1. Use an old ironing board as a sign. Bonus: Stand it up to make an extra table or an impromptu bar.
2. Transport treasures in a set of vintage luggage. Bonus: You can display the luggage itself once you've removed the items you put inside.
3. Use an old suitcase as a step. Tip: Reinforce the inside with scraps of lumber, and make a non-slip surface by affixing a carpet piece to the top.
4. Cut up old license plates to make signs. Bonus: They yield numbers as well as letters.
5. Make anchors for your awning-pole ropes. When you can't pound stakes into grass, these give you a way to anchor down the awing poles. For each, you'll need a large can, an extra-long eye bolt, a quick-link (it connects the rope to the eyebolt) and quick-mix cement.
6. Paint your propane tanks. Bonus: Add a basket of flowers to the top and you have an instant garden.
7. Make a pennant banner from vintage hankies. Bonus: Yours won't look like anyone else's.
8. Display your party clothes. Why save something as fun as these red shoes for just a single occasion?
9. Get creative with chalkboard paint. Bonus: Any sign surface you make with it can be erased and used again.
10. Add whimsy with a simple but silly 'road sign.' Bonus: You can make one with nothing more than a few pieces of scrap wood, a handful of screws, and some white paint.