Looking for budget-friendly garden treasures and decorating inspiration? Wait until you see my flea market find and where I’m using it!

Have you ever seen a piece while thrifting around that you knew you needed but weren’t sure what you were going to do with it?

Yep, that’s my latest flea market find.

I shared a sneak peek of it in last month’s thrifting adventure. So this month, I thought I’d share where it is in my home today and how I styled it.

Wait until you see how pretty it looks in my garden!

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Don’t Leave These Garden Treasures Behind at the Flea Market

If there is anything I’ve learned about thrifting, it’s there are certain things you just buy when you see them!

Because you can always find some way to use them in the garden.

Here are some of my favorite garden treasures that you should never leave at the flea market.

  • Old baskets
  • Vintage crocks
  • Tool boxes
  • Metal pails, bins, and buckets
  • Vintage crocks and jugs
  • Dough bowls
  • Vintage tins
  • Old Wood Crates and Trunks
  • Vintage dishes, platters, and tea sets
  • Statues and other garden decor
  • Benches, Bistro tables, and Chairs
vintage platters and plates at the flea market in vermont

At the Outdoor Flea Market in Vermont

When we were thrifting at the outdoor flea market in Vermont a few weeks ago, I found these AWESOME garden statues with chippy paint and fell in love with them!

I bought them for like $70 for the pair. They are made of concrete so they were really heavy to get back to our car.

Next time, I have to bring one of those foldable carts with wheels so I can haul finds like this.

But I digress.

Aren’t they adorable?

If you are familiar with my home and gardens, you know that the former homeowner left some statues and tree sculptures behind.

So over time, I’d like to add some select ones back for the gardens. And these were a great place to start.

concrete lion statues at the outdoor flea market in vermont

My Latest Flea Market Find and How I Styled It

When we returned from Vermont, my husband unpacked the car and decided to drop them on the front porch.

Honestly, I hadn’t thought about styling them here, but I kind of like it. So I left them here and love how they look with my flowering annuals.

They look so pretty and vintage with those gorgeous bright blooms.

front porch planters with lion statues
lion statue by the porch
view from the front porch with my flea market find lion statues

I wasn’t really sure where they were going when we bought them, but I knew I had to have them.

I’m not sure they will stay here permanently, but I like them here for now.

The plants they are featured here with are from Proven Winners and they include:

  • Supertunia Mini Vista Indigo
  • Superbells Prism Pink Lemonade
  • Angelface Cascade Blue Angelonia
  • Gomphrena ‘Truffala Pink’

I love the bold bright colors of the flowers with the chippy white statues. They totally have my heart.

gomphrena truffala pink proven winners with angelonia cascade blue, prism pink superbells and supertunia mini vista violet in planters by front porch of 1850 farmhouse with white rockers

More Flea Market Finds

What do you think of my flea market find? Do you think it was a great deal too?

I’ve been back to the flea market a few times and have my eyes peeled for more garden treasures like these. I love them!

Have you found some amazing garden treasures at the flea market lately? I would love to know more in the comments below.

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sunny front porch with flowers angelonia, superbells, supertunias and gomphrena with porch rockers on old farmhouse

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 Kim from Shiplap and Shells shared her pretty vintage and unique ideas for the garden.

She’s got great tips and tricks for decorating the garden with unique items, so wait until you see what she found this month.

shiplap and shells vintage garden ideas

My good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker HIll shared her best tips for thrifting in New England.

If you are new to scoring the best deals for your home and garden, this post is for you!

Thrift store tips for beginners with cottage on bunker hill

And my good friend Lora from Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder shared some summer kitchen vintage decorating ideas that look so pretty!

If you are looking for ways to decorate your kitchen on a budget, Lora has some amazing ideas.

lora bloomquist create and ponder vintage kitchen decor ideas for summer with fruit, tins and scale
close up of creme caramel coreopsis

Garden Supplies I Use

I’m often asked about the garden supplies and tools that I use most. From pruners to deer repellents, here are some of my favorites in no particular order.

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  1. Your new lions fit your new home beautifully! Love decorating the gardens with thrifted finds. I picked up a cement planter curbside years ago and it’s one of my favorites;) Your gardens are so gorgeous right now!