Not everyone will understand this…
…but those searching online for “garden” and “rust” will surely find their way here! If you have found yourself here,…then you may be a Flea market Gardener! Besides at Flea markets, we also find interesting rust elements for our gardens at junk shops and on the roadsides, vacant lots and even in our own garages. Here are some of the most ingenious and most beautiful examples of using Rust in the Garden.
I found,…and bought this rusty pail bucket for $5.00,… to my husband’s surprise. He knows me well enough not to,….well, you know.
Peggy Blanton says, “This old milk can has been in my garden for years…the rose behind it also…but I was worried the harsh winter had killed the old rose, but it finally put on some beautiful blooms!”
Jeanne Sammons says, “what I call, ‘Grandpa’s Rake Garden.’ I bought this old rake that my Grandpa used twenty or more years ago. ”
Diana Folsom tells us, “I found two of these rusty wagon wheels at a flea market in Louisiana, …I wish I could find more!”
Cindy Barton says, “I’ve had this wonderful old iron head board for six years and it’s just been leaning on a tree in the back yard. Now that the potting shed has been built I knew exactly where I wanted it to go. I can’t wait to plant that side of the shed around the head board.”
Betty Heffner says, “The birds have taken a lot of our time lately. The babies have all left the nest. This is my Blaze Climbing Rose and the roses are a bit wild looking but so prolific. I have them in many areas of the yard. We moved this rose last fall from another part of the yard, we’re so pleased it’s took hold and going to make it. The rocks are to remind my husband, the weed-eater stops here.”
Amy Hatcher says, “I love this one because it’s a little different than some Motel chairs, but with more detail. My husband wants me to paint it, but I kind of like it with its old rusty charm.
Billie says, “When I saw this “junkin” I knew what I would use it for. A planter!”
Not surprisingly, auto parts places are a source for these car or farm equipment parts. the surprised ones will be the proprietors if you mention why you want them!
Nancy K. Meyer’s treasure found with her companion, Jeanne Sammons, proving you find more good junkola with friends along! These rust discs can be stacked or displayed or set on rods as decoration.
Wendy Hankins: “Wrought iron patio table I found at the Salvation Army. Had junk piled on top of it. Almost didn’t see it.”
…if you find yourself in a real junk shop,…like Yeya’s Antiques in San Antonio, Texas for example, focus in on the possibilities ..of RUST!