In my never-ending quest to add greenery to the house, I’ve been searching for realistic faux houseplants.
Are you aware what a steep mountain that is to climb?
Whoever makes faux plants should look to the real ones for inspiration.
Real plants are green, but not too green.
Shiny not overly waxy.
The leaves are different sizes.
And in all my travels over highways and byways—never, ever, ever have I seen…
…a real plant with a brown rubber branch.
Specifically, I’ve looked everywhere for topiaries.
Somewhere along the way someone decided that topiaries were the top of the plant food chain.
And priced them according.
I was looking online for a topiary similar to this and they had it listed at $75.
For a brown rubber branch?
I had given up.
I was walking through IKEA minding my own business—shopping for down inserts for my pillows and I saw these.
Don’t they look real?
Look at the leaves.
Not too waxy.
And the best part?
Look at the branch stem.
It looks real.
No brown rubber branch in sight.
They were only $14.99 each.
Maybe you’ve already seen them.
Maybe you are much more brilliant than me and you are nodding your head and pointing to an IKEA topiary on your coffee table.
Maybe I should have bought a forest of these instead of just two.
All I know is my kitchen counter and I are high fiving and drinking sweet tea.
I needed refreshment.
Climbing the faux houseplant mountain can be exhausting. 🙂
PS Thank you for all your sweet words of encouragement about the lookbook. We gave away our entire giant collection of lookbooks in under 10 hours. Can you even believe it? Stay tuned for the PDF with even more bonus features (including my mom and her cranberry bread recipe).
And here’s a little topiary DIY I made on page 25 of the lookbook—be sure and check it out when yours arrives in the mail.
We were stying the kitchen and we needed a topiary and I hadn’t discovered the ones at IKEA yet. So I just made my own. I went to the yard and found a branch on the ground and cut a branch from a bush and wound them together with twine. Then I put the topiary into the pot and covered it up with more leaves. This was just a temporary fix for the photo, but the topiaries stayed green for about a week. It would be a great idea for a party.