Thursday, January 30, 2014

Greenhouse effect

    Around this time of year I get a little  stir crazy. Winter starts to wear on me.
So in order to combat that, I keep myself busy with projects.
 Sometimes it's just rearranging a room, or  simple things like moving around my little stuff , cuz lord knows I have a ton.
  At times I just want to purge and get rid of it all, but mostly just moving my junk around helps me see things in a new light.  freshening up my space helps my over active mind. 
  This week I've taken on two new design clients and I'm helping them see their spaces in a new light.
 Moving around accessories they already own---  putting them in a different room or arranging the furniture in a different way makes a huge difference, and so far they seem to like the results!  great thing too is that you don't have to spend a ton of money, (if any) to do this.
  One thing I've noticed with my clients is the absence of plants.
  In my opinion plants make the best accessory. In fact, they are good for your environment, and you. They add oxygen to a space and make your rooms feel more alive.
  Many people are intimidated by plants.
I've always had a green thumb, so I'm lucky in that regard, but I get it. Not everyone is like that.
And for the record, I've killed plenty of plants before, and felt terrible about it, but it's ok, there are easy varieties out there to suit all sorts of plant people. It's worth it, trust me.
  So around this time when there isn't a speck of green outside that you can see because it's buried under a foot of snow and freezing temperatures---I make a trek out to my favorite greenhouse.
Grayes greenhouse in Plymouth.
Just walking into the place makes my soul sing.
The dirt floor, the humid air, and the variety of little plants all grown with love makes me so happy.
  today I came home with two boxes of tiny plants and decided to use jars I had on hand and made terrariums.
Several kinds, both succulent and tropical lush ones.
These are easy little environments to maintain.
Well at least I think so.
It's my first attempt at them.
So I'll be honest.
But I've got high hopes... :)
So that's what I did today to take my mind off things, add color and life to my space, and feed my soul.
These little terrariums will be available in my shop soon when I reopen.
Possibly as early as next week. I'll keep you posted!
So on that note, I'm off. Thanks for the kind notes about my son.
I appreciate it so much.... More than you know.
Much love,


  1. I'm a plant killer from way back! But maybe a terrarium could survive my brown thumb. Thanks or the inspiration!

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  3. What green house do you go to? The ones in Howell/Brighton don't have good house plants!