Tuesday, January 13, 2009

growing

i have a very strong urge to grow things lately. perhaps it is because it is a new year, i feel that i want to try new things. i've been thinking about this for a while, so maybe by posting about it, i will actually attempt doing it. so here it goes:
i would like to make a terrarium.
there. i said it. nothing earth shattering, just a sweet, simple, calming terrarium. i am a little bit nervous though because i don't have the greenest of thumbs. but i think they are beautiful. and i'm pretty sure my husband will also like the clean, modern look of them. he's not a big plant guy, nor am i, so needless to say we don't have tons of greenery around. just an orchid (which is blossoming again! i haven't killed it-thanks again theresa!) and a jade plant. and a succulent.



for inspiration, check out paula hayes' handblown glass terrarium. gorgeous right? (i have a feeling mine will look nothing like this.)

so, there is no shortage of info online about how to make one of these. check out here or here.
these are gorgeous and i love the whimsical dinosaur thrown in. or you can visit the terrarium museum for more inspiration. or if you can just shop here if you would like all of the work done for you. which may be the route i end up taking.
we'll see how it all goes.

1 comment:

mette said...

i love it - it's perfect - i want one!