I found these three blue and white swirl enamelware pie tins at Sparks last year.
This child-size wheelbarrow was a Sparks find this year.
This cool weather vane was the special find at Sparks that not only spoke to me, it “mooed!”
The concrete yard art cardinal was a First Friday Art Walk score in North Topeka.
The barbed wire “flower” came from the Craftee Crafters Craft Mall on North Topeka Boulevard.
My glass garden “bed” features the glass garden totems I make and a “bottle bush,” a shorter counterpart to my bottle trees. The ends of the bed are two headboards and one footboard from old iron bedsteads. The side “rails” are the wood cross pieces from old telephone poles with glass insulators. Other whimsical items include a couple of tin flowers and an ear of corn, parts off yellow and green farm equipment, croquet stakes and balls and Jerome the Gnome, garden overseer.
These hanging containers are large funnels, a couple of which we scavenged from our farm, and suspended by chains from old pulleys.
This cute enamelware bucket came from an antique shop in Alta Vista when I gave a book talk at the Ag Heritage Park last year. “Raspberry Blast Supertunias” cascade over the top.
I’ve already found a couple of items for next year’s Junque Gardens, and have an idea for a project I’ll work on over the winter. Hint: The project starts with the old gate in the first picture. It's leaning against the house under the lower right corner of the window.