Archive for October, 2009

Other uses for candle holders – succulents

October 9th, 2009

Here’s another vignette I made for candle holders with some succulents, one of my personal loves!


Crystal candlesticks used to showcase succulents, vintage handkerchief background

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Other uses for candle holders

October 8th, 2009

I like finding unconventional ways to display plants and flowers. I picked up these crystal candle holders recently to showcase my tillandsias.

I love the contrast of organic air plants atop geometric crystal. They remind me of little fireworks.


Crystal candleholders as displays for air plants and peacock print.

A closeup:

Tillandsias on crystal candleholders

This print is called “Punked Peacock” from etsy seller midcenturyjo. Most of you probably know her best as one of the two ladies behind my favorite blog for interior inspiration, desiretoinspire. I love the streak of chartreuse running through the print.

Punked peacock print from Desire to Inspire

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Goodbye, Dahlias

October 8th, 2009

I love dahlias, but sadly, it is the end of the season for them.

A goodbye to my lovelies with some photos of my blooms from the summer…I’ll see you all again next year.


Dahlias and Today I Will be Happier than a Bird with a French Fry

Dahlias and vintage scirocco bird

Dahlias and vintage bird

Dahlias in bunches, spikey and poms

Dahlias and vintage pony

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Are you craving home?

October 8th, 2009

The talented Christina Megill Craven made a trio of 2 wonderful faux bois vases and a bowl for me. The details on them are just so lovely that I had to take some photos.

Here is a little vignette with some bells of ireland, ranunculus, and clover flowers.



A  close up of the inside of the bowl – I asked Christina to stamp the word “yes” on the bottom with a typewriter font.


A view of the outside with the faux bois detailing:bowl

Visit her studio blog, as well as her wedding planning site. Her planning site was where she first enthralled me with the splendid ceramics that she made for her centerpieces!