Tree and Table Trimming Treats

A Succulent Setting

We’ve been toying with the idea of using succulents as place cards for our Christmas Eve dinner and wondering what we could do to make them a bit more festive.  Fortunately for us, our friend Ernesto (who owns The Oak Leaf) has come up with a new twist on the terrarium for the holiday season – glass terrarium ornaments!

Terrarium Tree

These one-of-a-kind gems also make great gifts for the plant lover on your shopping list, a secret Santa or for that someone who’s impossible to shop for.  And there’s no need to put these ornaments away once the holidays are over since they’ll stay alive all year long!

Terrarium Ornament

Each terrarium ball is thoughtfully, carefully and uniquely created by The Oak Leaf just before it’s shipped out.  That way, the plant is fresh and has been recently watered (which is great since we tend to kill any live plant that enters our home within days!)

Ornament with Air Plant

Terrarium Trio

You can find these lovelies at The Earnest Sewn Jean shop in New York or online at Etsy – but hurry since we hear they’re selling quickly.  If you’d like to customize your own terrarium balls, you can contact Ernesto directly at

Terrific Terrariums

Are you adding any new festive touches to your holiday table or tree this year?

Photos via Ernesto Lopez



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6 Responses to “Tree and Table Trimming Treats”

  1. How very clever and charming! I love the idea of a little living green on the table or in the tree, these would be fun to give or to get. I just wove a bunch of pretty gold stars into our tree that I found at Pam’s Red Ticking. They’re a new addition and they add just the right bit of sparkle. I’m sure your holiday table will be beautiful! XO

  2. Love these! And the best part about them is like you said you don’t have to put them away after Christmas.


  3. KATHYSUE says:

    Adorable I just pinned these!! Great idea! I have these globes, I used them for a wedding I decorated with votives inside. Grouped they make a wonderful statement. I might use them in my dining room this year!! Forgot all about them!! Happy WEdnesday,

  4. stitchfork says:

    Well, how cute are those!
    Cathy — who also does not have a green thumb

  5. Stacey says:

    Fabulous idea and so unique! XX

  6. these are just amazing…I love terrariums and tiny one with a velvet ribbon…how could you resist?

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