Happy Monday to you! Did you have a good weekend? My mom was in town last week for a visit and we had a good time restyling some of the tabletops in my home. One of my favorites is the Seashells and Succulents Centerpiece that we put together. Moni would vehemently deny that she had anything to do with it, but that woman is truly talented and is a master tweaker.
We'll start with the largest piece on the lazy susan, which is My First Terrarium that I shared last week. I ended up moving it to the dining table because I was afraid it wouldn't get enough light on the entry table where it was originally.
Next, I made a little holder out of seashells for some smaller succulent plants I had left over from putting together the terrarium. What's great about succulents is that they don't need much room to survive. I'm anxious to see how long they will last in this cute little dish.
Moving along, I had purchased this little round fishbowl at my local Goodwill thinking I would be making another terrarium. But then I took the easy route went a different direction. To add a little bit more texture and interest, I wrapped a small plastic potted plant in burlap and tied it with some jute. I placed the pot down in the glass bowl. I love how it turned out...a little something unexpected and I didn't even have to get my hands dirty.
In the glass bottle, I have placed a faux branch off a bunch that my mom purchased last week at Pottery Barn in their clearance area.
Finally, I scattered some more seashells from some of our trips to the Oregon coast and even used a shell necklace draped around for more texture and interest. Since the dining room is pretty much where I do my blogging, I am happy to have such a cheerful centerpiece to inspire me each day. I love the natural elements all put together. They remind me of our fun family vacations and sets the perfect scene for summer inspired posts. What inspiring things do you like to surround yourself with?