I bought an old rusty bird cage years ago at the 450 mile yard sale. I think I paid $5.00 for it and brought it home. It’s been sitting in my yard, back in the woods where I often store my rusty finds. I found it the other day while I was cleaning around my shed. Flea market gardening is a favorite theme in my garden.
It has been so hot, not only in Georgia, but all over the United States, and I had not been very faithful in watering the plants I had bought in the spring. I wanted to bring a little color back into the yard, and decided to use my rusty bird cage as a vocal point.
These pink zinnias would be perfect to add a little color. I found an old bread box when I brought the bird cage out, and punched holes in the bottom for drainage.
After planting the zinnias, I placed the birdcage over it and placed it on my garden table. I bought this table at a local junk store for $10.00 and placed an enamel top on it. I like to pay very little for things that are going to be in the yard. After a few years, the wood will fall apart.
I added a few other flea market finds, a rusty bedspring and grater.
It needed a few more items added. An old file drawer had rusted and was filled with succulents, and my gnome welcome sign completed my Rusty Bird Cage Garden Vignette.
I have a very large yard, and I try to add spots of color and interest throughout it. I hope you will find a few flea market treasures and create your own garden décor. It doesn’t take a lot of money to add a little interest to your garden.
You may also like to see what I did with an old house vent I bought at an estate sale.
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Terri Steffes says
Love it! I love the pink. Perfect for that spot!
Sharon @ Blue Willow House says
Great idea for an old bird cage. Love it!
Susan Brandt says
How creative. Looks great and I love the Zinnias.
Evelyne Nemcsok says
this looks so wonderful! What a whimsical addition! Love it!