When our area upscale furniture store had their tent sale a few months ago, I picked up these two very sad topiaries for $5 each. As you can see, they really had been neglected or at least well used as store displays. I didn't know what I would do with them, but I did see the potential.
The moss was missing in several places.
The bases had a few chips and the paint was dirty looking. Last week, armed with a can of Rust-oleum American Accents Stone spray paint, and 14 vined picks that I bought for 97 cents each, I got busy. I wrapped the cone shapes in newspaper and sprayed the bases. After they were dry, using a glue gun I attached some moss I had at home to the bare spots. Each vine pick had several "branches" and I cut them apart. Starting at the bottom of the cone, using the glue gun, I attached the vine. Working in a circle all the way to the top of the cone.
I was pleasantly surprised at the result!
The paint gave the base a cleaner look. I had planned to "age"
them a bit, but I thought they looked better for my house like this.
I didn't have anything for Valentine's Day out
at my house, so I added a bit of red ribbon for a pop of color.
I placed the pair on a library table (which was my grandmother's
many years ago) with a Valentine vignette between them.
The vintage postcards and keys I pulled from last week's tablescape. The sterling tray belonged to my parents as wells as the silver bowl with the tulips in it. A sweet vintage tea towel and candle finish the look.
This week I am joining:
Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style for her Boring to Better Party Wednesday
Make sure you visit our wonderful hostesses this week!