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    Recommended book: Handmade Garden Projects

    by  • October 11, 2014 • Garden Junk •  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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    Grow a Flea Market party garden

    by  • September 16, 2014 • Garden Junk, Garden Junk fun! •  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 • Garden Art ideas, Garden bowling balls, Garden Junk •  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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    Make a chandelier-style wind chime

    by  • August 21, 2014 • Garden Junk •  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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    Bogdan’s unique garden art

    by  • July 9, 2014 • Garden Junk •  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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    Carlene’s good garden clutter

    by  • June 29, 2014 • Garden Junk, Garden Tours! •  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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    Brilliant garden birdcages!

    by  • June 17, 2014 • Garden Junk •  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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    Sherma’s sparkling bottle wall in the garden

    by  • June 15, 2014 • Garden Junk •  Comments

    Sherma's bottle wall

    A brilliant garden bottle wall…  Sometimes a garden project is so dazzling that it creates a sensation at Flea market Gardening.  We love to scavenge for just the right objects to put together for garden art and Sherma Jones has first scavenged,…then created something I call a Flea Market Gardening masterpiece in her Nebraska...

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    French café and Wire chairs in the garden

    by  • June 10, 2014 • Garden Junk •  Comments

    French cafe chairs-featured

    The Romance of French folding chairs…12 ideas! Vintage French-style folding chairs can be found in antique stores, flea markets, estate sales and perhaps even a thrift store. They last a long time outdoors, remind you of a real or imaginary trip to Paris and simply add charm to your garden. With an old set...

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    Dressed up dressers in the garden

    by  • June 7, 2014 • Creative Containers, Garden Junk, How to: Easy project ideas •  Comments

    Dressed up dressers

    Recycled Garden Project: Dressers! Like these creative gardeners, turn a dresser into a garden potting bench, planter box or ‘stage’ to display garden treasures.. Linda Gladman took a few Flea Market Gardening essentials like a window, a garden sign and a galvanized container and created a vignette extraordinaire on her outdoor dresser top.  Borrow...

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