Bring Your Garden Love Inside When Fall Arrives
Dropping temperatures get the cold shoulder when you bring garden-themed items indoors.
Fall can freeze your flowers and turn your veggies to mush, but you can still enjoy your garden. The trick is to bring garden-themed items indoors. Try our ideas and you'll see. Autumn's got nothing on you.
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Fresh salad served in a tabletop wheelbarrow makes a cute centerpiece for a party, wedding or shower. When the party's over, the guest of honor can take it home. This Godinger salad bowl, made of wood and aluminum, comes with two servers (pretend they're a garden fork and shovel). BUY IT: Amazon, $51.99
Livi Palm Pots attach to indoor windows and walls with micro suction cups, so you can grow a vertical garden of herbs, succulents and other plants in any season. Removable liners make watering easy, and the pots have space in the bottom to catch drips. A set of five comes in different colors. BUY IT: Amazon, $72.95
This set of four succulent napkin rings complements a table set in cool blues and creamy whites, and they look equally good with rustic fall colors. The plastic rings are covered with raffia and hold realistic-looking rosettes of leaves. BUY IT: Pottery Barn, $26.50
Brooklyn designer Danielle Trofe makes the shade for her modernist lamp by molding mycelia, the thread-like "roots" of mushrooms. The result is a velvety-textured, 100% biodegradable shade. The lamp base is handcrafted from salvaged ash wood. BUY IT: UncommonGoods, $125
Gnomes get lonely when they're left outside. Bring yours into the kitchen when the mercury drops, and give him a job: holding your sponge. This quirky little guy is made of clay and handcrafted in Pennsylvania. Each gnome is hand-dipped in glaze. BUY IT: UncommonGoods, $30
American artisan Dodie Thayer used lettuce and cabbage leaves to learn how to mold pottery. First made in the 1960s, the pieces in her ceramic Lettuce Ware collection were snapped up by notables like Wallis Simpson, Dutchess of Windsor. In 2012, Sotheby's auctioned off a 218-piece vintage set for a reported $74,500, but the re-introduced collection is much more affordable. BUY IT: Tory Burch, prices vary
Pineapples are a symbol of welcome, but even if you don't grow tropical fruits, you can invite guests to your bar with a pineapple-shaped, gold-toned cocktail shaker. The three-piece shaker is made of stainless steel and has a built-in strainer in the top. BUY IT: Williams Sonoma, $79.95
Don't put your bare feet on the cold floor every morning. Use this round rug in your bedroom or bath, and imagine you're walking on rose petals. It's made of hand-tufted wool and available in 6' and 8' diameters. The petals are slightly raised for a sculpted look. BUY IT: Pier 1, $399.95 - $749.95