Thursday, September 9, 2010

More Succulent Decorating ~

All this talk about Fall decorating and somehow I am still stuck on summer....  
and decorating with succulents!

I picked this wire basket up over a year ago... 
I have never really done much with it. 

Okay... 
I have never done anything with it!!



I added 6 old terra-cotta pots with a wonderful patina...






Better but it still needs something...

I went to Home Depot again and purchased 6 succulents from the garden department. I purchased the smallest size they had. I originally thought these were 79 cents each but they are $1.79 each.  

Here's what I chose:



A few miscellaneous varieties with different textures and colors...



Oh look.. I love the name of this plant!!




I thought I would have to plant them but they slipped right in!



Doesn't get much easier!




Why did a wait so long to do this?

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36 comments:

Lisa said...

They are darling succulents. I didn't even realize how tiny they were until I saw a set of fingers around them. The wire with the clay and the greenery makes a beautiful display.
Lisa@SuburbanRetreat

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Very, very cute....love the display...

Tina said...

Hi Marcy. I love your wire basket and I never think to use succulents - a great idea and they look fantastic! Hope you have a wonderful day ~ Tina x

Sue said...

Amazing little pots!! And perfect for your succulents- which happen to be one thing I cannot kill! LOL Wonderful vignette.
~ Sue

Wendy said...

Looks fantastic!

Deserae said...

I have one of these little wire baskets too. I use mine outside with my antique watering cans in the summertime. I never thought about bringing it inside and planting succulents inside it!!! Brilliant idea...I just might have to give it a try with mine :o)Your ivy looks so green and pretty...mine only last about two weeks inside before I kill them. I have no idea what I am doing wrong?!?!?! Well other than I don't have a green thumb! LOL
~Des

shannon i olson said...

I love that, great look.

AntiqueChase said...

Des~
You need to wash the ivy leaves once a week. I usually stick mine under the sink or in the shower.. otherwise they get spider mites... It's a pain but I love the way they look!

kathie said...

That looks great!! I never think about succulents, I guess living in the deep south I just don't see them enough! I assume upkeep is minimal? I don't have much of a green thumb (and actually, right now my thumb is heirloom white :) ) Love the post!

Ellie said...

That's adorable! I want one of those wire baskets for holding our drinking glasses in an organized way... Love the succulents though!

designlove-cynthia said...

I love the way this looks! Succulents are so easy on the eye! I love them, and I plant lots of hens and chicks in my garden too. I never thought to bring them indoors! Brilliant!

Cindy

Kirsty said...

Gorgeous! I love it!

Susy said...

Love the pots and succulents; unique and attractive. Just perfect for the wire basket. Great job.

Angela said...

They look SO good! And your transferware is gorgeous!!

Suzan said...

That does it! I am going succulent shopping today!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Adore the wire basket and what you did with it. A year?

Lisa said...

They look fabulous and fit perfectly in your wire basket. They'll bring a little bit of summer all year round.

niartist said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for linking up to Vignette Fridays this week! I love your vignette. So beautiful and original - and most importantly: INSPIRATIONAL! All the best, Artie

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Marci, What a darling basket and the little pots are perfect for it. I've never tried growing succulents before so maybe now is the time.

I didn't paint the letters on my basket. It is an old wine basket and believe that is the name of the wine. I would think you could get a similar look with stencils. Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Sherry

Val said...

I how I love thee........

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is beautiful! I am hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway. Do drop by My Dream Canvas for a visit.

Red Gate Farm said...

Love the whole display... the plants, wire and brown transferware/ironstone.

Too bad you aren't in my neck of the woods... succulents grow in my sandy soil like crazy! I could have saved you a little $$ :)

After seeing this, I may have to bring some of mine inside!
Chris

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Amy Kinser said...

That looks great. Love the wire basket. And those plants are wonderful.

Green Willow Pond said...

Now that is adorable. How funny that we each did a plant post within a couple of days of each other. I love your wire basket, and the succulents are perfect!

Rebecca said...

really cute! :)

Mary Ellen said...

What a darling basket filled with goodness!! I do love those succulents they are so easy to care for which is good since I have a tendency to forget to water!!


bee blessed
mary

Anne Marie said...

hi! what a great space you have here...as I'll be back often.....since I'm your newest follower!!

xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Jen Kershner said...

I love the way that turned out! I love the texture of those pots.

Rozmeen said...

WOW love the basket and your settings,

Hugs,
Rozmeen

Meg said...

This is great! What a wonderful atmosphere it provides. I love those planters! Where did you find them?? Thank you for linking up to my Friday link party! See you next week!

Eileen said...

I love that little wire basket plant holder. I am holding on to summer too. i rationalize that it's not really over till September 21st. Here in the Northeast summer never seems long enough, and the water is usually warmest now, so if the weather is still nice like it has been, I can't give in to fall till it really arrives.

Kristen White said...

Very pretty! Great idea!
Kristen

Mélanie A. said...

Love this display, the transferware plates are gorgeous

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I'm usually not big on succulents...and not great at keeping houseplants alive...but I just love how yours look...I think a trip to Home Depot is in my future.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love how these look - so pretty, which surprises me. I'm not a huge succulent fan, but this is gorgeous!