Of course I just KNOW that title has gotcha by the woo-woo! But if you have been following my latest posts, it is ALL due to the fact that The Nester at Nesting Place has been talking about the P.O.O.P.I.E. club for about the entire week, and even became her OWN member...BTW, the POOPIE stands for People Opposing Objectionable Pretend Plants In the Environment. I've been waiting for DAYS to see if I would be IN the club and this morning, as I was walking thru my small house that violates every HGTV rule, snapping pics of alllllll my fake plants, I realized I have a small/huge problem...I've acquired WAY TOO MANY Ivy plants!!! Want to know what is worse than THAT??? I must have run into a SALE for Ivy at one time, cuz I noticed I have the same ones, in almost EVERY ROOM!!! Somewhere in there, I think I have just stopped noticing them! So here we go...make sure you notice the REAL Violets with Cat Hair...that I should be taking care of, but they are just too real and require way too many things, as Emily (Nester's sister) ,mentioned in Her post, like water and light.
Watch closely and see if you can spot all the IVY....oh me, oh my....don't hate me!
This one is right above my head...has been there for ...I won't say how long!
This poor hydrangea bush was whacked & hacked for my upcoming HGTV blundered Theme room of Vintage Sea Cottage Bathroom...stay tuned for that in upcoming weeks, cuz I am determined to have that room, cuz the Nester told me that if I like it then so be it!!! And IT will be just THAT!!!
Then I noticed THIS beside it, along with the 4 sample cans of paint that won't work in this room, and I thought,"Okay, but I sprayed this piece with some clear woodtone floral spray to take away the harsh white...Still looks bad!"
Then out to the Living Room/Dining Room, and what do I see??? Tons of horrible Ivy...Tons of the SAME Ivy all over the place...it reproduced...I swear! I don't remember BUYING it in Full Lots, but apparently there had to have been some kind of Sale!!!
And it is EVERYWHERE I Look!!! OMG!!! I am never going to be a member of the POOPIE Club at this point...LOL!
And there are ALL Kinds of FAKE STUFFS around the house, all the way thru the kitchen, the Laundry and so on!!!
Even in FAKE RUSTY CANS!!!
Is this an O C D thing, ya think???
How about this?!?!? Does this fall into any brackets of Decorating Faux Pas???
I thought this was a CURRENT TREND!
I could possibly be mistaken! And then I saw THIS....
I hang my head in SHAME!!!
Does the REAL PUMPKIN (hand grown by us!)
TRUMP the horribly fake Ivy?!?!?! I haven't "wood-toned" it yet, but I think I'll have to run right out and do that to give some life!!! LOL!
And above THAT on the top of the hutch....Another crime committed!!!
I say none of this counts....I have explained that I am in a MAJOR redo around here, after being stuck in this house for Three Months...so I have noticed quite a few things needing a lift...a MAJOR LIFT...so I have to show you the worst of the worst!!! The top of this Laundry Room Cabinet has NEVER been changed...I have all the excuses, but I will not mention them, cuz I am ashamed that it looks like this...but Hey! I have found MORE things to take to Second Time Around...if it is "worthy" of second life!
Oh....and look at this below...same room, but look at the FAKE pine bough wrapped around the never-used hanger pole...LOL!
Not to mention the last pics....One is the stuff on top of the fridge in the kitchen....but look above THAT...and what do we see?!?!? Yessssss....more freakin' ivy!!! Okay, NESTER, you win!!! There is entirely too much of that crap floating around my house...
And just for the heck of it....I've included this pic of LAST FALL....it reminds me of what I have to do to get ALL my FAKE pumpkins ready for this year's decorating!!! The Addie cattie just LOVES the fireplace...can ya tell??? Just don't notice that SAME FAKE IVY that is wrapped around those SAME ole candlesticks....but notice the WREATH?!?!? It got BURNED in the fireplace last year, as it was SOOOOO old, it just wasn't any good anymore!
Last but not least....the REAL Violets....ya thought I forgot, huh!!! Well, considering I am a FORMER Greenhouse grower/worker, you would think that I would NEVER treat a plant as horrible as these look! But I assure you, they are still adjusting to their NEW pots and are not too crazy about their new homes, so they are taking a long time to pull themselves together...
they'll be fine!
Notice the GOLD Lotus Pod??? That's REAL!!!!
Those are my crimes...don't hate me, cuz in reality I just LOVE a lot of my ideas...I also have lots more that I have gathered from all those great Bloggers out there!!! Nester, Emily, Rhoda & many, many more!
Have a good day!
Till Another Time!