I’ve been having my Bill Cunningham moment. Everywhere I go I see stunning white containers. These curious ruffled platter-like containers are sold by Terrain, the uber-stylish home and garden stores from the folks at Anthropologie. There are only two of them right now, in Westport CT and Glens Mills, near Chadds Ford PA. They are a real destination store, worth a long drive, a day out – complete with delicious cafes. You’ll never leave empty-handed.
Yesterday, these striking fern vases caught my eye. Handsome texture and GESTURE….oh what could compete with that? It makes a good challenge to yourself – what would you put in there? I pictured an almost solid mound of color – any strong color that suits you – in a tight mound, hovering just as the container opens up, to set off those aggressive fern fronds.
Surely related to the ferns, these ‘Romaine’ leaf vases have such an inviting texture to them whether they are in a V-shape or a tall head of lettuce. Wouldn’t it be fun to put heads of romaine in them?
These cache-pots at Terrain are particularly handsome plant containers with a lovely sense of being hand-made. The one in the bottom photo has a serene sense of wabi sabi, the Japanese aesthetic of undeclared beauty.