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Vintage Garden Style

Vintage Garden Style

Vintage Garden Style

With a love for all things salvaged, Vintage Garden Style showcases old-fashioned flowers with flea market and salvage finds for the garden. Within the pages of this magazine you’ll find locations and features highlighting shabby chic charm that cannot be bought in a big box store. Part inspiration, part how-to, Vintage Garden Style will inspire readers to infuse their outdoor spaces with their own green-hearted personality.

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Meredith Corporation

in this issue

1 min
pick of the markets

1. THE FARM CHICKS ANTIQUES SHOW Spokane, WAthefarmchicks.com 2. ROSE BOWL FLEA MARKET Pasadena, CArgcshows.com 3. THIEVES MARKET Tempe, AZthievesmarketvintageflea.com 4. MILE HIGH FLEA MARKET Henderson, COmilehighfleamarket.com 5. ROUND TOP ANTIQUES FAIR Round Top, TX, and surrounding areasroundtoptexasantiques.com 6. ORONOCO GOLD RUSH DAYS Oronoco, MNgoldrushmn.com 7. WHAT CHEER FLEA MARKET What Cheer, IAwhatcheerfleamarket.com 8. SHIPSHEWANA AUCTION AND FLEA MARKET Shipshewana, INshipshewanatradingplace.com 9. SPRINGFIELD ANTIQUE SHOW & FLEA MARKET Springfield, OHspringfieldantiqueshow.com 10. NASHVILLE FLEA MARKET Nashville, TNnashvilleflea.com 11. SCOTT ANTIQUE MARKETS Atlanta, GAscottantiquemarket.com 12. RENNINGER’S ANTIQUE CENTER Mount Dora, FLrenningers.net 13. ANTIQUE EXTRAVAGANZA Adamstown, PA, and surrounding areasantiquescapital.com 14. BROOKLYN FLEA Brooklyn, NYbrooklynflea.com 15. BRIMFIELD ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW Brimfield, MAbrimfieldshow.com SHOP TILL YOU DROP Vintage markets aren’t the only place to score treasures. Hit these local or online options: auctions consignment shops estate sales junkyards sites such as Craigslist, eBay, Etsy, and Facebook tag sales yard and garage sales…

1 min
creativity cupola

Produced by STEPHANIE BRANDENBURG Photos by DEAN SCHOEPPNER VINTAGE BARN CUPOLAS might often look like frilly decorated cakes, but they served serious duty in their day. Primarily used to channel air through the barn to make the indoor environment healthier and to exhaust excess moisture, cupolas didn’t actually need to be attractive, and some aren’t fancy at all. But some very attractive vintage cupolas are finding new homes in gardens as accents or even water features. They range in price from $25 for common steel cupolas to $2,500 for rare wooden ones in good condition. Look for cupolas in architectural salvage or antiques shops. Vintage Garden Style™ (ISSN 2475-4420), 2017. Vintage Garden Style is published annually in February by Meredith Corp., 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309-3023. In Canada: Mailed under Publications…

1 min
collecting cues

WHETHER IT BE RUSTY garden tools, flower-themed linens, or vintage vases, the thrill of finding just the right piece to add to your trove will keep you hooked on flea market shopping. Choose a collectible or theme that interests you or has special meaning to you and works into your design aesthetic, then do a little research. You’ll find that the more you know about the items that catch your eye—and your dollars—the better you’ll be able to choose thoughtfully and still stay in your budget. Keep in mind that just because something is old doesn’t mean it’s valuable. Likewise, just because you love something, doesn’t mean you need to pay more than it’s worth. Display your collections in a thoughtful way—don’t let them become clutter. Arrange them in groupings, perhaps…

3 min
cans watering

GARDENERS HAVE ALWAYS PRIZED their watering cans. A well-made watering can of just the right size, with a sturdy handle, is as indispensable as a trowel; it’s “a masterpiece of appropriate technology,” wrote William Bryant Logan in The Tool Book (1997). Watering cans are beautiful tools, and vintage models are just as satisfyingly useful and attractive as the day they were made. Buckets and earthenware watering pots preceded watering cans, Logan says. The fi rst mention of a “watering kan” was in 1692, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. The dictionary also notes the use of the term watering pan “as more accurately imitating the genial rains,” in Sir Henry Steuart’s The Planter’s Guide (1827). Logan credits enterprising French and English gardeners of the late 19th century for the shape and…

1 min
fersh vintage

MY PASSION FOR ALL THINGS GARDENING extends well beyond the confines of my garden beds. It fills every nook and cranny of my Arts and Crafts bungalow. It crowds my mantel and lines my porch steps. It fills my bookshelves and decorates my walls. I am, after all, an inveterate collector. And I collect all kinds of cool garden-related stuff, like old hand tools and watering cans, out-ofprint garden books, terra-cotta pots, vintage garden prints and postcards, black-and-white snapshots of people posing proudly with their plants, cast-iron garden toy figurines, Maxfield Parrish garden prints, even old seed packets, and—of course—vintage garden magazines. I also like to infuse my outdoor spaces with those same romantic salvage sensibilities. And I suspect you do, too. That’s why this issue of Vintage Garden Style is…

2 min
pick the perfect market

Flea Markets Traditionally known for vintage items, and for strange and unique castoffs, a lot of flea markets have been taken over by cheap imported merchandise. Many of them also have farmers’ stands and garage sale booths. You can still find treasure there, but check to see if there is a vendor or sales listing on the market’s website before you go. See our list of some of the best-known markets on the following page. Antique and Vintage Shows Antique shows are often of interest to serious collectors, and the vendors there are usually knowledgeable. However, prices can be higher because the merchandise is of higher quality with a documented provenance. Vintage shows can have less expensive, but still interesting, items for sale. These shows often have strict rules about the types of…