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Feeling Kinda Fernney

Is “Fernney” even a word? Me thinks no. But here’s the deal …

I love having fresh flowers and greenery on my front porch. It just finishes the house. Back in May I bought two beautiful baskets to hang. They were stunners … I had neighbours asking me where I got them they were so fabulous. Then it got hot and we were on holidays and, up until this morning, I had this hanging:

Aren’t they sad little things?

So I popped by one of my favourite flower markets today to see what was there. I’m not ready to make the full transition to fall flowers and it seemed silly to be buying summer flowers at this point in the season so I came up with a compromise …

A little leafy, Fernney goodness! Check it out:

Ferns! Aren’t they pretty?!

What do you do when you are in need of a fresh look and it is between seasons?


Winter Planter … I Need One Baaaaad

I’ve been running like a bit of a crazy lady lately. I’ve had a couple of big projects wrap up this week though so am hoping to turn my attention back to our house in the next few weeks.

It’s December 9th and I still have this pathetic planter on our front porch. It’s such a sad, dead thing. Looked so pretty mere weeks ago. It’s also glaringly out of season and drives me nuts to look at everytime I pull into our driveway.

via moi (can’t believe I’m claiming credit for this excuse of a winter planter)


I was at a party last weekend and loved the planters my friend had put together (would have been good if I’d taken a picture to show you too but it wasn’t happening at midnight!).

So, I’d thought I would see what’s out there in hopes of some inspiration to get off my butt and do something about it this weekend!

I love the look of boxwood plants. So clean and simple looking.


A festive planter can be changed up post-Christmas season.


I love this dramatic planter. Such presence and sets the tone for your home.


A fun way to incorporate a holiday message.


I love what Sarah Richardson did with her home in one of her holiday specials. The tea lights on the log pile are perfect!


I’m on a mission to put together a winter planter that I can be proud of this weekend. Wish me luck!

Have you done your winter planters?