Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Flowers of the Florist

Well...you'd never guess that she is a florist when you pull up to her house (ya...right!)

This weekend I was out to Karrie's house to take pictures of this container....you'll remember this great find here! It's blooming like crazy!


Karrie loves pots....any & all! These terracotta ones line her back steps (she has three sets of steps to decorate)

This side is by her patio and she always has her potted tomatoes & peppers here...of course along with lovely flowers!





On the other side of the patio is a wonderful shady spot for the best find of the year 2008....a wicker plant stand for $4.....



















Here is one of two cement planters that are just gorgeous!





There are more plants & flowers, but I had to snap this picture.

When our grandmother moved out of her house to go into a smaller home, we found this plant stand in her attic.

No one really wanted it at first, but we'd never let anything escape....we might regret it!!

Karrie had it for a while and a couple of years ago she painted it. It is a pretty neat, old plant stand....look at the detail of the woman on the bottom of it..

We were very glad that we kept it - now where would we find something like this in the stores?





A couple of years ago we got this pot and another like it at a flea market....we loved the design & the leaf stamping on it (not to mention the general chippy-ness of it!)




This licorice plant is such fun...we planted some in our planters at work. It loves the shade on Karrie's front porch!







The last picture I took was of this sweet crock filled with impatients.

So many ways to create color & texture outside during the summer....what do you like to plant your flowers in?

4 comments:

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Those look great, all of them!The first one is going crazy isn't it? I love the sweet potato leaves, because of their different shade of green. Funny story: last year I bought some without knowing what they were. I was in cloud 9 when one day during Nov/Dec I went to the garden and found this huge sweet potato...I did some digging and walked away with 2 bowls full of the best sweet potatoes!!...I had no idea I had plated something edible!!! Well, everybody knows that gardening is not my forte although I love it!!!So remember girls, dig, dig, dig, specially if you love sweet potatoes like me!! Hugs, Marcela

Ms. Tee said...

I *love* all of these! Especially the chippy big pot. And that one from your grandma's attic is so unique. I'm glad you kept it, too!
I'm wondering - does the licorice plant smell like licorice? ;)

ITALIAN PEASANT said...

girls, aren't plants wonderful & so is this time of year, i feel like i'm in the tropics, love it all :) gio

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Who would not want that plant stand!!! What were you girls thinking?! Love at first sight here. I'm so glad you kept it. I plant flowers in anything...but I can't top Karrie!!

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