vintage silverware garden marker

last week i posted esther coombs new ‘upcycled’ plant markers, made from bits of old china plates, and i’ve been thinking about gardening ever since. so i was happy to hear from allison cecil at ‘monkeys always look‘. allison creates custom garden markers using vintage silver-plated forks, knives and spoons- each piece is made to order (allison will email you pictures of available silverware for you to choose from) and would make a fun gift for the green thumb in your life. you can order your own garden marker right here for $8. thanks, allison!


  1. Hanna says:

    What a great idea! They are just lovely.

  2. Green Key says:

    I love these! Great idea.

  3. Sarah says:

    They are very, very lovely!

  4. Cedar says:

    Those garden markers are gorgeous! What a neat idea!

  5. Lori Danelle says:

    OMG!!!! I have to have these!!!

  6. Mouse says:

    This is damn brilliant! What a great use for old silverware! Plus, shiny to keep the birds and squirrels out of the veggie patch.

  7. Amy says:

    I LOVE THEM!!!!!

  8. Laurie Buckman says:

    This designer is brilliant. I am ordering.

  9. kate says:

    Wow, these are so cool.

  10. Beeg says:

    Love them. Super great. Would also make for cool place setting markers for an event…

  11. Amy says:

    I love those! I just started planting my own garden last week and I was thinking that I wanted some snazzy plant markers. Thank you!

  12. Stacey says:

    I love these, plus I love monkeysalwayslook’s entire shop. She is wonderfully creative and organic in all her creations.

  13. Kathleen (Mom's Friend) says:

    These are so unique – a perfect gift for a gardening neighbor who has “everything”! Way to go Allison!

  14. Lynda ( Mom's Buddy) says:

    Stunning , creative and beyond brilliant!

  15. Loora says:

    I’m loving the idea ! and thinking about a diy version of it, using stencils and a paint meant for metal.

    I wish I lived in the US…

  16. Courtney says:

    Aw, these are so cute! I love them.

  17. Willi says:

    I’m on a mission to not use plastic tags in my garden this year. They are just so junky! I love these and the ones you posted last week. Thanks for posting non-fussy garden stuff. Would love to see some DIY projects!

  18. Libby says:

    I love these!! I must use them for table markers at my wedding in the fall!

  19. Danielle says:

    What an INCREDIBLE idea! These are beautiful and functional!

  20. JANE says:

    … what a wonderful ‘green’ idea…
    the possibilities are endless … i work for a flatware company and we are always thinking of ways to use up extra spoons/forks we have kicking around… welding them together to make trivets… fruit bowls… recycling at it’s most beautiful… thank you .

  21. the purcells says:

    these are absolutely adorable!!

  22. Jen says:

    Those are amazing, I found out about this post from Fern, at Life on a Balcony.


  23. Michelle says:

    I first saw these on this site and now have them in my flower shop. They’ve been very popular–we are on our 3rd order–and Allison has been great to work with. Thanks for the great lead!

  24. Brenda says:

    Get more stakes here!

  25. These are wonderful. I wish I had found them BEFORE the holidays.

  26. AC Silver says:

    Oh we have a member of staff who is a silver spoon enthusiast I must show her this post, she will love it. Anything to do with spoons seems to excite her!


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