I would describe my decorating style, both inside and out, as “Flea Market Chic.” I love things with character, patina, and a story. I admire the cleverness of repurposed items, and especially enjoy having things with extra meaning because they were made by a friend or loved one.
I didn’t plan it, but my front yard has a kitchen theme. There’s a metal colander planted with succulents, an old teapot made into a bird house, silverware made into wind chimes, and an oversized coffee cup and saucer made into a bird feeder that was a gift from my sister. I guess those things just speak to me.
This barn-style bird house is special because it’s made from debris that was picked up after the Joplin tornado. I bought it from the couple that made it when I happened upon their garage sale. I wish I knew their names so I could give them credit for it. It’s a treasure!
I have even more things I could share, but I think I’ll save them for a future post. My garden is filled with treasures – gifts from loved ones, or things I found at garage sales and thrift stores. Adding to my garden is one of my favorite past times!
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