Wednesday, March 2, 2011

$38 + orchids = happiness

I've always had luck scoring great looking orchids at Home Depot, and ones that seem to give me some mileage! I keep extra planters, bags of moss and raffia on hand so that I can enhance my finds. Here's how orchids come presented at Home Depot.  
$38.00 (for all the orchids shown!) and 30 minutes later...
Looking to add a little luxe to your space? Looking for a hostess gift? Orchids are such a beautiful touch to any room. Are you like me, do you enhance orchids that you've scored for a good price? 

30 comments:

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Beautiful job! I also dress up my store bought finds...it's amazing what a pot (that can be used again and again to tie into my decor) or some beautiful ribbon (for a hostess or birthday gift) can do to dress up a simple purchase. I also love to buy fresh pots of herbs every spring and put them in simple lime green pots - it's an early start on spring that looks great in the kitchen!

Cara said...

orchids are beautiful! I had them on little plates floating in water at the tables at our wedding <3

The enchanted home said...

Soooo agree! Orchids are my absolute favorite and the best part is if you show them a little love, they stick around a while. Love your beautiful transformation and what a deal! Great idea to go to HD for orchids..who knew!

Splenderosa said...

Cannot live without beautiful orchids. And, yours look lovely. xx's

quintessence said...

Adore orchids - they have such an elegant look that goes with any type of design. I unfortunately don't seem to be able to keep them that long - but at $38 perhaps I could try again. Maybe you should do a follow up post on how to keep them and make them last!!

Jennifer said...

Perfect picture - sent it to my Mom - she loves pink and orchids....and Home Depot! Jennifer jennsthreegaces pop over sometime!

The Zhush said...

I have never thought to do this...your examples are gorgeous!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

def loven' them! - i gave my SIL fake orchids - and at a party an ongoer asked HOW do u keep them looking alive and bright - she had to confess they were fake :o)

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Stitchfork said...

So pretty and such a deal! I usually find them in Sam's Club.
xo Cathy

Mona Thompson said...

Love the orchid in the urn. Makes it that much more regal. I've not had really good luck with orchids in the past but just recently decided to try my luck again. Bought it in late December and still thriving. That's a record for me. Just maybe I'll hold on to this one.

Karena said...

Lisa I have also found gorgeous orchids at Home Depot, amazing isn't it?

I love your beautiful arrangement!!

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Karena
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Party Resources said...

I also have had great luck at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods (have two in my home now)...yours look great! xx

Debra Phillips said...

love YOUR arrangement.
when my orchids are out of flower i pop in two very realistic faux's, combined with the foliage until the real comes back for another performance
best xx
debra

M.A.the2nd said...

I adore orchids and these pale pink ones are stunning. I also love to add the green moss as it is a beautiful contrast to the colour of the orchid. Lisa you should be a florist ... gorgeous job!
hugs Frances

pretty pink tulips said...

Gorgeous! I have orchids in my house at all times and it is a very favorite hostess gift. Always elegant. Lasts forever!

Love your tips about keeping the moss and raffia on hand and then you can pick up the inexpensive ones and embellish them yourself.

xo E

Danielle.freshquince said...

Simply lovely! I tend to get my orchids from Whole Foods and spend a pretty penny...off to Home Depot from now on! Thanks for sharing!

Style Attic said...

You are the best with the applicable tips! Love that, and I'll let you know how mine comes out when I attempt to jazz up the little beauties. Hopefully it won't look like a raffia straight jacket on my table :D Fantastic!

Debby said...

Orchards are so beautiful... I love how you displayed them! xo

The Buzz said...

We keep lucite stakes and orchids ties on hand for the occasion (not often!) when we score some real ones - love your use of white urns for yours (may have to be inspired by your look!).
xxoo

Simple Dwellings said...

I love the whimsical, gorgeous look of orchids! Great job! I also love the room they're in- those shades are beautiful! :)

Natalie said...

Lisa, those look amazing! I am hitting up Home Depot this weekend in hopes of finding some beauties like yours. I heard Costco also carries them!

Marianne (Style For Living) said...

Love what you have done with your orchids! Trader Joe's also sells them for a fraction of the price. Beautiful!

Cashon&Co said...

DIVINE. and that window. it is all so lovely!
i find mine at Lowe's sometimes.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh how beautiful! You are really so very talented! They look great.

Sherri Cassara said...

Beautiful! They also have great roses there! It sounds silly to go to Home Depot for flowers (fresh, not potted) but they have nice bunches of roses for way less than the florist.

Kathysue said...

Orchids always look so elegant and yours grouped together look so lovely and with the white it is so fresh and crisp. I got all excited today when I noticed that my orchid has 5 new blooms on their way!!! Happy weekend, KS

About Last Weekend said...

Love orchids - plus cannot believe how long they last! Yours look even more fab. Have a wonderful weekend!

simpledaisy said...

Orchids are really beautiful!!

Chic Coastal Living said...

Love orchids! I actually have a faux one from Williams Sonoma Home that everyone thinks is real! Love the real one though!

stacystyle said...

I love your tabletop idea! So beautiful!