I really can’t believe that I am just now getting around to visiting Cary’s own Garden Supply Company. This fantastic combination nursery / home decor / antique shop is only 10 minutes from home!

I planned a trip last week because one by one, the recent storms destroyed my front porch terra cotta pots, leaving the woeful plants sitting as naked little root balls to simply dry out in the sun.

Sidenote, “naked little root balls” looks really silly and inappropriate when its typed out.

So, I bought plastic “terra cotta” pots.

Yep, I know.

You’re thinking, “That is so cheap and tacky.”

Honestly, I can’t tell the difference from the road. Plus, REAL terra cotta pots absorb water and leave ugly “water lines” halfway down the pot! Sorry guys, plastic from here on out.

Anyways, here are some other fun treasures that I picked up from the more thrifty / home decor side of the shop!


Hanging candles


Gold lantern

Dip-dye vase

As you can see, I’ve already found a spot for the beautiful dip-dye vase. It’s holding a silk flower arrangement in the guest room – my favorite room in our home!

The hanging votives will be beautiful around the back patio during a fall get-together with friends, once the mosquitos have dissipated!

As for the mirrored gold lantern, I’m thinking that it will stay inside, and only be brought outside for events as well. I quite like it on the buffet in the dining room.

And of course, the “vintage” clock needs to live somewhere near the teal living room! Even though it’s fake vintage, I couldn’t pass it up when I noticed that the center reads, “Designed in England”. Too cute!

What are your favorite garden / antique shops in your area? What was your best find?

I can’t wait to go back to Garden Supply Co. and buy some more of their beautiful vases. Loving the dip-dye look!

xo Cassie