Why buy new things to contain your plants and flowers
when you can make the plants or flowers even prettier by using vintage items.
So today, I will show you how I use vintage items for all of my plants and flowers.
You know those orchids that you can get quite inexpensively at the grocery stores?
The containers are not all that interesting, so remove the orchid from the container
and place it in a wonderful vintage pitcher
or any other vintage container that will beautifully accommodate the plant.
When I buy preserved boxwoods or other faux topiaries
I usually remove them from their department store containers.
This particular one, I placed in a vintage McCoy flower pot.
As the ones shown here that I purchased from HomeGoods
and placed them in vintage ironstone sugar bowls.
This tropical plant sits in a vintage ironstone tureen
that was purchased at a great price because it did not not have a lid.
I am now experimenting with adding faux to real plants.
I took a faux boxwood topiary ball . . . attached it to a stick . . .
and placed it in the center of the live plant that is in a vintage ironstone commode.
This vintage transferware urn previously contained faux evergreens.
Removed the faux with a pretty green tropical plant (that I call an umbrella plant).
For as long as I can remember, I have had a plant
in my treasured blue and white transferware commode
a gift many, many years ago from a friend. It was a family piece.
Many of us place a plant in these olive buckets.
I just love the difference in the textures. Great juxtaposition of natural and rusty metal.
I am making a conscious effort to “go green” with my plant containers.
Maybe that will give me more of a green thumb!
To use the gently used treasures of the past.
On another note . . . I was in Florida last week. Another season of bleachers and red clay.
While I was there, I met up with a sweet lady!. . . . A blogger that I have not met in person,
however, feel that I know her.
That’s me on the left, Sherry from No Minimalist Here, and my friend Merry.
Sherry is a joy!…We had lots of fun and she took us to her favorite antique places.
So happy that I finally got to meet her and can’t wait to see her again at Haven.
It is always so wonderful to be able to meet fellow bloggers and get to know them.
Have a most fabulous day!