Welcome to Wild About Mother Nature #2

Welcome to
Wild About Mother Nature #2. 

I can’t wait to see everyone’s projects.

My project started out with the concept of
creating one of these…

Or at least, something similar.

A Terrarium.

They seem to be making a tremendous come back.

I remember my Mom had several of these back when
 I was a young girl.  I remember her planting them 
and gently watering and caring for them.  
Mama doesn’t have a green thumb, she has two!

I had not thought about them for years until Miss Copy Kat
shared her beautiful post about her terrarium project on the first ever Wild About Mother Nature Party.
I was immediately hooked.

I also knew it would be the perfect project for
WAMN #2.  So I started looking for containers.
Something unique and different.
Not just any jar.

Of course, what happens when you are looking for 
something specifically?  You all know the answer to this one.
Nada.  At a loss. Strike Out.

In other words, I didn’t find anything.  
But I did remember I had this lovely stashed away in 
Barb’s Attic-o-Goodies.

It’s a beautiful footed bowl.
It weighs a ton.
I happened across this at a Flea Market in Antwerp.

Most people go to Antwerp to buy diamonds.  
Nope, I went to the Flea Market to hunt for finds.

I have no idea of the age or style or anything. 
I just thought it was beautiful when I saw it.

Have I ever told you that I am a sucker for anything footed?  :)

I know my Terrarium was not going to be the typical one.
Mine would be more of an “Inside-Out Terrarium.”
(that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!)

Lowe’s provided me with a variety of smaller plants. 
On sale, too.  Yay me!

A fern. Some ivy.  Some cute pink thinga-ma-jiggies…

some purplish doo-flatchies.
(I am pretty sure that is the horticultural names)

I started out with this….

I know, I know.
Pretty impressive just like this, huh?  :)
But you know me… I just can’t leave anything alone.
Mrs. More is More.  

I just kept tucking and planting.
Coincidentally, at the same time I also created this…

and this…

What?  You didn’t know gardening had become 
an Inside Sport?  :)

In the end, this is my 
Inside-Out Terrarium.

I love how it turned out.

But I knew I had a special item that would give it
that finishing touch. 

A few weeks ago, a very dear and sweet Blogger 
friend of mine, Gloria at Happy To Be 
sent me a little package with something she knew 
I had a passion for.

If you don’t know Gloria, I can truly say she is one 
of the kindest and most thoughtful Bloggers you will ever meet.
Gloria has also been through a very hard time in the past few months.  She went through emergency open-heart surgery.
So this effort she made on my behalf
touched me more than you know.
Luv U Gloria!  

She sent me a bag of moss, collected from the 
glorious 10-acres around her home.

And here it is in my Terrarium.  
The perfect filler.

As an afterthought, I decided to tuck in two of my little
 friends which you met saw a few days ago in another 
vignette seen HERE.

They are birds after all – 
they like to fly around.  :)

They are very happy here.  
I think they may call this “home” for a while.

When one has created an Inside-Out Terrarium,
one has to add some special touches to the new blue 
cabinet it sits on.

I borrowed the bird tea pot my Mama gave me from 
the formal Living Room,  plus some
 vintage blue books.

What do you get when you take a white egg cup…

… plus a white dish from your Pampered Chef spoon rest?

You get this!

A cute little candle holder.  

This little vignette makes me feel happy.

I love my silks.  But, I gotta say – there is something
so vitalizing about live plants in your home –
especially as Spring is approaching.

So while it may not be a traditional Terrarium, 
it suits me just fine.

Now its your turn to share your wonderful projects.
All I ask is that you link back to this blog, so others can 
see all that has been shared. 

I will be sharing this project on these Bloggy Parties:

I am joining the following Linky Parties:

Mary at Boogieboard Cottage Masterpiece Monday

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life Tabletop Tuesday

Linda at Coastal Charm Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Kim at Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesday

Judy at DIY Design Winter Blues Party

Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants

Jill at French 23EWDCupboard French Inspiration on Thursdays 

Gina at The Chabby Chic Cottage Transformation Thursday

Cindy at My Romantic HomeShow and Tell Friday

Courtney at French Country CottageFeathered Nest Friday

Heather and Vanessa at the picket fenceInspiration Friday

Sherry at The Charm of HomeHome Sweet Home Friday

Jen at Tatertots and JelloWeekend Wrap-Up Party

Do you have a Linky Party you think I should join?  

Leave me a comment or email me, I’d love to join!




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  1. Thanks for hosting, Barb. I have items of nature in the master bath so hope that is o.k. I love your plant design. I want to do a terrarium this year. Was going to last year, but never got to it.

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  2. Barb I love your version of a terrarium better then the inspiration photo! The whole vignette is beautiful! Thanks for hosting.

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  3. Beautiful houseplant arrangement! Better than silks!

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  4. Oh Barb, your plants look amazing. I can’t seem to keep any of them alive except plain ivy. Love yor vignette. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Barb..you did it again..another beautifully creative and crafted project…Love it…I also love placing plants in unusual containers..Pretty, pretty, pretty vignette on the blue chest…

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  6. Hey Barb I love this. I had to laugh I start an outdoor project indoors and then fuss at myself for not thinking ahead and making a mess from floor to ceiling. haha…but hey when inspiration hits it hits! Im sure Michelangelo made a bit of a mess painting his ceilings with paint drips on the floor. Big smile.

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  7. Love love your inside out terrarium!! The dish is beautiful to begin with and then adding natural plants just makes it even prettier. The green looks so fresh and airy on your new blue chest, Very pretty Miss Barb!! xo Kathysue

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  8. Just beautiful and live plants are so healthy for your home..Love ya my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  9. Wow, that is very neat looking and pretty Barb. You’ve inspired to try one. Thank you!

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  10. That turned out really neat! I’ve been wanting to do a terrarium for our house. But it has to be enclosed and cat proof. We have a cat that eats plants. I think a terrarium would be perfect.

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  11. Who says you have to be traditional? You’ve done a great job creating your own look.

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  12. Wow, you did a great job — very pretty!!

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  13. So pretty, Barb! How sweet of Gloria to send the moss! Happy week!…hugs…Debbie

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  14. Barb, that is just darling!!! I like your inside out terrarium better than the original concept!

    So sweet of Gloria to send you the moss! Adds that perfect touch! :)

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  15. Barb, what a beautiful arrangement! You have created such a pretty vignette! I love it!

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  16. That is amazing! and beautiful! and I love it. Thanks for sharing such inspiration. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  17. Just beautiful. I love footed bowls and yours is a beaut. Perfect for spring.

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  18. You’re arrangement turned out beautifully, Barb! I love the height it adds to your sideboard. I am sure I will find lots of inspiration; thanks for hosting!

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  19. Hi Barb, can’t believe I now just found you. Just linked up for your party, and I’d love for you to come over to Vintage Inspiration Friday, starts Thursday afternoon! thanks for hosting, I know I’ll join in again, now that Spring is almost here!

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  20. Thanks for hosting, Barb! I am looking forward to all perusing all the other entries!
    LOVE the planter… the addition of the birds is so sweet.
    xo Yvonne

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  21. Oh I LOVE this, Barb!!! It looks beautiful and you have inspired me to try one too!!! I just bought a plant at Home Depot today as I, too, am longing for Spring! Your terrarium look fantastic, and IF you had a cloche you could cover it, but I like it the way it is too. Have a great week and thanks for hosting this fun aprty!!! I am so happy to take part! XO, Pinky

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  22. Thank you for hosting dear Barb-
    what a great idea for a party!

    I have been thinking of having a party too. We should do it on the same day!

    White Spray Paint

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  23. Thank you for hosting this fun party, Barb! I love the little birds tucked into your planting.

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  24. This is a great party, Barb! I just posted about getting rid of all of my faux greenery and going with a more natural, organic look…starting in the kitchen. Thanks for hosting!

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  25. Hi Barb! I’m so happy that you saw my terrarium post and liked it. Thanks for the mention! I just love your inside out terrarium…it is so pretty along with the other items you added beside it. I got some of those pink thing-a-ma-jiggys too and they are doing well in the terrarium under the cloche. Thanks for hosting this party. I was glad I had a post that I could “party” with.

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  26. WOW!

    You did a fabulous job with those gorgeous plantlings! I LOVE it.

    Your vignette is awesome.

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  27. You did a great job on this open terrarium! That’s a great idea to use the glass pedestal dish for it! I think you chose plants that will do well for you too! Your whole table top turned out wonderful!

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