Monday, January 10, 2011

teacup plants

i love that while creating this beautiful book, different skill levels 

and time allowances were taken into consideration.

throughout the book there are a series of "quick ideas"

(this is one of them.)

"Here is a novel way to display old china..."

" To provide a bit of drainage, put a few small pebbles or a layer of fine gravel in the bottom,

( of the teacup)

 then add some suitable soil or compost on top."

"Because the china does not  have drainage holes in the bottom, 

it's important to only plant cacti or succulents in the teacups, 

as these plants need less watering."

" You can mix colors, sizes, patterns and styles of china- the more eclectic the collection, 

the better it looks."

( enjoy!)

P.S. My dear friend Deborah decided to purchase this lovely book, 

and complete the projects as I do. 

Isn't that fun?

(You should join us too.)


Aura said...

I have a whole collection of old teacups, waiting for this same project :)

Laura said...

I love succulents and I love teacups - the perfect project to combine them both! These look lovely, thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

What a great idea! Of course, I don't have any tea cups...Maybe I should go antiquing soon.

Jessica E. said...

I LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing... I needed a way to bring life into the house during the snowy months!

FairfieldHouse said...

As soon as the snow clears (more predicted today/tomorrow!) and I am over the flu (I had a relapse) I will head out to a nursery and purchase some succulents. I love the juxtaposition of the two. Your collection is exquisite.
Just want to give a heads up to your readers that antique, fine bone china tea cups can easily be found in Salvation Army and Good Will stores at very little cost.
Your Friend,