Boxwoods are still the best!

The very first post I ever did was about boxwoods, which was 14 months ago, by the way.  And I’m here to tell you today that boxwoods are still catching my eye.  They still make the best gifts, especially for that person “who has everything”.  You can never have too many!

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The Clay Pot, Chattanooga

I can’t believe I haven’t devoted a blog post to one of my favorite stores in Chattanooga! The Clay Pot is a cute home/flower/gift store in the Riverview area of Chattanooga. It is owned by the super talented Joe Jumper. I’m constantly impressed by all of the creative decorations he comes up with. You can check out some of them on the facebook page or the blog, “Dirt from… The Clay Pot”. I’ve been to several different weddings that he has worked on and they were all absolutely gorgeous.

I should’ve shared this post a couple of weeks ago because they make awesome custom wreaths for Christmas. Some of my favorites were the ones hung on the front doors of Embellish, a fabulous shoe store in Chattanooga. I loved the wreaths so much I convinced my mom to have one made for her green back door.

How about opening an Atlanta location, Joe? ;)

And now some pictures of those chic wreaths:

My parents’ back door (my mom and I painted it green last year):

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The wreaths outside Embellish shoe store:
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If you’re ever in the Chattanooga area, be sure to stop at the Clay Pot to see what they have in store! And some highlights of Joe’s work and shop photos:

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Fir ladies? Love! These ladies are in the window of K: a boutique by Katherine Roberts, in Chattanooga. [click on this picture to be directed to K’s website]

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love these map votives!!

love these map votives!!

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The Clay Pot

1311 Hanover Street

Chattanooga, TN 37405

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Vines

This post is probably completely out of season. But like I’ve said a thousand times: I do not have a green thumb. So it really doesn’t matter what I say about growing plants, flowers, or even vines.  My mom has two vines in her back yard that are beginning to grow up the back of the house and they look great!  My great aunt gave them to her (she has a major green thumb).  I love the way a house looks with a vine growing up the exterior.  Maybe my mom will send me some pictures of her vines to share on the blog :)

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Botanicals

Botanicals are an inexpensive, easy way to add artwork to a room.  They add a little greenery too.  And they’re almost always on sale at One Kings Lane and Etsy

 

 

 

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Suzanne Kasler designed some framed botanical prints for Ballard Design.  I love the sepia tone.

 

Wisteria has a variety of framed botanicals and other prints.  I love the framed butterfly prints and other insects.

 

I think my favorite are the simple green Perennial ferns from Wisteria.  We all know I love a little green :)

 

 

 

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Bamboo

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I love anything bamboo.  Bamboo blinds, bamboo furniture, bamboo floors, bamboo plants… You get the picture.  The options are endless. 

Reasons why everyone should love bamboo:

1.  It is considered to be more environmentally friendly than other wood species. 

2. Bamboo grows extremely fast.  If you have a little bamboo forest in your back yard, you better keep an eye on it because it can take over!  I guess that can be good or bad…

3.  Animals eat bamboo (pandas, gorillas, elephants, etc.)

4.  As I stated earlier, bamboo can be used in so many different ways:  construction, textiles, fishing rods, and FURNITURE!  I love bamboo furniture because it gives it sort of a chinoiserie look that other woods just can’t achieve. 

A lot of furniture that is made out of other types of wood is even carved or painted to look like bamboo.

Here are some pictures I’ve acquired of unique uses for bamboo:

 

bamboo moulding!

 

Somerset Bay’s Folly Beach Cabinet… Would make a great bar :)

 

bamboo laundry hampers from One Kings Lane

 

 

Shades of Light’s Bamboo Tower Chandelier.  Especially love it with those grasscloth shades!

 

bamboo back drop [Bou Bou Bisou]

 

 

Absolutely adore this bamboo carved bed (obviously this is an example of wood carved to look like bamboo).  This bed is timeless!  [Cote de Texas]

 

A cute little bamboo occasional table I saw at Dearing Antiques here in Atlanta. [Instagramed by me]

It looks just like this one I saw on One Kings Lane

 

 

Bamboo floor lamp [Elizabeth Dinkel Design]

 

 bamboo bench from One Kings Lane

 

Jeffrey Bilhuber loves bamboo furniture

 

faux bamboo painted occasional table from Joseph Konrad (here in Atlanta)

Why is this picture turned sideways?  No idea. 

 

This gorgeous bamboo coat rack/umbrella stand is also from Joseph Konrad.  Once again, turned sideways (if anyone knows why my pictures are doing this or how I can fix it, please advise!).

 

 One of my favorite living rooms of all time – Mark Sikes’ home.  Love the bamboo club chairs.  [Habitually Chic]

 

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This vignette from Sanity Fair has lots of (faux) bamboo:  chair, desk, picture frames, mirror…

 

Bungalow 5’s Chloe Mirror is definitely a favorite here at Mallory Mathison Inc.  We’ve used it in several clients’ bathrooms and bedrooms. 

 

But we also love their Claire Mirror.

 

Arteriors’ bamboo and glass side table

 

 

Somerset Bay’s Summerland Key Bed. Gorgeous, right?

 

How adorable is Somerset Bay’s Indian Bay Chest?  Not exactly bamboo, but it is painted to look that way.  We did a similar Somerset Bay chest in the same blue and white finishes for a little boys room… I might have to do a post on his room.  Cutest little boys room EVER.

 

 That is all the bamboo I have for today! 

 

 

 

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I have a fiddle leaf fig tree!

I got a fiddle leaf fig tree! For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been wanting one for a very long time.  My tree was already about two and a half feet tall when I got it last week so it is just a miniature version of what you see in this picture. I would have taken a picture of MY tree but I am in the process of packing to move to a new apartment right when I get back from the beach so my room is full of boxes and stuff. But I will be sure to post a pic once I get situated – I haven’t even gotten a planter for it yet. I’m so excited! :) Thank you, Mallory and Monteigne!

I hope everyone has a great Thursday.

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Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

I feel like I complain a lot about not having a green thumb.  But the truth is that I really don’t try very hard.  Maybe if I tried I could actually keep an orchid alive for more than a few weeks.  Although when it comes to plants, what I really want is a fiddle leaf fig tree!

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