Do you love flea markets as much as I do? I decorate my house with a lot of my finds, but what I like even more is using a little creativity and see how I can use my flea market finds in the garden. I have a few flea market finds that are my favorites. I have had them for years, and they often get moved around in the yard, planted with different flowers, and seasonal changes made.
This old adirondark chair is at least 10 years old, and I can’t believe it has lasted this long. It started out on my deck as a chair to sit in, but after many years in the weather, I was afraid I would end up on the ground. I moved it around in my yard, holding a basket of ferns, until it finally settled permanently in my front yard perennial garden. It’s had several signs on it, baskets of ferns or flowers placed in the seat, and seasonal outdoor pillows. I found this “Angels are all around us ” garden sign at a local thrift store that was going out of business. Another $6.00 find that will give many years of pleasure. I don’t guarantee it will stay in one spot every year, although this seemed to be the perfect place for now.
My little red wagon. Found at a local antique shop, it’s $28.00 price tag was a little more than I usually pay, but I couldn’t resist. He sat on my deck with pots of flowers, until I moved him down to my patio on this white table my son made for me. Sitting in full sun, I chose to put a tray of succulents from Lowe’s. There was a couple of rusted holes in the bottom, so I didn’t have to worry about drainage.
Anytime I can find galvanized containers at a good price, I buy them. I love my galvanized cooler, and old coal scuttle. There’s no bottom in the coal scuttle, so once filled with geraniums, there was no moving it! But, I didn’t have to worry about drainage either. I like to create a vignette in 3’s, with varying heights, so the chicken feeder made the perfect companion.
My garden chair was a great purchase at $6.00. You can’t sit in it, but it looks great paired with a garden flag that changes with the seasons or holidays. Since this area is shaded most of the day, I used hostas in my galvanized tub. I planted these hostas from bulbs, and this is the third year they have returned. This tub isn’t so heavy, that I can’t move it around if I want to change my mind. It’s also light enough to turn it so each side gets the sun.
This chair would look good with a seasonal outdoor pillow, a pot of bright red flowers, or a garden sign hung over the back corner.
Be sure and visit your local flea market. Your next flea market find may find it’s way into your garden.
Need some accessories for your flea market finds? Here are some of my favorites.
Garden Flags: Inexpensive, can change seasonally. I like the double sided ones like the one below.
Flag Holder. This one is a little fancier than mine, although the shape is the same. Like mine, you can push it way down into the ground to prevent bending over. This one has flag clips which mine doesn’t. You can BUY IT NOW, HERE
Seasonal Pillows. Add a little color to your Flea Market Garden Chairs and Benches. Love this four piece set. Just buy the pillow forms once, then change your pillows with the seasons and holidays. You can buy your set HERE
Having a fun and creative garden doesn’t have to be expensive. Pick up a few flea market pieces such as benches, chairs, and galvanized containers. Then change them seasonally with new flowers, signs, pillows, and flags.
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