We've mentioned before that we're big fans of using organic elments as planters. Namely, shells of all types- big shells, little shells, brass shells, ceramic shells, actual shells- are some of our favorite receptacles for flowers and houseplants. So when I needed a little housewarming gift for a dear family member who recently moved into an adorable bungalow near the beach, a few pictures got me inspired...
The giant clam planter, courtesy of Inner Gardens
A lovely and creative use for a nautilus, courtesy of the Knot.
I kept an eye out for shell planters when scouring some of my favorite vintage stores in West Palm. I'd much rather get something with a lot of character than a generic terra cotta pot from the hardware store. And was thrilled when I found this terra cotta conch shell.
Off I went to heaven...otherwise known as the orchid section at Home Depot. Up in DC the orchid selection at large chain stores like Home Depot and Lowes is dismal. But in Florida, their stuff is amazing!
I added a touch of spanish moss to conceal the orchid pot.
And added a little bow to make it more gift-y. Here's the finished product (not the greatest picture, I know, but I was determined not to be late!).
And on an unrelated note...saw this guy at the store where I found the terra cotta pot. Awfully tempting for this taxidermy aficianado, though I'm not sure how I'd fare if I tried to bring him back on a plane. Could I say it's an alligator purse?
Happy Thursday, everyone!