I can’t think of anything better than vintage enamelware, a plant of stock and new chicken lights.
Enamel is one of my favorite pieces of history; it evolved in a time when people valued a good work ethic.
My grandma had a nice selection; she mainly used them for harvesting vegetables and soaking clothes that needed stains removed.
I started collecting enamel for planters about a year ago, I only have a few and I really like each one. The bright white with a touch of color is the best.
It’s just so crisp even if a little rust is appearing.
So, I decided to get a Stock plant because the scent is spicy and wonderful. I thought it would be the perfect match for this enamelware.
This plant is a dwarf variety perfect for flower beds, not so great for cut flower use. That didn’t really matter to me because I’m so ready for spring I just wanted something that was blooming.
Stock comes in assorted colors of purple, lavender, pink, yellow and peach. My favorite is lavender, pink and white because the blooms tend to last longer.
Between the enamelware and this plant of stock it felt like I was headed in the right direction, but I needed one more element.
Finally we have these fun chicken solar lights. I have two and the other one is tilted, looks like its eating.
A friend sent them to me last month; it was an awesome surprise.
I currently have them sitting on the fire place mantle because I’m waiting to get my garden fence installed before I place them outdoors.
They have a nice metal finish which is outstanding because they work perfectly.
There you go, a bit of spice and metal to bring together a fun planting space while we wait for spring.