Thursday, March 8, 2012

Adding a Little Green



I am not sure if it is the lack of snow this winter which has me thinking about spring or my constant need to rearrange (probably a little of both!), but last week I found the top of my family room built-ins to be looking a bit sparse. I decided some new plants were in order and headed to Lowes to see what I could find.


I ended up coming home with three succulents, a small ivy plant (1/2 price on clearance) and a funny looking plant which reminded me of un-mowed grass.


The succulents and a sprig of the ivy found homes in a white ironstone bowl and the “grass plant” was simply placed in a container I normally use in the summer outside.


I grabbed a few other plants from other parts of the house and within twenty minutes I was quite pleased with the new arrangement.


I now have a little bit of spring inside to tide me over until it finally arrives outside!

Are you thinking about spring too? Have you added any spring touches to your home?

19 comments:

time worn interiors said...

Good Morning Stacy!

I just found you blog and I love it! I'm you newest follower!

tot

Hena Tayeb said...

It looks great.. plants are always such a great way to bring some life into a room.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

All of the greenery looks amazing. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

AntiqueChase said...

when something is missing in a room, a plant always helps!!! I should get a job in a nursery.. plants make me happy :)

Designing Domesticity said...

Love a bit of greenery this time of year. But especially love the bottle rack you have there. Thanks for sharing, liz

Julie @ The Family CEO said...

Lovely! I love all your choices, especially the unmowed grass. :)

I picked up a little shamrock plant at the grocery store yesterday for St. Patrick's Day. I'm really looking for a rosemary plant for the kitchen. I'm trying to slowly trade out any fake/plastic/silk plants I have for real. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Very pretty! I love the containers and the plants look great.
xo, Sherry

pollydove said...

It all looks so nice! I LOVE adding those green plant touches around my home too!

sissie said...

Looks pretty Stacy. The plants add some nice color and texture to your beautiful room.

hugs
Sissie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's very fresh looking, Stacy! I am at the point where I am looking forward to Spring. We keep getting teased here ~ 66 degrees one day 45 the next.

Kristy @ I Design Love said...

Looks so pretty! I have definitely been thinking about spring, I live in Michigan and have been dealing with cold weather for sometime now and I cannot wait until spring.

La Brocanteuse said...

Hello Stacy,
first of all thank you very much for your visit and following to my blog via Shirly's post on my house- it is much appreciated.
I agree with you, I am such a softy for greens as well..I love adding whatever I find outside to inside vignettes, it just "lifts" everything to another level.
have a lovely weekend
hugs&XX Colette

The enchanted home said...

Your plants look great...they always add a healthy dose of freshness to any room...I hear you on spring, I too am ready to bring it on!

Kellie Collis said...

What a lovely home! I like how the greens give the room a fresher look. Have a gorgeous end of the week, Kellie xx

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love adding greenery to a room and yours looks great! Love the one that looks like unmowed grass, very different!

Connie said...

I too am thinking of spring! Whoo hoo! I've been making landscape design plans for our new house and cannot wait to get out and get started.

Love your mantle arrangements and your whole room. Lots of great ideas in your pics :-) Thanks!

THINK SPRING ;-)

{hooked on hickory} said...

ah, a little green heals the soul!

ashley over @
{hookedonhickory}

Holly said...

I think I need a plant or two like those in my house. I might go out today and pick up a few. Spring is here in PA and I hope it stays!

Kathysue said...

working on getting Spring in my home, although, to be honest my home looks pretty Springy all year long, since the colors I use are very Spring like. I always bring in real flowers or plant life too, it just makes rooms come alive,
Kathysue

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