Troy – of the Drexel furniture and vintage airplane carry on’s – wants to talk about mid century houseplants. Perhaps some green-thumbed readers have some more thoughts?

Hey Pam,

Here in San Francisco there is a dearth of mid-century residential architecture. This lack, coupled with insane housing prices, is making my goal of finding that perfect little gem of a place very challenging. So lately I’ve been thinking about ways to better incorporate my love of everything mcm into my victorian rental. Apart from the obvious such as furniture and the like, I’m looking at houseplants of the “era” – what was popular during this time? How were houseplants integrated into mcm interiors? pots and pottery of the time? ideas for built-in planters? Thought your readers may have some suggestions. I’m attaching some photos of my own to share some of my ideas.

A few pieces of my Drexel Declaration are shown in a these photos. Still waiting for my dining room set.

Also, I’ve been buying sets of hairpin legs on ebay – various heights. I’m intending to find some nice pieces of wood to make some plant stands and get some plants off the floor. I’m a big fan of hairpin legs (my TV table is an old hairpin leg table, the lamp and plant stand in the euphorbia & cacti photo both have hairpin construction).

I spent a month buying PBN dogs on ebay to create this dog wall in my dining room.

Thanks, Troy, for all the great photos! This is a great starting point for a community conversation – especially as I am no expert on this subject. I do have some thoughts on containers, though, and will pull those together for the near future.


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