Vintage Wood Cookstove
Rustic Country Junk Gardening
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.
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.
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A lovely red Sempervivum graces the bright blue granite ware kettle
Mixing up the pig slops means they would cook all day on the back of the stove, ready for the pigs to have a delicious warming meal in the evening.
Blue being my favorite color, these enamel ware coffee pots and the kettle fit right into the collection.
The red gasoline can, white and red enamel pots overflowing with hardy succulents against the white backdrop of the warming oven shows off the colors...
Carefully chosen for their red coloring so they would match and hit off the red rim of the old saucepan, which is almost completely hidden by the lush growth, these hardy succulents are one of the best for rustic containers.
Zinc gasoline containers are a great addition to the collection of more colorful metal pots and pans...
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;
Whether they are used as a focal point for the entry, or a resting place for a plant pot or two, they add a lot of rustic charm to the garden.
Some have intricate iron work in the casting, others more plain but the simple shapes on the one below echo the shape of flowers - who could resist using it in a garden?
If you find a rustic and rusty vintage cook stove, what will you do with it?
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