My Alpine Home

Friday, April 3, 2015

Cookin Up Spring Time!

Well my friends, every now and then us woman have got to get out of the kitchen.
 
As much as I love to cook I enjoy gardening even more.
So
Why not cook up a little something outdoors?
 
I've been
'Cookin Up Spring Time'
 
Something a little succulent wouldn't you agree? he-he!
 
 
I'm sure you're familiar with the saying, "Out of the frying pan and into the oven".
This is a little twist of 'out of the pot and into the frying pan'.
 
 
I bought a small pot of succulents and then added a few chicks and hens from my garden to this $1.50 thrift find pan.
I knew what I wanted to do with it the minute I spied the chippy white insides and handle.
 

 
Let's see what else is cookin?
 
This unusual Hen looks as though it has a spider web growing in the middle.
It's called a cobweb hen and chicks.
I planted it in a rusty baking dish and added bits of moss.  Again, dug up from my garden.



 

One things for sure, those hens always have a lot of chicks!
I have a wooden log, and an old tool box tray planted with them.  Both needed to be thinned out so more of them got tossed into a double boiler.

 
Double the fun, wouldn't you agree?  lol!

 
This ol gal is always happy when she gets put to use.  I generally don't plant her for Spring, but it's fun to mix things up now and then.
 
 
 
She's a bit rusty, but boy can she cook!
 
 
I swear I saw her smiling.  Looks like I filled her cup! 
Notice the other rusty pan?  I've had it for years.  It will be filled with Portulaca soon.
 
 
How about you, have you been cookin up anything in your garden lately?
 
hugs,
Jann
 
I will be sharing with these fun parties:
 

40 comments:

Lori Leigh said...

Jann,
I love how you used old kitchen pots and pans as planters...and that old stove - WOW! Reminds me of a play house I had when I was a child...of course I 'planted' mud pies then. Happy Easter!
Lori

Kris said...

How clever you are Jann! So cute!!!!
XO Kris

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Now that's the cutest! You are the best at thinking outside of the box!

lynn said...

adorable kitchen setting, jann:)

Debby Ray said...

How "yummy" are these little dishes that you have "cooked" up! What a cool idea, Jann. Easter Blessings!

Laurel Stephens said...

Cute as can be!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Such a nice garden display. Love all the succulent plantings. The tea cup planter is cute!

Salmagundi said...

What does a soul do that doesn't like to cook or garden? Guess I'll just enjoy your efforts. Love the succulents in the pans!! Sally

BusyBee Emily said...

That is just so fun!! What a clever use of your old stove! I've never planted any Hens and Chicks...tell me your secrets because I have a vessel in mind now.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love this so much! I tried the same thing last year by putting hens and chicks in an old metal pan. It was outside exposed to the rain so it eventually got so soaked it was all mud. I didn't want to drill holes in the pan for drainage and the clay pieces I put in were not enough for the amount of water it collected. Any ideas? Do you put something under the dirt or did you drill holes?

20 North Ora said...

What a delightful array of planters. Such clever used of unusual items.

Judy

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my goodness, your cooking outdoors with plants is just too cute!

Nancy~

Cynthia said...

You are just such a clever one. This is too cute. Happy Easter

Cindy

Jonell Harrison said...

Jann: I don't think I had seen THIS SIDE of you before..we have mre kin common than I knew..ooooookay there's that cast iron pot w a handle out by the grill..don't need it-have all the cast iron I can use...thanks for the blogspiration!!

Mary Ann Potter said...

So cute! A true kitchen garden! I have a few old pots and pans around; I think I'll try succulents myself! Delightful ideas here. Sending blessings!

eileeninmd said...

I love the pretty hen and checks. Your garden is lovely..have a great weekend, Happy Easter!

Julie Reinwald said...

I love everything about this, Jann! It's so much fun!

Susan Clayton said...

Oh how I love this!

Junkchiccottage said...

Jann,
You out did yourself with this one. Oh my I looooove this.
How cute is this. Great job.
Happy Easter.
Kris

Debbie said...

LOVE these, Jann! I wish I could be planting, but we may have some SNOW overnight here in NE Ohio...this is getting ridiculous!

Consider It All Joy said...

That is exactly what I will be looking for in the next week or two. I can't grow much of anything here with the heat, so cacti and succulents are going to become my go to greenery from now on! And, they do end of having pretty little flowers on some of them! And, I love, love, love your garden stove, she's a real beauty!!! Blessings for a wonderful Easter weekend! Cindy xoxo

Linda W. said...

Putting plants in old pots and pans - how creative!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jann your pans are darling. Looks like your yard is as amazing as your house! Have a beautiful Easter. hugs, Jo

Ping~Laotian Chic said...

I love how you used pans for your gardening. I'm so impressed!!

Brenda Young said...

That is just super adorable! Love that old stove and the quirky fun plantings.... I would so definitely do something like this if I were lucky enough to come across a vintage find like that..... LOVE

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh Jann, that is so cute! Perfect for the old stove, and how fun to look at!!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Gina

Algodão Tão Doce said...

É Páscoa! Cristo está vivo, o túmulo está vazio, Ele ressuscitou!!! A mais bela festa dos Cristãos.
Crentes no Amor de Deus Pai que nos deu seu Filho Jesus Cristo que permanece conosco pela força do
Espírito Santos, seguimos nossa caminhada na construção de um mundo mais justo, fraterno, humano,
harmonioso e de doação.
Todos somos promotores da Paz!
Feliz, Santa e Abençoada Páscoa.
Um doce abraço, Marie.

Algodão Tão Doce said...

É Páscoa! Cristo está vivo, o túmulo está vazio, Ele ressuscitou!!! A mais bela festa dos Cristãos.
Crentes no Amor de Deus Pai que nos deu seu Filho Jesus Cristo que permanece conosco pela força do
Espírito Santos, seguimos nossa caminhada na construção de um mundo mais justo, fraterno, humano,
harmonioso e de doação.
Todos somos promotores da Paz!
Feliz, Santa e Abençoada Páscoa.
Um doce abraço, Marie.

Gigi Harlan - artist said...

You are always coming up with the cutest ideas! Your succulents are gorgeous! I am happy you like your crown : )

Kelley said...

We're suckers for succulents, too! These are awesomely wonderful, Jann!

Hugs,
Kelley~

Shelly said...

cute cute cute!!!

Shelly@minettesmaze

My thrift store addiction said...

So clever & fun, Jann! Blessings, Cecilia

Patti said...

Oh I am in love! So much inspiration to be found, as usual! I love the hens and chicks in the fry pan. May I copy that idea, please! Easter Blessings!

Heidi Madden said...

Jann, I love your outdoor sedum "kitchen" and the variety of plants you used. Very creative! Heidi

Michelle said...

I love your frying pan!

The Charm of Home said...

Fun look for the planting! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are so adorable! I just love your 'kitchen' garden! - Karen

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

your garden is such a feast for the eyes that you could charge admission! love your collection of vintage items coupled with succulents.

Suzan Sweatman said...

Hey Good lookin'
What ya got cookin' ???
You're brilliant Jann - just brilliant - I have to pin this - it's just fabulous!
I've never seen anything like it - OMG now I have to find an old stove !
xoxo

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, how creative! i love succulents.
b