My favorite time of year is autumn. Autumn is such a colorful time of year with the leaves changing, it is the perfect time for landscape displays.
I have an old radio flyer wagon - a favorite flea market find! (pictured above in winter) that gets used in the yard with pumpkins, flowers and gourds decorating it.
The wagon came from a peddlers mall we stopped at while traveling in Pigeon Forge Tn. (See the picture above of the wagon in a winter shot. I was using it as a squirrel feeder beside a tree in the front yard.
When my husband and I shop we don't buy alot of stuff (could be because we have so much decorative stuff already). But we usually get something really cool on our travels.
The wagon I mentioned before was bought with cash we received from a family member for Christmas. The old wagon is very special to us for that reason too.
When you purchase old things on your flea market shopping spree if is fun to have a story behind the "flea market find".
Wagons are perfect for displays for assorted sized potted plants. Wheelbarrows are also ideal for the same purpose.
I have a decorative wheelbarrow in my front yard this summer that has an assortment of flower pots with a variety of annuals displayed. It is a very pretty display. Featuring my favorite color - purple.
Here is a Hint, Use Colors you Love- that Go Well Together
I have a orange front door, the purple petunias along with other flowers looks nice with the door. See the picture above. When in bloom the hibiscus blooms an apricot color.
See how I changed this look for fall. Check it out at the link below. I added some of my favorite flea market finds with seasonal items.
I also plant lots of mixed colored marigolds and zinnias and sunflowers. There is lots of orange shades in these flowers. I grow all of these flowers from seed from my garden.
Some suggestions for your shopping pleasure - great flea market finds don't have to be expensive. Do some looking before you buy. Get educated.
You will find that the price for something you are looking for can vary from vendor to vendor.
We visited the 127 yard sale for the first time this year. Unbelievable! The amount of flea market finds at this yard sale are unending.
We will have to go again next year. We only traveled about 10 miles on Rt 127 and the variety was amazing and so was the price differences.
My favorite flea market find on that trip was definitely different. We picked up a wonderful set of old table legs that are destined to hold barnwood birdhouses on a upcoming project we are going to do.
We both fell in love with the table legs and bought them for a buck a piece! We bought a few other things on our adventure too of course.
The 127 yard sale is the first weekend of each August, actually 4 days- Thurs-Sun. If you are into flea markets, yard sales etc. GO....highly recommended. The 127 yard sale is over 600 miles long and is amazing.
Next year we are going to go earlier in the day. It does get hot, so be prepared for alot of walking and high temperatures. And expect to have a blast looking for your favorite flea market treasures.
I highly recommend Peddlers Antique and Flea Markets - usually a huge selection of vendor booths with lots of variety.
If you are ever in Lexington KY, visit the Lexington Peddlers Mall.
We have a booth there- upstairs Booth # 400 Rented Mule. Our booth has lots of old stuff, barnwood signs and barnwood crafts, flower seeds from Freda's Favorite Flowers (our private garden) and alot more.
This photo shows coat racks we have in our booth. The coat racks have themed hooks such as cats, dogs, and gardening. That is something you won't find in a department store!
The Lexington Peddlers Mall has over 600 booths. Lots of fun awaits.
I have a huge collection of Scrappy Signs in our booth. See the picture below for an example. Old barnwood signs from Rented Mule, are perfect for hanging in your garden. All signs are one of a kind.
Custom signs with any saying are available. The sign below says Antiques and old stuff. I also make gardening signs out of antique Kentucky barnwood.
Visit the link below for more details.
Click on the picture of the Antiques and Old Stuff sign to find out more about our booth at the Lexington Peddlers Mall.