Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mini Faux Terrariums

During the winter months, nature teaches us how to rest and slow down.  As the white blanket of snow protects the dormant fields, nature rejuvenates.  But in this fast paced world, even nature sometimes forgets to take its time.  Or perhaps these rare mild days in the middle of winter are just a way to keep us hopeful of what's to come.  

This weekend, we enjoyed unusually warm weather - melting all of the snow and revealing the tired grass, some moss and even some sprouting mushrooms in our yard.

It is still too early to believe winter is gone, so I decided to preserve a little glimpse of what's to come in these cork jars. 

I simply replaced the contents from these jars with moss I found in our yard, some twigs and tiny pebbles.

I think they look so pretty sitting on the sill

They look like mini terrariums but are so much easier to do and take care of.  A reminder of what's to come as we wait patiently for Spring to arrive.

How is your winter so far?  Are you eager to see it go, or are you enjoying it while it's here?

Thank you for your visit today, it's always an honour to have you.

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  1. You always have the most clever ideas! IT has been a strange winter. I live in Chicago and we've had no snow so far. It's kind of crazy, but I miss the snow....just a little bit! ; )

  2. Those are just darling:) We had warmer temps too, but now back to ice and snow.

  3. Those are really sweet! I love this idea.

  4. Beautiful idea. We're in a warm patch here in Boston too but I know the cold will be back. I like the little break, though :) Totally loving the cork jars too, think I'm now in the market for some!

  5. So pretty Lucy! Love adding green inside! I am longing for spring on this cold January day!

  6. Lucy, those are adorable. I should get some bottles and let my kids do this. I do NOT love winter at all. But I will spare you the details of my dislike!

  7. I too notice plump pathces of Moss in my yard yesterday, what a Fab idea for bringing the green inside...

  8. I just love the photos, they're so amazing! :)

  9. These are so cute. I love the little cork jars.
    I hardly feel like we've had much winter here so I'd like it to stay a little long. After a week or so of winter though, I am sure I'd be ready for Spring.

  10. These are so beautiful Lucy, what a great idea!!!

    xoxo, Tanya

  11. They are so beautiful Lucy. I'm making a terrarium in an old pickle jar. My mom had one when I was a little girl. I loved staring at it and imagining myself inside LOL.

  12. A touch of green always does me good in the winter. These are cute and something I would love to have in the house.

  13. Really, really cute and yes, so much easier than a terrarium! You have the best ideas Lucy!

  14. These are sweet, such nice little reminder that Spring is coming, eventually.

  15. so cute. i actually just bought a little something to put in a little terrarium i plan to make!


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