Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Ferns and Faux Bois

I love ferns -- all different kind of ferns and once we had the breakfast room with great quantities of light, ferns seemed easier to grow.
This isn't really a log but a faux bois piece. I love faux bois and the French seem to do it so well. This is a planter but we also have a bird feeder in the garden. The faux bois that I truly covet is a concrete table. Alas, they are pricey and I'm afraid that there will never be one in the garden at Linderhof.

Faux bois is French for false wood and that are what faux bois pieces are -- it looks like wood but it isn't wood! Like my new planter which appears to be a log.
A table in the breakfast room is the perfect place for my faux bois planter filled with ferns, ivy, a begonia.
To keep all the greenery company, a perky little bird that looks like a wren. That looks a lot like the Carolina wrens that decided to visit the inside of Linderhof last fall! I guess if the planter is "faux bois", then the wren is a "faux bird"!

The planter, ferns and bird bring a bit of whimsy to the breakfast room.


Pondside said...

Very pretty planter! I too covet a faux bois table. Maybe a bench will be do-able.
This morning I made your Espresso Coffee Cake and it disappeared very quickly with mid-morning coffee. Thank you!

Martha said...

Glad you enjoyed the coffee cake.

Teacup said...

I love your Faux bois, adds a pretty whimsey to your room.

Most of all I love your lamp, looks like a Genie. Love it.


Nancy Yoakum said...

Hi Martha,
Love your planter! What a lovely piece to look at. I love ferns too, but I wasn't blessed with a greem thumb like you! If I don't get a chance to e.mail you I would like to wish you and your family a joyous Easter!

Hugs, Nancy

Barbara Jean said...

I love that 'fake log'. (couldn't remember word for it.) =0)

Off to read more.
barbara jean

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a wonderful planter, Martha! I will have to watch for something similar when I start to visit the garden centers this spring. I also am in love with ferns.

Rue said...

Hi Martha :)

Beautiful planter! I have always loved Faux Bois :)

Happy Easter and thank you for your comment!

Anonymous said...

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niartist said...

Ooooo, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that lamp! The whole thing really, but when you get done with that lamp - you can send it on my way! :)