Monday, January 15, 2007

*Decorating with Silver & Bromeliads




Saturday was a great day because we went out to the Salvation Army store to leave somethings off. It felt wonderful to go through the closests and pull out anything that had not been worn in the last few months, no matter how good it was, or if I thought I would want it again later on. The fact is that if I hadn't missed it lately, then I really did not "need" it. So off we went running around half the day.
As we were unloading our bags and boxes, I just happen to spot something silver in the big bins of donations waiting to be sorted to go inside. It is the silver bowl/dish you see in the photo. Just what I needed! Really.

I've been looking for an old silver footed bowl or dish to put orchids and bromeliads in for quite a while. So long story made short, I asked about it, they couldn't sell it from that area, but gave it to me instead. Because of that good deed I had to go inside to find a couple more silver things so I could overpay for them and not feel any guilt. It was a good day at Sally's!

Tip for the day: Bromeliads and orchids last quite a while in bloom if they have some nice light. They require very little attention. I put some river rocks and orchid bark around the potted bromeliad in bloom, then I added some others from the yard which were not blooming, to fill in. The bromeliad needs water placed in the cup formed by the top leaves. Be careful not to overwater either plant since it will kill them, both need to drain completely.
Last I added sheet moss to the top after using "Design Master" green spray paint to get a nice spring green color. This can be found at any craft store.


~ See Y'All Soon ~

8 comments:

  1. Hello, don't know how I stumbled upon your blog, but wanted to say love your style and photos. I'll be checking in again!

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  2. Donna, your silver bowl is a wonderful find! So elegant and the perfect container for your orchids and bromeliads! Such a pretty picture.. love the supersize view when I click on it. I'm so proud of you for going INSIDE too! ;-)
    Wonder what you'll find next time?
    xo,
    Kim

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  3. Gorgeous footed bowl! What a great find when you've been looking for a bromeliad container for some time. How provident and what a great karmic example of giving and receiving. The green arching leaves remind me of good fortune flowing through your home; the red, of course, is considered a color of good fortune, too.

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  4. What a nice find the silver dish was! Your bromliead looks wonderful in it. I overwatered one of these plants once and you're so right to warn people...I killed it! :>(
    I like your blog. You home and your ideas are lovely.
    Thank you for the kind comment that you left in Merryville!

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  5. You have been tagged...just go to my blog for the rules.
    xo,
    Kim

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  6. Thank you ladies! It so sweet of you to stop by and leave your nice comments.

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  7. That is absolutely gorgeous and so inspiring.

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