Hosta, ferns, tulips, 1/6th of the reclaimed German iris (today from a construction site that was about to weed-whack them!) - based upon what I salvaged I am pretty sure about a $200 savings was realised!
Pallet Potting Benches Reader Project ~ Bruce Hanamura from San Diego makes pallet potting benches from pallets he gets for free on Craigslist. They'd certainly double as an outdoor bar or side table as well.
Purchase - Historic Enterprises sells historically accurate costumes for men and women. Each item in their catalog actually comes with an accuracy rating! Not the cheapest, but well researched and, from what I've heard, well constructed. This basic ladies' viking outfit, consisting of linen under-tunic and apron dress, costs $150. It's available with a wool over-dress and a head covering for $160. The individual pieces are also available separately.