étagère plant stand update

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I love clustering pretty pots and beautiful blooms on the green, metal étagère that sits in a corner in our back patio.  Styling this plant stand is always a fun and satisfying project every year.  
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If you have been around here awhile, you’ve seen it many times before, but if you’re new here then I hope you enjoy this little corner of happiness! 
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I bought this étagère over 20 years ago, which I guess “technically” makes it vintage, from Gardener’s Eden.  Do you guys remember Gardener’s Eden?  I loved it!  And I am sad it went out of business but with the transformation of the internet over the last few decades I guess there are plenty of other sources out there.
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Anyway, the little étagère has moved around quite a bit over the years but it has found a home in this particular spot over the last few years.
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Every year I choose a flower color palette to showcase and keep it cohesive.  You can see other posts here{container gardening 2017} and here{container gardening delight}.
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This year I chose a yellow and lavender color palette for the blooms.  I kept the containers in the white and grays with the exception of my tin bread box, which has become the focal point.   The chartreuse jar, which I painted years ago, is the pop of color to keep things interesting. 😉
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Many of the blooms are a daisy variety of flower.  I love daisies!  They are a happy flower to me plus Margarita was my mother’s name, which in Spanish means daisy.
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All the plants and flowers I plant in this spot always seem very happy as long as I keep them watered.  I think they get the right amount of shade and sunshine, making it a perfect little spot.
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Did you notice the deer|buck|stag {not sure what to call it} hanging around?  He’s new to this area this year.  The metal floral French sign I had hanging in this spot has faded to the point that the image is almost totally washed away.  I’ll have to reinvent the sign and I’ll share once I do.
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In the meantime I’m digging Mr. Buck hanging around and taking care of my pretty blooms.  I use it as Christmas | Winter decor but it needed something else to do the rest of the year. 😉  I like his new digs for now.
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That’s it for today.  Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day Holiday.  
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“She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes.”

~Arundhati Roy~

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  1. I love this Mary Jo. I remember having a bread box just like this when I was growing up.

  2. Thanks so much Kim. I love the colors in the bread box although they have become faded after many years from sun exposure. Thanks for dropping by. XO- MJ

  3. Rachelle says:

    Maryjo, I love your étagère, the vintage tin and all the plants! You are being featured at the next FWF link party. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! Love your choice of flowers, they all go great together. Nice casual vintage look:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  5. Thanks so much Rachelle! It’s wonderful to hear. XO- MJ

  6. Thanks Kathleen. Yes, as you know too well, Vintage os my jam. XO- MJ

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