Seashells & Succulents Centerpiece

Seashells and Succulents Centerpiece
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.
Seashells, terrarium and succulents
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.
Seashell dish with succulents
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.
burlap wrapped plant in glass bowl with succulents
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.
seashells and succulents
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.
seashells, succulents and memories
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?
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10 comments:

  1. So pretty and delicate! Love the shell great idea!
    Have a great week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  2. Great combination of seashells and succulents and your terrarium looks really pretty. Visiting from StoneGable.
    Babs

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  3. What a neat way to use your sea shells! Thank you for linking this up at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  4. Found you through 36th Avenue Party Time. Love your blog!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/tgif-link-party-2.html

    Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  5. Loving the succulents in the shells! What a fabulous idea. I might have to do this for my summer mantel! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. So pretty! Awesome combination!!! Love, love, love it! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 4 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/05/give-me-goods-monday-link-party-8.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  7. How beautiful! I love succulents and seashells and have tons of shells as I live 6 miles from the beach!

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  8. Such a cute project, Nici! We can't wait to see what you share at tomorrow's All My Bloggy Friends!

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  9. HI Nici

    Guess what? We absolutely love this project and you are being featured in our Feature Friday Outdoor Project collection. http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/05/17/bowdabra-feature-friday-outdoor-craft-projects/

    Thanks so much for sharing with us each week!
    We hope to see you this weekend in the Crafty Showcase.

    Susie @Bowdabra

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  10. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by Bowdabra a linking up your awesome project! We appreciate it!

    Have a lovely a week,
    Susie@bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog. com

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