Perfect Planter

Happy Weekend! I have been away from my blog this week because of the many projects around my home. I have been cleaning and reorganizing my cellar, planting in the gardens, pruning, weeding and today’s blog, my perfect planter. I have been looking for a french style planter for a while. The ones I found on the internet were rather expensive and I was not sure of their condition. While shopping at Pier One about a month ago, I spotted a planter that had a french style look to it, but it was painted black. I wanted a white one! It was on sale and I thought,”I could paint this!”
Guess what I did? I painted it white and it looks perfect! Just what I wanted!


I lined the basket of the planter with Spanish Moss and arranged some pink Impatiens (my favorite) with a few different types of Ivy. Placing a Pansy at the bottom, along with a cute garden sign ( I found on sale at Jo-Ann fabric and craft store) and a bow I made from burlap ribbon, finished the look.


It fits right under my dining room window on my front porch. I don’t have window boxes, but the planter works just as well…if not better! This is why it’s my “Perfect Planter”!


I hope you enjoyed today’s post!
Make everything you do Lovely,



  1. Your planter stand looks lovely. I prefer it white too-it makes the flowers look so pretty!

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    Natasha in Oz

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  3. Got love Pier One! It looks so much prettier in white. I saw an old rusted one similar to this while on vacation this past weekend. If it weren’t for the fact that I was flying I would’ve picked it up in a heart beat and gave it a spray of white paint. Can’t have too many of these in the garden πŸ™‚ Visiting from the Inspire Me Tuesday Party!

    1. Thanks Marie! I was so happy when I found it and then painted it white. It’s one of those things that a simple change can make all the difference! Thanks for visiting my blog!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

  4. LOVE your planter and it looks so good in white. I’ve been looking for one to put on ly deck for a long time. I’ll check our Pier One to see if they haven any left. Thanks.

  5. I think the planter is lovely in white. And will be easier to clean at the end of the season than the window box. I like it!

    1. Thanks Beth! I do like it better than window boxes. I had four of them on my porch many years ago and they were very hard to keep up with. This is much easier! Thanks for visiting my blog today! πŸ˜‰


  6. That’s what I would have done too! It looks beautiful! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

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