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The separation is so great from source to finished product, it’s often hard to remember that most of our furniture comes from nature.

emily wettstein planter table

What I’m drawn to in artist Emily Wettstein’s planter table is the contrast of the living wheatgrass sprouting up right through the center of the finished tabletop resting on top of its steel base; a reminder that the table was and is a living, breathing thing and is not at the same time. Wettstein’s table is made from reclaimed walnut and the planter can be removed and planted with a variety of greenery.


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9 Responses

  1. CplusE says:

    This is a great idea! And you would not be limited to just live plants in that central well. Imagine that container filled with flowers, candles, or strings of lights for a dinner party, or balloons or toys for a child's birthday bash. Fill it with ice and stock it with cold beverages, or line it with newspapers for a seafood boil shell repository. Smaller containers and cake stands placed inside and filled with sandwich fixings, breads, fresh veggies, fruits, and even pastries or cookies would turn it into a self-serve deli station. The possibilities are endless! Not too sure about that cat on the website, though — my husband and I get the willies every time we see a cat on an eating or food prep surface. They can be trained to stay off — our wonderful cat learned as a kitten and was never a problem!

  2. This is very pretty, love this idea! I can see how I would use it for all the different seasons with easter eggs and daffodils inside, tulips or any kind of annuals. Or why not plant vegetables, lettuce, herbs, cress or sprouts. Need to think a little more about this and how I can make this work in our small house!

    Fabulous, thank you for sharing, will be checking out Emily Wettstein's website now,

    Franziska San Pedro
    The Abstract Impressionist Artress

  3. lilflowerlover says:

    That is Beautiful!! It's a seasonal center piece! Adding holiday decor would be a blast! There is something so serene about bringing plants into your home!

  4. Lea81194 says:

    This is great for a person like me who really isn't an outdoors/gardening type. I'd buy it. Nice idea.

  5. Briana@HGTV says:

    I love all of the ideas mentioned here. (I have to say, my first thought upon seeing this was, "Sweet! You can harvest your own fresh wheatgrass juice shots in the morning!")

  6. Anna@HGTV says:

    Or plant catnip!

  7. Cynthia says:

    What a great idea and this can be healthy when placed indoors cause of the plant. How much might this cost?

    • Lili@HGTV says:

      Hi Cynthia, The price isn't listed, but Emily is taking inquiries about the table on her site.

    • emily wettstein says:

      Hi, this is Emily, the table is selling for 2500 and I would love to sell it before graduate school in a few weeks. Please let me know if you are interested. emily.wettstein@gmail.com
      Thank you.
      Best, Emily

Lili ZarghamiLili is Editorial Director of HGTV.com. Her personal obsessions include looking for just the right sofa, ogling real estate listings, and reading floor-plans. She has an admitted "chair problem," collecting...


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