I’m working at the Holiday Homes Tour this weekend which is a charity event run by The Sandpipers. The Sandpipers are a philanthropic organization that generates funds for multiple organizations in the South Bay community. To add a little Christmas fun I made a few arrangements for the check out tables. I used some fig leaves off my plant at home and added some lilies and berries. To anchor the flowers a bit I placed a pine cone in the arrangement. I can’t wait to learn more about arranging and do a ‘professional’ job one day!
So if you have a candle obsession like me you have probably come across the same question as me regarding what to do with your beautiful candle container that no longer has a candle in it. I’ve never tried to attempt to get rid of all the wax although I know there are plenty of tips on how to do it! (http://www.makingthishome.com)
I have been saving two Voluspa candle containers for a while now. They are so pretty and I couldn’t think of what to do with them. I had two indoor plants that needed a home and voila, they fit perfect! Since the candle containers don’t have a hole for drainage the best thing to do is keep the plants in their containers and put some small rocks at the bottom for drainage.
My girls love their new home!
Who would think that moss
could be so beautiful. Up until recently, I have always been so frustrated with moss. Once it starts to grow, it seems impossible to get rid of. Our yard gets moss every year around this time and the bricks
begin to look green rather than the reddish color that we get so used to during the summer. I’ve tried to dry it out, scrape it etc. but then I realized one day that it is quite lovely. I mean, “hello?” it’s natural and pretty!
My discovery came when I was taking a picture of a succulent arrangement that I had just made and set it out on the bricks in the back to take the shot. What I realized was that the mossy bricks with some sunlight cast on them and the arrangement sitting in the middle was quite special. Now, with a new perspective, I’ve gone back out into the yard and looked at the bricks and can’t believe I was trying to get rid of it. I love the natural and real feel of the yard. The moss essentially reminds us of what season we are in. The sun casts lower in our yard during the fall and we get the beautiful gift of an intricate, natural green carpet on certain areas of our old brick.