Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ferns & Urns


If you look around my house you'll notice that I obviously love toile but that I also like urns. Never met an urn I didn't like! As a matter of fact as you approach my house you'll be welcomed by two black (spray painted by the way) urns. I always plant a fern in them in the summer.




In the house I recently planted some urns with smaller ferns. Did you guys get your Home Depot Garden Club coupons (from the HD GC giveaway I had)? There was one for buy one house plant get one free so I bought two ferns. I already had an asparagus fern.


I had one white urn but the others were all different colors so I spray painted them all different shades of white. All these ferns are in my living room usually. I had to take them outside to take a picture because it's pouring rain and I just couldn't get a good picture of them inside.





I really love the simple unfussiness of ferns when planted in a pretty urn. Oh and I repaint my urns all the time!







I think ferns inside the home and out are just the perfect summer time plant!



LOL! O.K. the sun came out for a hot minute so I whisked them back inside where they usually are!


To answer some questions people have asked recently:

The Plates in my 4th of July post with the gingham, flowers and flags say modahome.com on the back. Although I got mine at a local shop. They seem to have lots of cute, cute plates!

I used deck paint in white from Lowe's for the black and white checkerboard pattern. They couldn't mix black deck paint for me so I used exterior black paint. I didn't go to HD or anywhere else to see if they had black deck paint.

The mirrored pediment on top of my china cabinet came from Michael's years ago.

The teapot in the teapcup birdfeeder post is just hanging from an old Shepard's hook.

The colored chalk that I use on my chalkboard I got from ebay - it's called Chalk Ink - Amazon usually carries it too



46 comments:

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Those black urns are so big and make a huge statement perfect at you front door....... what a gorgeous home you have......
I am going to me some urns to try a different display for my conservatories at First monday.....
Love all your urns they are lovely..... don't you just love the green in ferns..... perfect
Hugs
Linda

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty urns and ferns Manuela! You have wonderful creativity. :)

Rhonda in OK said...

I think you must be the Queen of Urns! they look so nice too.

and thanks for the answers to the questions. I think most of us readers think alike and wanted to know the same things.

A Touch of Country said...

I love that you place multiple urns together to create a huge impact.

I especially love them on the silver tray...very pretty!

Ally0005 said...

I have urns out front of my house, love them.

Stacey said...

Love your urns and ferns. Great combo and simply beautiful look. Thanks for the info on the plates. :)

Nadine said...

Dear Manuela,

Your ferns & urns are so pretty! You have inspired me, now I need to go shopping for a fern! :)

Blessings!
~Nadine

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I love this so much I saved a copy in my TO DO file. The ferns are so lovely in the those white urns. I really like the idea of using several small ones together. Thanks for sharing.

Charla

scrappy quilter said...

You have the most awesome ideas in decorating. I'm always amazed at what you do. Love the urns.

salmagundi said...

I love the ferns in the urns, too. Must plan on having some next year. I previously had asparagus ferns outside in the summer, then bring them in for the winter. Thanks for the reminder - I had forgotten how much I use to enjoy them. Sally

prof en retraite said...

Hi Manuela! Your ferns are so pretty! Love those urns...perfect containers for them! You must have taken those pics today! We had rain...finally!! Yaay! Have a great week!...Debbie

The Hollywood Memoirs said...

Those are beautiful! My grandmother had several urns in her home, as well, and I've always wanted one (or a few) of my own.

Bella said...

How beautiful! I love the black urns at the front door, and the white urns are fab, too. The ferns look so great in them.

Southern Fried Gal said...

I LOVE ferns - have a total obsession right now. And I've been coupling mine with another obsession - moss. Should I go for the trifecta and transplant to my urns - oh my! Yours are all beautiful!

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Your fern display is beautiful! And I love your painted deck. I linked to that post today, because I think it is gorgeous.

Nancy said...

Oh My goodness! This is so inspiring! GREAT POST, Manuela!!! Nancy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love urns too. My favorite one of yours is the one with the sweet cherub on it. The green ferns look wonderful in both the black and white painted urns!
Hugs,
Penny

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Those look great! I don’t have any ferns…I wonder if they would hold up to Texas heat.

ERIN said...

i so like ferns and you offered such lovely ideas for using them inside and out.
have a wonderful wednesday!

Vee said...

Wonderful urns...I think I'm missing out by not paying closer attention to the statement they make. What material are they made of that you can paint them so easily?

paintergal said...

I love the white urns with ferns and ivy. So pretty!
Hmm, makes me wonder if some of the ferns in front of my house would work inside.

Betsy said...

Lovely! I found an asparagus fern yesterday growing wild in my flower garden! I may have to pot it when the weather turns cold!

texasdaisey said...

Great pictures. I am with you on urns. Never met one I didn't like. Great job on your post.
Debbie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I also am a lover of urns, and really like yours. Gotta love the spray paint. :-)
Glenda

Jennifer said...

What a fabulous collection of urns! I love ferns, but Audley is not a fan, so it's very rare I get to decorate with them. I really love the way yours are arranged!
I have an urn that needs a paint job, so I'll have to fill it with something great when I'm finished! =)
Have a wonderful evening,
Jennifer

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Ferns in urns. Gotta love a theme that is pretty and rhymes too! Love them!

Christi

Brittany said...

Gotta love urns! And the added ferns are the perfect combination! I put two urns with ferns by my front door this year, and I'm loving them :)

Sharon said...

Manuela,

The ferns look wonderful in those urns. They look very old fashioned, kind of Victorian :) I especially like the Black Urn.

Have a wonderful day!

~Sharon

Mrs. Michele said...

Very pretty! I love ferns and find they do *beautifully* while outside during the summer. However when it gets cold and I have to bring them in, mine always die. )o:

Manuela said...

I love your urns! They all look so pretty. I also loved how your deck turned out! Just amazing! Didn't that give you any back pain? I guess it was very worth it. It came out fabulous!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I LOVE all of your ferns and urns! Soooo pretty, love the arrangement of them on the table!

Thanks for stoppin by my blog and leavin a comment!

Paula said...

Love your ferns and urns! The grouping on the tray is particularly attractive. It looks so summery!

Kathleen Grace said...

Hmmm, I never think about ferns because I love flowers so much, but I love how that boston fern looks in your front porch urn!

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Love your ferns and urns! What's not to love about decor items that rhyme :) You inspire me with your willingness to paint and repaint. I have a stool in my house that is now on its 4th paint color (it has room-hopped over the years), but other than that, things tend to stay the same color for awhile.

Amy

sonyadawn said...

I love the black urn!! Love all the different ferns, we always have 4 huge ferns hanging across our front porch every summer. It always looks so summery and homey. Gotta love the fern!
Have a blessed day!
Sonya

Rosey Pollen said...

Hi Mauela,
I appreciate you making comments on my blog.
I love urns as well, I just yearn for an urn. Ah, bad corny joke.
Do you plant directly in them?
Or is another pot inside of that?
Rosey

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Manuela, love all your ferns and urns!!!

We have tons of wild ferns growing around the lake....just love them.

Barb

Rosemary said...

Love the way the urns look.
You have a way with decorating.
You should do your own book.
Rosemary

Mimi Sue said...

I have a little collection of urns too. One of my daughter's centerpieces at her wedding were little rusty/white urns filled with hydrangea. They were stunning. I bought a small pot of scotch moss this year and I think I'll have to try it in an urn. Thanks for the inspiration. I haven't been around for awhile trying to catch up! Love what you did to your deck floor. It's gorgeous! Mimi

Carrie said...

Love your urns...especially the one with cherubs!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, I love all your urns! It's urn day at my blog too. Those are all so pretty grouped together. Wish we would get more rain. We finally got some yesterday, but really need more.

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, How I do love urns. I have some huge and small ones left over from the girls weddings. I been thinking of bringing them down and giving a coat of paint! I do love ferns!

Rhondi said...

I love ferns too and yours look so good in the white planters.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Now you have me wanting to rush out and paint some urns! These look so great, and your ferns are beautiful. laurie

Anonymous said...

I noticed you have asparagras firn in some of your urns. Do yourself a favor and NEVER plant asparagras fern in anything but pots. I put it in as a bedding plant a few years ago and it took over. The main problem is that now when I want it out the roots are so matted no one and I mean no one can get a shovel through the roots!! I don't know what I am going to do. I could use the rototiller but then all the soil will have to be sifted to get out the roots and the little soft eggie things it has in the roots too. I am not sure I could handle the tiller as the roots are to the top of the soil and rock hard. Anyway...just a reminder to you all to NOT plant it in the ground!! It took me half an hour of digging to get a patch 8"x8" in an easier area on the perimiter of it. Manuela you are again an inspiration to us all! Beautiful!! Just Beautiful!! Jody

Storybook Woods said...

What a beautiful use of the power of grouping and using the same color. Stunning Clarice