24.8.12

Adding Some House Plants

I often have fresh cut flowers in our home but for quite a while our home has been plant-less.
The spider plants are from a colleague and I planted them in tall matching clay pots that I white-washed. To protect the tables I used some vintage ironstone plates and transferware saucers. One is in the family room and the other is in the living room.
Last month a sweet friend from our church sent me a florist's basket of plants. Such a thoughtful thing to do! The basket was getting a bit overgrown so I pulled out two of the plants and re-potted them.
I had a pair of faux zinc pots and put one beside a chair in the living room. I like how the plant is reflected in the mirror. 
The other is on a little table beside the couch. (Keeping it real with the phone too.) Simple and free but I love that the greenery adds some 'life' to our home.

We have an all day car trip with 4-H tomorrow touring modern facilities and hopefully a few stops at farm stands for fresh produce. Hoping you have a great weekend.

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11 comments:

  1. Adding house plants really is so effective. It brings so much life to a room. Too bad I always kill all mine. :)

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  2. It's nice to have a few plants in the house. I'm sure your plants will grow well.

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  3. House plants add life to a room and they are so healthy to have around the house. Very pretty!

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  4. I love greenery in a room! Your new plants look very pretty!

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  5. I used to always have plants but when I moved into a house without good light, I had to forgo them. I'm thinking about getting some bamboo for this new house. The light is much better. This was a good reminder for me!

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  6. I love your 'pops' of fresh greenery Elizabeth! I love adding green plants to our rooms too! Angie xo

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  7. I'm a house plant addict, having well over 100 varieties. I love how you incorporate them into your vignettes, very pretty. And so good for your home environment!
    Debbie :)

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  8. I love a little fresh greenery in every room…they are pretty and good for your health! I often notice in Pottery Barn catalogs how they stage rooms with plants - there is just something about them that complete a room.

    Enjoy your weekend touring Elizabeth!

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  9. Whitewash clay pots??? How do you do that?

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  10. I love having living green plants in the house. Putting a plant in a nice container just seems to soften the look of other objects around it, if that makes sense. Pothos is one of my favorites because it grows well in low light, needs little care and is a plant that helps clean the air. I also like the spider plant. Thanks for stopping by my blog.--- Shannon

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  11. Hi dogwalker. I whitewashed the pots by watering down some white craft paint and brushing it on. Don't add too much paint to the brush, a bit on the dry side. It is easier to add more if you want. Hope this helps.

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