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Friday, July 12, 2013

A Rustic Houseplant Holder...

Hi everyone!  I haven't been online too much lately with many family happenings right now...three birthdays this week (including my own) and I am enjoying a wonderful visit from my parents, who have traveled here from California!  I thought I would share a gift I received...this fun plant set came from a local nursery, but I thought it might inspire some of you crafty people out there.  It has a wood base tray with three painted and distressed wood boxes, holding lovely low-growing plants...

The bottom tray has decorative rope handles...

The plants are so pretty...this one is Baby Tears, but I don't know what the other two are...

love the variegated petals...

I placed the plants in the middle of the dining table in our sunporch and surrounded them with carved wood candleholders I found recently at a thrift store.

Pretty leaf detailing...

I love the look of the planter, don't you?

This summer has been full of memory making for us...I hope you are enjoying your summer, too!

Until next time...


  1. What a lovely planter. I like the rustic look with the candle holders. Very pretty!

  2. Happy Birthday Have fun with your family and go celebrate!!!

  3. Very pretty. I love baby's tears. Just don't let it get too dry. They die easily.

  4. Super cute! I love the rustic finish with the texture of the plants!

    You go girl!


  5. Dear Linda, your plant holder looks wonderful, on your table, with the two beautiful candle holders in wood,. They are gorgeous with the green plants and sweet flowers- lovely coloured petals!! Enjoy your family visits, and summer,- I hope your birthday was a happy and lovely day, with your loved ones!! I`m also from tomorrow having my grandkids, and looks forward to many happy dayes with them !!

  6. That is a great piece. I love little toe tickler plants like that.

  7. Happy Birthday, Linda! What a great gift!
    Enjoy your family and the rest of your summer.

  8. Oh, I love, love, love that planter set! And belated happy birthday greetings!

  9. That looks summery and pretty. I just celebrated a birthday too. Happy birthday Linda. Hope your day is extra special.

    xo Danielle

  10. Linda, My sister and I just saw some baby's tears today...at the Horton's French Flea Market. My sister said she'd be afraid it would die and then she would feel badly. LOL. I love your planter tray.xoxo,Susie

  11. Happy Birthday! That is a cute planter idea. Enjoy your time with your parents!

  12. How cute is that? Perfect for those dainty plants. Would you believe my Christmas cactus is blooming!! I'm posting it on Monday, it goes with my link party theme. Crazy.

  13. Sweet planter and happy birthday! I think the one with the small purple flowers is a hardy geranium. I have a few in my garden and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

  14. It's beautiful and
    very YOU! Love how
    you styled it up on
    the table, too, girlie!

    Glad you are making
    memories away from
    the computer. That's
    what summer is all about.

    Love to you!

    xo Suzanne

  15. Hi Linda, I love the planters. The chippy wood looks great.
    Happy Birthday! I hope you had or will have a wonderful celebration.

  16. Happy Birthday Linda! Love that planter and I know you are enjoying your visit with your parents. I haven't been on the computer much at all due to various life events, but I hope to get back up to speed soon. Ann

  17. Happy Birthday! So fun to have some time with family. Where in Ca do your parents live? We're from there originally. Love those candlesticks. Mimi

  18. How pretty it all looks on the table! Is it on your porch room?
    Love it!

  19. Happy belated birthday, Linda! Your sun porch looks like the place to be on these rainy, humid days. The pretty green plants bring the outdoors in. Enjoy your guests!

  20. That planter is gorgeous! What a lovely gift.

  21. Your table looks lovely.....

    Sounds like you are having a fun summer... how nice to have your parents visit too.

    Hope your birthday is great!

    Karen x

  22. Sounds like you're having a good summer. I love your birthday gift. It just may be the inspiration for me to do something different with a couple of vintage wooden trays I've been hanging on to--looking for a fun way to use them. Have a great week.

  23. Love your new planter, Linda! Happy birthday! Your candlesticks are wonderful, too. Glad to hear you are enjoying your summer. It does go by so fast! xoxo

  24. Happy belated birthday, Linda! I hope you had a great one! Love your planter, it looks perfect on your table! I think one of the plants (not the flowering one) is a type of sedum. Pretty!

  25. Love those candle holder. Beautiful!
    Hope you' re doing well Linda.
    Have a great weekend!

  26. Love the planter! It looks great on your table. I guess those are what as know as steppables? Anyway very cute!

  27. Oh how I adore your planter! It's perfect for your sun porch! The candlesticks were a great find too. They look so nice with the planter.

  28. Love that rustic planter and the sweet plants! Happy summer to you Linda! HUGS ~ Heidi

  29. I adore that planter! And it would be easy to make or even find pieces to put together to make it. Have a wonderfully happy birthday and a wonderful summer.
    Hugs, Cindy

  30. The planter was a wonderful gift and looks great on your table! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

  31. That planter looks so good on your table! It brings a bit of summer into the house, don't you think? I'm glad you're taking a little time away to enjoy your summer. I've been doing that too. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  32. That is SO cute!! I love the plants too! We have been so busy this summer with projects around the house.....we made a LOT of memories, but not of the fun vacation variety! Lol :)
    Love ya lots girlfriend!!!


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