Monday, August 25, 2008

My New Plant Stand

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I went to Marshalls on my lunch hour last Friday and I found this plant stand for $19.99! (excuse the messy topiary on the right (above), it really needs to be trimmed)
I originally was going to use it inside but for now I put it outside and just transplanted some impatiens that I already had.
I love the Fleur-di-lis detail! I couldn't believe this was only $20.00!
Remember my living wreath? It's really starting to fill in nicely but there is something strange growing on the top left-hand side. I didn't plant this! I was going to pull it out but I decided to wait and see what it becomes. Maybe it's a morning glory??? It has heart-shaped leaves. Anyone know what this could be? Perhaps it's just a weed? I'll keep you updated if it blooms. I think a morning glory might look pretty trailing down the side of it as long as it didn't get too big!

42 comments:

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a great find. I have no idea what is growing out the wreath, but I must say, it's really filling in. Hmm. I wonder what the "unknown plant" is?

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Niiiiiiiiice!!!


M ^..^

Sharon said...

I love the plant stand. Great find!

Anonymous said...

Love the plantstand! One can never have too many and they're great for showcasing items besides plants. Being useful and decorative inside as well as outside is another reason I can never pass up a beautiful and inexpensive metal plantstand.
Have a great day!!

lisa said...

Cindy

Oh how I wish I had a Marshall's close to me! Love the planter, it's beautiful. I can't wait to see what goes on with your wreath.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Oddly my Marshalls is mostly clothes now. They have a teeny home decor section. But right next door is TJ Max/Homegoods and half the store is all home related stuff. The wreath is beautiful!

Manuela

Melissa Wertz said...

I love Marshall's! Need to go in there soon. Good find.

Ginger said...

The plant stand with the flowers looks adorable. Are the flowers in separate containers inside the stand, or did you put moss and potting soil in the stand itself?
You need a new job..."decorator" or "staging" you sure have a knack for it.
Ginger

For the Love of Cottage said...

I love the plant stand. In the winter, you could bring it in and put rolled up towels in it for the bathroom. Just an idea.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Your garden stand is adorable! I love how your wreath is turning out also. My garden always seems to be filled with mysterious plants!

Jean said...

The plant stand is great!
Jean in Virginia

Kathleen Grace said...

Love the plant stand and the wreath. The mystery plant could be morning glories, or it could be a morning glory relative called bindweed. Bindweed is just like morning glory vine but smaller and when it blooms it has small pale pink or white flowers that look like, well, like morning glories!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Cindy, I really like your new plant stand.....I love the topiary....please tell me how you keep ivy alive....I always kill it! I had a heart shaped ivy topiary and I am afriad that I can't bring it back .......Yikes...

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Cindy! I'm taking a break from bloggin but just took a couple seconds to see what you were up to. The wreath is gorgeous! The birds have planted that same vine in my yard and it is very invasive and I continually pluck. I did allow to bloom just to see and it was a morning glory like flower; mine were pale pink almost white. Looks like the identical leaf so I hope that helped? Love the plant stand too!!! Sincerely, Jeannette

linda t said...

You are so dang creative Cindy!
LOVE the living wreath!
I'm off to Marshalls!

Brenda Kula said...

It looks just like some wild morning glory (or at least that's what I call it) I have growing here in Texas. It seems to be blooming better than the ones I ordered from Renee's Heirloom Seeds! Not much, but a little.
Brenda

Wagonwife Designs said...

I love the birds!!! Your garden is so beautiful. It must be a retreat for you. Your blog is my time to dream.
Take care!

Pat said...

As always....love it all...even the unknown plant appeals to me...the untrimmed topiary...all of it I find delightful! I have a less than productive green thumb with more success sewing leaves and flowers rather than growing them. Thanks for sharing it. Pat

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Oh, Ah, I love the Fleur De Lis plant stand. . .good find. I adore Marshalls and T.J. Maxx. Never know what you'll find, but you'll always find something!!

Blessings,

Sher

Charlotte said...

It's lovely. Marshall's has so much neat stuff for outside - and inside too of course. I love to go there.

Melissa Lester said...

Your wreath is filling out so beautifully. You really have the golden touch indoors and out!

Jane Marie said...

Not only is your plant stand a good deal but you did a great job of planting it so quickly. It looks like it has been that way all summer!

Gollum said...

I love coming here everyday to see what you're up to! What a great find. It has a beautiful patina too. I must have missed your living wreath post, so I'm heading off over there.

Mary said...

Oh, that is so beautiful, and a great buy!
xoxo,
Mary

bj said...

Really pretty plant stand and it looks fabulous where you have it.
The wreath is lovely....

Judy said...

What a wonderful plant stand. I love the bird too!! A cute touch.

Anonymous said...

I've heard that heart shaped leaf vine called several different names, but whatever it is, RUN, don't walk, to your garden and pull that sucker out and get rid of it. It is highly invasive and will strangle any other plant it comes in contact with. It is NOT morning glory. It multiplies faster than you can keep it pulled out if it gets a foothold in your garden. I know.
Annie

emily said...

What a great find! I gotta get to that store! You always find the greatest things there!
emily

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

it looks lovely, i think it would look great with towels on too inside in winter

loved your post on white homes, I have mostly white in my home, after becoming addicted to a book on decorating with white

also am about to do over a basket after being inspired on your makeover post, I am making over the laundry room...

Robyn said...

Adore your wreath! Gosh...I wish I could grow that here in all this heat no way!

Come by and see the last installment of my mystery trip!
Cheers!

Layla said...

The living wreath is SCRUMPTIOUS! I want one!

And thanks SOOO much for wishing me good luck on my quest to be HGTV's next Design Star. I really appreciate your support!

Layla
The Lettered Cottage

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! What a beautiful little plant stand and you certainly can't beat the price! And you living wreath is gorgeous! You have green thumbs and white paint brushed! I'm so impressed!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lady Dorothy said...

Beautiful. And it looks fantastic in your patio garden!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Can you come help me in my yard??PLEEEEESE. Yours looks so pretty and I hate yard work. LOL. Love your new plant stand and your living wreath!
Hugs~Kelly

Janet said...

Cindy,

My two cents. I think the plant is a wild violet. They do not vine, but grow from rhizomes and are quite invasive as well. They get in my garden and then into my grass, but are so pretty when they blossom. They blossom in the spring if you care to wait that long.

Janet

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy. Come over to my blog and check out Tablescrape Tuesdays sponsored by my friend Susan. You can click on her address and see the folk's tablescapes. But I want you to see is her tablescape. She is amazing and has the most beautiful dishes you've ever seen. Her table today reminded me of you - blue, white and shells. Go take a peek ~ You'll love it.
Hope all is well and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

My home - My life said...

Don't you just love Marshalls!

Everything looks beautiful.

I let "something" grow in a hanging flower pot once because I thought it was a flower or something and it was a HUGE weed. OOPS!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What beautiful, peaceful images.

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog recently. It really touched my heart and meant so much.

Come on over and celebrate life on my blog!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful plant stand ~ I can never pass up fleur de lis items either. I'm impressed that the topiary is REAL!! And that wreath is so pretty. I've got a brown thumb!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Anonymous said...

Your wreath is beautiful. I tend to agree with Annie who said RUN and pull that vine out quickly. Yes, it might be a morning glory, but if it isn't you will have a "kudzo type" vine covering everything one morning. If this vine begins to have little red berries, DO NOT let them land anywhere! That vine took over my back yard and it is now coming up all over my lawn! Even mowing doesn't help. Better to buy morning glory seeds...then you know what you have.
LeAnne

judicreations said...

That is a really nice plant stand and the impatience and bird look like they've grown into it already. Very nice.
That does it..next year I have to make one of those living wreaths. It will be interesting to see what that vine is in your wreath.

Your table setting is lovely too..I love the starfish and the prettyness of your white china.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a lovely evening
Judi

Cali Homemaker said...

I love this wreath so much. Did you make it? Buy it? I want one. :o)