Cedar Bluebird Boxes

img_56171Nashville has a large flea market at the fairgrounds every fourth weekend of the month. I found these hinged, cedar, bluebird boxes that are so aromatic they will probably repel bothersome insects.



I’m always on the lookout for containers like this one. Bundle of lucky bamboo will be enough for some in the aquarium.


img_5621Twelve crystal chandelier pendants are presently hanging from curtains but I will add to my collection that I use for Christmas tree icicle decorations. I just wanted to look at them for a while. I’m having buyers regret that I did not pick up a few fresh African violets from the lady with Optimara violets who is always there. Oh well, next time. Did you know Optimara violets come from Nashville?




The weather has been so nice for the last couple of days, I repotted an andromeda that stays in bud for several months into a larger container. It is a desirable  contrast to the bare woods behind.


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Gardening in Tennessee Zone 6 at an average of 744.65' above sea level.
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9 Responses to Cedar Bluebird Boxes

  1. Niels says:

    Now I wish we could get some of those cedar nesting boxes over here in Europe. I need more, since birds eat a lot of aphids and are entertaining to look at. I also like your picture of the falcon and I can see you have a cozy space to do your desktop gardening! I hope you are doing well. Thanks for stopping by my blog and keeping my spirit up those months I was out of the loop.

  2. skeeter says:

    You have some great finds from the market! Lucky you to have a wonderful market near by. Our fleamarkets are a joke with cheaply made new items that you can find at the Dollar Tree for a buck. We need a nice treasure hunting market down here…

  3. Brenda Kula says:

    I have a family of bluebirds nesting in mine as we speak. Phenomenally beautiful birds.

  4. Betsy says:

    Hi Donna, Looks like you got alot of good buys at the flea market. Since I’m not a shopper –and don’t enjoy wandering around looking at things, I don’t go to sales like this (although I should). That bluebird nest box is incredible. I bought one at Lowe’s (probably for more money) –and it’s not nearly as nice. Sigh!!!!

    Have a great day.

  5. tina says:

    Your pieris is looking great! I love the Nashville Flea Market. I have made plans to attend either this month or next, my husband and I went to Auto Swap there last weekend and the weather was so nice it reminded me it’s been more than a year since I’ve been there. You got a good birdhouse. I love this flea market for garden stuff. Did you know Nashville’s Flea Market is one of the best in the country? I read this in a magazine somewhere and was quite excited about it-I believe it!

  6. Tessa says:

    I’ve been wanting to put up a bird box- I’m just scared to death that it will attract more House Sparrows (we call them bullies- I think from The Burgess Bird Book for Children)

  7. Racquel says:

    Great finds Donna! I love fleamarkets but we don’t have any around here like the ones we went to in TX when I was growing up. (mostly just junk)

  8. Lona says:

    Oh, I love flea markets and wandering about them.We have a few big indoor ones here that are nice for the winter.The cedar birdhouse looks very well built too. I never thought about old crystal pendants for decorating and the one hanging from your curtain is so pretty and adds so much. I bet it sparkles when the sun hits it too. Great idea.

  9. Gail says:

    Nice finds Donna. Thank you for the reminder of the flea market…I had forgotten about it! I put up a bluebird box last month and now the bluebirds have been checking it out! I am thrilled~~gail

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