Sometimes you get up in the morning and start typing away on the computer and realize something’s wrong. Maybe your surge protector and modem are fried, your satellite is on the fritz, and Downton Abbey didn’t record. That was my Monday.
The MR overnighted a modem and put everything back together last night, and now my Monday post will be even better on a Wednesday morning with all the anticipation that’s been building. So without further ado:
When you spend a large chunk of change on furniture, you might relax on the details for a little while. Take this planter for instance. It’s not really our colors anymore, but it looks fine behind the cozy fireplace chairs.
But let’s move in closer. If you turn the corner and take another look, it’s far from pretty.
I don’t know who’s been scratching and clawing on it, but this pot has seen better days. There’s also the fact that it was transplanted flush with the top of the pot, so you can’t ever thoroughly water the poor thing. This plant has been struggling for years.
With that in mind, I asked the MR for a new planter for Christmas—romantic, huh? Now, this was a splurge, something I wouldn’t normally spend that much money on, but since it was a present I figured it wouldn’t hurt to ask. Our house could take an infusion of cool, sleek, and modern.
So last weekend in the midst of our sunny, dry spell, I grabbed my new planter, some worm castings, and our plant in desperate need of a new pot.
And before you know it, it was all back to normal. The pots were actually the same size, so I trimmed the root ball a bit, added some fertilizer, and new potting soil. I’m hoping this fern will experience a growth spurt with all that extra TLC.
Currently, my new plant stand is a little hidden. I took away the small table the old pot sat on. Maybe we’ll have to do some rearranging so my Christmas present gets the attention it deserves.
It’s exciting to be able to start adding some fun details. Just the simple wood plant stands are available on Etsy. Maybe I’ll buy some plain pots and order a few stands at a more reasonable price.
What details make you smile?