• Kirk's bird house trellis

    Kirk’s bird house trellis

    by  • September 19, 2014 •  Comments

    A Birdhouse Trellis with Flea Market Style A trellis for the birds!  Kirk Willis was winging it when he came up with this idea for a trellis screening off one area of his garden.The magic happened when he added birdhouses and glass. Feel free to tweet! Kirk explains all the steps he took to...

    Read more →
    Flea Market party garden

    Grow a Flea Market party garden

    by  • September 16, 2014 •  Comments

    Gardens Built for Parties… For a truly standout garden party, a little thought about decoration and atmosphere goes a long way!   Barb Brashier and her husband Art planned a garden meant for parties. Loads of  creative ideas to easily host a fun and funky outdoor event using all your Flea Market finds. First,..color!...

    Read more →

    Glossy garden art using bowling balls

    by  • September 13, 2014 •  Comments

    Four examples by Pat Brown show how versatile they can be!

    In the Garden: Making Gazing Balls… Discarded bowling balls don’t look the same to us anymore.  All we see is their potential,…what color you like and how they’ll look with different textured materials glued on. Once created, these garden gazing balls are brilliant! Pennies, crushed glass, buttons and glass gems can all be used,...

    Read more →

    Why we love old-fashioned zinnias

    by  • September 9, 2014 •  Comments

    Growing zinnias

    We love zinnias!  They add a wonderful splash of color throughout the garden and are easy to grow from seed. Learn how to grow them and why we love them so much. Kay’s nostalgic zinnia bed Kay Comer says, “This is just a peek at one of our zinnia beds as it was just...

    Read more →

    Winsome window mosaics, for the garden

    by  • September 6, 2014 •  Comments

    Becky created this beautiful mosaic piece

    14 Interesting Ways To Use Old Windows One of the most common Flea Market or yard sale finds is an old window. They can be decorated and used in the garden or on the patio for a sparkly new twist! Vintage and recycled windows can be hung on a patio wall, in an existing...

    Read more →

    Ann’s butterfly garden extraordinaire

    by  • September 2, 2014 •  Comments

    Ann's butterfly garden-featured

    An a-’door’-able garden Our own Ann Elias has created the ultimate butterfly garden and here we show you all the steps she took to accomplish this project. She has an area that is difficult to plant and here she decided to put her garden ‘background,’ built upon a framework her hubby made. Ann says,...

    Read more →

    Katrina’s garden art with recycled saws

    by  • August 30, 2014 •  Comments

    Saw art- featured

    Garden graphic with recycled tools Have you ‘saw’ this? Look how Katrina Lounsbury collected several old and vintage hand saws to make a design on her shed. Repetition works for the Rockettes and the idea is the same with any strong graphic element or shape such as these wedge shaped saws.  When we ‘saw’ this...

    Read more →

    Flea Market entertainer’s piano bar

    by  • August 25, 2014 •  Comments

    Piano bar

    Piano Repurposed Karyn Courter joined in our recent Project Challenge, starting with a shabby old piano,…an up right.  What she came up with is downright fabulous!  A wine bar! Karyn’s old piano sacrifices its strings to become a beautiful wine bar..   Rich and fine grained underneath, she stripped off the old varnish and stained...

    Read more →

    Toni’s garden arbor built just for birds!

    by  • August 22, 2014 •  Comments

    Toni's bird arbor-featured

    Bird Feeding Station and Garden Arbor Toni Visconti and her husband, took advantage of our July Challenge to start and complete a garden arbor dedicated to birds and wildlife in their new home.  See all the steps they took to make their wildlife feeding and bathing station that makes a brilliant focal point in...

    Read more →

    Make a chandelier-style wind chime

    by  • August 21, 2014 •  Comments

    Garden chandelier

    Colored crystals make a sparkling garden wind chime Flea market finds and unusual silver goblets combined with beads make an amazing garden chime to hang in a tree or from a pergola. Shea Ricci from near Rochester, New York, created this wind chime chandelier from odds and ends she found, including a set of...

    Read more →

    Cindy’s outstanding outhouse…repurposed!

    by  • August 16, 2014 •  Comments

    Cindy's outhouse

    Gorgeous garden shed from an outhouse Cindy Large committed to our Flea market Gardening July Challenge this summer, but didn’t know if she’d be able to finish.  She did though and here is how she finally got her most useful outhouse shed in the garden. First, find one! Finding a find Cindy Large says,...

    Read more →

    Cherrie’s glassy garden flower

    by  • August 12, 2014 •  Comments

    Cherrie Carine's garden flower

    Recycling Tree Stumps for garden art We all have seen bottle trees here at Flea Market Gardening, but Cherrie has taken this to a different level…a lower level!  Instead of a towering tree, she gathered her wine bottles and arranged them in a tight circle and in layers to create a sparkling flower shape...

    Read more →

    Sherry’s terrific miniature tree house

    by  • August 9, 2014 •  Comments

    Sherry's tree house

    Downed tree to miniature tree house… When Sherry Law realized a tree needed to be cut down in her garden, she went to work and created an amazingly detailed miniature home for gnomes,.. or fairies.  Sherry includes her material list and complete instructions. Sherry says, “When we knew we were going to have to...

    Read more →

    Marie’s Garden, all from seed

    by  • August 5, 2014 •  Comments

    Marie's Garden, all from seed

    Marie Niemann is showing us her courtyard garden fitted with raised garden beds she and her husband built.  Each year, she plants a garden and this year, it’s all from seed.  Here she tells her easy secrets. Good Morning! “I’m having coffee on a cool Sunday morning with my honey on the upper deck...

    Read more →

    Directional sign posts for the garden

    by  • August 2, 2014 •  Comments

    Directional and way-finding sign posts

    Whimsical Way-finding Signs You only have to think of the locations where your family lives to make a fun directional sign post for your garden.  Personalize your garden and create a one of a kind sign to honor your family and friends or to delight your imagination in the garden. This is a garden...

    Read more →

    Behind the scenes at Ann’s ‘Garden Walk’

    by  • July 29, 2014 •  Comments

    Ann's garden walk

    Recently, Ann Elias’s garden was included in a Community Garden Walk Menasha, Wisconsin and we’re going behind the scenes to see the preparations she made for the event. Hosting a Garden Walk Two years ago, Ann and her husband built a garden cottage she calls the Lady Lounge.  It’s the main focal point of...

    Read more →

    Creative containers: Vintage toolbox planters!

    by  • July 26, 2014 •  Comments

    Tool box planters

    How to plant a recycled toolbox for the garden Almost anything can be repurposed for a unique container.  One of the most charming Flea Market gardening-style containers is an old toolbox, either metal or wood.  Here are two How To planting projects using a metal and wooden toolboxes and a gallery of our best...

    Read more →

    Make a sparkly wine bottle garden edging

    by  • July 24, 2014 •  Comments

    Wine bottle edgings-featured

    What to do with wine bottles… If you collect wine bottles for any reason, see these ideas and examples that prove that anyone can dazzle up the garden with glass bottles to edge a garden bed or path. Your paths will look pretty when the sun shines through the colored glass. Lark Kulikowski volunteered...

    Read more →

    Dreamy Flea Market garden cottages

    by  • July 19, 2014 •  Comments

    Dreamy cottages

    …in our Flea market style! Some of our gardeners have sweet little cottages as focal points in their gardens and we want to show you!  If you entertain a dream of having your own garden cottage or shed, see what these gardeners have done to pretty them theirs and plant gardens around.  We’ll give...

    Read more →

    Patti’s fantastical ‘tin can’ garden lady

    by  • July 15, 2014 •  Comments

    Patti's tin lady

    …plus a tin man you can easily make! How to included… How to make a ‘Tin Can’ lady and more! Here at Flea Market Gardening, we adore the funky and foolish, so when Patti gathered her collection of various tin cans, some rusty wire  and bottle caps, we were happy to see this tin...

    Read more →

    Whimsical garden wind chimes you can make

    by  • July 12, 2014 •  Comments


    Secrets of the wind chime makers Our Flea Market gardeners have a nice collection of unique and wonderful wind chimes, most of which they have made themselves. Wind chimes add interesting and relaxing sounds to your garden. Some here are sparkly sun catchers to hang in the trees and attract sunlight. Some are musical...

    Read more →

    Bogdan’s unique garden art

    by  • July 9, 2014 •  Comments

    Bogdan's garden art

    Take a look at an amazing imagination at work Bogdan Dabrowski‎ may have a full time career, but he’s an artist at heart, making garden creations from recycled objects in his workshop. Look carefully. You’ll never believe some of the things he transforms into art! Making use of scrap metal, hardware pieces and wood...

    Read more →