It’s early spring here in Vermont, the flowers and trees are just beginning to bud. I’ve been craving spring’s flowers and summer’s beautiful colors. After a day out Thrifting with the Gals this week, I wanted to combine a rustic copper pot I found into a centerpiece in our dining room. I found the most beautiful tulips at the grocery store and they matched beautifully with the thrifted copper pot. And then it struck me, so would the colors of terracotta pots! That’s when I started decorating with tulips and terracotta pots!
I have collected terracotta pots over the years at garden shops and flea markets. They come in a variety of sizes, textures, colors, etc… No two are ever alike. That’s what makes decorating with terracotta pots so interesting for me. I love the pots with all the watermarks and ones that look like they have spent many summers in an outdoor garden. I have collected pots as small as my thumb and as large as you can imagine. And if you shop smart, you can find these colorful beauties for as low as .50 cents apiece. Check out the gardener’s terracotta cupboard that my father made me a few years ago that I seem to paint a different color every year.
A Simple Vintage Plates and Windows DIY
Decorating with tulips and terracotta pots on the vintage mantel in our dining room was so fun and I just love all the texture and colorful elements it brings inside. Check out I hung the windows and added the vintage plates above the mantel.
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A Copper Bucket
I found a beautiful patina copper bucket while I was out Thrifting with the Gals this week. And couldn’t wait to add a couple of bouquets of these beautiful and colorful tulips. Along with a little greenery that I simply picked up at our local supermarket. The colors just scream spring to me!
Decorating with tulips and terracotta pots was as simple as stacking the pots on the mantel and adding a few things that I love. Like the thrifted teacups, a candle, and some twine.
If you like this post, you’ll definitely enjoy Terracotta Pots and an Apothecary Cabinet at our home in Coastal Maine! And I’m crushing on this sweet DIY Potters Shelf that I designed out of an old children’s desktop.
If you love beautiful and colorful flowers you will definitely want to meet my friend Kim over at Shiplap and Shells. Kim lives in a 100-year-old cottage in the PNW with simply stunning summer gardens that overlook the Puget Sound!
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Love aged terra cotta pots too. The copper pot was an awesome find!
I’m so glad you liked it, Rachel!
I speak french si sorry for my english! I really love terracota pots and I world like giving a little comme of ages to m’y pots. Do you have some ideas for me?
Hi Isabelle, I usually buy mine already aged. I would try leaving them outside to weather or soak them in water for a period of time. Thank you so much for stopping by today! I’ sorry I’m not more help:)
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
I am in love with your copper pot Ann! And I am always wanting more terra cotta pots. I can never seem to get enough. Beautiful blog post.
Thanks so much, Kim!
Beautiful as always. I will be keeping my eyes out for more terracotta. Here is a tip. Last year I used white ceiling paint sparingly on my few pots for that French look. It worked great and held up to the rain. The ceiling paint is very flat but durable.
Thank you, Kathy, that’s such a great idea. Thank you for sharing!
Ann Tierce says
I love to see what u have done each time with you nice mantle & dining table. So nice seeing a message in my email. 2020, I’ve missed thrifting. Anxious to get back. Your terracotta pots are nice. Ty for terra-cotta color ideas.
Your old fam coastline pics are beautiful.💙😊
Looking forward to your blog each time.
Thank you so much, Ann!!