I’ve found another new version of a thrifted item that I have. This time it’s an elephant plant stand.* It’s a little kooky, no? Sometimes I like a little touch of the bizarre (or even a little ugly) in decor. It keeps things interesting!
* I found a couple of other options here and here.
Modern Plant Stands
My Garden: A Personal Plant Reference
Palmetto Egg Chair
March 31, 2010
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I ADORE elephants. Can’t get enough! Thanks for the links.
I used to have a white elephant side table, but not nearly so nice as any of those. Yours makes me think about getting one again.
Oh, I was catching up on my blog reading this morning and noticed that Jamie posted about an elephant side table recently too!
I’d rather have the egg chair. : )
I love that chair. Someone emailed me asking about it so I went to look it up (it’s from Pottery Barn), and it looks like they aren’t selling it anymore.
Very sad about the egg chair, because it rocks!
However, everyone should have at least one elephant somewhere in the house. I have a handmade one my stepdaughter made my in third grade….
Nicole I love this! And as a girl without yard (me) I am so envious of anyone who has a mere postage stamp of green space never mind an entire front and backyard that can fit small lawn animals. :) Your yard is my happy place. :)
Funny, I posted the cheap $20 to my husband in IM and he’s all..GRABBIT! BUY IT NOW! I NEVER see those things cheap!
I never thought something on your blog would move him so much… Think I am going to spray paint it glossy white each year and use it for my iced tea while I read.
I am totaly with you about ugly stuff. I have a whole collection of these weird gorgious things.
First, I love elephants. My collection of elephant things is ridiculous. Second, I love that you’ve been featuring places to purchase items like the ones you have. It’s really helpful. Thank you. I came across an elephant laundry hamper on another website and am in love!
I have a similar ceramic elephant that I love! My dad bought it 25 or 30 years ago at Pier 1. It’s survived at least a half-dozen moves with the tusks still intact. (And it’s nice to know that they’re still popular.)
Starting to see the elephant trend developing…
Always love seeing your garden!
LOVE elephants so am always excited to see more of them! This table is great. :-)
My parents have a similar plant stand in their living room. My sister and I have argued for years over who will get the elephant when my parents get rid of it. Problem solved!
It is a little kooky…..but I like it :)
hhaha, funny you said that, the other day my friend and I were taking about this: to be really creative you have to appreciete the beauty of something really and trully ugly. I love a little bit of beautiful uglyness aroud the house. It also shows a wonderful sense of humour. Like movies that are sooooo bad that, at the end, they are pretty good.
I have two black ceramic elephants in my courtyard – I love them! Found them at Bunnings Hardware (Australia). I think they will look more at home once I get more plants in glossy black pots.
This is sweet, thanks for the links:)
not too long ago, pier 1 had little elephant side tables. same style and color, but done in wicker. adorable for outside. since i don’t have the outdoor setting for one (or a couple!) i was very tempted to bring it inside :D i haven’t checked in a while, but you still might be able to find them hiding in stores…and probably on clearance price.
Pier 1 still has the wicker elephant side tables. I worked there until recently, and they are a fairly new item here in VA. For a while our store only carried the white option, and just a couple months ago started getting the natural wicker elephants in stock. That said, they probably won’t be clearanced for a while, but they are adorable and I loved them when we got them in the store!
I love your elephant planter! I have a thrifted elephant, too! It was black when I found it last summer living in a local goodwill. I bought it for less than $15, took it home and spray painted it. It makes me super happy, even though I don’t particularly love elephants. I don’t dislike them either. Just never gave much thought to them until recently.
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