Outdoor Patio Living, Flea Market Style
Cool down summer with these ideas for fantastic patios! Keeping it simple, these are minimal maintenance, easy to care and a just plain fun to decorate with Flea Market finds, of course!
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Myra Glandon created a round brick patio made from salvaged brick and walkway made from brick and old mill stone. There is a small fish pond on the right and a wooded picnic area under the pines to the left behind the angel.
Myra says,”I love old mill stones and have three of varying sizes I use in my yard. Here is a large one i used as part of the entry to our circular brick patio.”
Priscilla Blain tells us, “Our patio with flowers planted in thrift store wicker baskets .. The wrought iron baskets hanging on the fence are from an estate sale. I love finding old planters to garden with!”
Patti O’Shea: “I love gardening on the patio and finding great finds from yard sales!”
Su Langley’s two level stamped cement patio draws guests out into the garden to see all her Flea Market finds, like iron plants stands and 50s wooden patio furniture. The cement birdbath was only $20, with a crack she repaired with our favorite ‘glue,’ GEII Silicone. The fire pit? The inside drum of an old washer, given as a house warming present and very practical!
Have A Seat
The glider was a gift from a friend, moving out of the neighborhood and the metal table was a trash day find!
Creating the Perfect Summer Patio
David R Freeman says, “My “patchwork patio” and firepit I recently constructed using articles I have collected for several years: Rock I collected from our property, scrap granite, pavers, hypertufa stepping stones and pavers my family and I have made. The only cost was for the base of crushed stone. A hard week of labor for one person.”
David tells us the details, “In this different angle revealing more of the different mediums used for the patio. For My Big Garden Project. Prob little over 350 sq ft. The buff colored squares are 2 x 2 ft…. Weigh about 100 lbs. The rocks weigh 200-400 lbs. I have a compact tractor with loader/backhoe. Backhoe has thumb to pick up and place larger pieces, then “walk” pieces. And use steel pry bar to get exact place. Did in one week.”
Julian Rodriguez says, “One last good bloom in the back garden on the terrace. Have a good day in the garden fellow gardening friends. The majority of plants are in terra cotta pots and just need a drink once a week with some good potting soil. I like to collect vintage pots from estate sales and flea markets. But if I can’t find any I just age a new one by scratching it up and rubbing grass and mud on the pot to give it some age.”
Cindy Trubisky’s three season patio
Barb Brashier’s multi-level covered patio
Table For Two
Billie Hayman Changing things around again. Table for two?
Raise It Up
Billie Hayman created height with plant shelves on her patio, hand laid with bricks
Nancy Grigsby says, “This is what I see every time I walk out the back door onto my deck – it’s my Colonial Williamsburg garden that my husband and I built in 2001.
Colonial Williamsburg (Cont.)
It’s modeled after two gardens in Colonial Williamsburg, the layout is copied from the John Blair house and the fence is copied from the Talia-ferro Cole garden.
I spent a couple of weeks climbing piles of rubble in a gravel pit to retrieve the used brick, 15 cents each, I brought home over one thousand bricks and the fence is all hand cut from raw lumber. It’s always changing as every year I try new plants.
The center is empty now as I’m trying to decide if I want to plant herbs next spring, but my granddaughter is enjoying playing in the dirt for now. The gate weight, upper left in the picture, was given to me by my next door neighbor.”
Shannon Smit says, “My patio garden. Lots of things from Flea Markets and Goodwill repurposed.”
Tammy Sisler used a circle motif to create a hand laid brick patio in just the right size for a firepit used all year round. Tammy says. My husband collects logs and is always making something, hence the wooden seats and table.”
Big Patio Project
Becky Norris documented her patio project for us here at Flea market Gardening one Spring. At each stage she updated her progress and posted more photos. Read about how she did this here, “Becky’s big patio project.”
Did It Herself!
Becky Norris laid all the pavers herself in this finished patio project!
Merry Shaw: My little bit of Paradise in the Gulf Coast of Florida
Kay Bassett: My front patio…ready for the 4th!
New stonewall garden to the left with a row of five Arborvitaes, assorted Rock Garden varieties, a butterfly border garden below it, a blue and yellow border garden along the white picket fence in back, and the center focal point garden with an Italianate urn and my all-time favorite Foxglove. Start to finish: five to six months, give or take. ♥ From ‘Garden Gossip‘
My Secret Garden
Freda Eckel says, “When I started painting signs on barnwood for my business. My Secret Garden, this sign inspired me. Since then I have painted lots of signs and my favorites are garden signs.”