One of the perks of moving to a new place is that people immediately want to come visit. But, oh no, don’t bother tidying up; after all, “you just moved in!” This is basically the one time you can get away with a general state of unkemptness and no one will pass judgment. It’s like a get-out-of-decorating free card.
Even perkier is that these kind folks generally visit with a bit of greenery in hand, which makes your new, dishevelled place feel remarkably more homey. Pops of pretty amongst the chaos always make a place more liveable.
Lucky for us, last week we had visitors a few days in a row, which means it’s basically plant-o-rama around here.
My lovely friend Michelle showed up on my doorstep with her wee one and a bunch of spring that seemed to take forever to open. When they finally did this weekend, the inside was an amazing shade of indigo blue. Pretty pretty.
Later in the week, my mom-in-law showed up with this ballet pink mini potted rose. I am in LOVE with that chartreuse edge around the bloom. Apparently these will grow outside too; here’s hoping I can keep it alive until it’s warm enough to be planted. For now they’re warming up just fine to our entryway.
When our friends Josh and Melissa showed up with this bit of hanging housewarming goodness I was so excited. Little did they know I’d written about similar teeny terraiums a few weeks ago, and have been thinking about these since checking out CB2 last month. This air plant has no roots, doesn’t require soil and only needs a spritz of water every few weeks.
It’s super low maintenance, which means we can concentrate on dealing with things like that stack of high maintenance, still-unpacked stuff in the sun porch. Ahem.