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Friday, June 11, 2010

Pteridophyta Decor....er Fern Decor

I discovered early in my plant-growing years that I had a *knack* with ferns. My very favorite is the Maiden Hair fern, then the Asparagus or Foxtail fern and then the common Boston fern. Here are some ideas of decorating with the ferns or fern patterns. Are you fond on ferns? Got a favorite? Photos top to bottom: Fern patterned silk pillow online; Fern Lamp online; Maidenhair Fern in urn; Framed fern fronds; Fern-inspired area rug; Fern Green cabinet in kitchen; Fern napkin ring....and does anyone remember a very short-lived TV program, "Fernwood Tonight?"



















29 comments:

Marina Mott said...

Marvelous pics! Hope everything is ok!!! Hugs and kisses!

Blondie's Journal said...

Where have you been? Have I missed some of your posts? If so I apologize...

I love the old Boston ferns. I hang them outside on the porch and bring them in for the winter. They are messy but SO old fashioned!

Love the pictures and yes, I remember Fernwood Tonite!!

xoxo
Jane

1 Funky Woman said...

I had a fabulous fern last year and it did so well out on my porch! I haven't purchased another one, but I need to! I want that lamp in the picture, gorgeous!

Mari's Cakes said...

I am FOND of FERNS too! My favorite Maiden Hair fern. I love the napkin holder, it's beautiful!

Have a blessed day!

Julie said...

Janean,
Just want you to know I am praying for your family. Asking God just to let His presence be felt there in these moments you are experiencing....
And I DO love Ferns. I really like the Maiden Hair fern in the special urn. I have always wanted to do that with some ferns or succulents. Keep watching for a head at the thrifts...
And I love the fern cabinet in the kitchen. I like the free standing furniture placed in a kitchen. And the green cabinet/buffet is OH SO WONDERFUL!! WOOT. Hope you are well. Thanks for a beautiful and inspiring post. I do have ferns planted about the entire yard since it is so shady. I love the Japanese Painted Fern too. only have one, but it seems to be pretty hardy. hugs...

Pondside said...

I love that fern-green cabinet!
We are surrounded by ferns here between the ponds. They spring up overnight and I am constantly pulling them up as they (and the moss!) will take over if left undisturbed.

Tennis Girl said...

Janean,
What a yummy kitchen! I was thinking about you this morning. Send me an email when you have time and let me know how things are going.
xo
Robin

kpaints said...

I love ferns! They are little works of art...matter of fact Michael's has these see through frames (just glass)in black wood that could hold a fern leaf or two....pretty! I am taking off for a few days with my daughter, must look for some! Thanks for the idea and I will have a momento.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good morning Janean...so good to 'see' you again. I LOVE ferns. When I lived in British Columbia I grew some beautiful ones inside and out but I'm not doing so well here in Kansas. The air is a lot drier and hotter here although you wouldn't think that this week! I'm still plugging away though and maybe one day I'll have have another that touches the floor. Love the napkin rings! I hope all is well for you and your family. Maura XX

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

I love ferns too. I have some that come back every year in my garden and then I always have the asparagus ferns, boston ferns and kimberly queen ferns. I have tried saving them, but oh the mess.

Great post.

Maxine

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

We had ferns where I grew up by the beach, but I've never seen them around here. I don't think they do well in the desert. As a child, I was always intrigued by the back side of ferns.
Nice photos.
Blessings,
Marcia

It's me said...

Hello my darling............how are you?? hope everything goes well !!! i will pray for you and your father!!

Hope he is doing well.........God is great !! and i believe in miracles....have a happy weekend take care !!! many hugs from me.............Ria

Sharon said...

Prayers for you and your family.
I love ferns but I have never had any luck with them.
I love the fern pillow.
Hugs and prayers.

Frau said...

Love the fern pictures...lamp is gorgeous! I hope and pray your dad is doing better! ((Hugs))

Karen said...

Good to see you back. My backyard is full of wild ferns, which my dog loves to tear and rip apart. Luckily they grow back quickly. :P

Flat Creek Farm said...

Lovely photos! I don't remember Fernwood Tonight, but that surely does look like Fred Willard in that photo.

Thinking of you! -Tammy

kimsound studios said...

Love the fern patterns! I keep telling myself that I would like to have one in the kitchen. A few weeks back we made room for a palm tree ~ I really like "living" plants in the kitchen and bathrooms :) My favorite picture is the LAMP! Love you honey :)

Bernie said...

Boston Ferns are my favorite, while visiting my sister in Scotland I saw they grew there out of the ground all around...I loved it as I have no luck here in Alberta, I have tried several times......much to dry on the Praire.
Hope you father is doing better, keeping you all in my heart and prayers.......:-) Hugs

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

I love ferns...they are so graceful and lovely! We have many here in the pacific Northwest!

Susan said...

I do love that fern napkin ring, and I have a vague recollection of Fernwood Tonight. Now I'll have to Google it!
How is your dear Dad? Praying...
Blessings!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

I love ferns, too, but I'm really in love with that kitchen - so gorgeous! Love that color!!!

Take care of you! You'r in my thoughts and prayers, B.

The Tablescaper said...

I just put Boston ferns in my urns at my front door. I'm loving the look.

I'm hosting a new meme called "Summer Sundays". It's all about what summer means to YOU. I'd love to have you come and join us.

- The Tablescaper

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love ferns, too! You're in my thoughts and prayers! ♥

katie said...

How sweet of you to continue to post for us as you go through this time in your life.
Cherish each moment, you and dad and family are in my prayers.

Dianna said...

Beautiful fern pictures, Janean. My mother loves to decorate with ferns in any form...pictures, soaps, candles, etc.

Been praying for you and your family.

Dolores said...

Hi Janean..... thinking of you and your family.

I love ferns! I have 5 on my patio that are recovering from the kittens playing in them.

Love all your pictures!

Technodoll said...

LOL I was sure you'd stick a Chia Pet photo for the last slot :-D

Love the lamp.

Want.

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Janean,

Just a short note to let you know you're in my thoughts.

Hugs to you, sweet friend.

Deborah

GWENDOLYN said...

Lovely ferns. I do love that green kitchen.
Blessings~
Gwen