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IDEAS & INSPIRATION

A BLUE & WHITE REVOLUTION

Blue and white ceramics are enjoying a comeback in interior design - appreciated for their cool, classic designs that look good in practically any space.

 

Beautiful grouped together or as stand alone pieces - they look particularly good when paired with a plant. But where did this cult classic combination come from and how did it make it into our homes?...

Vintage blue and white Spode planter
White Flower Vases

FAST HOMEWARE - AN UNSUSTAINABLE TREND

We're starting to change our interiors as often as we change our wardrobes - and it isn't good for us or the planet.

We’ve all been there - you pop to the supermarket to get some tea and as you saunter past the homeware aisle you pick up a new throw cushion, a set of candlesticks or a novelty bath mat. Because you can. Because it’s cheap. And because we’ve all spent the last few years trapped inside looking at same four walls, while swiping through endless images of ‘daily decor inspo’ on instagram....

CONFESSIONS OF A SYLVAC-AHOLIC

Hi, my name is Lucie and I’m a Sylvacaholic. When we started 'Queens of Green Design' I really only had a very vague idea of what SylvaC pottery was… and now, now I have a problem. The kind of problem involving a secret personal plant pot collection and membership of several SylvaC collectors and enthusiasts groups on Facebook. 

Now, the good thing about having a problem with SylvaC is that it’s still relatively affordable (I mean if you’re going to get addicted to vintage ceramics I could have done a lot worse) ...

Vintage Quirky and Cute Green and Yellow Planters from British Pottery SylvaC
Victorian Illustration of Woman with House Plants

A HISTORY OF HOUSE PLANTS

The appeal of houseplants goes back a long way.

 

History is full of examples of humans taking plants and putting them into pots to keep around the house - whether for cooking or medicine, to add a splash of colour or act as a much-needed air freshener!

As with so many nice things, it was the rich who started the fashion. Houseplants - like chocolate, spices, shoes, central heating, television and electric garage doors - were originally preserve of the super rich....

A PASSION FOR PORTMEIRION

If your mum is anything like ours, she will have some Portmeirion that you rarely see because it is being kept for when the Queen pops round for tea… If that’s the case, now might be the time to convince your mum to dust it off as Portmeirion is making a comeback and their plant pots in particular are increasingly in demand!

Portmeirion Potteries was started in 1960 by artist, author and entrepreneur Susan Williams-Ellis...

A shelf of Vintage Indoor Plant Pots by British pottery Portmeirion with floral and bird designs
Vintage White Ceramic Plant Pot

SHOP POTS & VASES

Browse our selection of stunning vintage pots and vases in stock now.

Vintage brass indoor plant pot

PLANT STYLING TIPS

Need help choosing the right plants and pots for your decor? Read our top tips.

Watering House Plants

PLANT CARE TIPS

Need help keeping your plants alive and thriving? Read our plant care tips!

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