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A small house is repurposed in the garden

I tend to visit thrift stores to look for treasures I can repurpose for the garden (indoors or outdoors), such as large glass containers (closed or open) that can be used for terrarium gardens, small vases that can be used for rooting houseplants cuttings on windowsills, and lately - a new indulgence altogether. 

Fairy gardens - tiny statues and houses styled around smaller-size plants - have been popular garden accessories for at least a decade now. Even though many of the items were originally marketed to attract children to the garden (such as adding fairy doors to trees), many adults partake in the fairy gardening trend, too. 

Fairy gardens continue to pop up at garden shows and in people's front and back gardens. Some of the items, such as a fairy garden made from a broken clay pot, can be made from reusing broken materials.  But ready-to-place houses can still prove to be pricey accessories, depending on where you shop.

A recent trip to the thrift store made adding new buildings to my fairy garden a bit easier on the wallet. Priced at $5 each, I purchased two Dept. 56 Dickens Village buildings to add to the back garden where the snowdrops are blooming.

If you also create fairy garden vignettes in your garden, keep your eyes open for statues such as these at your local thrift shops or Goodwill stores. 


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