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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Decorate for $3.99

I love having flowers in the house but when times are lean they're the first thing that has to go.  I have a vase in my entry way that looks so awesome when it's filled with flowers but kind of dull when it's empty.  I was shopping last week and came across this lovely leaf for $3.99 per stem.  Perfecto!


I googled this and I am an even bigger fan now that I know it's called a Swiss Cheese plant.


So what about you?  Have you got any secret decorating weapons that only cost a few dollars?

18 comments:

  1. ooh i like it! very natural and fresh and definitely brings it to life.

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  2. It looks great. I'm seeing that look in more and more magazines.

    My secret: tall berries in a vase. I bought a couple of stems for a few dollars. The berries are a soft pink, and I placed them in a mercury glass bottle (so it's not actually a vase). The look is fresh, and I don't have to replace it at all if I never want to!

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  3. Love that plant! It has such a great shape and looks so interesting!

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  4. Looks great. Can't beat that for $3.99!

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  5. uh, brilliant!! I love these! I usually just grab some mammoth leaves from my front yard...not as cool but free and plenty of em : ) Maybe I'll splurge!

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  6. perfecto indeed! I agree with Sarah -you can also do things with twigs from your backyard. Glad to know what your massive leaf is called - saw those plants all over Kauai!

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  7. I have always like these leaves but I never know they are called. Thanks for sharing that with us! For $4, it's definitely worth it. Usually, I will just snip some roses, twigs and leaves for a mini makeover around the home. It gives me instant gratification and best of all, it's free!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  8. $3.99 is a sweet deal for some greenery. I much prefer Swiss Cheese plant to philodendron, sounds so much more appetizing. ;)

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  9. I love decorating with large leaves... my anthurium leaves lasted for well over a month, and they were snipped from my house plant! The cool thing is the water didn't get all gross like it does with flowers, so I didn't have to change it very often. Low maintenance, low cost love!

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  10. I love plants and so does my dog :( my secret inexpensive deal is vases and jars grouped together.

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  11. I love this look! For no money at all, I love to go for a walk in my yard or a nearby forest and gather branches, pinecones or whatever else is on offer that season...great for the kids too!

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  12. Love this! And I bet it lasts longer than flowers too. I've cut leaves off the hostas in our yard for a similar look.

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  13. I like the swiss cheese plant!!! Hmmm, I know, pick up rocks on the beach and put them in a bowl, get the bowl from a dollar store or use a pretty little mason jar. Have a great weekend Carol!

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  14. Love the leaf shape and the name! Where did you find these?
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  15. The swiss cheese leaf is a terrific idea! I need some sort of floral action going on in the winter months to remind me there's another color in nature other than gray.

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  16. What a great idea! Love how that looks. Looking forward to catching up at Blend!

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  17. Such a great idea!!! I love the look of it...and 3.99?? who wouldn't? :)

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