I have always loved plants in my home.
The feeling of bringing the outside in, is not only just pleasing to the eye,
but very healthy too, as they actually can clean the air!
When others need pet sitters when they travel,
I need plant sitters! I have many!
When watering plants the other week before leaving on a trip,
I realized how houseplants can enhance your decor. It truly does mine.
I love the color and texture that they add.
Let’s start in the foyer.
I have had this corn plant for many years.
Currently it is in a vintage 8 gallon Red Wing crock. They make great planters.
Below, an ivy plant sits in a pretty porcelain bowl.
For me, an ivy plant is the most difficult plant to keep alive in the house.
So if anyone has any suggestions on how to keep an ivy plant thriving inside,
please let me know…..I tend to give it a spritz every now and then
in addition to watering and fertilizing (I use a low strength of Peters fertilizer).
Around the corner from the foyer is a narrow table where I have a Philodendron
in my favorite antique blue and white transferware piece. These are such hardy plants
and I love hardy and easy!
Between the great room and dining room, I have a linen chest where there is
a bird theme going on . . . the philodendron is planted in a vintage ironstone commode;
however, the topiary is faux! … love to mix faux and real for a great look.
In the dining room are two Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees. They seem to be in their
happy place as they are getting tall.
They sit in a Pottery Barn basket. The tree is planted in an ordinary plastic pot,
and I have a plastic saucer underneath to catch any water that drains.
I recently added this Bird’s Nest Fern to the dining room table
that I placed in a vintage ironstone tureen. I placed the plant pot in a
zip lock bag to catch the drainage of water. I did not want to have water collect
in the ironstone as it may turn the tureen a grayish color
from the water due to the age of the tureen.
In the sunroom, I have placed the very hardy “heart shaped” philodendron
in a clay pot and set it on top of a large candlestick. A vintage ironstone plate
acts as a saucer….love using them as saucers for plants and
using large candlesticks as a pedestal.
In the kitchen, two plants in clay pots with ironstone saucers
sit on top of my baker’s rack.
During the cooler months I have more plants in the kitchen in blue and white planters.
However, since we have warmer days, the blue and white containers now hold
pretty pansies on the front porch.
On my desk in the sunroom, I replanted a container garden that also had
a poinsettia from the Holidays in a blue and white bowl. The poinsettia has since
passed on, and the pretty greenery is thriving.
I purchased this wonderful green transferware large urn years ago.
I would frequent this favorite antique shop of mine that was just a few miles away from my house.
The owner was so kind as to call me when she thought something that just came in
would be perfect for me. I got a truly great deal on this ….. $10.00 !!
This plant stand is in the stairwell.
I have a few plants in the master bath. They love it there.
As you can see, ironstone tureens are one of my favorite things to use as planters.
Remember the Bombay Company and how they sold inexpensive plant stands?
Well, I have many of them and use them throughout the house as you can see.
There is a pair of these that flank the sofa in the master bedroom sitting area.
Jade plants seem to do well in the house and they require very little water.
I think I water this plant once a month. It is in the guest room and coordinates well
with the blue and white garden stool.
I have a large wicker plant stand in the media room by the French doors,
however, I missed the good light and didn’t get a photo of it…
Last but not least is my lady, Myrtle! … She is a Dwarf Myrtle topiary
that I baby! She often has to go to a sitter if I am away for more than a few days.
I find that Philodendrons and Peace Lillies do so well in the house and if you
tend to forget to water plants, then Jade plants are the ones for you!
I wish you all a very safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
I will be enjoying it with my family!
Have a most beautiful day and let me know if you have a favorite house plant
that brings you joy!