With the launch of our new website last week and trying to get our Spring/Summer 2015 collection ready for tabletop this week, it seems that fall is passing us by. We’ve barely had time to gather some pumpkins, indulge in a fire (it’s been too warm for one!) and enjoy changing of the leaves… Thank goodness for Instagram and one of our favorite sources for inspiration, Terrain!
You never know, we might have the energy this coming weekend to decorate our front steps,
Fall’ish Front Door
carve some pumpkins,
Green and White Gourds
add some lights to our display,
and build a fire.
Fab Fire Pit
Then again, maybe we’ll just curl up with a cozy throw with
a glass of wine a pumpkin latte and pretend that we did!
leaves / pumpkins / entry / gourds / lights / fire
We’ve been waiting all week for the decorating elves to show up and trim the tree (and hang the wreaths, and wrap the gifts, and plan the menus, and…) and they have yet to show their merry faces. So on to plan B – an afternoon at Terrain to pick up everything we need to make our homes festive and fabulous. Given that both of us are hitting the slopes the day after Christmas, our boys (young and old
who really don’t have a vote since they aren’t much help) have decided a three foot tabletop tree would do just fine (whew!) And thankfully, Terrain has a number of styles to choose from, along with the most adorable, nature inspired ornaments and garlands. While we’ll miss unpacking and hanging the dozens of ornaments we’ve collected over the years, decorating a smaller tree will give us more time for everything else… We still hope those elves will show up, though!
Peaceable Kingdom DIY
Fresh and Fun
Forest Found DYI
Pine Cone Perfection
Forest Found DYI
Are you spending the weekend hanging ornaments and wreaths or just hanging around your peaceable kingdom?
Academia by Manuel Canovas for Cowtan & Tout
Or off the wall?
Bell Jar Cloche
Oversized Wine Bottles
Giant Walking Leaf
Let us know which you would choose – the wallpaper or the decorative accents!
Photo: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Imagine our surprise when our boys asked if we could spend Mother’s Day afternoon making a terrarium together… Then we found out that they would get extra credit in science if they complete the assignment!
Tall Terrarium Plants
Regardless of why they want to get their hands dirty and plant little botanical beauties in a jar, we think it’s a great idea – especially since we get to drag them to Terrain for the afternoon!
Frances Palmer Epoch Vase
Summer Cocktails Gift Set
And while we’re there, why not treat ourselves to some Mother’s Day gifts…
The Sprouted Kitchen
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
~ George Cooper
How are you celebrating Mom this weekend?
Photos via Terrain
Plants + Eggs = Pleggs
When Elizabeth from Pretty Pink Tulips asked us how we liked our eggs the other day, we immediately thought “with plants and flowers, of course!” That’s because we had just picked up the pretty little plantings above at Terrain for our Easter table. Two of the plants are actually growing out of dyed eggs while the other two are planted in ceramic ones.
Ranunculus + Eggs
Spring Flowers + Eggs
Lilies + Eggs
While we’ve seen Easter bouquets using eggs before, we like the fact that our little eggs hold live plants (for now!) We’re even thinking these might make great place card holders and our guests can take them home after lunch…
Terrarium Plants + Eggs
Chamomile + Eggs
Here’s to appreciating the beauty of budding blooms this weekend and Happy Easter!
Photos via yours truly, Fleuropean, Pinterest, Martha Stewart, Sunset and Eat Drink Garden
Terrain is Terrific!
A beautiful weekend and unseasonably warm temperatures (again!) have us wanting to get our hands dirty in the garden and get some planting done. We’re hoping Terrain in Westport opens soon as it’s THE store for the gardener (even ones with two black thumbs!)
If the Westport Terrain is anything like the Glen Mills, PA, store, we’re in for a treat! The DIY gardener will love the large retail space filled with everything from plants and planters to the latest in garden gear.
And those who would rather stick to decorating the inside of their home won’t be disappointed with the wonderful range of furniture, accessories and lighting.
Seeing as the store isn’t open yet, we might have to schedule a road trip this weekend to attend the container gardening demonstration – one of the many events scheduled for the month of April – and dine on locally sourced goodies at the cafe.
For now, we’ll just have to satisfy ourselves with Terrain’s Bulletin to get updates and be inspired – we really like their “collected” series of posts!
Pretty in Pink
Photos via Terrain