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 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 makes me smile!

Do you decorate with house plants?  Or create scenes?

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