Wednesday, September 10, 2008

One girl's P.O.O.P.I.E. is another girl's treasure




Who knew that p.o.o.p.i.e (People Opposing Objectionable Pretend plants In the Environment) could be so controversial? ;) Real? Fake? Both? Neither? Go join the p.o.o.p.i.e party at The Nesting Place

I'm actually proud to say that I have only TWO "faux" plants in my home. Are you impressed? Unfortunately, they are both ugly greenery.

First, a $5 garage sale find that is a temporary filler on top of the armoire in the guest room. Blah!



Next, a cheapy big-box store find as a temporary filler on top of the armoire in our bedroom. At least it's smallish and somewhat hidden. You can't see it's true shame in all it's glory.



And just for reference, here's my real ivy. In true undomesticated wife form.

Dead.

15 comments:

The Nester said...

I heart your heart ivy. So glad you kept it!

Now, fly back to my place and relink up with this post instead of your blog in general so all can find your poopie!

aimee said...

It's not dead it's hibernating. *hehe* Great POOPIE post!

proudgrits11 said...

Yeah, see?? The live stuff never survives, so why bother?? I love me some nice faux flowers, greenery, whatever!!
-Tabitha
Roots & Wings

Joanna said...

Love the dead ivy! I don't know how long yours lasted, but mine would have been dead in a week! So, I agree go with the fake!

Great post!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This party cracks me up!

AJ said...

Just found your blog and wanted you to know I feel your pain. I have a BLACK thumb. I'm notorious for buying flowers/plants, leaving them in the little plastic containers then showing them in a pretty pot. Pretty much just waiting for them to die:)

Shannon said...

I just joined this party and I wanted to say....I also have a black thumb! :)

Shannon said...

Love the ivy!

Thanks for your comment today. Your friends sister calling in sick is not a coincidence. God is good!

oliveoyl64 said...

I see you are new to blogging.

I also do NOT cook and people think I am kidding. NO, it's for real. My theory is, if it doesn't come in a pop top can or is not microwaveable then I don't have it in my house.

I seriously charcoaled chicken tenders IN MY MICROWAVE. It said 9 for 3 minutes and I put 3 for 9 minutes. RUH ROH.

I am adding you to my bloglines.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Love your blog...your armoire is fab. Your faux stuff looks great. cherry

Joy said...

Love the picture of the real dead ivy! That's why my plants are fake---one less thing to worry about!

Hey, you did a great job sewing the slipcovers, even if it did take hours. That's what I call being a good friend!

Welcome to blogging! Isn't it fun.

Sandy Toes said...

I was on another blog and saw your name...how fun! I love ivy! I try real ivy but I always get those teeny little bugs and then have to spray...sometimes fake is just better!
Great Blog!
-Sandy Toes

RoBiN said...

YESSSS!!! Another IVY Lover!!! I was beginning to think I was the only one out there!

I must say, I would have gotten rid of the Heart Topiary, once it died! But then my experience in greenhouse work would just make me go out, buy yet another New Ivy to plant and just keep killing the Ivies...I have a green thumb for certain plants, but the Ivy??? That totally escapes me! So, I have a FAUX PAS IVY collection that is just horrendous! Join me in HGTV Jail, and bring some Tea!
Nester says she'll bail me out, so she would have to help you, too!

Jamie said...

Love the ivy! That's what I do with my real plants too. Thanks for visiting my blog!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Cute blog - found you off of nesting place! Wanted to let you know that the only ivy can grow is from the "faux family"!! (really it's all we have time for....it's amazing we have animals that are still around!!)
Karla & Karrie