2.20.2013

New season, new centerpiece

I thought it was time to finally retire my red spray-painted pinecones that have been my centerpiece on my dining room table since Christmas. I decided it was time to bring more green into my house, green in the form of succulents. Why succulents, because I am less likely to kill them and they don't need a ton of care and watering.

Succulents are a good choice for a centerpiece they are a good height on a dining room table, you don't have to strain your necklace to look at the person on the other side of the table. You can look them straight in the eye and have a great conversation over dinner because that is what really matters right, good food, great company and wonderful conversation. Who needs TV when you have those three life essentials?

So my simple project, a little pottery, a little paint, a little succulent and a little dirt.
All you need for a centerpiece that doesn't need a lot of water and a lot of care, my type of plant.
Leave the pots they way they are or paint them with stripes, chevrons, polka dots, whatever your little heart desires.



 Kip's ear wanted to be in the photo



Kip wanted a few sideview photo of himself - arrogant little guy





24 comments:

Pink Lace and Cupcakes said...

You are the second person as of late to inspire me to ge some plants! Your little pots look darling:)

Sandra said...

I have the reddish pinkish one (forgot the name) and it just won't grow. It's puny! Makes me sad because the others I have are doing well. I have a fuzzy one (sometimes called panda plant) and a finger jade.

Bev said...

Perfect transition into the spring/summer time!!! I can have pinecones in my house all year round though... they're just so cute and you can totes dress em up or down!

TheTinyHeart said...

We just recently got some plants for our apartment. I have to keep them on the high shelf though away from the dogs :)

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Kira said...

They look great! I love succulents.

Sarah and Stewart said...

I do really love succulents... maybe I'll buy some and try to keep them alive in our new house. I have a black thumb though!

McKenna Ryan said...

Your dog is so cute!! I would love one just like it. xx. McKenna Lou
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Allison said...

Love this! (and your adorable dog).
I'm definitely going to come back to your blog for chic and simple decorating inspiration :) xox

Faith said...

i'm loving succulents more and more each time i see them!

Life in the Heights! said...

Those are so cute!! Succulents are the best and super easy to care for! I'm so ready for Spring!!

The Pink Growl said...

OMG so cute with your dog sniffing them out! haha

Mellissa Rondinelli said...

Super cute!

Shia
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Amanda said...

Great job! I am not creative at all when it comes to centerpieces. Looks awesome!

Amy @ A Glimpse of the Gouglers said...

So pretty! It's always nice to have a little green in the house! Especially at the beginning of Spring.

helen said...

hooray! your succulents look terrific! :) i like how you painted your pots :)

Love Meghan said...

pretty! i love all the green. our table could use a new centerpiece. it's still very wintery!

LaraBeTheOne said...

cute doggy!

Heather said...

I love succulents! Yours look great!

Tiara Wasner said...

The succulents look great. Love the painted pots too.

Darby Hawley said...

Perfectly beautiful!

Rachel Lawson said...

I love succulents! They are the perfect plant. They look really great!

xo
Rachel

jamie @ [kreyv] said...

Love these. I think even I could keep them alive!

Johanna said...

Total fan of succulents. I think I could manage to keep them alive, too. Maybe a project for the weekend!?

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

I loooove succulents and those make an amazing centerpiece! I have actually killed 2 of my small succulent gardens. I just can't have any type of plant!