Well, actually I am no Betty Crocker. I’ve only have a few baking recipes up my sleeve so I decided to put some rusty baking ware to another use.
I have this great double baking pan, a rusty old cupcake pan and tons of flour sifters. These are all prevalent finds in antique malls on the cheap or in the dark corner of your mother’s cabinet.
I thought it would be unique to have a vignette of vintage bakeware repurposed into a holiday garden. It all started with the sifter. I decided to use it as a planter for the Amaryllis bulb – which by the way shows no signs of blooming anytime soon. Hopefully we’ll get a flower on this guy come Valentine’s Day. They are notoriously slow-growing compared to their holiday bulb counterpart - the paperwhites.
Then I planted 2 rows of paperwhites in the double baking pan. I actually planted each row a week apart with the idea that it would extend the bloom time for these fragrant white flowers. They’re growing rapidly!
Next I decorated the cupcake pan with some festive accessories like vintage ornaments and bulb lights. Ha get it? More bulbs.
Plus a couple of paperwhites got planted in individual cupcake cells.
Finally, the mini cyclamen found a home of its own.
And so did the mini poinsettia.
In another flour sifter turned planter.
There you have a vignette of holiday plants putting some ol’ bakeware back to work.
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