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.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

INDOOR PLANT DECOR: FAUX IS MY NEW REALITY


Disclaimor: I was given a silk plant from Commercial Silk, in exchange for an honest review. 


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Do you take good care of your indoor plants?

You know, water them, talk to them, prune their dead leaves, give them ample sunlight?

I am the world's worst plant caregiver. 
It's not that I don't love them......It's not that I don't want to give them care.
I have good intentions........I just don't follow through.

Trust me, you don't want to ask me to take care of your plants while you're on vacation.
If I had to write a resume for a plant-care position,
"lazy" and "forgetful" might be two of the adjectives I'd use to describe myself.
Clearly, I wouldn't get the job. 

We're down to one live plant in our house. 
Over the years, I've killed them all off.
If it wasn't for Mr. Goo Shoes' attention to the last one, it would be in plant heaven, too.

In addition to my poor caregiver skills, I've given up on live plants because
there aren't a lot of rooms in my house with proper light.

 Still, greenery adds life to a room, 
and it doesn't need to have chlorophyll to accomplish that. 
When it comes to indoor plant decor, faux is my new reality. 

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There are several spots in my home 
that would benefit from the addition of some faux greenery,
 so when Commercial Silk asked if wanted to review one of their silk plants, 
I heartily accepted.
As I looked through the website, there were so many options, 
such as artificial trees, plants, flowers, boxwood, topiaries, privacy screens and more.
When I landed on the Bamboo Plant page,
I knew that something with straight lines was what I was looking for.
I wanted a plant to use in either that pesky corner in the family room I told you about, 
or in a container in the living room that's been empty for about 14 years 😳. 
 
The living room won.

The tree arrived wrapped in plastic, in a long, narrow box.
It came in a plain pot, which was fine with me, 
since I wanted to put it into a container of my choosing.

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The branches needed to be adjusted to give the tree some fullness.

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The plant is sturdy, and the leaves and stems are a nice quality;
the touches of brown on some of the stems make it look a little more real,
although not as real as some of my former "living" plants which were entirely brown..........as in dead.

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The urn that I wanted to fill was too deep for the tree,
so I added an inverted plastic container inside it, and placed the plant on top. 

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Perfect!

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Fourteen years later, I found the right solution.
Well, you know, I wanted to be sure.......😉

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It totally looks real, right?

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It's amazing how one plant can change the feel of a room.
I love it!
And, I don't have to get a case of the guilts when I walk by,
as I did around my real plants,
when I always wondered when was the last time I watered them........
Last week? Or maybe it was 2015?

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I'm tempted to do my entire outdoor landscaping in faux,
since the deer and rabbits have been enjoying an
"all-they-can-eat" garden buffet on my property.
I'm going to send them an itemized bill for annuals, perennials, and shrubbery, 
plus a service charge for time spent planting, and mental anguish. 
"Dear Deer, about your diet......."

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If you need some plants to brighten your indoor or exterior spaces (and your mood!),
be sure to check out Commercial Silk.  
You can find them here, as well:
Thanks to Commercial Silk for sponsoring this post,
and for solving a 14-year old problem.
Now........about that problem corner in the Family Room......
 

3 comments:

  1. Looks great and it is perfect for that spot! No real plants indoors here either. I have the same brown thumb that you do!

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  2. Love it. Fills the space well and looks perfect in your pot and it won't die. Those are the kind I need as I am constantly forgetting to water my plants also.

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  3. That is a great looking plant and it is just right for that pot. I do like a bit of greenery in the house. Luckily, we have lots of windows and lots of natural light so I am able to have nice house plants. I take them outside during the summer and bring them inside for the winter. Hope you have a great weekend. xo Diana

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