Friday, June 9, 2017

Hunting for the Perfect Planter


K: Brandon and I have been persistent in our hunt for the perfect planter (you can see our inspiration here, here, and here). We're looking to add a little curb appeal and color to our front porch stoop and feel like a medium sized pot would be an ideal addition. During our quest, we stumbled upon this beautiful garden shop in the Alamo Heights area of San Antonio. It was an outdoor oasis with gorgeous plants and a fairly large selection of planters, all in varying sizes. While we didn't come to a decision (Brandon and I are like to weigh our options heavily), it was fun to shop around together before we grabbed a quick bite at our favorite Mexican restaurant. It made me realize that couples should do more shopping together, but with a mutual goal in mind. Instead of taking your guy to go shoe shopping with you, find a project or an item that you're both looking for. Maybe it's an addition to your home, or the perfect set of dishes for your next dinner party. Either way, any shopping excursion is more fun with the one you love. 





B: I visited Case Verde Landscaping with my mother several years past. Upon entering, I was entranced within this petite luxury home furnishing store. It contained 18th century French dressers, modern whitesmithing, handwoven Turkish rugs with price tags of cars, gardening accents, foliage, and oddly enough, rugs and horns of animals from around the world. Returning a visit just a few days ago opened memories, inspired decorative creativity, and allowed Katherine and myself the opportunity to browse planters they possessed in stock as well as planters from their retail distributers in Vietnam. Case Verde Landscaping is surely a store that contains more than I can manage to place within a paragraph.


K: In the picture above, Brandon jokingly told me "he'd found our planter". We loved the shape and color of this pot; however, it's about 10 times too large for our little front porch. We discovered that we differ a little bit on color overall (Brandon likes a more rugged, natural rock and I like something with a little color to it and a smoother surface). That didn't stop us from finding a few that we could agree on, although not in the right size. For all you gardeners out there, can you help us out? What's the best place to look for outdoor planters? 

On a separate subject, this top is an old-time favorite of mine. I'm a little embarrassed to say that it is 7 years old...however, I've mentioned here about how I like what I like, trendy or not and I'm not afraid to wear my favorite pieces, as long as they hold up over the years. Right now, OTS tops and dresses are everywhere. I'm kind of waiting for them to cycle out, even though I do have my favorites. My prediction is that the next trend will be backless or open-back tops and dresses. It's another subtle way to show some skin for summer, without being obnoxious or obscene. I've linked several tops that are low cut in the back so that you can shop them for yourself. 




B: When discussing potted plant varieties, Katherine left the task in my court. Since color is a huge component of my life, the vegetation combinations would have to possess petals with vivacious hues and deep rich foliage fillers. Katherine's perfect planter would possesses qualities of a smoothly glazed green patterned bowl. This being said, my mind ventures towards purple sweet potato vines and astilbe flowers during the summer timeframe. We are certain we will love our future front porch planter, we just hope the neighborhood deer will not love it quite as much as we do.


On Katherine: Impeccable Pig top (similar backless tops above), Loft shorts, Steve Madden sandals, Stella & Dot bracelet,  Kendra Scott earrings, Longchamp bag



Also, congrats to our lip sense winner, Connor Monrad! We hope that you enjoy it :)




17 comments:

  1. Great post, thanks for sharing :) I love your outfit too!

    Camille xo

    www.camiwears.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Cami!! Love that you stopped by today :)

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  2. Katherine that SHIRT! I love open backs! And I love plants - just wish we had some room for them! When we buy a house I'll definitely go plant crazy ;)

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    1. Right?! I've never been able to get rid of it! Yes, I feel your struggle. We just moved into our home in January and it's been such a change! Just be patient :) It'll happen!

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  3. Aren't garden centers so great?! I love walking around them, even when I'm not buying anything. It's a little glimpse of Paradise. Love your red top too! Isn't it cool when you find a favorite clothing item that lasts forever and you never get sick of it? More bloggers need to pull out their old pieces, I think.
    -Kristen
    www.pugsandpearls.com

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    1. Me too Kristen!! I find excuses to go :) Thank you so much and I totally agree about pullout out old favorites!

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  4. This is so cute! I am loving that you guys do it together! P.S. those shorts are adorable on you!!

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  5. Outings like this are such a great way to spend time together! And your outfit is so fun Katherine!!

    Taylor | www.livingtaylored.com

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    1. Thanks Taylor!! Good luck with your errands and busyness this weekend! :)

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  6. I absolutely love your top. The open back with the ruffles is just gorgeous!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  7. How cute is the back of that top?! I feel like we need to work on some things for our curb appeal too. Planters make a ton of difference.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  8. I am in love with the back of your top. LOve you two.
    Vaishali
    http://www.vivaciouswish.com/

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  9. This sounds like such a fun little afternoon. Super cute top <3

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  10. That sounds like such a fun afternoon! I could spend hours looking for plants and flowers! Nothing brings a space to life like having some living plants around. Also - I LOVE those shorts and top! I actually almost bought the same ones at LOFT the other week! So cute!

    Kirsten - diaryofadirtyblonde.com

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    1. Kirsten, yes! Totally agree! We finally found our pot and planted flowers this weekend! Can't wait to share :)

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