Gardens are destined to be charming little spaces, the type where you're surrounded by life and charm as you sit down to sip tea and read a weathered paperback book. If you're reading this thinking, "That doesn't sound like my garden," you might just need a little touch of antiquity.
Make it your mission this weekend to scout out thrift stores, flea markets and antique shops for something old and quaint that you can repurpose for your outdoor space.
For inspiration, here are five house tours who've done it before you, giving found objects a place of honor in the garden (and I suggest you click through–it's worth checking out more photos of these spaces if you missed them before).
A Drink Cooler as a Planter
Spotted in: Susan's Adventure for the Senses
Windows as a Garden Fence
Spotted in: Chris and Amber's Old + New Renovated Home
A Brick "Wall"
Childrens' Toys as Statues
Spotted in: The Beautifully Strange World of Miranda Lake