Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lavender

Nothing is more soothing to me than the smell of fresh lavender! Sadly fresh lavender doesn't happen way here up north. But I can now pretend I am relaxing on a chaise in Provence, even on the chilliest days thanks to these amazing faux Lavender buckets I scooped up at Restoration Hardware last week.




Trust me, I am usually anti-faux plant! But these look so real that I often find myself leaning in for a sniff before I remember they aren't the real thing.

The original price reflected their realistic look at $238 each (holy cow I can't believe someone would drop close to $500 for 2 of these!!) , but they were a much more reasonable $70 minus another 10% last week. Still not cheap, but I think they may actually save me money in the long run after the bad streak of killing plans I was on last year.


I've played with them all over the house but they have ended up in my cast iron urns so I will be sure to share their final resting place once I pad them up with a little extra moss.


8 comments:

Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

I looove those!!! I had some indoor lavender growing buckets in my cart from Micheals a few weeks ago. They were $10.00 on sale and I thought ... eeehhh... I dont want these. The whole ride home I cursed myself for not grabbing them, now I am even MORE mad!! HAHA!!! Love these though ;)

Carrie said...

I am surrounded by beautiful lush lavender all summer long. Sadly, I'm allergic.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

I can not believe they are not real...nor can I believe the original price of them....but they are stunning and I think you got a good deal on them....surprised they are not scented!!!

Rebecca said...

I love lavender as well! I think RH and Pottery Barn have the best fake flowers and plants! They are the only ones I will buy. While slightly more expensive then craft stores or wherever you would buy fake flowers from, they are much more realistic!

french-grey.com said...

Those lavender plants are gorgeous! Very lifelike! And such a good idea. I have urns that I need to fill also, and have spent waaay to much on topiaries that died too!
BTW, love the outfits you wore last week! Too cute!

Jamie -Better With Age said...

Wow, amazing! I gotta go get me some ;)

Joanna @ To a Pretty Life said...

Wow, those do look real! I love how they look in the galvanized tub in the first picture. I hope my lavender survives this ridiculously mild winter! It's possible, if last week's cold wasn't too much of a shock!

Fabulously french said...

They are gorgeous and look like the real thing.

Leeann x

 
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