Covetable Outside

Elephant Plant Stand

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.

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  • nella paper studio
    March 31, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I ADORE elephants. Can’t get enough! Thanks for the links.

  • rosecampion
    March 31, 2010 at 10:25 am

    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.

  • Making it Lovely
    March 31, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Oh, I was catching up on my blog reading this morning and noticed that Jamie posted about an elephant side table recently too!

  • jbhat
    March 31, 2010 at 11:11 am

    I’d rather have the egg chair. : )


    • Making it Lovely
      March 31, 2010 at 11:34 am

      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.

      • jessica
        March 31, 2010 at 7:41 pm

        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….

  • decor8
    March 31, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    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. :)

  • Ali M
    March 31, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    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.

  • rdeco
    March 31, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I am totaly with you about ugly stuff. I have a whole collection of these weird gorgious things.

  • SLY
    March 31, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    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!

  • Beth C
    March 31, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    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.)

  • Alana
    March 31, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Starting to see the elephant trend developing…


  • katiedid
    March 31, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Always love seeing your garden!

  • Aspirations of a Southern Housewife
    March 31, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    LOVE elephants so am always excited to see more of them! This table is great. :-)

  • Tiffany
    April 1, 2010 at 7:31 am

    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!

  • featherbed
    April 1, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    It is a little kooky…..but I like it :)

  • Begoña
    April 2, 2010 at 2:37 am

    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.

  • Emily
    April 5, 2010 at 4:46 am

    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.

  • Miss B
    April 7, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    This is sweet, thanks for the links:)

  • Kelly
    April 7, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    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.

    • Nichole
      April 14, 2010 at 2:44 pm

      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!

  • Nichole
    April 14, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    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.