Terrariums Around the House

February 24th, 2013

We had the most wonderfully quiet weekend that seemed to go by far too quickly, one of those weekends where I tune out the noise of the world and focus on simple tasks like pruning the hedges and sorting paperwork. The weekend flew by in what felt like a few short hours, but I managed to do a little planting of the indoor variety.

Last year I made a miniature terrarium in a glass vessel and it still survives on very little maintenance. I was encouraged by that small miracle to create a few more succulent gardens in glass vessels around the house since I prefer the real over the faux when it comes to indoor plants.

Courtney wrote up a great article on secrets of a successful terrarium and I was inspired by the tips by those experts to create miniature shows of greenery to display around the house.

terrarium in apothecary jar


I had one apothecary jar (above) that I planned on using for this purpose without the lid, but I grabbed a few succulents at the local nursery and two more glass vessels at Michaels – they had a great selection this weekend.

succulents in glass vessel


Succulents in soil can thrive indoors in containers that don’t drain as long as they receive some light during the day and as long as you’re careful not to overwater them – a few drops of water once a week is really all they need and some liquid fertilizer twice a year. A little moss helps keep the soil moist and is a decorative element too.

soil and moss


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February 24th, 2013

Sunday greetings friends, here’s the roundup as promised! Amanda and I gathered up some good ones, enjoy these inspiring ideas from around the web.

Lauren from Pure Style Home added a wall of children’s art to a client’s dining room, isn’t this such a happy space? Kids really do make the best artwork! 



A two story foyer got a makeover into this loft office and playspace, you must see the before – such a smart addition that added more useable space to a townhouse.

two story foyer makeover


Abbie from Five Days Five Ways designed her nursery around an Amy Butler wallpaper, the colors are divine!

wallpaper feature wall nursery fivedaysfiveways


Emily from Decor Chick proves that modern laminate kitchen countertops can look really lovely, notice how the pretty tile backsplash begins at the bottom of the wall (no laminate lip).

laminate countertops decorchick



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