New Finds

Long time no see, blogger friends! Matt and I have been busy house hunting! I've also been going crazy (in a good way) with my Etsy shop. My stuff is flying off the shelves!

But, we have had some down time. I discovered how much fun painting Terracotta pots is. I designed the above pot specifically for my new, interesting, unusual cactus.

Let's not forget about thrifting! In the past couple weeks, we've acquired these lovely crimson treasures. The biggest and best is the wool Pendleton blanket Matt scored for $5. I adore the colors and pattern it sports.

For a few cents I snagged the 1970's Better Homes and Gardens Houseplants magazine. Below are some of my fave pages from it. See, other people have as many plants as I do in their house!

A very cool Z-shaped dish, bright orange planter, and Mexican ceramic bird round it all out. Pretty darn good. I love when all the stuff color coordinates!


Bath Time

As Spring approaches, I like to spruce up my plants and get them ready for another successful growing season. This involves removing dead/dying leaves, trimming old stems, cutting back leggy growth on the larger plants... and bathing! Being closed up in the house all winter, all my plants get very dusty.

The photo above encompasses less than half of my collection, so this process takes awhile. Schlep the plants to the tub or sink and spray thoroughly with room-temp. water from an adjustable-nozzle spray bottle.

Adler thinks he is posing as a plant on the empty-ish shelf. That's Matt's Silver Dollar Crassula on the right...isn't it glorious? Yes, Adler, you are glorious too.