New Additions

Fellow blogger Candy at SweetStuff Sassy Succulents posted about some new plants she recently bought. It got me thinking that I too have a few new plants I'd like to share. Also, like Candy, I am getting plant fever as the weather turns nice and my brain gets in gardening mode. Anyway, one of my all-time favorite plants is the Dracena. My sister was very nice and allowed me to dig this small baby from her large pot (above). I love it!!!!

I've also been on the lookout for a cactus with a long, dense, bushy growth habit, after seeing one in someone's home last winter. I have a few small cacti that will eventually grow this way, but I'm too impatient for that. I found this one at Home Depot, of all places. It's terribly root-bound, the roots and soil are actually coming out of the top of the pot, and was hoping to put it in the red planter I just found today, but it's no taller than the pot it's in now. Oh well.

Another great thrifting find we had this morning is this hand-woven wool tapestry. It's about the size of a placemat, and I plan to fashion it into a small wall hanging. I love the positive/negative bird design--beautiful!!
Last week (yes, Matt and I go thrifting almost every week--very bad habit!) I found this fabulous Scandinavian ceramic fish to hang in the kitchen.

I am a big crafter, and am always on the lookout for new and exciting fabrics. It's this amazing?! I am thinking it's vintage, but am not quite sure. It looks almost too clean to be old. Either way, it's beautiful. Luckily, I have about 3 yards of it, so I can make several things from it. I'm thinking a really great bag for summer.

This wonderful planter I actually passed up a few weeks ago (am I crazy?!) and later realized I should have bought it and went back, and was so happy to see it was still there! Lucky me!

And undoubtedly, the most precious new addition to our home is a little girl cat named Birdie. We adopted her from an animal shelter and she has really settled in nicely. As you can see, she has made a fast friend with Adler :)

Life is so good!


  1. Ha ha, you guys are so great! Thanks for the mention and I love your new dracena. It has a really great color. Your sister is really nice. And I think you need a little bit bigger pot for your cactus. Darn, get another cute little suc and put it in the red one. Hee hee! And the rug is soooo awesome and love the fish plate. What a great find. I'm so glad you went back to get that great yellow planter. Really awesome! And Birdie is a cutie! What a nice addition to your family! Hope you had a great Easter!

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