I have always loved plants, although admittedly I took a long hiatus from houseplants. Something about producing 3 babies in 4 years. I couldn't stay away forever though, especially since I have the perfect twelve foot bay window in my living room.
I am sure you have noticed, though, that cute plant pots are hard to find and usually the price tag makes me want to cry a little. I mean, like a sucker you buy a new plant because 'it's only $4!!' only to shell out $20 on a pot. Sometimes, I use non-standard containers to use for my plants. I happen to like things with character, so my pots-on-the-cheap program fills two purposes. Here, I used a vintage marshmallow tin that has been bouncing around the family for many moons.
The pot on the left is a plain terra cotta pot I 'color blocked'. Aren't I just so trendy? ha! I have pictures for a tutorial...someday. The Christmas cactus in the center is in a vintage glass pitcher I found at a yard sale. The bucket was also scored at a yard sale.
Larger containers are a little more tricky. The giant metal can is an old vegetable shortening can which I salvaged from my parents' house. (Hmmm...is 'salvaged' the right word? Scavenged? Mooched?) It was already somewhat rusty, so I planted the money tree inside a Home Depot bucket and put it inside the can. The pot on the left was found at Home Goods for about $24 which was a great deal!
Now what are you waiting for? Go plant something!