kind of backdrop to create some focus. Nancy Lachance says, “ I thought the colors looked good together. ...

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    Feels like Fall at Cherrie’s Joca Farm

    by  • November 8, 2014 •  Comments

    Cherrie Carine

    Exploring Cherrie’s garden in Fall and Winter A walk around Cherrie Carine’s garden, framed by handcrafted stone walls and weathered wooden buildings,  promises to interest and inspire antique and garden lovers.  Cherrie takes us  on a  ‘Garden Tour’  during which you’ll hear the story of her garden at the edge of the woods. Cherrie...

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    Easy fairy gardens anyone can do!

    by  • November 4, 2014 •  Comments

    Easy fairy gardens-featured

    Make a Fairy Garden, simply and quickly… Attracting fairies to your garden is an EASY task, when you create a fairy garden using some of the ideas here.  Make one or two found items the focal point, and then hunt for a few details to complete the allusion that fairies really can inhabit these...

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    What to do with recycled dishes and china in the garden?

    by  • November 1, 2014 •  Comments

    Dishware and china

    Dish it in the garden… Here, see nine new ideas for DIY craft projects using china, glass plates and dishes. Birdbaths, garden art and collections all created by our Flea Market Gardeners. Kris Flanigan says, “I enjoyed making these but struggled with attaching the rods.. Thanks for the tutorial!” Note: For all of these...

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    Becky’s marvelous mosaic garden

    by  • October 28, 2014 •  Comments

    Becky's tiled garden windows

    Create a garden in glass Beautiful garden art pieces are traditionally made of mosaic and ceramic tiles.  Nowadays, by using broken china, art glass, glass jewels, mirror, stones shells and other found objects, the mosaic artist has the freedom to recycle new or used objects as a way to express their personal expression and...

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    Make a Flea Market bird house post

    by  • October 25, 2014 •  Comments

    Bird house post

    Birdhouse Post Design Ideas Once you have a birdhouse or two or three, how do you best to hang them in your garden?  Both the bird’s needs and how they will look are important to a Flea Market Gardener.  See more than 20 examples! It’s a great time to install birdhouses and one great...

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    Terrific turbine transformations,..for the garden!

    by  • October 21, 2014 •  Comments

    Terrific turbines Fall

    Turbines or turbans? Turban shaped turbines…either one is great in the garden, used as decoration or to actually continue spinning in the wind.  Used for ventilating homes or other buildings, when discarded can be used  as a decoration in the garden. A wind machine or a traditional headdress, the shape is so unique and...

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    Make a garden planter from a mailbox!

    by  • October 18, 2014 •  Comments

    Upcycle a Garden Mailbox

    Gardening Fun – Recycle a mailbox! You might have heard of a mailbox planter, but have you seen a mailbox that is a planter?  When I saw Myra Glandon’s mailbox transformed into a planter, I filed the idea away for future,…I really loved hers!  All I needed was the  old mailbox to start my...

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    Pumpkin totems, stacks and towers

    by  • October 14, 2014 •  Comments

    Pumpkin totems and towers

    We’re pumpkin crazy! And pumpkin elegant, too.  Simply going vertical changes the ‘pumpkin game’ completely!  Since these orange squash are our favorite items of Halloween and Fall décor, you need to know how to stack it up! These are easy projects we all can do in a day or a weekend! Sheila Bowden’s pumpkin...

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    Have you ever baked a pumpkin?

    by  • October 11, 2014 •  Comments

    Pumpkin bars have become a family favorite

    Here’s a good reason to do so: Why wait for a holiday?  Get a pumpkin as soon as possible if you haven’t grown one this year. Why toss a good pumpkin? When you have a pumpkin left over from Halloween and Thanksgiving, what can you do with it? If it is still firm, you...

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    Recommended book: Handmade Garden Projects

    by  • October 11, 2014 •  Comments

    Handmade Garden Projects by Lorrene Edwards Forkner

    Handmade garden projects is what we do here at Flea Market Gardening, so I was glad to discover this book, Handmade Garden Projects, written by Lorene Edwards Forkner and published by Timber Press. A Flea Market Gardening Book Review: Take the example in the book, Handmade Garden Projects and you’ll find that with a few...

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    Visit ‘Little Shop Antiques’ in Autumn

    by  • October 7, 2014 •  Comments

    Visit ‘Little Shop Antiques’ in Autumn

    Let’ go shopping! Is Halloween a favorite day for you?  If so, you’ll love visiting Laura Goines’s Little Shop Antiques in Fall,…she loves Halloween, too! She has wonderful and simple ideas anyone can do. Laura Goines tells us, “My husband and I live on a farm in Southwestern Ohio, in Brookville. I operate an...

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    Turn your Flea Market clutter into a collection!

    by  • October 4, 2014 •  Comments


    Do you wonder if it’s a collection or clutter? Everyone has clutter,…and we here at Flea Market Gardening have lots and lots of garden collectibles sometimes stashed willy nilly in closets or boxes,..in the garage or in a shed.  We joke that our garden objects and Flea market items are our ‘art supplies’ and...

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