Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Flea-Market Garden Magazine!!

Oh my gosh! I am totally in love with this magazine!   This is the premier issue and it combines my two favorite things:  good-ole junk/flea market finds and gardening!  When I first saw it, I literally just wanted to 'transport' myself INTO IT!!

(click on any picture to enlarge it.)
  
It is definitely pricey: $9.95!  But I couldn't help myself.   (What is it with the price of magazines these days??   But this mag. has hardly any advertising in it and that's probably why.)

(Edit 2/10/11: I have received numerous requests on where to find the magazine. I bought mine at a Meijer store in central Ohio.  Good Luck!)


Don'tcha just love those posies tucked in those drawers?!   I'm going to try that this spring.   What I'm wondering:  do you plant directly in the drawer or place a pot in the drawer?   I suppose either way would work but I'd love to hear from those of you that use unusual containers for your posies.

I love rusted metal pieces in the garden that look like they've been there for years.


Check out the above desk!   Looks too good to be outside and have plants in it!   But it is gorgeous!   And that little planted chair is just too cute!

And what about this shed??!   One of these days, I swear I'm going to have my own little garden shed, decorated so cute I won't want to leave!  Just call me when dinner's ready.  Or better yet:  bring it out to me! ha!

And check it out!   Glass totems and plate flowers are becoming very popular!!  (That amber one looks almost identical to one I made about 4 years ago and it's still shining in my flower bed.)


Look:  they even give you instructions on how to make one.


Check out this shoe rack of succulents!   (I apologize for the glares!)

Here are a few more pics for your viewing pleasure!  

This magazine has gotten me so excited for spring.   But honestly, there's just no way I could ever have a beautiful garden like these, and I'm ok with that.   Unless you have 1 or 2 people able to help and can be out there all day long, I just don't see how it's possible.   I don't want my garden to consume me; I want to ENJOY it!   I just need to figure out how to have a great garden but on a smaller, more manageable scale.   If anyone has figured this out, please, do tell!!

47 comments:

Kathy said...

Looks to me like the magazine editors have been lurking on the Garden Junk forum of Gardenweb! I'll have to look for it, as it is right up my alley too! I wish I had a covered porch or patio for a desk like that. Too cute! It would fall apart pretty quickly if was out in the elements though.

Granny said...

That magazine is one I'll definitely be looking for. The price sounds high but with some magazines you get one page of pictures to every two pages of ads. The pictures are amazing, especially that desk. When I put a plant in anything wooden, I put the plant inside a pot and that way I can remove the pot to give the plant a shower if needed or to water it.

Elsie said...

Debbie I am with you on the prices
of magazines. I do like the looks
of this one and if it has little
advertising then I will buy it.I
love to use junk in my flower gardens. I have my (and I am 61)
tricycle painted white in my flower garden and it has a basket on the
handlebars with a flower in it. I
also have pretty saucers stuck in
some of my plants in pots. I have
a drawer to plant flowers in for
Spring and I am going to put them
in a pot with a saucer underneath
because your drawer will rot from
the moisture. Tina from "Cherryhill
Cottage" painted her drawer with chalk board paint and wrote FLOWERS
on the front. I like that idea so
thats what I am going to do. The
article in that mag looked like
what you make with your glassware.
Thanks for sharing for I have not
seen that mag.

mjowest said...

LOL- I don't have to buy it, you shared the best parts!
Kidding, you know we all are rushing out to get a copy tomorrow...

The wood drawers- depends- how many years you want to use it. Wood will break down faster when wet.
How 'distressed' do you want it to look?

ps what do they say to connect the flowers with?
the #1 question I get. no, I don't tell them...

vintagesue said...

wait....did you write that magazine???? omg...looks totally like something right up your alley!!!!!! wow. it has the VINTAGE wow factor that so many magazine photos are lacking these days, so i might have to go find one for meself.....
love it...love it....
so glad you found it. enjoy.
sue

Helen said...

Love that magazine - and hope I can find it out here in Cali. Like Elsie, I follow Tina from "Cherry Hill Cottage" blog. I've coveted her house and garden for some time now :o)

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

It all does look so familiar. LOL! I think they have been hanging out on Gardenwebs Garden Junk forum too. I love the garden junk stuff though.

Laura said...

I'm thinking a metal cabinet would be great outdoors...the rustier the better is my motto! Wonder how an old filing cabinet in a funky color would look with drawers pulled out with flowers? Hmmm...so looking forward to spring projects.
Laura

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Patti said...

Is there a website to get a subscription? I need this magazine!

mdmpayne said...

I saw this magazine in the grocery store (Ontario/Canada) on Sunday and threw it in the cart as it meshed with our long-time vintage/antique collecting habit and a my vengeance for gardening. While my husband waited to pay, I walked away to make a phone call. My husband called after me, "do you know that this magazine costs $12.95?" I indicated that he should buy it anyways, but was significantly sticker-shocked.

However, IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY. The articles go right to the last page, photos beautiful, ideas clever. We have been collecting for years (ie about 500 art pottery pieces), and gardening consumes me once the snow goes (rejoiced one spring when we saw the grubs had taken out most of the front lawn, and I promptly put in terraced rock gardens to the street), but aside from picking up a few vintage metal pieces for outside, have never married the two obsessions in a purposeful way. I will now shift some of the stuff that is inside out - less than perfect pottery pieces, for example, will be making some of those vintage glass totems. The first big piece I will 'plant' outside is the fantastic cast iron sewing machine base that has sat next to the furnace for 10 years waiting for it to be made into a side table. It would be perfect in the middle of a huge swath of vinca that is under an old maple back there - with something to plant annuals in on it.

I have already told a few gardener/collector friends about this mag, and look forward to any new issues that come along.

mdmpayne said...

Dianne

Bonnie said...

Wow, that looks like a magazine we would all fall in love with.

Grandma Shell said...

I saw this magazine reviewed on another blog also. I just can't go there with our old oak rolltop desk but I do have the bike and iron bedstead and even an old milk separator. Now if it would just hurry up and be SPRING LOL Oh and an old flower wagon also. Our soil isn't very fertile so I plant everything in raised beds or pots. Thanks for the tour of the mag.

Jill said...

You've got me excited! I love my junk and I love my garden! What did they use that colander for? It looked like either a lamp or a bird feeder somehow. Thanks for sharing, I'll have to watch for it.

Johna said...

I found this great new magazine at Sam's Club for $6.97! every single feature is amazing and I have to put it down between stories so I can let all the ideas soak in!

Hermity said...

I found my copy in our local Safeway. Definitely one of the best magazine purchases I have made recently. We are so inspired to give some of these wonderful ideas a try!

marsha said...

Home Depot in Virginia has it. Beautiful pictures and ideas.

greystone said...

Hi there I am glad to have found you, the magazine is just what I like to look at when i am waiting in the store for my wife to finish her shopping but this time I was suprised right out of my shoes that we were in the magazine under Southern Charm I was so excited that I wanted to go to loud speaker and page my wife to come the magazine dept in Walmart. the page you posted on the rusty stuff the Coke sign and the rusty chair are mixed in the garden. My wife laughs at me for always looking for rusty stuff but I love the history that is connected to it and the texture it brings to the garden setting. I have been working in this garden since 2006 it was a plain Jane no grass just dirt everything else I added I do not spend all day out there I wish I could but the Christmas store I own takes up all of my time but I will say it takes two hours to water and all day Sunday to clean and trim it up.

Phyllis said...

Hello,

I just discovered you doing a search for this magazine.

I just found the magazine yesterday at WalMart and love it. I haven't had a chance to take pictures to post about it so did a search and you popped up.

I hope you don't mind that I've borrowed a couple of your pictures. I was really eager to let people know about this great magazine!

Marie said...

Hi Debbie - I am new to your lovely blog. Just like you, I found this magazine and loved it! I was browsing it yesterday, but couldn't get myself to pay $9.95, so I was researching online hoping to buy it for less. Oh heck...I might as well go back and buy it...like you said, hardly any ads in the pages of these eye candy. Lots of good inspiration! Happy spring and happy gardening!
-marie

Simply Bungalow said...

Just got this magazine and LOVE it! So many fun ideas.
~Heidi

Kathy said...

I would dearly love to get this magazine. Not here in Texas yet to my knowledge. I'll have to ask WalMart and HEB.

DeAnne said...

I also love this new magazine Flea Market Gardens! Found it at a new CVS Pharmacy in Broken Arrow, OK!

Anonymous said...

The pictures are very cool but the price is ridiculous.

Mod Podge Amy said...

It's such a cool magazine! I actually have the decoupage table in there - but the flowers are so much prettier :D

Anonymous said...

I saw this magazine in my local Borders and picked it up and fell in love with it. I think magazines are so expensive and usually don't spend the money. Not this time I couldn't put it down. So home it came and I can't wait to do a couple of the things in my garden.

Anonymous said...

I purchased the magazine in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and LOVE IT!! I also thought it was a little pricey, but when it was scanned at the checkout counter, it rang up for $7.95! Plus there was an 80¢ "magazine discount" from the store, so I really felt I got my money's worth. Now I am just IMpatiently waiting for the weather to improve so I can get outside and START DECORATING!

Hair_gossip said...

I purchased this Magazine in Tracy, California. Did not realize it was the premier issue. I LOVE IT !!!
the desk and dresser idea may find it's way into my yard soon

A rootdigger said...

I misplaced mine this last week and was reminded at the store. I really love it. the pictures are so colorful and springy.And easy to do. I was just googling to see some pics from it. yours came up first!

Irie Children said...

I learned a tip from my grandmother, whose garden is AMAZING!!! She told me to take only five things to do in one summer. She said plant only five different plants or tackle five projects you have been wanting to do. Take breaks in between each week or two...or however long it takes to finish the project. If you have finished those projects by the middle or end of the summer and you feel like you can do more, you can always tackle one or two more projects. She reminded me it took her years to get to where she is now with her garden. She does spend about an hour to two hours out in her garden watering or trimming her flowers, trees, etc. But she says that is her relaxation time. And I agree. My gardening is definitely my relaxation.

I am definitely going to get this magazine. I saw it the other day in Walmart and balked at the price too. But now I am probably going to go back and get it.

Debra said...

Hello ladies !
Thought id share this link on facebook ..over 1000 pics of wonderful junk incorporated gardens !! Also the owner of this pageis going to be publishing an online magazine . She said that she has talked to the owners of this magazine and unfortunatley they have no plans to publish another. So if you get a chance snap it up ladies !! Im still looking for a copy here in ND...Cheers !

Debra said...

Might help if i left the link LOL


https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002539697367#!/fleamarketgardening

BonnieL said...
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BonnieL said...

I have been searching EVERYWHERE for this magazine and keep coming up empty :( Does anyone out there have an extra copy I can buy please?

Sandy said...

I found a copy at a local Kmart. Does anyone know if another issue is out yet? Is there a way to subscribe to this magazine? thanks.

Red Crow Arts Studio said...

I have enjoyed this magazine and discover something different each time I open it - glad many others feel the same way :>)

Betty819 said...

Does anybody know if we can order a subscription to this magazine? I don't want the digital copy. I want the print issue mailed to my home. I have the first issue but don't recall what store I found it in and have been looking every since for more issues but haven't found it. I know it is published by Country Almanac but I went on their website and didn't find it listed.

Anonymous said...

this magazine is not in subscription form it is only published once a year and 2011 was the first issue next one is out feb 2012 - it is published by Harris Publications in NYC - they are sold at CHAPTERS IN CANADA AND BARNES & NOBLE IN THE USA - Hope this helps ladies - Ispheria

littlekat said...

If you like the magazine, you should see their facebook page. I believe it is under flea market gardening. There are a thousand more ideas there. Everyone shares their pics of their creations and sometimes they even give a share subject. It has inspired lots of my garden projects, aided by the fact that I work at a recycler! love, love, love it!

littlekat said...

If you like the magazine, you should see their facebook page. I believe it is under flea market gardening. There are a thousand more ideas there. Everyone shares their pics of their creations and sometimes they even give a share subject. It has inspired lots of my garden projects, aided by the fact that I work at a recycler! love, love, love it!

KAREN'S GARDEN said...

I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS MAGAZINE, CAN ANYONE PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE I STILL MAY BE ABLE TO FIND IT??? I LIVE IN FREMONT, CA. OR WOULD SOMEONE LOOK AND SEE IF THERE IS A PH# OR WEBSITE THAT I CAN TRY TO CONTACT THEM AND PURCHASE DIRECTLY? THANK YOU KAREN

Anonymous said...

I have the 2011 issue as described above and also the 2012 issue that I picked up last spring. The info on the inside (about page 4) says it is published annually by Harris Publications of NY but no phone number is listed. There is a number listed for advertising and they might direct you in the right direction....212-807-7100. Good Luck!!! Sue

Anonymous said...

just stopping by to say hey

Anonymous said...

I HAVE THE 2012 ISSUE & LOVE IT, HAVE READ IT OVER & OVER. WHEN IS THE 2013 ISSUE DUE OUT? I BOUGHT MINE AT SAMS CLUB FOR UNDER $7.00. WISH I HAD KNOWN ABOUT THE 2011 ISSUE.

FEBRUARY 8, 2013

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Craig Chambers said...

I am 3 years later in discovering the magic of this great magazine. It was already one month past "Display Until..." date, so I was fortunate to get the "Sheds With Style" issue. I enjoy "found objects," but the Flea Market look isn't my style. However, I find myself totally captivated by the wonderful things creative people do! And to think I almost passed it up. -Craig