Flea Market inspiration!
One of the best things about Flea Market Gardening is the passing of ideas from one to another, and the spark of creativity planted like a seed which leads to a new idea. That’s what happened when Marie Niemann posted about Garden people,….you know,…like scarecrows, only much more U-Neek!
Wanda Clark says, “A few weeks ago, Marie Neimann’s post about garden people inspired me to me to go on a search for parts for my own garden person! My Hubby took me all over the Amish country here in Ohio to find just the right parts. Her name, ’Hattie May, keeper of the garden,’ was given by my friend, Jimmye Lynn Dye-Porter…and another friend, Nancy Carter, gave me the idea of using old air horns for the bosom. My Hubby hadn’t welded since late 60s, but bought a welder to try this out.
“I was so surprised,” Wanda says, “when I found the wire dress form in antique shop, walked around a corner and as soon as I laid eyes on it, I knew right away it was perfect!”
Hattie’s ‘parts list’
- Old brass pot for the head, sprayed Bronze
- Her nose is a plum-bob
- Mouth drawer pull
- De-Horner for hips and legs
- Her skirt is a flower pot trellis
- Old air horns for the bosom and arms
- Spatulas for hands
- Old snow tire chains for her belt
- Cobblers shoe lasts for feet
- The eyes some kind of little pulleys
- Doll glass eyes
- Eyebrows horseshoe nails
- Eyelashes were made out a pastry cutter
- Chains for hair
- Granite lid for hat
- Hobby Lobby flower on top