Monday, February 28, 2011

Bringing Spring Home

I just decided the other day that I wasn't going to wait this year until the third week in March to begin thinking spring!  I am doing the meteorological spring which begins March 1st. As I have said before faux and real together make a wonderful combination.

Pottery Barn has always been a favorite for specific accessories but their store this season resembles a conservatory.  I do not have a Pottery Barn home but I have to admit they have made their faux greenery and seasonal decor irresistible!  http://www.potterybarn.com/



Hydrangea Annabelle


Lace Cap Hydrangea

As I strolled through their store I had a difficult time dealing with reality, smelling plants, touching plants circling displays like a stalker in search of a genuine spring. 


Chartreuse Tulips


Forget Me Nots


Daffodils


Ranunculus


Hyacinths


Snowdrops


A Terrarium With Rocks And Faux Moss


Faux Clematis


Basil and Rosemary


Faux Basil
I could almost imagine myself cooking with this!

Life-Like Fruits

I have the pears, but I actually had to pick up the lemons and feel them to convince myself they weren't real.

Faux Birds And Faux Pears
My birds go through every season and bring good luck to a home.

I couldn't believe the displays this year, branches laden with blossoms, mossed pots even speckled birds eggs.

Mossed Pots

Magnolia

Pear

Apple Blossom



There are many other branches, yellow, bright pink and just plain green.






I brought a little bit of spring home, too expensive to have a full blown spring
.


Fireplace Decor

Windowsill
Basil, Tulips and Daffodils

It is amazing what a little "out of season" experience will do for one gardener's psyche!

29 comments:

Edith Hope said...

Dear Eileen, What a cornucopia of delights. I am not surprised that you were entranced by the variety and quality of things for sale. However, I am sure that you were only in need of bringing a taste of spring home since your garden will be bursting with the beauty of springtime before too long!!

Balisha said...

Hi Eileen...It seems that you and I are in the same mood today. I loved our stroll through the Pottery Barn. I'm so antsy here in the house waiting for spring, so decided not to display any more snow "stuff" Your pictures are lovedly...Balisha

Becca's Dirt said...

Wow those look so real. Amazing. They do bring a festive look to a room. Pretty soon you'll be fooling with the real stuff. Hopy you have a good day. I'm having a give-away. Come by.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Wow, it is hard to believe that some of those are not real.Especially the hydrangeas and hyacinths. Girl I love the Terrarium. How pretty! It sure looks like spring there.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Eileen girl these are wonderful pictures and they do look so realistic! They would be perfect for my home because we all have allergies from the scent of bulb flowers .. I am going to have a peak around the stores to see what I can bring home to brighten up the kitchen .. the heart of the home and my temp office ;-)
I would love to see an actual Pottery Barn store too ! LOL
Joy

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I just got their catalog yesterday, now I really need to go visit one after seeing your post. I could go broke in that store. I love your choices!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Edith,

It seems to have been a more frustrating winter than normal. I do see some daffodils popping up on the south side of my home.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Balisha,

I really am tired of this winter, I'm done!

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Becca,

Fooling around with the real stuff won't come soon enough!

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Lona,

The hydrangea looked very realistic but expensive.

Eileen

Sissy said...

I love those moss pots! I will have to take a trip to the mall!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Joy,

You can go online for Pottery Barn, but I don't know what they would do to you with shipping.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Thanks Catherine,

I never saw much I wanted in this store a few years ago. Now, I find lots of things I like.

Eileen

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Hi Eileen, I am a Pottery Barn fan and do agree that they have nice faux flowers. I also find that they have many other garden themed accessories that are really nice. I think it might be time for a visit to the Pottery Barn store, if only to take in a little of that "faux spring".

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Sissy, the moss pots were great looking. I may have to make another trip. I can see these on my patio.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Jennifer,

I didn't realize they were in Canada, but I looked it up and they are right in Ontario.

Eileen

Zoey said...

I have to say that basil looks a whole lot better than the plant I tried to overwinter!

There is no pottery barn anywhere near me. I think the closest is a 3-hour drive, so I am not very familiar with their products. I have only been in one once. I found my zebra dishes there.

leavesnbloom said...

That place is a floral art wonder! I love the tree blossoms the best outof them all. Many look so realistic.


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Pat said...

Gorgeous post, Eileen. I am particularly ready for Spring this year!

Cher' Shots said...

Thanks for the uplifting post! SPRING is always too far off when you live in snow country and way too many miles from a Pottery Barn, Holly Hobby, Michaels, JoAnn Fabrics, etc, etc. Omg... how did I end up here!!!
'hugs from afar'

RainGardener said...

I know it must sound like I live under a rock (and I sort of do) but I've never been to a Pottery Barn store. Guess I should try and find one now. ;-)
Everything looks so real but those pears - I really can't believe. Great springy post - it's almost here!!!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Zoey,

They have a really nice online garden store. Just go shopping on the computer!

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Rosie,

It is hard to believe that people go around stealing other peoples posts!

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Pat,

I think this has been a tough winter for many of us. Spring can't come too soon.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Cher,

That's when you go internet shopping. It is not as much fun but it is great to have that option.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi RG,

Pottery Barn has certainly gotten better appealing to the masses.

Eileen

garden girl said...

Looks like a breath of fresh spring air! I love Pottery Barn.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi GG,

Yes, I do like Pottery Barn more and more as they get into the gardening world!

Eileen

mary anne said...

Hello:

It seems like I have been gone so much longer than I really was. Pottery Barn has come a long way and you did a wonderful job showing off their Spring offerings....can't wait to see what they have done.

Great post Eileen. Needless to say, all is in bloom in Naples, Coral Beach and Boca! I can just feel my garden floor rumbling!!!