Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Happy Plants at Portico


If you are anything like me, you will appreciate anything that puts a smile on your face, especially in the dead of winter, in Ohio.


I found just the things that made me just a little happier each time I see them:


The Happy Plants at Portico Cafe, part of Voda Emporium in Olde Town East.


Really, how can they not make you smile?

The owners, Gary and Ted, recently opened the sister-store/cafe to their wonderful Voda Emporium next door. They not only enjoy plants, and creativity, but these Happy Plants, as I like to think of them, are made by Gary from salvaged thrift-store dolls. The plants that become their hair styles are impossible-to-kill house plants, which makes these items irresistible!


Portico Cafe offers other house plants as well, and Ted told me that they will have some flowers, too, come Valentine's Day. In addition, the cafe is the perfect stop if you are looking to warm up with coffee, soup, bagels, sandwiches, and other breakfast and lunch items. It's a cozy nook, with happy plants...what else can you ask for?


Portico at Voda Emporium
85 Parsons Ave
Columbus, OH 43205
Neighborhood: Olde Towne East

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