Do you love thrifting for flea market finds? Wait until you see what I found at the Vermont Flea Market this fall for the garden and home.

It’s been a while since I brought you thrifting for the garden. So today we are bargain-hunting for some deals!

While we haven’t been up to Vermont as much lately, we did sneak a quick trip at the outdoor vintage flea market.

You never know what you’ll find.

Sometimes I can score a good deal.

And other times flea market finds can be a bit overpriced.

So I have to ask myself – how badly do I want or even need this?

With our new home, I’m decorating many spaces so when I shop I never quite know what exactly I’m looking for, but I’ll know it when I see it.

Do you shop with that approach too? LOL!

Wait until you see what I found thrifting this month!

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Vermont Flea Market Finds for the Garden and Home

Are there things you gravitate to when you go thrifting?

For me, I see all things for the garden.

Whether I’m flipping a flea market find to pot up some flowers or upcycling a piece to hold seasonal decor, with every piece I see I am wondering how it can be used with my plants and flowers.

Here’s what I found at the outdoor flea market in Vermont!

flea market finds in vermont during fall

Trash or Treasure?

When you see this pile, do you see someone’s trash or are they treasures?

I love finding old rusty tools.

They may not look amazing in a pile like this, but you can create a cool collection on a shelf or tuck them in among some plants to add a little interest to an arrangement of greenery.

But when you see a nice rusty old can or bucket? That would make a great planter for flowers or houseplants!

Just sayin’!

vintage windows, tubs and other architectural salvage I found at the flea market in wilmington, vermont

Old Windows and Tubs

Isn’t that tub AMAZING?

How pretty would that be as a planter?

And looking back at this photo, why did I not grab that sink it’s awesome and would be perfect in my future greenhouse!

I also love old vintage windows because they make great backdrops for wreaths, baskets of flowers or other decor.

See how I used our old vintage window outside on the back porch?

backyard porch in fall with outdoor wicker conversation set, orange buffalo plaid pillows, orange throw blanket, vintage window with fall wreath and houseplants

Brass Candlesticks

I fell in love with these brass candlesticks at first site!

They were $20 for the pair!!!!

Isn’t that a great deal?

They are pretty heavy and look very vintage. I decided to add them to my family room on my beautiful mango wood coffee table with these awesome battery-operated candles.

vintage brass candlesticks at the outdoor flea market in Vermont

To create a neutral fall look, I tucked in a large gourd, some scented candles, books and of course, plants.

Oh and by the way. I found that vintage wrought iron basket at this same flea market last year and I love it.

It’s the perfect size for the coffee table and I tuck a bunch of seasonal faux flowers and greens in it depending on my mood.

But don’t they look great?

neutral fall decor in family room of boho farmhouse with mango wood round coffee table gourds candles monstera plants cozy pillows and throw blankets with area rug and large picture windows overlooking gardens

Vintage Blues

For whatever reason, there were lots of pretty blue glass pieces this year.

I haven’t seen as much in the past, but today, there was a lot.

And I wound up leaving with a GORGEOUS blue vase for my cut flowers.

That blue will look amazing with flowers from my cutting garden.

Flea market finds with lots of blue glass at the outdoor vintage market in Vermont

Architectural Salvage

I love finding architectural salvage pieces that you can use in a crock or add to home decor in some sort of way.

These porch spindles were a little pricey. Cause you can’t buy just one and I’m not spending 100s of dollars on them.

I know you can buy them for a steal at places like The Profound Market, Brimfield, and Vintage Market Days.

architectural salvage porch railings - flea market finds in wilmington vermont

Vintage Flea Market Finds for Succulents

How adorable are these old containers and old copper teapots?

They are perfectly sized for succulents and would add a ton of texture to a shelf.

While I love them, I didn’t snag any because I left with a few other flea market finds that I wanted a little bit more.

flea market finds that are perfect to use with succulents that I found at the outdoor flea market in wilmington vermont

Crystal Glassware

I LOVE finding items I can use for my tables.

To buy some of these items from a retail store would cost a lot of money.

I’ve got a few sets already so I didn’t buy this one, but how pretty are the floral details on it?

Want to See More Thrift Store Finds?

I’ve been sharing lots of cool items I found for our new home and garden.

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flea market finds potted up with heucheras on the front porch with porch swing, fall pillows and cozy blanket in autumn

Let’s See What My Friends Found Thrifting This Month!

My good friends Kim and Jennifer also went thrifting this month to decorate their home and garden spaces.

Wait until you see what they found!

My good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill has been busy lately! She’s been decorating for fall and shared some creative ways to decorate with plants in her thrift store finds.

And I love the dried echinops and amarynth with the pumpkins! So pretty!

centerpiece using unique items from nature along with dried flowers

My good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells shares some of her thrift store finds and how she repurposes them for her flowers.

And if you’ve been following Kim you know she’s got a lot in that gorgeous garden of hers!

I love how her fresh cut flowers from the garden look in the cottage kitchen!

farmhouse kitchen with lamp and flowers on island

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flea market finds in vermont for the garden and home

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Stacy Ling

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  1. I want all those copper kettles from that flea market! I’m sad that flea market season is winding down though…onto the indoor antique stores til Spring!!

    1. Me too! It’s one of my fave things to do up in VT – there are some great shops though too – I’ll just hit those!

  2. I always love a flea market! I keep a few things in mind that I am looking for, but mostly I just look to see what I fall in love with! Those are always my favorite finds! Great coffee table styling with your new candlesticks!

  3. Yes please on all the copper tea kettles! I love the porch spindles but never know what to do with them once I get them home. The candlesticks are so gorgeous in your home. I can’t wait for the day when we go thrifting together.