Thursday, January 29, 2009

What to do, what to do?

Remember my planters just before Christmas? The ones by the front door and how pretty and Christmasy they looked? No? Well, go look here. It's okay, I'll wait. La lala la laaaa. Oh back. Okay this is what they look like now:

Blech. Boring. Yucky. And I have no idea what to do about it. So I'm throwing it out to you, my dear bloggy friends. Help a girl out and give me some suggestions. Keep in mind that in my area of the world I will not be planting anything of a real live plant or flower nature until the end of May. Oh and it must be cheap frugal.

8 comments:

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Oh, I wish I could help, but I have absolutely no suggestions. I'm in the same boat...I'll be checking back to see what others say.

Brenda said...

What about fake plants or vines? or colorful rocks? All little tricks I have tried.

Faith said...

Well, since I probably can't get a live plant either on my deck until at least May, I can offer you a suggestion of something I have done: add fake holly berries (which are pretty for Valentines Day coming up!) to the pinecones. I did that for a "winter" decoration on a coffee table in my living room and I have received a lot of compliments on it. OR fill the other bowl with large pretty stones? I don't know...it's tough this time of year!!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

What about--get ready for this--take a styrofoam shaped heart and plug it with cranberries or some kind of red berries. Stick it on a thick twig, plant it in moss in the pot. It's sort of like a topiary for Valentine's Day. Ta and Da.

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

I like Linda's idea!

You could also get a large enough styrofoam ball to fit the planter, , then hot glue green moss on it. Kind of like those gazing balls you see, only it is made of moss. Or use the stick idea and make a topiary of some kind.

Islandsparrow said...

I have pine branches, wintergreen and winter berries in mine. Gathered them down on Point Prim - pretty and free.

I googled for you - I thought this arrangement was pretty.

http://www.busybeelifestyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/maries-front-door.JPG

I like the valentine idea too.

nikkipolani said...

Hmmm, if that urn were on my porch, you'd find a cat curled up in it for sure! Seriously, though, how about those balls made of twigs? They come in varying sizes and (to my mind) are seasonless. Something like this: http://www.sugarnspiceupyourhome.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=10

Willow said...

I was going to suggest rocks.