Julia and I love the idea of having a "living space" that is both growing organically as well as actually housing life. Having both of us and Bella, our cat, in our space can feel like more than enough life in such a small space, but a little greenery has a very positive effect on any living space. If we could manage it, we'd love to have some large indoor plants, but we are seriously lacking the necessary space and sunlight. So instead of forcing a large plant into the dark corners of our space, we've acquired an assortment of different small plants that can live on our window sills.
Small plants on there own can be nice, but a bit underwhelming. Coupled with a selection of strange glass vessels, however, they can make for a unique addition to a small space. Also, if you're plants are in glass your cat can't eat them.
|Air-plant and glass.|
This large air-plant was one of our few purchases from the Brimfield Flea Market this past summer, and the glass vase was another yard sale find. This cost me less than ten dollars.
|Cactus, small glass bowl, strange glass sculpture, moss|
|I just bought these glass jars (seven of them); I plan on making small terrariums out of all of them.|
Interested? I'll send you one complete with moss and red brick stones for $7 + shipping. Just leave a comment or email me!
|Glass blown into a metal frame/ awesome spot for my vintage marbles.|
|Someday I might make a terrarium out of this.|
I had initially intended to make a moss terrarium out of this, but my vintage marbles look so nice in it; perhaps it should become a fish tank instead?
|Small assemblage: metal frog base, strange glass, vintage marbles, and a glass mushroom.|
|Large plant assemblage: small cactus, fishbowl, rocks, base to a plant pot, the top of a glass candle display, and a mid-century candle holder.|
This is my most recent creation; It's the most complicated of my plant assemblages, and I feel that it's up there with the best of them.
The little cactus has been with me for years now; it even drove cross country with Julia and me a few summers ago. The base is a mid-century candle holder, nesting on top of that is a plant base/tray, and the rocks were from my childhood collection of cool rocks. Everyone has a cool rock collection... right? Last, but not least, the fishbowl was a yard sale find, but it might have been free, and the piece of glass that is holding the cactus/nesting in the fishbowl is the top to a glass cylindrical candle display. All in all this assemblage probably cost me about five dollars.
Have you made any cool terrariums/plant assemblages? Send us your links, and we'll post our favorites!
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