Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Party for Faux Plants!

The Nester at The Nesting Place if holding a POOPIE party. You may be wondering what on earth that stands for! It is People Opposing Objectionable Pretend plants in the Envirornment! Everyone is posting their favorite or not so favorite fake plants.

I have a few that I just can't part with. The first picture is one I got at a yard sale...the same place I got the rug I posted about a few weeks ago. It is on the top of the piano. There is no way I would ever be able to keep anything alive and looking good there...so what else could I do?

This next one is by the garden tub in the master bath. I got this one at Hudson's Treasure Hunt for 90% off. If you live in the south, you may have a Hudson's near you. They buy salvage and divide it among all their stores. Their prices are not as good as a yard sale, but much better than retail. You can get some high quality fakes there!
This last one is one I want to replace. The fakes look plastic....I'm just looking for the right thing to go on this wall. I like the container though...it will probably end up on my porch!
And finally, you may know about this product, but if you don't, try it! You can buy it at Walmart, and it is great for cleaning the silk plants and flowers.
Be sure to click on the icon at the top and visit others in the POOPIE party!
Thanks for stopping by!

35 comments:

It All Started With a Kiss said...

Don't ya wish the Nester did house calls? :) How fun would that be!

Darlene said...

I LOVE all your arrangements...they look great!!!

Barbara H. said...

Thanks for the tip about the silk flower cleaner!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

I love all of your Faux flowers...beautiful! I wouldn't be "opposed" to them at all! :) ~Rhonda

Bella Casa said...

I have a wall pocket like that one and it is on my porch. I have greens, pussy willows and some, shhh! fake flowers in it, lol...they have white petals and a green middle, so they just sort of blend with the greenery and the color of the pocket, at least that is my story and I'm sticking to it! :)

Bella

~Mr & Mrs~ said...

Hi Diane, I LOOOOOVE that first one! I have got to get some of that cleaner...I always clean mine in the fall and spring...Oh my, I dread that day...lol. Blessings, nancy

Chris said...

They're all so pretty. I'm with you--I love that container in the last floral picture! Soooo nice!

The Nester said...

Thank you for showing us that cleaner--I had no idea!

That first arrangement looks like it originally cost a bundle!

And the last one--I bet you could do a little addition and subtraction and love it again!

Hooked on Houses said...

I never tried that silk cleaner stuff. I could've used it before I gave my ficus trees away. I got so tired of cleaning all those little leaves! -Julia :-)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

You totally win with the fake plant cleaner!!!

Mom in High Heels said...

I like the first one. Heck, I like the second one too!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Alex said...

Your Faux flowers are pretty!

mollyandmarshal said...

Gorgeous! You've done a great job and that first one looks amazing!

Mrs. B said...

I agree with you about that last arrangement, but I like the others. And they're all in such great containers! Great tip about the cleaner. I've never seen that.

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! I have to say ~ I love your fakeness. I have plenty of it too!! Nothiing like some little Poopieness!
I hope I havn't offended anyone with my camera funeral. You just never know. I had better watch myself.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susie Harris said...

I hope you can find your cheese tray and someone didnt snatch it up. Thanks for showing us that spray. I didnt even know they made that stuff... must find some, smile~

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Hi Diane... your first faux is so beautiful it looks real! How are you and son doing? Is he back in NOLA? Aren't we all counting our blessings right now with Ike heading west?
xoxo

Meghan said...

Silk plant cleaner?
Who knew!

Your look great!!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I am in deep trouble. I went to get a haircut and came home with a faux fern!

Sue said...

I have to make ANOTHER trip to Wal-Mart. I have to have some of my fake plants....I'd never get them all watered!

Peggy said...

Hi, I need to tell you that I really enjoy your blog. I'm a fellow Mississippian, and I have two red-headed grandsons, too! Love the red hair! I'm just getting started on bloggins, but pop over anytime!

Peggy said...

I also want to say that, if I didn't have fake plants, I wouldn't have any plants at all! I can't even keep a philodendron living!

Jen r. said...

I love that grass in your bathroom. You have a lot of great poopies! :)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hey I admit I like fake flowers, fake eyelashes, and fake antiques (reproductions). Come to think of it-there are alot of fake things that look real and pretty darn good!!!! I enjoyed your post, funny. Great pictures.
Blessings,
Debbie

judicreations said...

Thank you for sharing your poopie plastic flowers. I really like the first one...and the 2nd one sounds like the perfect one for where it is...maybe I agree with you about the 3rd one though the container is really nice.

Maybe you could put a nice ivy type vine in it and hang it outside or on your porch...

I had a nice visit...and I'll be back.
Hope you've had a nice day.
Judi

aunties said...

Enjoyed seeing your pretty florals. My sister loved the one, we think was in your bathroom that you didn't care for very much.
The one over the piano from the garage sale was beautiful. That one was a grat find because it looks like it cost a lot to make.

Enjoy your evening!
Beth

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

I do have several fakes I need to get rid of but yours all look great. I tried some silk flower cleaner before but not the one from walmart. Thanks for the tip, DebraK

kate said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!!

I got the pumpkins at Garden Ridge this year. If you have one near I think they are still half off!

melissa*smith said...

Your containers are fantastic though. If you do a little tweaking ala Nester style, they will be as good as new! Thanks for stopping by!

Girly Stuff said...

Nice fakes! The first one is my favorite!

nikkicrumpet said...

sometimes...ya just gotta be a little fake! That goes for smiles, boobs, and PLANTS!

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

oh my gosh, NikkiCrumpet's comment has me laughing so hard! Thanks for the tip on the plant spray - I have a few here and there and they need some big-time dust removal!

Shane said...

I love the one one your piano... and from a yard sale. Great find!

Lisa Ann said...

Great fakes! Thanks for the info on the cleaner.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

GREAT job on all your fauxs. Really they're beautiful. And what a cute little kitchen helper you have! : )

M.L.