Sometimes you have to think outside the pot. This spring I wanted to add some fresh greenery to the scene. I looked high and low for some faux plants I could live with, but they just weren’t for me. Luckily I had some garage sale finds stacked up and waiting to save the day. I really was determined to find some fake greens for springtime. They don’t die, they last year to year and they can look really good.
But none called to me.
The nursery always does.
Then and there I decided I was willing to kill for fresh greenery. I scooped up some of the perfect pink touches I was looking for in $2 worth of Begonias and headed home. Here is my tip of the day…buy annuals. Those lovely pops of color that you know aren’t going to last. BUT…buy the larger ones, at least the 4 inches pots or better. When you buy the little guys you have to wait too long for them to do anything. More mature plants have a better chance of making it than the smaller, younger ones. It’s worth the few extra dollars, this goes for one or two in a pot to flats of flowers in your yard. Trust me on this. Miracle Grow really helps too. I planted my new friends in thrifted aluminum tins and coffee pots collected over time and scattered them around our home for pops of live pink and green for spring. I’m always picking up miscellaneous kitchen items at garage sales.My old tulip candles sticks showed their face again as well. I even dug up some Liriope from the yard to add to the mix (like on the mantel). Last year the kids and I collected a ton of farm fresh eggs from our friend that has about a million chickens.
I blew the yolks out of all the beautiful blue, green and brown eggs but never got around to decorating with them. They stowed away for a year in the attic and made their debut this year on our kitchen island with a sassy Easter bunny on a picket fence tray. Our memory verse of the month (get yours today!) hangs prominently in the kitchen, framed by fresh boxwood from the yard. My toile bunny dishes got a new home nestled in an old chicken feeder, next to my favorite nest from the yard filled with real fallen eggs the kids have collected for me.
All the signs of spring thrusting forward. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune or take much to add some seasonal touches to your home. They are like a breath of fresh air, welcoming in light and change.Hopefully these little thrifted planters will inspire you to dig through your kitchen cabinets and think outside the pot as your change things up this spring! I would love it if you’d share these simple ideas for others to enjoy. Thanks and happy hunting!
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