Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Cheap & Cheerful Centerpiece


Cheap and Cheerful Flower Pot Centerpiece --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Are you ready for some weekend?
Me, too.

Don't you just love when good things happen by accident?

The centerpiece for my Mother's Day table wasn't planned...
it just sort of happened.

My sister and my cousins were coming over,
and I wanted to give the ladies a little "something."
I didn't have anything specific in mind,
until I walked into Anthropologie 
and saw these cute little flower pots. 
Actually, they are "aged herb pots."


Cheap and Cheerful Flower Pot Centerpiece --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

 They were only $6 each.
Done!

I was planning to fill them with herbs,
like the name said,
but when I saw flats of Coleus at the nursery, 
they were just so colorful,
 I couldn't pass them up...
and... they looked so pretty with the green pots. 
 
Cheap and Cheerful Flower Pot Centerpiece --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


The flat was $12.00, bringing the total cost  
of my little gifts to $30, or $10 per person.

Now my sister and cousins know how cheap I am.

Or...maybe they already knew. 

I used four plants in each pot.

Cheap and Cheerful Flower Pot Centerpiece --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Even on that gray and gloomy day,
they looked really cheerful.

Cheap and Cheerful Flower Pot Centerpiece --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
 
Cheap and Cheerful Flower Pot Centerpiece --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


I brought them inside, and for the time being,
plopped the pots on the dining room table.

Hmmm...
they looked pret-ty, pret-ty good there.
But it needed something.
 I grabbed the silver tray from the bar 
in the family room.  

Yes, much better. 

Cheap and Cheerful Flower Pot Centerpiece --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


And my accidental centerpiece was born. 

Now remember, I was giving these away.
But I liked them enough that I was 
thinking about buying three more pots for myself.

I thought they'd make a nice centerpiece
on my round kitchen table.

Cheap and Cheerful Flower Pot Centerpiece --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Nice, yeah.

Cheap and Cheerful Flower Pot Centerpiece --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

 Or maybe...
 they'd look good on the bar in the family room.

Where's that silver tray?


Cheap and Cheerful Flower Pot Centerpiece --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Cheap and Cheerful Flower Pot Centerpiece --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I was running all over my house 
with those three planters.

They looked good everywhere,
I put them...
but do you know where they looked best?

 In the hands of my guests
where they were intended to be in the first place.


Cheap and Cheerful Flower Pot Centerpiece --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I am going to see if I can get three more, for me, though. 
 
Happy Weekend, All!




38 comments:

  1. The plants and planters are just adorable! They were made for each other!

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    1. Thanks, Jane! I wouldn't have thought of the coleus until I saw it. It turned out to be the perfect thing!

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  2. Lovely, indeed! :-)

    Good luck hunting down three more beauties.

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  3. I love simple centerpieces like this - very pretty :-)

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    1. Thanks, Vicki...I'm hoping to be able to find more of those pots!

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  4. Oh yes, get them for yourself before too many people read this post and create a run on herb pots! I love it. This morning, as I was rearranging bouquets for around the house (house sale, you know, and I need to keep it all fresh) I was wondering what else I could do. Thanks for the idea - there's no Anthropologie near here, but I'm sure I can find a substitute - and I have a flat of coleus already, and lots of silver trays.

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    1. I am happy to have given you an idea, and I hope you were able to find a substitute. Coleus look pretty in just about anything!

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  5. That was such a good idea to place little coleus plants in them. I like small plants grouped together like that.

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    1. Coleus just seems to work everywhere, and the colors are so vibrant.

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  6. They look beautiful in the second to last photo. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much! I really need to find some more of those pots!

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  7. Very pretty. What a great center piece and gift to give. Thanks for sharing this on The Weekend Social.

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    1. Everyone was happy with their little gift, which made me happy!

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  8. Amy, These are gorgeous! I'm sure your family was thrilled! Love the green!

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  9. These are great! ANd they looked amazing on the bar in your family room!

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    1. Thank you, Cris! I like the way they look on the bar, too, so now all I need is to go buy myself some of those pots!

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  10. Such a pretty arrangement Amy. I love the pots and the color of the plants!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! I still haven't gone to see if I can by more of those pots for myself!

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  11. These pots are so cool and I love coleus. The varieties are gorgeous and I think this was a super gift!

    Cynthia

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    1. I think they were happy with it, Cynthia! I love the colors of the coleus.

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  12. I can just picture you running around the house, trying out your pots everywhere! They are so pretty!

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    1. It definitely was a sight! Thanks for visiting, Lana!

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  13. Amy, those are adorable! What a great gift, they are seriously gorgeous! You gave me an idea ~ I have tea light holders that looks similar and I have fresh herbs that need to be planted out of the flat.. All of my planters are too big! SO.... :-) Def. go buy some for yourself - they look too good at your house. Julia

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    1. Now that makes me happy :) I'm so glad that I gave you an idea! Happy planting, Julia!

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  14. I love the pots, Amy and the plants you chose are perfect with them. Found you on What's it Wednesday. xo Laura

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    1. Thanks so much, Laura! As soon as I saw the Coleus, I knew it was right! Thanks for finding me :)

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    2. I'm going to link to you when I (eventually) get my post up! Thanks again for the idea!

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  15. I love cheap and cheerful. these centerpieces are perfect for the season. Hope you are having a great week! I loved staring at the nutella pie...yum.

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    1. It's always more cheerful if it's cheap! Thanks for stopping by, Laura!

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    1. Thank you! I finally bought the little pots for myself :)

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    2. I somehow knew you would, and can't say I blame you. Very pretty!

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  17. Oh, I like these very much. My mom always had Coleus but I never seem to remember to buy some. :)

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    1. I love them, too. They're so colorful, and easy to grow. Even I can't kill them!

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