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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Hi- These are all cute ideas! You are on the same page as me with your plants. My amaryllis are growing (it took a week to see some action) however one year I planted the largest one I’ve ever grown and it took a long time to see it start to grow. Not sure why some are faster than others. I need to find more interesting containers for my plants too!
This is my favorite of all of your vignettes. What a great idea and fabulously executed!!
So clever! Merry Christmas and thank you for linking up!
I LOVE it! How cute is that! 🙂
Thank you for adding this post to Fresh-Cut Friday!!
Betty Crocker Garden, indeed! I love this so much!!! Too, too cute. I have never tried forcing bulbs before. I might need to give it a go! You make it look fun! Linking from Fresh Cut Friday.
Found you through the linky party at A Thoughtful Place. So glad I did. I LOVE your style! THANKS for sharing all your great ideas. Merry Christmas!
This post just couldn’t get any better. I just love anything rusty and how smart for the Christmas display with plants.