How’s that for an oxymoron title?
You’ve heard me say a bunch of times that I’m getting rid of my fake plants for the most part. And I am….most of them. Except for bringing this one home. I had never seen anything quite like it and this is a really good fake. It really does look like a potato, doesn’t it?
And by that, I mean I think it will fool the eye pretty darn well. I found this “fern growing out of a rock” at a local shop nearby and it was on clearance for about $5.
I really thought it looked so pretty with the airy fern growing out of the rock and it was made to sit on a flat surface and look like a rock. See, it even has some neat-o moss on the fake rock. 🙂
So, of course I couldn’t leave well enough alone, I had to make it even better. What could be better than putting it in a pretty ironstone planter? I filled the bottom of the planter with peanuts that come in packing material so I would have something to sit it on. I added a piece of tissue paper underneath the fake rock to hold my white rocks. Sat in the fake rock and then began to add white rocks all around it to anchor it in place.
And I love how this turned out. I put it here for the photograph, but it’s been moved to a permanent location, which you will see next week. Even if it is fake. This kind of fake, I can handle. 🙂 I really am getting rid of my big fake trees and most of the floral arrangements I’ve had for years have made way for more of a natural look, like sticks, feathers, and things like this pretty fern. It’s not that I dislike all of them, but I like to keep it in check. And this is what I’m drawn to at the moment. You know that decor is all about change. I’m not saying everyone should get rid of their fakes, that is totally a personal thing. In fact, I love some of the cottage homes with all their florals.
Even though we’ll be going to the beach next week, I have some fun things lined up for you. Several of my old and new blog friends are going to come by and share with all of you some of their projects and inspiration, so you won’t even miss me! 🙂
And I have a fantabulous giveaway coming up next Tuesday that you’ll LOVE too, along with a fun, fun makeover of a space at my house that I have been working on for a few days and I know you’ll enjoy. So, we’ve got some exciting things happening at Southern Hospitality this month.
I haven’t even thought about Fall decor all that much, but when I get back, let’s have a Fall inspiration party to celebrate this wonderful time of the year. Get your Fall decor ready to share! I don’t go all out for Fall, I save up for Christmas, but I do have some white pumpkins that I’ll drag out again this year.
If you missed the Southern Living at Home giveaway post, there’s still time to leave a comment to win, click over HERE to find out all the details.
Linked to Kimba’s DIY Day.
Mary in AR says
What a great find! It looks great in the urn.
Where did you get the Commander’s Palace plate? I grew up and lived in New Orleans until I was 25 and my parents lived there until they lost their house to Katrina, so I am always on the lookout for memorabilia.
I do so enjoy your blog and have gotten lots of great ideas. Enjoy your vacation!
Mary in AR
I think I remember reading that you got that Commander’s Palace plate as a gift… Oh, what I’d do to have that plate! (Sorry, I know the post is about your cute potato plant, but I couldn’t help but focus on the Commander’s Palace!)
Love this! Putting it in the white ironstone was just perfect!
BTW, I noticed the Commander’s Palace plate, too. Great food there!
That is very pretty and I love the way you displayed it with the white rocks 🙂