Vintage Garden Market Finds

by Seasonal Wisdom on February 24, 2014

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From old prints and antiques to charming spring bulbs, the Vintage Garden Market at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show was packed with imaginative gifts for the home.

This post features two years of vintage garden goodness at the annual Seattle garden event. Come see some of the vintage finds spotted at this popular garden show in 2013 and 2014.

Primroses and vintage garden pots and watering cansIf you can tear yourself away from the display gardens at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle, you’ll find they have a fun Vintage Garden Market too.

I’ve spoken at the garden show several years now, and it’s always a pleasure to head over to the shopping aisles stuffed with unusual, old things for the home. Click on photos to make larger.

Vintage garden painting and bulbsScattered among the vintage garden items and aromatic bulbs were paintings for flower lovers, as you can see above.

Vintage garden market with bulbs planted in tea cupsEven if you didn’t buy anything, you could find decorating and gardening ideas for your home.

For instance, these fragrant hyacinths are planted in individual tea cups to provide “spring in a cup.” This would make a nice gift for anyone truly sick of winter.

Seashells stored in large glass jars were found at vintage garden market.Here’s a clever way to save last summer vacation’s sea shells in giant glass jars.

different vintage flower frogs from vintage garden market

Flower arranging is much easier with these flower frogs, sold in different styles and shapes.

Blue and white china was found at vintage garden market.Classic blue and white china was sold alongside vintage garden items, making a pretty display shelf.

file cabinet with plants at vintage garden marketAlso spotted were plenty of repurposed and upcycled items, such as vintage file cabinets that served as clever plant containers.

Hanging deer head at vintage garden marketAnd you never know when you’ll need a vintage deer head for a prominent place in your home or garden.

Two metal urns found at vintage garden marketPersonally, I fell in love with these vintage garden urns, which I would paint black.

But I wasn’t certain how to take them home on the plane, so I left them for another lucky shopper.

Books, china and silver items at the vintage garden market.The lessons here are to 1) always bring larger carry-on bags; and 2) allow enough time to wander down the aisles of the Vintage Garden Market. You just never know what you might find…

Start planning now so you don’t miss the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden Show!

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Lily May 15, 2014 at 7:35 am

I just moved to the Pacific Northwest, I didn’t know about this show but have calendared it to make sure I attend next year! The photos are amazing and I look forward to exploring and finding fun and unique items. Thank you!

Seasonal Wisdom May 15, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Lily: Thanks for visiting. If you can definitely try to go to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show next year. It’s a wonderful garden show with more than 100 speakers. Here’s more information –

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