Sunday, February 27, 2022

The Cachepot

Mandy Kellogg Rye


What exactly is a cachepot?

It is a French word for an ornamental receptacle to hold and conceal a flowerpot.

How is it pronounced?


I love collecting beautiful cachepots to hold orchids, topiaries, and potted blooming plants like tulips, hyancinths, and such. 

Here is a roundup of some lovely ones with lots of chinoiserie choices. In the Bunny Williams one just below, it is being used for a pint of ice cream!

Bunny Williams Silver Wire Cachepot

Bunny Williams Hart Cachepot

Ceramic Bamboo Cachepot

Coral Cachepot

Canton Cachepot

Palm Cachepot

Palm Cachepot

Fretwork Cachepot

Coral Cachepot

Canton Cachepot

Remove the potted plant to water and let it drain well. Use Spanish moss or sheet moss to top if you like.

Pray for Ukraine. Freedom will prevail.


  1. Love the beautiful cachepots! Leave it to Bunny Williams to put ice cream in one!

  2. I bought several of blue canton cache pots for a private luncheon I was hosting and filled them with hot pink flowered potted plants. They were so pretty!

    1. I bet that was gorgeous. Cyclamen would be pretty.