I saw these lovely pots the other day while reading Jennifer Boles' Peak of Chic. Read her post about them HERE.
I have been searching for something I really like to cheer up my half dead gardenia tree.
If you read my post about fake flowers you would know that I purchase poor, unsuspecting plants who, upon realizing my identity, commit suicide.
Gardenia trees are supposed to look like this.
I digress, this is about the silver pot.
Even if I melted down my great-grandmother's silver I could not make a real silver pot big enough. So off to the craft store I went.
I thought that there was a very good chance of failure and considered two small pots as an experiment. I was shocked at the lack of suitable pots and bought a large one.
First I had to cover the blue glaze.
I used outdoor craft paint in silver.
Two coats. Then opted for a liquid silver leaf.
|Here is the liquid leaf on the left side|
It was all very easy and the paint actually adhered to the glaze which was my biggest fear. The pot does not have the glossy look of the original so I may go back to the craft store for a high gloss sealer that I saw.
Also mine does not have the aborable feet of the original and I'll need to figure that out.
|Monsieur Givenchy's silver pot|
If my gardenia continues her downward spiral I shall buy an orange tree. I have always wanted one. I figured if they can be grown in France, surely Virginia will work.