Antique phonograph cabinet and a antique chair that was broken in a recent move double up as platforms for a pretty floral porch greeting
The antique phonograph cabinet was a Craigslist freebie. I had to promise the people who were giving it away that I wouldn’t turn around and sell it, but instead provide it with a loving home – not a hard promise to make or keep. It had an unattractive finish that was yellowing with age. I freshened it with white homemade chalk paint. It has been a drink station for a party, a lingerie chest in my bedroom and now frothy petunias cascade charmingly from the lower cabinet,
this 200 year old cottage kitchen chair was broken in my last move, but I couldn’t bear to part with it, so it has new life as a porch greeter. The vintage bundt pan is bursting with pansies and cascading ivy and a terracotta pot housing English lavender in bloom
cheerful yellow begonia, tumbling white petunias, English lavender and a gingham trimmed antique enamelware clock make a pretty, whimsical combination
Partying at A kitchen garden traditionally means a patch of earth near the kitchen door that is used to grow herbs and kitchen greens for meals & teas. The absence of cultivatable plot of earth needn’t prevent one from having a beautiful and productive edible garden. Using old kitchen implements – like the vintage bundt pan, antique colander and sifter, vintage blender and candy tin as containers for growing edible flowers, strawberries and herbs gives a whole new meaning to the term “kitchen garden”.
I’ve mixed in some lobelia for colour, but this antique colander is also growing basil that be add wonderful scent to my container and my kitchen.
thyme will tumble over the edges of this antique sifter soon before tumbling into my stew pot
the bees are so happy to see the lavender blooms, and I’m happy to see the bees happy
Not having a large piece of land outside the kitchen door doesn’t mean you can’t have a pretty and functional kitchen garden nearby.
a rusty old lamp bottom is a perfect fit as a stand to this vintage bundt pan and allow room for edible pansies, petunias and strawberries to dangle enticingly over the side.