Vintage Wood Cookstove

Rustic Country Junk Gardening

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The old wood cookstove has aged well; she's a beauty all right.  White enamel warming oven and cast iron plates for the stove top are almost all complete.

Vintage Wood Cook Stove - rustic junk

It's a lot of fun to make up vignettes that all go together; old enamel ware pots and pans, some of them planted with gorgeous succulents, brightly colored kettles and coffee pots bring back memories and nostalgia for those of us that have never lived the rustic lifestyle.

Sempervivum and Sedum are the perfect plants to display in saucepans with bullet holes, one without a handle, and blue granite ware kettles without a lid. 

The big cream colored pot was originally used to cook pig slops on the stove; back in the day, whatever left overs the family didn't eat would all go into the pig bucket, and be turned into a nutritious and delicious (at least, the pigs thought so) meal.

If this looks like heaven to you, you're too young to have lived the lifestyle...

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Happy hen and chicks plants in the blue kettle
Pig slop enamel ware pan
Eclectic grouping of enamel ware kettles and coffee pots
Grouping red collectibles together gives them more impact...
Textural and colorful, Sempervivum give the perfect finishing touch to the collection
Zinc gasoline can beside the (thankfully!) non-working vintage wood stove

Wanting more?  Check out the Eclectic Eggporeum for more junk gardening ideas, and see the Vintage Junk Bicycle too.

These old woodstoves got a good final resting place...

I'm not the only one who gives a woodstove or two a good home;

Old wood stoves get pride of place at Son Ranch Timber
Lovely antique parlour stove, showing the patina of age
Really Rustic Wood Stove in a greenhouse

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