• Terrific turbines Fall

    Terrific turbine transformations,…for the garden!

    by  • October 21, 2014 •  Comments

    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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    Upcycle a Garden Mailbox

    Make a garden planter from a mailbox!

    by  • October 18, 2014 •  Comments

    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

    Collections

    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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    Apple and Green Tomato Pie from Renee’s Seeds

    by  • October 4, 2014 •  Comments

    Apple and Green Tomato Pie-featured

    A unique recipe worth sharing!  This memorably delicious pie is a hands-down winner – not too sweet, but with real texture and body. You’ll find it becomes one of your signature recipes. A great way to use end of the season tomatoes! Reprinted from Renee’s Garden website, my favorite seeds! Pastry for a double...

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    ‘Colors of Fall’ Photo Contest!

    by  • October 1, 2014 •  Comments

    Ammie Crumpton Peters 2nd Place

    Here are the winners! Congratulations to all Winners and Honorable Mentions! Joan Schumacher  1st Place and winner of the book, shown below! What the judges said: “Great composition and just has a nice unusual colors,…red and orange.” “Who doesn’t love an old American truck? ” “That red truck does it! with all the Fall...

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    Dressers and drawers in the Flea Market garden

    by  • September 25, 2014 •  Comments

    Dressers and drawers for the garden

    Five fun projects! These creative gardeners’ projects all make use of recycled drawers, dressers or boxes. They were designed for the garden for our July Project Challenge!  See how a vintage dresser can be dressed up for garden storage and how to use a drawer to make a shadow box or a charming nesting...

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    Diana’s clever ideas with Flea Market finds

    by  • September 23, 2014 •  Comments

    Diana's corncrib turned gazebo

    Junk garden ideas from Diana Daily include water features, a grain bin gazebo, uses for rusty rims, a barn quilt and much much more! Jeanie Merritt reports! Diana Daily’s junk  garden ideas On a sunny, beautiful day in Sunbury, Ohio I was privileged to tour the gardens of fellow Flea Marketing friend, Diana Daily....

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    Kirk’s bird house trellis

    by  • September 19, 2014 •  Comments

    Kirk's bird house trellis

    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...

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    Grow a Flea Market party garden

    by  • September 16, 2014 •  Comments

    Flea Market party garden

    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!...

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    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,...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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,...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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,...

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