Bringing Spring In

 

Bring spring in header with tulips

Last weekend was sunny and warm, spring was coming all around the yard. It only made sense to bring some of that spring inside. I raided our yard and even though it’s has barely started getting green, I found a few flowers and branches to bring in.

This post is about succulents, raiding our own yard for flowers, how TwoPlusCute passed 1000 pageviews in a day (1308 to be exact – but who’s counting) and my technology breakthrough that will – undoubtedly – awe people.

First of all, I am so excited about a number of things:

  • Our living room – while unfinished – is such a happy place now and can’t wait to show you next Friday.
  • TwoPlusCute had 1300 pageviews (that is pretty huge for us) on Sunday and I was surprised to see that it was not our cachepots post but our DIY shelves for extra kitchen cabinet storage that brought in the views.
  • I figured out how to use a smartphone. Well sorta…I did manage to take photos, and even upload them in my computer. I also learned not to trust the build-in filters as you can see at my first post on instagram. Didn’t I just dazzle you with my technological prowess? I mean, who – let alone a blogger – is a novice with smartphones in 2016?

 

Bring spring in, succulents in copper planter

 

Planting succulents

A few weeks ago, I had bought the most vibrant bunch of succulents. It is true they are hard to kill because they survived zero watering all this time! I took one bowl of my $3 copper find and arranged them in a circular pattern.

I am a little concern with them: they lost their red hues. I will see whether I can revive them now they are sitting in nice, rich soil.

Fresh Cut flowers

Our small selection of precisely one blooming flower, featured Narcissus (also known as Daffodils) Fragrant, long stemmed Narcissus, that I skewered and placed in a simple tall vase.

 

Bring Spring In with Daffodils

 

Branching Out

I have this enormous (and gorgeous) round brass vase that is begging to pair with (real) split leaf philodendron leaves. However, until I find any, plan B to the rescue: raid the yard and find any long branches with leaves.

These will work just fine – until I find my split leaves:

 

Bring Spring, branches in oversized brass vase In by TwoPlusCute

 

Gem in a Pot

A couple succulents were placed in a simple ceramic planter and for a pop of sparkle and color, I added an amethyst rock. It turned out quite interesting and eye catching.

 

Style your succulents with precious gems. Amethyst between two succulents. Bring Spring In by TwoPlusCute.
Surprise in a pot: an amethyst placed between two succulents.

 

I love the idea of adding semi-precious stones among succulents so much, I am inspired to create more variations.

Until then, have a great week and Bring Spring In! 🙂

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Bringing Spring In

  • April 20, 2016 at 3:49 pm
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    Wow, super cute ideas – I never thought to skewer my daffodils to keep them upright, pure genius!! Thanks for visiting my blog, I look forward to browsing through yours as well!

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  • April 19, 2016 at 4:59 pm
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    1) Woohoo on the page views! That is awesome and well deserved! 🙂
    2) I’m really good at using my iPhone for browsing the internet and shopping. But photos no. I’m pretty sure I’m the only blogger in the world who is not on Instagram. So it sounds like you have surpassed me in the technology department. 🙂
    3) Love the succulent arrangement.
    4) REALLY love the branches. I need to steal that idea.
    5) Awesome chairs!

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    • April 19, 2016 at 9:19 pm
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      Thank you, thank you. 😀

      My chairs are glowing with pride now. =]

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    • April 19, 2016 at 10:11 am
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      I am sorry, can’t say something relevant, I am still laughing when I imagine the lopsided sailboat of your post. Hihi. =)

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  • April 18, 2016 at 6:32 pm
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    Wow I love that idea of using those pretty stones in a pot of succulents. I also really like your chairs in the dining room, they have an MCM vibe, am I correct? Very cool and the vase looks perfect in there. Instead of looking at your plants I’m gushing about the furniture. The narcissus is also one of my favorites. I get it in the winter, and bring home bunches. My husband chokes on the aroma…lol Congrats on your pageviews!! Yay!

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    • April 19, 2016 at 11:30 am
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      Thank you Mary! About the chairs, I loooove them, too. Like a ton. 😀

      Truth be told, my Narcissus(-es?) don’t smell as much as the ones you pick up. I know the intense and beautiful aroma of the Greek ones and I can understand your husband being overwhelmed.
      My hubby couldn’t stand my paper-whites. Those two should start a club, lol.

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