I, on the other hand, am not one of these people. I just can’t help feeling that orchids are, well, overplayed. They seem a bit like a relic from a 90s Calvin Klein ad.
But I’ve come across three orchid situations of late that have me rethinking my stance. (It’s Friday; I’m feeling crazy here friends.)
The first is sitting in our fearless leader Christine Allison’s office. On the surface, it’s just your basic white orchid, but instead of languishing in a standard-issue terra cotta pot, Junior at The Garden Gate swathed it in reindeer moss and tucked it into a little glass cylinder topped with a succulent. The whole effect feels fresh, unexpected.
The second two (pictured above right and below) were spotted at the recent Dallas Modern Home Tour by the lovely gals behind the blog, A Piece of Toast (which is a fantastic blog by the way, if you’re not already reading it, you should be).
The antlers tucked into the base of the first one and the glass bell jar and crystals mixed in with the second are just taking things to the next level. It’s all sorts of orchid goodness.
I might officially be a convert.
(Update — I just heard back from the gals at A Piece of Toast, and they let me know that the aforementioned orchid goodness was created by the ultimate purveyors of floral cool, Urban Flower Grange Hall. Thanks ladies!)