Wednesday, September 10, 2008
A P.O.O.P.I.E. Party!
The Nesting Place is having a party! Not just any party....a P.O.O.P.I.E. PARTY! P.O.O.P.I.E. stands for: People Opposing Objectionable Pretend plants In the Environment. Click the pic to see what other P.O.O.P.I.E.s are talking about!
Now...I used to be perfectly fine with pretend plants in my environment, but one day my mom and I turned on HGTV and were entranced by a decorating special chronicling the ten worst decorating mistakes. Among "floating" carpets (carpets not anchored by furniture, such as a couch) and too many throw pillows, one of the most common mistakes made by decorators was using fake plants in their decor. My mother and I looked at each other in horror, then looked around her living room at over a DOZEN fake plants! A conversation ensued in which we tried to tell ourselves that it was okay, it was just a TV show and we didn't have to do what they said, but her confidence flagged and since, she has removed a number of her fake plants...but not all. (One remaining specimen is pictured above.)
Fake fruits can fall into the category of tacky decor as well. In my latest abode, I have tried to stay away from them, but now that I am in the process of decorating our Mexican-style hacienda, that is all going to change. Something I LOVE about Mexican decorating is that sometimes fake... and even tacky... is better! Here are some examples of fake fruit I find appropriate when it comes to Mexican decor. Enjoy!
1. Monochromatic stone fruit in the market in Mazatlan...
2. Cantalope cast in the market in Mazatlan...
3. Paper machier fruits and vegetables from the market in Juarez, now in my guest suite...
You've gotta love Mexico! What is you're opinion of fake flowers, plants or fruits? Okay or Nay?
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