Decorating With House Plants

sneak peek of my new plate wall!

If you read The Nester's blog, you are well aware she has been talking a lot about plants lately.  I am absolutely loving it!

I went a little crazy after reading one of her posts and raided my mom's flower shop for a whole bunch of free plants {the perks of a florist mother!}.   You can see the collection in the middle photo as well as a succulent {on the right} that I am trying to baby back to life with a canning jar.  Looks like a mini magic bullet!



Over the past few years I have started getting comfortable with growing things in our yard, but just this year I gave a few house plants a chance.

Today I am linking up over at The Nesting Place for a little planty link up party!  I could also call this a Nester tribute post as almost all of things I am going to share have been inspired by her lately.  Stalker, maybe?  ;)


Incorporating plants in my home has helped me bring in more green that I usually stray away from.  Plus I love that it brings a little life into our home.  And for those of you who ask where I hide my serving dishes, you can see one of our drink stands under the side table.  You barely notice when not at a photographic angle.


They add height and texture and a little bit of whimsy...


I loved that The Nester put paper decorations in her plants...so I had to party mine up as well!  She also got me hooked on finding a bust to put the plant in.  This guy was a score at HomeGoods.


Can you spot the dinosaur?  Growing up both my dad and brother would hide little things around the house for me or my mom to find.  I like that this adds a little playfulness to the home.  I think it is an introverted-attention-to-detail thing?


Plants help fill empty spaces...{another wall sneak peek}


More party in my plant...this little wedding couple we picked up on our honeymoon in Cancun.  "Till death do us part."


This little scene is in our bathroom.  I have a collection of bride and groom figurines so I added a couple to my plant.  Kind of a terrarium scene...minus the succulents.  They look pretty adorable there if you ask me!


And a little green in our bedroom adds a fresh pop of color.  I love how brightly the plant stands out amongst all the white.  Plus maybe it will help me with my summer allergies?

 

I remember growing up I loved looking at scenes.  Art work that showed people doing different things, those Christmas light up villages, and coasters I still have of people in scenes from Europe.  Perhaps it is because I like to people watch...but I think it is because I love a good story.  I am so curious about how people live, why they do what they do, and love to create a little story in my mind.  

One more little scene...looks like they are in a chapel...it makes me smile!


Do you decorate with house plants?  Or create scenes?

Also linking up for a garden party over at Centsational Girl.


20 comments:

  1. I always want houseplants because in theory I love them but in reality? I am a plant killer. Instead of a houseplant we'd have a brown crunchy thing in a nice pot which if we're being honest isn't so appealing :)

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  2. I am loving your unique containers! Your house is beautiful... loving your decor!

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  3. I love the little bride and grooms!

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  4. So lively and happy! I found you through Nester's linky and am a new follower. Love your style, so fresh ad happy. Haven't decorated my plants with paper yet but may have to try that.. so far I just use lots of feathers. LOL Nice to meet you! : )

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  5. I'm not so good with plants. But I have one little dragon tree that I got at my 14th birthday and it is still alive (I'm 25 now) :)!
    great inspirational pictures and a really lovely blog!
    xx Nora

    bitterblondblog.blogspot.com

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  6. We have lots of house plants! My favorites are from when my son was born (he's 5 now, we got a plant as a gift) and the one I brought home from my grandpa's funeral last year. We have many others though and they definitely brighten up the house. Your house is very crisp and clean. I love it.

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  7. Gorgeous home! And the Nester was definitely right in saying that plants give a room life—they certainly do in yours!

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    1. Thanks Erica! It took some getting used to since I never had plants in my home before. But I too love the life and color it brings!

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  8. Hello, visiting from The Nester. I am totally crushing all over your bride and groom collection- where is a good place to find them!?!

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    1. I usually find them at thrift stores. I just have a few but they are so sweet!

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  9. I have three houseplants. I'm TERRIBLE at remembering to water them. I'll be sitting on the couch and look over and notice that they're all droopy. Whoops! I do have little frog figurines in two of the three. I think I want to add the little bunting to mine too, at least one of them. I think that's so cute!

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  10. So pretty!

    No, I don't decorate with plants. Plants seem to hate me. I can't seem to keep any alive!

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  11. Oh my gosh i love your home!! :)
    Amy
    takingstepshome.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi sweet lady! I found your blog via Skunkboy Creatures and am SO GLAD that I did! I'm your newest follower. xoxo

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  13. Love love love! I really need to incorporate some more plants into my decorating! I completely agree that they add so much life and color. My only problem is keeping them alive!

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  14. So glad you clicked over to my place from the Nester's, which led me back to you and all of your lovely plants and decor!

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  15. What a great find this site has turned out to be – it is so exciting to find new interior design ideas to inspire me.

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  16. Your house is absolutely adorable. You def have a gift of decorating and have an eye for putting things all together. I love your ideas and style! Keep it coming!

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  17. Really fun! Also, I spied those three Robin Jones Gunn books in your last photo. I LOVE her books!! Should I add Spinelli to my reading list? I've never heard of that author. Kelly

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    1. Jerry Spinelli is a kids/young adult author. Stargirl is one of my favorite books of all time. It's an easy and fun read about a girl who is unique and a bit quirky trying to fit into high school. It is a very sweet story on non conformity and being free spirited. I highly recommend it if you don't mind a kiddy read!

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