It seemed appropriate to create a patriotic plant stand vignette for the 4th of July. I love to decorate with the scrolling metal stand that I use for both plants and decor.

When I bought this plant stand at the nursery last year, I didn’t realize how much fun I would have with it not just using it as a traditional plant stand.

At that time I had no idea how much I would enjoy using it for vignettes.

Using Something Different As A Base For Vignettes:

Now I look back and recall wondering if I could bring myself to spend $70 on a plant stand. It just appealed to me on some level, so I bought it.

I have so loved creating various themed vignettes in it.

The overall look, the shape and the details of this plant stand just seemed to have a vibe that really appealed to me. For instance, the imperfect lines and scrolling hearts are whimsical and sweet.

A place to hold plants with one plant and various decor places inside for interest.

Decorating With Plates:

I’m also having fun decorating with these 4 blue and white Spode luncheon plates I recently ordered.

Spode dishes are certainly not cheap, so I just purchased a set of 4 luncheon plates from Amazon. As it was, they were 63% off. And still I paid $44.99 for them.

You don’t have to buy a whole set of dishes when decorating. I like to buy two or four of something like salad plates and mix them in with other dishes I have, often using a theme.

And right now my theme is Independence Day.

I did the same thing here creating a tablescape a few months ago.

And I used it here for a spring vignette.

A Patriotic Plant Stand Vignette

This whimsical metal scrolling plant stand has been used for more than just plants. As seen here in a patriotic vignette.

When I was first looking at this plant stand, I was thinking it would only hold one plant.

But the size of it happens to be perfect to add a favorite plant and then surround it with other decorative items.

For this one I used an LED candle, a blue and white luncheon plate, and a red pitcher. I added a small faux plant to help hold the luncheon plate in place and to fill a gap.

I may just decorate with this plant stand creating vignettes for every season and holiday!

It really doesn’t matter what room you use decor in. Plates and dishes can go in other rooms besides the kitchen.

In A Patriotic Plant Stand Vignette, I used a Spode blue Italian luncheon plate for blue decor.

There Are No Decorating Rules:

Quilts can cover tables or hang on walls. Cutting boards can be used as backdrops for decor in other rooms. Books can be used to add height to a scene you’re creating.

You can use even dishes outdoors to use as a border for a flower bed. I’ve done this before with used dishes I picked up at garage sales, etc .

There are so many things you can do with what you already have!

How To Create A Plant Stand Vignette:

  • Add a house plant to the plant stand
  • Put the plant in back and decorate from back to front
  • Choose decor according to the colors and theme you want to showcase
  • Use various textures like ceramic, wood, candles, and greenery, etc.
  • Begin to layer your items from back to front
  • Make sure to balance the heights for interest

The vignette I used to have in this plant stand was a in a blend of neutral colors. It looked really pretty at night with the faux candle switched on.

But for a holiday, I wanted to use color. What would the 4th of July holiday be without the ubiquitous colors we’re all familiar with.

The pretty scrolling that is part of the base is perfect for a vignette for any time of the year.

This setting looks great in the daytime and also when I have the curtains pulled closed. I’ll live with this vignette for awhile until another idea strikes my fancy.

The fun of creating vignettes is often using bases that aren’t common. Like this plant stand, for instance. I don’t even recall how I came up with the idea of using it for vignettes.

But I’m glad I did. There are endless ways I will decorate with this plant stand.

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  1. If I had seen that plant stand for sale, I would have bought it in a second! It looks beautiful, subtly decked out for July 4. You have inspired me yet again, Brenda! I’m going to add some decorative items to a plant stand I have, and think about changing it up seasonally, or, whenever the spirit moves me!

  2. I have been in love with that plant stand forever! I remember asking you were you got it, but since it was from a local nursery, I was unable to buy one for myself. I, too, have been searching for one like it. I found something similar, but when I tried to order it, the manufacturer canceled the order and removed it from their website. I guess it wasn’t in stock. It was pretty, but not as pretty as yours! I love how you’ve decorated your’s for the 4th of July!

  3. Love how you made this vignette in a plant stand.

    Do you have any good thrift or resale shops nearby? I see Spode dishes in these shops quite often. In fact, most of my dishes have come from thrift shops, especially Goodwill – and they are all made in England and/or Germany.

  4. I don’t have an imagination at all when it comes to decorating. You have made it possible for me to do some pretty good decorating around my house. Thank you for that!

  5. U can decorate with your heart content with your cute hearts plant stand Brenda!

    I bought some blue and white dishes yrs ago and left them in my parents barn when I moved away for a short period of time. When I went to get them they were gone, a sister had a yard sale over there house and put my few boxes in there too I was told! Funny thing I saw some identical dishes in her cabinet like mine over her house. I was wiping dishes and putting them away. Lol It would of been nice though if she asked first, but the guilty look on her face was priceless! Lol

  6. Love the plant stand and the decor in it. I could also see a pretty
    little lamp in it. How wide is the top space?

  7. I love what you’ve done with the plant stand and I think a small American flag added to the plant stand would finish it off perfectly.

  8. I also love the plant stand with the plant and the decorations….here at my house, we call them Mimi’s decorations. Take care and be kind to yourself.

  9. Ok so glad you bought that intricate plant stand with all of its detail. I understand how you thought about it for awhile. One time I pondered over a skirt but decided no. Went home and regretted it. Went back the next day and it was gone. Fortunately for me I found it again about a year later and I snatched it up. I can’t wait to see the seasons roll around and what you do!

  10. I understand how you sat and stared at it for a long while trying to decide if the price was OK. I know you’re glad you spent the money. It’s given you so much joy. I’ve been in love with your plant stand for a long while! When you started creating vignettes, I loved it even more. Be still my plant stand loving heart. I’ve searched high and low for something similar. I can find lots of plant stands but one that has the enclosure at the top is not easy to find.
    Ironically I’ve been lamenting about a table for my entry. I did put it in my cart and did some faux shopping; I need to make the decision.
    Thank you for sharing your ideas, Brenda.
    I hope you’re enjoying your Sunday.
    P.S. I love the idea of using old plates around a flower bed. I bet it was adorable.

    1. I love this: “Be still my plant stand loving heart.” If you want to do the plate border, just pick up a plate here and there and then line a flower bed border with them side by side.

  11. Very nice,your comment about cups and saucers touched my heart.
    My Mom had a China tea set from England,when she died I was 12 so I never knew what became of it,Dad died 2 years later and the house and contents were disposed of,anyway,I found the exact cup and saucer set on Etsy and you better believe I snatched that up.
    It’s got a home now in my little curio cabinet and I think of my Mom a lot!
    You enjoy your 4th Brenda, there’s definitely a spark there that is new and good and nice to see coming through.đź’“

    1. Memories are so important. But when we’re younger, we don’t think that far ahead. How mementos will be missed. Regretting that we let things go. We all do it. But I’m so glad you found one like it and now can enjoy it.

  12. So happy you purchased that plant stand. It brings me joy too just to admire it and your cleaver decorations. Thank you so much for all the smiles you bring to others.

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