I’m sure I’ve said on here before that I think plants really bring an extra dimension to an interior. There are so many ways of introducing them into your home; strings of pearls in a macramé hanging basket, mini-cacti in odd, vintage cups & mugs. A growing trend is statement foliage in plant stands.
The three I’ve chosen are all up there in the plant fashion stakes. Copper is a metal and colour that’s everywhere in interiors mags and homeware shops at the moment. Olive green is a really in vogue colour – but we would say that though, wouldn’t we? Probably the hottest home trend that’s come around again since it’s 1970s heyday is furniture made of rattan, cane, wicker and bamboo.
- Copper wrought iron and cement footed planter: £21.59, Maisons du Monde
- AM.PM. Florian ceramic planter: £89, La Redoute
- Donna plant stand: £158 – £178, Anthropologie
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We’ve been doing lots of potting on in the garden in the past couple of weeks. With all the dividing and repotting of our hostas and astilbies and moving seedlings up a size we’re running out of pots.
We have lots & lots of little pots – the ones that are perfect for planting seeds into. What we’re desperately in need of are a few large terracotta planters for the more mature plants. Ones that are about 2ft/65cm tall and wide.
We prefer our plant pots to be real terracotta – not terracotta-coloured plastic – and we like them with minimal decoration. The three different examples above are the best of what we found on the internet for our needs.
As you can see, there’s quite a range in price. Much as we love the shape and mellow colour of the Apollo (#3), we can’t really afford to splash out on a few of those! The cheapest, from Homebase, will have to suffice – and then let them age & weather naturally outside. They are frost-resistant which is a desirable quality – we’ve lost quite a few terracotta pots over the last few years due to the long cold snaps that can happen here in the Pennines.
- Rolled rim antique terracotta plant pot (62cm): £60, Homebase
- Ceramic terracotta plain planter (67 x 60cm): £163.99, Amazon
- Apollo terracotta planter (65cm x 65cm): £295, Pots and Pithoi
Every home should have its own atomic plant!
We picked up this gorgeous vintage plant stand on Monday which has just gone into our webshop.
The frame is black metal and it retains its original bright yellow plastic ball feet and liners. Ideal for trailing house plants, a cacti collection or herbs in front of a window.
The styling is perfect for mid century modern or bohemian vintage looks.