Well, I’m writing to you today with four less teeth than I had yesterday! Yep, at 36 years old, I finally had my wisdom teeth removed. So, I’ve had my mouth stuffed with gauze and a ice pack wrapped around my head (Jacob Marley style) for the better part of the day, but I’m doing okay. Thanks so much for all of your prayers, well wishes and tips. You’re all wonderful.
I just took another pain pill, so I thought I would slip in a post while I’m feeling relaxed and very happy!
So, if you remember when I took a trip to Wisconsin, one of the shops I visited was Harvest Home in Pewaukee. I was so inspired by the way Brenda, the proprietress, used plants in her home and shop. She put plants in just about anything, the expected and unexpected. Baskets, tea cups, gravy boats, buckets and I even spotted a plant in an old pressure cooker. It looked like something that could’ve come out of the trash, but with a sweet plant tucked in, it looked really cute.
Anyway, I have since been on the hunt for some of the plants Brenda used. Specifically, I wanted baby tears and a button fern. I was able to find baby tears, but they weren’t as big as the ones Brenda had for sale and looked to be a different variety. Well, she is so generous and mailed one to me!
(It’s in a plastic pot sitting in an ironstone soup tureen. The height seemed to be fitting for the draping plant.)
And, since there was still room in the box, Brenda stuffed every inch full of smaller plants. I think she sent over 30 plants! It was like the “clown car” box of plants and I was pulling each one out to unwrap it. She sent all sorts of plants, including a bunch of succulents, which she sold me on during my visit.
I have never been drawn to succulents, but I loved this pale blue one. Wouldn’t that be an amazing paint color?!
I planted him in a little blue and white bowl.
…and it’s right next to one of the button ferns she sent me, too.
I’m not sure what kind of plant this is, but it tucked perfectly into the mug Kriste gave me several months ago.
Speaking of Kriste, I couldn’t possibly keep all of the plants, so she took a good haul as well. I love this arrangement she made in a dough bowl…
I’ll let you know in time, which plants are doing well. And, since we’re talking about plants, I thought I would share how well my hydrangeas are doing! I have loved going out to the yard and to collect enough blooms for a full bouquet of flowers.
Trug full of hydrangea from my garden. Outdoor rug is from @annieselkeco dash & albert… A photo posted by Marian aka Miss Mustard Seed (@missmustardseed) on
Not only are they free, but they last for so long! I’ve had some of them cut and looking beautiful for almost two weeks.
In addition to the flowers from my bushes, I had some leftover from the magazine shoot a couple of weeks ago and those have been long-lasting, too. I’ve had to pick out one of two blooms that were drooping, but the rest are still looking fresh.
I think I’ll ask Jeff to move one of the bouquets by my bedside, so I can enjoy them while I’m recovering.
Up next on the blog, part three of the “Home Evolution” series – the home office…