• Piano bar

    Flea Market entertainer’s piano bar

    by  • August 25, 2014 •  Comments

    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 bird arbor-featured

    Toni’s garden arbor built just for birds!

    by  • August 22, 2014 •  Comments

    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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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Easy to make dish flowers

    by  • July 5, 2014 •  Comments

    Dish flowers

    …Plus 5 ways to attach them to the ‘stems!’ Our Flea Market Gardening experts show how to make dish flowers, how to attach the ‘stems’ and how to put on the finishing touches! Why we love dish flowers Mainly, we, at Flea market Gardening, love ceramics of any kind! We love the idea of...

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    FMG July Project Challenge begins!

    by  • July 3, 2014 •  Comments

    Sue Langley, "I can't believe how well these did from lastbyear's petunia plants!"

    Let’s pick a project and do it!   In July! Many of us have a file full of garden ideas or have wanted to do a project they’ve seen here on our page.  Look through your file or in our albums and pick one you can do ALL this this month…  It’s a challenge! How...

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    Carlene’s good garden clutter

    by  • June 29, 2014 •  Comments

    Carlene's organized clutter

    Carlene collects clutter! Good clutter… The way Carlene Blair arranges this clutter is her talent and also the name of the  blog story, Organized Clutter, of her garden and home creations.   Junk gardening is one of the topics on her blog along with interior decorating, crafting and treasure hunting, all of our favorite things! Many...

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    How to grow happy hosta

    by  • June 24, 2014 •  Comments

    Happy Hosta

    Happy hosta in our Flea Market gardens Our gardeners are weigh in with why they love hosta, how they successfully grow it, where and how.. and how they design the garden around this fascinating plant. Hosta Love Gardeners love hosta for their different shades of green.  Green, yellow, green, blue green and green green! ...

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    Your picture framed garden!

    by  • June 21, 2014 •  Comments

    Fabulous frames

    Amazing uses for old picture frames in the garden Old frames are the easiest things to find at a thrift store or at Flea Markets , but did you know you can bring them into the garden in dozens of different ways? You’ll see frames that act as plant hangers, frames that add color...

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    Brilliant garden birdcages!

    by  • June 17, 2014 •  Comments

    Brilliant Birdcages

    Create a birdcage planter for your patio… You have seen them,…rusty, dusty birdcages, pushed to the back of a thrift shop shelf.  Next time, snap one up!  Spray paint it, or not, depending on the finish, then fill it with fresh flowers! Racquel Stair “Thrift store decorative birdcage turned into pretty hanging planter with...

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