Pinterest project- succulent hostess gifts

July 13, 2012 § 1 Comment

The drought friendly symmetry of succulents is very much in vogue this year. Lots of trendy home decor stores have stocked them and I can not get enough of their blossomy shape. On our recent spring/summer wandering, we spent 52 days and over 7000 miles enjoying new places and people. I brought along planted cups of succulents to leave with some of our gracious hosts. Pinterest shows many images of the beautiful plants. I ordered a box of 36 assorted succulents from Amazon here. Though it arrived badly bashed, the plants were packed pretty well, and most survived transplanting and thrived.

I used a glass bit to drill holes in thrifted pots and dishes, and got the colorful mugs from Marshalls. Succulents are planted in special soil which I got at my local nursery and seems to be crushed rock. They must drain well. I covered the soil with gravel, which makes it look pretty and professional.

I carried them in a crate in the car and they traveled beautifully. They can take the heat of a hot car and only need to be watered about once a week! Here you see them in our car contents on the right.

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Ball gown

April 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

There is nothing more exciting to my daughter than a new dress-up. $6. Tip: always buy zippered dress-ups.

The pot place

April 10, 2012 § 1 Comment

With the seasonal trend encouraging plants in the home, look no further than your local thrift store for a huge selection of potting and display options. These cost from $.50-$2 and include a sugar bowl. There are so many shapes and colors to be mixed and matched!  The plants are from Ikea. I love my bit of green in the kitchen.

Small man

February 25, 2012 § 1 Comment

I found him at the thrift store last night. He graced the mantle for 12 hours and was smashed this morning, a casualty of joyful growing lives. What a sweet little owl.

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