Faux plants with a DIY gate on a mantel
During the Copy Me Challenge, I noticed one poster mentioned she liked my use of plants and had wondered if I had real or fake.
Allow me to answer… I’m fakin’ it with fake plants all the way. 🙂
It’s been years since I’ve had real plants in my home.
I use to be quite the green thumb. I’d have a virtual jungle of those tree type plants, spider plants, succulents, you name it. I think the turn away from real came when I got cats. 🙂
I recently redid my fireplace mantel and kinda jumped on a spring feel. With, you name it.. fake plants.
I’m wild about this ‘overgrown’ ivy.
It has the illusion that it’s been growing here for a very long time.
LOVE ivy, period.
It’s tumbling effect always has nearby objects looking like a million bucks.
How fun is that green gear? It’s my favorite. 🙂
Remember the snowdrop centerpiece? You guessed it. Fake.
This one fools alot of people, even in real life.
I do use alot of plants in my decor. They just seem to warm up cool spaces, especially softening otherwise somewhat sparse surroundings.
How I clean fake plants
Now, these fellas do indeed get nice and dusty, especially when you reno as much as I do. My way of cleaning them is to haul them into the tub, swish the leaves in soapy water, then spray them down with the hand held shower. Easy! And they generally air dry right where I display them.
Where I find mine
I have a torrid tale to tell. It’s been years since I’ve purchased plants. You see, I had a sign customer long ago that stopped paying his bill. He had a futon/plant store. (don’t ask) So I went to pay a visit one day with two empty vehicles. I came home with $2000 worth of trees and plants of the best quality ever. 🙂 (He closed his doors the following week)
Aside from that horror story gone kinda fun, I look at warehouse type stores that specialize in fake plants. Michael’s is also good however can be expensive. Homesense (HomeGoods for Americans) has some nice stuff too.
The trick to getting away with fake is to purchase the best quality you can find. If it can fool you, it can fool anyone.
Are you a real or faux plant person?
Any tips on caring for your own greens?