Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Terrariums - Little Green Rolling Landscapes




Moss Terrarium by GnomeHomes



Moss Terrarium by MadebyMavis


I am so excited!

I just purchased two moss terrariums from two wonderful sellers on Etsy, MadebyMavis and GnomeHomes. One of the terrariums came with little mushroom decorations. I have my eye on a tiny owl from Mudpuppy for the second one. :)

Now I have two little green ecosystems in my house. I put one on my desk and one in my favorite room to hang out in when I am not working. They are very easy to take care of. All you do is mist them once every 2-3 weeks and keep them in indirect light with their lids on.
I love moss and I hope my thumbs will turn some shade of green just this once to keep them happy and healthy.
I really enjoy shopping on Etsy and all the art you can find there! I will have more purchases to show you soon. They are gifts and I do not want to spill the beans too early. :)
Happy Wednesday Everyone!

25 comments:

Genie Sea said...

How delightful! I might be able to actually keep them alive. I am notorious for killing plants. I even killed a cactus once. :(

Manon Doyle said...

I checked out both sites and these are very cool!

Rachel said...

Aaaah, I have been drooling over some beautiful terrariums on Etsy since Christmas - maybe I will buy one for myself if I meet my weight loss goal this month - that sounds like a good reward, right?
Thanks for sharing - now I have some new sellers to scour!

Diane said...

Those are so cute! Great finds!
hugs, Diane

Ruth Welter said...

What wonderful terrariums Melissa...I love them, thanks for telling us about this seller, I'll have to check her out. The variety of art on ETSY simply blows my mind, just when you think you've seen it all, something still comes along to surprise you.

By the way, love the doodles from a couple of posts below, they are wonderful. You and your sister are doing a faboulous job.

Ruth

Aniemother said...

So cute! I love that idea.
Ane

Dozer and Coop said...

Mum remembers when terrariums were really popular in the 1970's. Since we live in Oregon we are thinking about going outside and getting Mum some moss so she can make one for us. We checked but Mud Puppy doesn't have any teeny cats to put in the terrarium to chase. Maybe Mum can make us one!

Love, Dozer

TooCutePugs said...

Oooh, you always find the coolest things. Very cute!

Sue

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Furry khute!

We'll have to chekhk into them!

And khonsidering my last name is 'wise' the little owl just khalls to us!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Nancy and the fatties said...

Very cool Melissa, it's great that you have decided to take up a hobby in all your spare time. I worry that you sit around and have nothing to do all day... hee hee
I've always loved terrariums, little worlds. thanks for my Etsy shop welcome! so exciting to finally have a shop there with my Etsy pugnotes pal...now I have to figure out how to find that balloon...: )

Pearl said...

Hi Melissa! Those terrariums are the cutest!

We have missed you and Emmitt- we've been snowed in!

Puglette said...

i have been eyeing those terrariums too. they are so cute and it's nice to have a little green life on your desk.
hugs,
puglette
:o)

The Devil Dog said...

Mom is a black thumb. If you get her an indoor plant, she kills it. Seriously, she forgets to water it. She is okay with outside plants, but no indoor stuff for her.

Roxy

Heather said...

arent these the cutest? you have a little bit of springtime already!

KathrynAntyr said...

ooooooohhhhhh I love those terrariums. The GnomeHomes are precious!!! I'll have to check out that site for sure. Oh I should have thought to put on my 101 list to get a gnome. I've wanted one for years and years and years. My step mother has some precious old ones. I think I'll make an addendum to my list. I'm sure I could swap out something. Heee. I love that I can take creative license.

Lisa M Griffin said...

So lovely... it really looks refreshing sitting on your table like that. Offering a touch of green in the midst of winter - a hint of spring. Thanks for sharing.

Sunny said...

Very cute, I've never seen these before. I've hearted both shops for future gift purchasing!

The OP Pack said...

Those are very nice. I tried to do terrariums years and years ago and always ruined and killed them. Just mist them, eh? Maybe that was the problem.

Happy Wednesday to you too.

Woos, the OP Pack

Dot said...

How fun! I'm surprised you didn't make your own, but those look cool.

Candace Trew Camling said...

those are so cool. I adore moss too. I started a moist rock garden in the shady back corner of our yard and it grows lovely mosses. I also really like your booth set up in the post below! It looks really professional and enticing!

Liss said...

Oh these are very nice. I love Etsy too.

Karine said...

Wow, terrariums!!! I haven't had one since I was a kid. I have been killing things lately, so I will just enjoy yours, if that's alright.

Nevis said...

I looooooooove the terrariums !!!

Peng Peng said...

Tiny ecosystems.. how cool! it's nice to see some greenery around, and adds good vibes :) I gotta try that moss terranium! ps. the tiny mushrooms are so cute, it's annoying me! LOL

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

We love those terrariums! We love moss. Long haired moss, short haired moss- curry moss. Mom tried colleting her own years ago , but the moss was not happy for some reason when it came into the house. Maybe there is magic potion that makes them grow. Little itty bitty owl is precious. Reminds me of Owlbert.
Thanks for sharring - again and again.
love
tweedles