Bringing In A Little Green...


I am still in my "bring in spring" mood (and will be until until it's time to bring in summer).  I love watching the seasons change!
 Yesterday I stopped at the thrift store 
and found this faux succulent wall hanging...


I like to use these because they work so well in areas of our home that are low light...and I can't kill them.


It had a nice wood frame, but was missing plants in many places.  But I figured, if nothing else, I could use the parts.


I've mentioned before that I never miss checking out the floral area in a thrift store.  You can find pieces like this hiding amongst the ratty looking stuff, and I have also found boxwood wreaths, topiaries, vases, planters...sometimes from well-known pottery companies.  It's a great place to find seasonal decor.  And once I found a large old demijohn!
Near the wall hanging there was a grab bag of green "moss" balls and some rope covered spheres.  That came home with me, too.


I liked the bright green color, and decided these would make perfect filler for the missing plants...


And instead of hanging it on a wall...I thought the frame would be a perfect centerpiece.  It's a great pop of color, and doesn't interfere with vision or conversation...


It works well with the natural placemats we use, too...








Have you had any floral finds lately?  
I'm looking for more places to bring in some bright green color!

I am joining~

Until next time...

36 comments

  1. How clever are you with that centerpiece? I need to "think outside the box" more..I would've looked at that piece and thought, "Oh, darn, some of the plants are missing" and put it back. You are amazing! Where did you find the checkered piece of material for your table? I have a small oval-shaped wooden table in my kitchen (we don't have a dining room) and I normally don't like tablecloths and runners are too long. I've been looking for something else to partially cover the table. I would love to find something like you have! Thanks for any help.

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    1. Thank you, Melanie! I bought that cloth at Bachman's a couple of years ago. It is actually an oversized dishtowel. It was only 5-6 dollars, so they are reasonable. I often use them, for the same reason you said...our table is small when we don't have the leaves in. That dishcloth even has the sewn in hanging loop. I'll bet if you have a Homegoods or any store with nice kitchen stuff you can find them!

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  2. Looks great Linda! Freshened up thrift store treasures are the best!

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  3. Who the heck would put that in the thrift store in the first place? But great save! It looks very springy!

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  4. Love it! Pinned on two of my Pinterest Boards.
    Brenda

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  5. What a great find and the filler looks awesome also. My first thought was as a centerpiece so great minds think alike!! I always check the faux flowers and have on occasion found some great items, sometimes in awesome vintage containers!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  6. Love your new centerpiece and you scored....those faux succulents can get expensive!

    Happy day friend!
    karianne

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  7. Hi Linda, I love your center piece, it's such a lovely Spring touch. Jo

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  8. I went to the thrift store today and it didn't have anything...hardly any Easter/spring or cool flowers like you bought!
    warmly,
    deb

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  9. I always have trouble coming up with ideas for centerpieces, so I'm pinning this! I love all the shades of green together, especially those cute green pom poms!

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  10. Super cute!! I say it again - I HAVE to start checking out thrift stores!

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  11. Love your new centerpiece, Linda, and so wonderful that you found the solution to your problem in the very same store. Looks great!

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  12. Oh my gosh - I love this! What a great find! I haven'at been finding anything good at the thrift stores lately, so I'm jealous.

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  13. I love sedums and these ones look so alive! Great low level/low maintenance ;) centre piece. More inspiring thrifting :)

    Karen

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  14. Your centerpiece looks great, Linda! I can't tell that they are faux! Always love a great thrift store find! x Karen

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  15. That looks real, and by far easier on the memory - you don't have to remember to water. I have not been out to the thrift stores all Winter. Maybe next week.

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  16. Wow, it looks SO real! Love your idea of using it on the table as a centerpiece.
    Thanks, Linda, for sharing at Talk of the Town.

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  17. Succulents are my favorite! I love how you made them into a beautiful centerpiece. Thanks for linking up at TOT link party.

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  18. What a very creative idea for a new look!

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  19. What a great find! I love it on your dining table!

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  20. O love succulents! Your arrangement is gorgeous. Enjoy your Thursday!

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  21. Great score to find faux succulents at a thrift! Love what you did with them. I am playing with green as well. Using a lot of moss on my mantle and I have planted grass in pots that is growing nicely. I found a bag of moss balls at a thrift last week as well. Not as fluffy as yours, but still nice.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  22. love the centerpiece I was reading about using faux succulents in tea cups would love to try that out thanks for sharing have a great day

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  23. Hi Linda, this is really cute and so real looking, definitely something I would buy and use myself! Have a great weekend. Sharon x

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  24. That turned out great! I love your finds! I'm going to keep my eyes open for artificial succulents now.

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  25. Hi Linda :)

    I actually thought the succulents were real before I started reading your post LOL They make a cute centerpiece :)

    The scale you found is fantastic! Of course I would actually use it for what it's made for, but also maybe just holding fruit in the kitchen ;)

    xo,
    rue

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  26. A great find, I've never seen anything like it. I like the beginning of spring as well, it is as if the whole world is waking up.
    Amalia
    xo

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  27. This is so clever Linda. A perfect touch of spring. I am a bit late in visiting due to it being college finals week for me but I am so very happy you joined Thought of Home on Thursday and shared this delightful gem.

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  28. What a lovely mini garden.
    I've got something like this at home too.
    Have a nice day

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  29. Hi, Linda, I have a ton of fake succulents inside because unlike the real thing, our cats don't eat those. Yours make a wonderful addition to your table as a fresh breath of green, perfectly seasonal.

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  30. So cute. I can't do succulents. I guess I over water them.

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