I have a thing for old silver. If I see it at an estate sale or my local thrift at a good price, I’m hauling it home. For a while there, it was old platters but then I got on an urn/vase/champagne bucket kick and ended up with a stash of those.
Being a florist, I love all things green and growing, but over the past several years I’ve been so busy that I just didn’t have time to care for much more than Ken and I and our little dogs. But when I started working at the flower shop one day a week and saw all the beautiful plants that were coming in, I knew there was another collection in my future. And I knew that the perfect way to display it would be in my old silver.
It started with a Button Fern and a beautiful little begonia in a footed tureen and went from there…
The little rounded pot with handles is the perfect shape for my Shamrock and once the Prayer plant fills in it will look amazing in the fluted silver. My old Champagne bucket looks like it was made for my Birds Nest Fern. And just look at how beautiful this Maidenhair Fern is…
….can’t you just see her cascading down the side of this sweet silver piece as she grows?
Our old 1928 farmhouse is a small one, a little over 1,200 sq. feet I think, so combining collections is a great way for me to save space but still surround myself with the things I love.
Take a fresh look at your collections. Is there a way that you can combine them for a fun new look? I would love to see what you come up with!
Wishing you a day filled with all things lovely,