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Happy Magical Plant World – Terrain!

This past weekend my dear friend, Nancy De Weir Geaney, took me to Terrain in Westport, CT. I was blown away! This stylist’s heart starting beating faster and faster from delightful visual overload. I’ve been a big fan of Terrain’s site and blog for a while and still the Westport store is a might see experience. It was just as sweet that I was there with Nancy who teaches workshops @ Terrain on vegetable dying linens, eggs and probably anything that will hold veggie dye!

Terrain’s store is massive (17,000 sq ft), it’s a cluster of giant cathedral ceilings greenhouses that are all connected and filled with the most magical garden and home decor. Plants, terrariums, gardening containers, wood, soaps, furniture, tableware, books, jewelry, accessories, restaurant and a bar!

Most of the plants I’ve never seen in person, each one had a distinct personality. It worth a day trip to Westport – take in the store, shop and sit down for a meal in the Garden Cafe.

Now that Spring has finally arrive to dissolve the Arctic Tundra of the NorthEast I will be returning soon to the Westport Terrain for gardening goodies and inspiration. There’s also a second location in Glen Mills, PA south of Philly.

PS – Look for upcoming piece on Nancy De Weir Geaney.








Terrain-Westport-5Pics courtesy of Terrian.



My cousin Sarah asked me to help her out with creating an easy simple & organic aisle decor for her outdoor wedding at a State Park. I decided and she agreed that I make terrariums in lanterns. The lanterns would hang on a shepherd hook to create the wise pathway. Here are easy step by step instructions on how to make them! You can check out the wedding in the Parties, Delicables & Pretty Things section here.

Buy your materials-
• Lanterns with nice clear glass sides.
• Rocks – I used river rocks
• Preserved Moss or fresh moss from outside
• Reindeer Moss
• Spanish Moss
• Succulents
• Shepherd Hooks
• Burlap Ribbon
• Water Spray Bottle
• Scissors
• Thongs
• Knife
• Stick or Long screwdriver

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Put a thin layer of your rocks in the bottom of the lantern.

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