A Bit of Vintage Spice

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.


  1. gentlejoy says:

    How fun………..and so nice to be thinking about plants and decorating. Thank you for sharing this. 🙂 Gentle Joy

    1. You're Welcome! Nice to have you stop by – I'd like to welcome you to follow – would be nice to have you here. -Carole

  2. A local thrift store had a big white enamelware pot similar to yours awhile back. It was rather expensive as they had it displayed in their 'antique' section and I really wanted it but passed it up…I should have gotten it ! 🙂

    1. That red one in the photo I paid $9 and the one beside it was $5. Those are pretty good prices, one came from a Flea market the other a antique store. Estate sales are a good place to find them. It's kind of hit or miss, I seen them up to the $20's though so keep hunting. I put them out front yesterday and they look awesome. I'll try and get a photo on Facebook this weekend. Thanks for stopping by hope you decide to follow. Carole

  3. Diann says:

    Very cute planters. I did a little potting theme one year in my yards and used old vintage red and yellow pyrex bowls. so fun!

    1. So glad you stopped by! I like to keep things fun and a little vintage around here. I put them outside the other day and they look awesome, really brightened up the front yard. -Carole

  4. Thanks for sharing on 104 Homestead Hop. I really love those photos and the vintage theme!

    1. Thanks! I enjoy going back in time I guess. Thanks for stopping by! -Carole

  5. Adorable planters! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

    1. Glad you stopped by, That's a fun hop and I'm glad I found it. I really liked enamel wear brightens up the outdoors especially during these final days of winter. I'm so ready for spring! -Carole

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