9.11.2012

Marrying my Obsessions

So by now we all know that I have a thing for succulents.

(Wait, you didn't know?  See here and here for confirmation of said obsession.)

Another little obsession of mine is milk glass.  (Discussed here and here.)  In fact, I have an entire shelf in my garage dedicated to thrifted milk glass:


So when I found this a couple of months ago on Pinterest, I was pretty stoked.  (Original source here.)

For those of you who didn't click on those links--and you should really click on the links, people--I'm talking about succulents planted in milk glass!  How great is that?

So yesterday while the kiddos were in school I took a little trip to Home Depot and picked up these:


At $1.99 apiece for the little ones and $2.49 for the bigger one they were a bargain.   The milk glass was also inexpensive, I think these three cost about $6.00 total at Goodwill.


Toss in a little cactus soil, insert the plants and, voila!  Instant centerpieces...

...perfect for a wedding, or in this case, a marriage of two obsessions!

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  1. Elena, I own one piece of milk glass. (It's not as pretty as yours, but I like it and I don't know why I don't have more.) Now I know what to do with it and I happen to be going to town later this week, so I'll swing by Home Depot. Yours look so elegant in those containers. Perfect!

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  2. What a perfect marriage. Thanks to you, I have become obsessed with succulents as well. I also love that you have a treasured collection of milk glass stored in your garage. I am the same way, even if I don't have a spot or place for something I come across, if it speaks to me, I can't resist the urge to buy it...and then store it in my pantry :)

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  3. Looks like I need to start collecting milk glass! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  4. May they live happily ever after.

    Great idea, sometimes good things actually come from all the pinning ;) I've been thinking about succulents myself since I want to add some plants to our living area but I don't want them to die if they don't receive the best sunlight and / or care. And succulents have a bit of a retro feel to me, and I would be placing them on a mid-century credenza, so your addition of milk glass is perfect for my situation. I may have to copy the idea. Hope you don't mind! Robin @ happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  5. so pretty! What a great way to display your pretty dishes...
    I love it.... I am going to have to borrow this idea....
    :-)

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    1. Borrow away! If I put something on the blog it is my sincere hope that other people will try it too :)

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  6. was it wrong that i was "shopping" your milk glass shelf, lol? we recently added open shelving in our kitchen, and i accessorized with some of my milkglass collection. love it!

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  7. oh my, you're a lady after my own heart. Love these little guys and totally gonna copy 'em.

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  8. That is such a great idea. Lovely!

    Love for you to share it here at my weekly linky party:
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/09/made-by-me-48-linky-party-and-features.html

    Take care!

    -Q

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  9. It´s really a beautiful idea. My mother would love it because she has similar obssessions :)
    Kissesss

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  10. Stunning! I MUST make this! Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. This is so beautiful. I love this display. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/reeses-smore-brownies-and-wednesdays.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  12. Gorgeous! The milk glass is beautiful and your succulents are prefect in them! I love your obsessions :)

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  13. I love it! Those are just too cute in those glasses. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  14. How pretty! Love the milk glass. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Artsy Girl. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-14.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  15. Yeah, great idea! I have a pretty big collection of milk glass. Interestingly enough, my milk glass is also incorporated into the idea I linked up (at "I Gotta Create"). Funny. I think I'll definitely use this in the future.

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  16. Oh my gosh I love it! What a great idea! It's so SO so pretty :) Those are so much nicer than regular old pots. I so want to do this! I'm definitely pinning this :) I would be thrilled if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you there and thank you so much for sharing! http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-10/

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    1. It would be my pleasure to link up. Thanks for the invite!

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  17. Those milk glasses are beautiful and the finished product is great!

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  18. This is so very pretty. I love the simplicity and understated elegance of it. I am your newest follower. I'd love for you to stop by Posed Perfection for a visit and maybe even a follow back. Have a great weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  19. Very pretty - I, too, thrift for milk glass. May have to get me some succulents to put in them - yours are so pretty.

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  20. This is the classiest thing ever! Your display is so pretty! I love succulents too, but I always manage to kill them. (By the way, I found you/this post at a link up, but I've since forgotten which one.)

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  21. this display is so great, perfect for coming into our summer.

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  22. They are so pretty. I need to start keeping an eye out for milk glass. Thank you for sharing at the Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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  23. Oh dear. Now I have something new to be enchanted by. You can read my milk glass story here. http://holimess.blogspot.com/2012/08/enchanted-milk-glass-snack-plates.html

    PS. I love them.

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  24. I love this idea! I was just handed down some milk glass and wasn't really sure how to display as it doesn't really go with my decor. PERFECT!!!! GREAT inspiration! Thank you for sharing at Meet Me Monday. Getting ready to share on Facebook! Love, Me

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  25. I like milk glass too! This is a great way to combine your obsessions, giggle. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Your participation helps make it a success.I'm sorry I am slow to visit I am fighting a nasty head cold and my time on the computer has been limited.Wishing you a beautiful day .xo

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  26. I love it! Those turned out so pretty!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

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  27. Wow, how creative to use these for flowers pots. My hubs love succulents, and these would look great inside. Loving the milkglass and succulents together, seem to compliment each other. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  28. What a beautiful display and fun idea. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you link up again this week. The party will be live tomorrow night. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    And don't forget to "like" my Facebook page if you haven't already. www.facebook.com/TheMandatoryMooch

    Thanks, Nichi

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  29. I love milk glass and these are absolutely beautiful! They look so chic. I really want to try these. Thank you so much for linking up to HAPPY HOUR this week!

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  30. Oh, you are reminding me of potting my succulents!!! Oh may.. Thank you. + Thank you for sharing and contributing to the link party at http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/party/

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  31. LOVE these! Thanks so much for sharing at my Throwback Thursday party, I'm featuring you this week! I would love to have you stop by again {and grab your feature button if you'd like one} :)

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    1. Thanks, Britni! Off to grab my button now. :)

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  32. Oh pretty! I have tons of milkglass and succulents in a colander out on my porch. It's time to bring them inside. Now I know where I'll replant them!

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  33. Elena,

    This is such a great way to marry your obsessions! Love it!

    :)

    me

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  34. Hmmm....now I may have to go back to the obscure little thrift store down the street and buy the milk glass pieces I saw a few weeks ago. Love the succulents!

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  35. Elena! This is really a great idea. I would love to do this and put them on shelves.

    Thank you for linking up to Throwback Thursday!

    xoxo
    Denyse

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  36. I am in love with milk glass and I was reading an article on succulents just the other day. I'm so doing this!

    Thanks for linking up at Throwback Thursday!

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