Thursday, February 29, 2024

Spring & Easter at Tattered Tiques

Spring Decorating at Tattered Tiques

Need last minute decorating ideas for Easter? How about a few more bunnies for your Easter or Spring tablescape? We have plenty to choose from. 🐇🌷

                     Distressed Bunny with herb pot 

Walking through the shop, you can always get ideas and inspiration for decorating at home. My sister…who does our styling, does an amazing job showing you how to use our beautiful home goods at home. 

           Spring bunnies with baskets for Easter decor

We have everyday decor that is perfect for adding to you Spring or Easter vignettes. Our table top displays are the perfect starting point for decorating a buffet or dining table. They are so versatile and set a stage for small groupings for the season. 

         White beaded table top display set for Spring using black accents


     Easter bunny with vintage clock under table top display 

Another easy thing to add to Spring decorating is live houseplants and fresh flowers. Tattered Tiques always has a good selection of plants in our little plant shop. We just got another delivery in yesterday.  We have the 
most beautiful herb pots in this week!

 Ivy topiary with Boxwood Honeysuckle topiary        
alongside aqua bunny on riser       

Another Table top display with Spring decor

Little Bird in Terracotta Birdfeeder with Lily of the Valley

Wildflower Bunny Pillows just arrived



Sweet Bunny Vase

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Vintage Turquoise Fiesta Pottery Pitchers

Purging my vintage collections starting with Vintage Fiestaware Pottery 

                                                        Vintage Blue Fiesta Pottery Pitcher

Fiestaware Pottery History

 Fiestaware has an enthusiastic following.  Even if you're not an admirer of vintage, you've probably heard of Fiestaware Pottery. 

Created by the Homer Laughlin Company in 1936, it quickly became a popular household brand of dinnerware.  The original collection consisted of 34 pieces.  The dishes were available in bright, bold hues, and made to mix and match. The inspiration and design for this popular pottery came from Frederick Hurten Rhead who wanted a fresh, contemporary, Art Decor inspired dinnerware, with bold geometric shapes and bright colors.  One of his influences was the colorful, vibrant hues in pottery of the Mediterranean region.                                   

My Vintage Fiestaware Pottery Pitcher

I'm currently in the process of purging a ton of my vintage collections. Honestly, I just have too much stuff and I'm not giving it the attention it deserves.  I love my collections, but it's time some of them find new homes.  Homes where they will be enjoyed all over again. 

I started with my vintage pitchers.

I had a small collection of vintage green, turquoise and blue pitchers. They were from various makers like, Hall, USA Pottery, and Fiesta.  I decided to sell three of them.  I ended up keeping the vintage turquoise Hall Pottery.  I liked the color and the shape, and that it was marked Hall on the bottom.   
The rest I took to the shop to sell. I couldn’t believe how many people wanted the Fiesta one! 

All but one found a home. No worries though. The last one will find a new home eventually. We have Shop Hop coming up. That usually brings in vintage shoppers. As for the one I kept, I plan on using it this Spring as a vase for fresh cut tulips and other Spring Flowers! 🌷
What do you collect? Are you currently purging too? Anything you absolutely can’t part with? 

                                        Vintage turquoise Hall Pottery Pitcher 

Vintage Blue Fiestaware Pottery Pitcher 

Fiesta Makers Mark 


Tuesday, February 6, 2024

How to brighten up your space with indoor houseplants and greenery  

Whether it's faux greenery, or indoor houseplants, both help add life and color to a room.

Benefits of greenery and indoor houseplants

First of all, homes, rooms, even office spaces, they just look better with a bit of green. The color signifies life, rejuvenation and reminds us of nature. As colorful and bright as it can be, it can also be a very calming color, reminding us of harmony and balance.  There are so many beautiful shades of green and just as many varieties of houseplants. 

Indoor houseplant display featuring gnomes, watering cans and floating fish

Faux Greenery

Most of us have a houseplant or two, or three. But some of us weren't born with a green thumb.  If that's the case, we can bring in the color green in faux greenery and indoor houseplants   Nowadays, fake plants are much better than they were a decade ago.  Vendors now strive to make greenery and house plants look realistic, even to the point of calling them real touch.   Fake houseplants can actually be deceiving when mixed with live plants in your decorating. I personally love mixing the two in my home.

Ideas on how to decorate with greenery and houseplants

 At Tattered Tiques, we sell a variety of faux greenery and houseplants. Using small half spheres or sprigs of greenery on a shelf, mantle, or in a small vignette, helps add life to the space.  It helps bring the eye around the room and create interest.   Hanging a larger candle ring of boxwood or baby's grass to a cabinet door is pretty and helps highlight the cabinet and the collection inside.  Hang a small wreath or candle ring to a kitchen window or pantry door to brighten up the space.  Candle rings and half spears are great used in a table top display in the kitchen, dining room, or on a coffee table. Decorate a mantle with large swags of greenery like eucalyptus, in the warmer months, and evergreen in the winter months.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to faux greenery.  

Fake ferns, and terra cotta bird feeder

                                    Indoor Houseplants

The popularity of houseplants is no new thing.  It surged a few years ago due to the pandemic.  During that time, we craved new spaces at home.  We redecorated, completed home projects, and fell in love with houseplants all over again.  Small plant shops even popped up across the country.  Thank goodness for that. Nowadays we have so many more options on where to shop for indoor houseplants. We don't need to rely on big box stores and their limited inventory. 

With all the options, there's a plant for everyone, as well as every situation. We find that most plants like medium to high light conditions, however, there are plenty of low light options too.  So, depending on your space, there's probably a plant that will work for you.  

We carry a wide range of plants at Tattered Tiques.  I like to call them boutique plants.  This is because they are plants you don't see that often, except in small shops like ours. Things like myrtle topiaries, baby's tears, herb topiaries, baby rubber plant, and angel vine just to name a few.  Stop in sometime and pick one up!

Selection of Indoor Houseplants

High light plants we carry:

Myrtle Topiary - like bright indirect light and require more water than most plants. Water well once a week and give them a splash in between waterings. Myrtle will droop and leaves may curl up when thirsty.  Myrtle requires haircuts to keep a neat topiary ball shape, or you can let them grow for a more natural look.

Lavender Topiary - Bright light to direct sun. Water well weekly. Water midweek if the lavender appears droopy.  Lavender don't like wet feet, but do like a splash of water now and then in between waterings. 

 Rubber Plant - Bright indirect light.  Water once a week. This is one of the easiest plants to care for.  If you forget to water Rubber Plant, it will forgive you.  Dust its beautiful shiny leaves from time to time.  

Chinese Money Plant / Friendship Plant - Bright indirect light. Likes high humidity.  Does well in terrariums. Water once a week.  Dust the beautiful disc shaped leaves when needed. 

Goldfish Plant - Bright indirect light. Water once a week.  Blooms are large orange tubular flowers that resemble goldfish.  One of the easiest plant to care for.

Herb Topiaries - Rosemary and Greek Basil. Both of these plants require bright light, and enjoy direct sun. Water well once a week, and give them a splash throughout the week. Greek basil will droop if he's thirsty.  

Myrtle Topiary

Goodwin Creek Lavender Topiary

Medium to Low light plants we carry:

Baby's Tears - Medium light required. Water once a week from below if possible.  Place in a bowl or tray of water to allow plant to absorb water from its roots.  This method keeps the delicate little leaves from being crushed from above waterings.  

Angelvine  -  Likes moderate light and requires more water than most. Water well once a week and give them a splash later in the week. Feel free to give them a haircut when needed.  Easy to train on a topiary shaped wire.  

Sellaganella Moss - Low to medium light.  Water once a week from below if possible. 

Wandering Dude - Medium to bright light. Water well once a week. 

Selaginella Moss