Now that Summer weather has finally arrived, I naturally migrate to the shed, digging through my chippy treasures for flower and plant vessels.
I’ve had this gem for a few years now, that I found at the Goodwill outlet. With its beautiful lines, I couldn’t believe no one had snatched it up before me.
It is a very old space heater, and I found it with the coiled ceramic heating element. They originally had a wire safety cage over the element, but since I had other ideas for it, it was no loss to me.
I’ve used it many times as a photo prop for my ornament creations, but it’s loaded with possibilities.
I love many things about this. From the great petal shape…..
The fact that it swivels…..
And especially the cast iron base. Delicious Art Nouveau petals and perfect chippy paint.
I had several instant visions of its future uses, but today I will show one of them.
Is this a show-stopping centerpiece or what?
I just slipped a low bowl inside with a flower frog, and pink roses, straight from the garden.
When the flowers expire, I will be using it as a summer planter, and I can’t wait to show you how it will look with my favorite creative plant!