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February 2, 2012

In Love With Terrariums

I've been scoping out Terrariums........I have a fascination for them but the first one I found at Longwood Gardens was just over $200 and I wasn't prepared to pay that kind of price.  I've been looking here and there on line and found a few that I like.
(I am including links, but I am not advertising nor am I compensated for them)
This Terrarium is described as an 
English Classic Tabletop 
I found it on ($43) Amazon
This one is similar to the one above except
it has a functional roof top to open for
ventilation, which is important when
growing live plants but is considerably
more money  ($168) Wardian Style 
 Terrariums at ($139.99 for two)
($69.99) and here
 For the do-it yourselfer I found this
it is a terrarium made using pre-made
picture frames
What I really want is one that has it's
own stand

but after looking around
I've realized  I'm going to have to be 
prepared to pay a lot more money! 
So for now........
I found this one while shopping at a 
department store.  It has no glass- so I 
call it a Terrarium loosely but I was 
attracted to it and ended up buying it.
(Sale price $38.49) Terrarium at Kohls
I lucked out on a Saturday with one of
their specials and got it at 50% off plus
a 20% coupon that brought it down to
$30.79
 For now I will have to be content with a
"faux" terrarium
 I ended up using it as a decortive
element on this table.
 It only has faux plants in it.  To be
a true terrarium it would have to
have some sort of waterproofing and
it would need to be enclosed to provide
a greenhouse like environment.
I love interior decorating and during
the winter months it occupies my
mind as much as gardening does
during the spring and summer.
I added this garden Angel and
moss to blanket the bottom.
I guess they say we are "nesting"
at this time of year.  Even though this
has been a very mild winter we do tend
to be indoors much more than we want
to have to be so you might as well find 
a way to make it more cozy and enjoyable!
So this is what I do to ward off 
the winter blues....what are you
up to?

I'm joining Rose Vignettes 
for the blog party Fresh Cut Fridays
Please stop on by and see
what everyone else is up to!





15 comments:

  1. Hi liz,
    Oh yes, I love the terrariums too. I just recieved my Country Door catalog and was thinking of ordering one. I always pick out my own Valentine gift and this just might be it..
    I love yours..Even without the glass it is beautiful. And you have it looking so sweet too. I love it..Have a great weekend..
    ~Shirley

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  2. I found you through Rose Vignets via Bella's Rose Cottage and your post about terrariums. I love them so much too and have them in my house, and I will be making some soon. You are looking into the classical Victorian style, But there are many many beauties to be found in terrariums with glass of all kinds. You will find your love. blessings, Lady

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  3. I found you through Rose Vignets via Bella's Rose Cottage and your post about terrariums. I love them so much too and have them in my house, and I will be making some soon. You are looking into the classical Victorian style, But there are many many beauties to be found in terrariums with glass of all kinds. You will find your love. blessings, Lady

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  4. Hi ! I found you via Rose Vignettes. My post was about terrariums too. They seem to be everywhere in blogland right now. If you have a chance , check mine out.

    http://makinghome-dawn.blogspot.com/2012/01/inspiration-and-copy-cat-challenge.html

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  5. Très joli ! J'aime beaucoup cette déco.

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  6. Terrariums are so pretty! I've never had one but have always wanted one! I like the one you made, very pretty, expecially on a winter's day!

    Blessings

    Linda

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  7. What a lovely blog you have Liz! I'm so glad to read this post, I have been wanting a terrarium too, but didn't want to spend so much. Thank you for your visit, and your nice message!
    Cheers, Andrea

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  8. I also like the one with its own stand, all of them are pretty.

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  9. Liz, I love what you've done with the terrarium you found! The vignette looks so pretty! I can't wait to see your gardens this Spring!

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  10. hi Liz ... I also love terrariums for displaying pretty things. Love what you did with yours. I wanted to make one out of small windows, but chickened out.The one made with picture frames would be easy.
    Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures and leaving a nice comment ... Audrey Z.
    http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love terrariums too! I have one missing the glass, but they have such wonderful looking structure anyway, I agree! You've shown some lovely examples here.

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  12. I love it! I think that I would rather have one that doesn't have the glass. I know that means it really isn't a terrarium... but I love how the plants stick out! :) It looks so pretty on your table. I hope you enjoy it! :) Thanks for linking in. This was a great share! :)

    ~Liz

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  13. Wow those terrariums look great! :) We just moved into our fixer upper home last summer - so we have a long ways to go in the "gardening dept!" :) Looks like you have a really great "green thumb!" ...While I still have a lot to learn! :) Have a great day!

    Hugs,
    Jessie

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  14. Hi Liz,

    I adore your faux terrarium. I have one made out of all glass (nothing fancy). They do brighten up a winter day.

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  15. Great terrariums! I have one that I need to re- decorate for spring , maybe!You gace me some inspiration!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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