Monday, March 4, 2013

This Isn't Your Mothers Terrarium

There has been a shift in decor recently that incorporates a lot of naturals in our spaces. From topiaries, to fresh flowers, to picture frames embellished with fabric rosettes, to everything mossy!

This also includes terrariums. But I will have you know terrariums are not a new concept to home decor.

No sir-ee. I can remember back in the late 70s or early 80s my Mom had a terrarium that looked something like this-

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 OMG I can't help but laugh!!!!

But its a NEW millennium, a NEW and modern generation who are very eco-friendly and who opt for terrariums more in line with these:

Under a large glass cloche...........

Or like this-

Using a vintage blue mason jar.........

Love these with the mason jars!

Or how about in an apothecary jar like this...........

Ah, and how about the new and improved terrarium in a cake dome? oh yeah! Very 2013!
Lots of color and texture with the flowers and moss.


....and in a glass Christmas ornament? How clever!


So as you can see, we've gone beyond the "space capsule extra terrestrial macrame style" terrariums to more sophisticated ones using repurposed glass jars, ornaments, and so forth.

Here is a set of terrariums I found on display today at Home Depot.

Aren't they gorgeous?!?



I found them to be very inspiring so I might just have to try making one of these!
But one thing is for will NOT, I repeat, will NOT include macrame!!!!    :)
How about you? Are you in love with succulents, tropical plans and terrariums? Did you have one of these back in the 70s or 80s?
.....oh come on! fess up! You're not alone! LOL :)


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