Before I dive into today’s blog post I need to explain the title and the associated Jeanne-ism. Jeanne is one of my co-workers, probably one of the loudest, and one of her top ten phrases is “succa-please”.
Passive-aggressive behavior at its most eloquent
Colby: Let’s just take one more lap around the Dick’s Sporting Goods hunting department before we go to Sephora.
It’s a phrase that’s used often when salesmen ask for help, when the shipment went wrong, or if Al insults her. It’s a classic, a staple in our office culture, and the office wouldn’t be the same without. Jeanne…this post is dedicated to you!
Get it? Good. Now onto the blog post. Are succulents out? Seriously! I went to two Lowes stores and a Home Depot and couldn’t find a single succulent…like these guys from West Elm.
I spent about four weeks searching out succulents in our area but couldn’t find them anywhere. Why? Why was a succobsessed?! Because I found this ridiculously awesome white, ceramic shell at a local Home Goods for $10 and couldn’t pass it up. And wouldn’t it be the perfect vessel for a little succulent garden?! We’re talking Brangelina perfect for each other!
But alas…Maine is void of succulents. Why you gotta be like that Maine?! So I settled for this little guy.
And planted it. And what-a-ya-know…I kind of liked it.
As for where it went…game day bucket go boom…we parked the shell on the entry shelf.
I love how the white shell makes for a trio of white “stuff” on the shelf including the Nate Berkus ram’s head and the white, textured storage box. Accessories are supposed to come in threes, right?! Now there are three white accessories hanging out on the shelf, which ties into the white crown molding and baseboards.
Now, let’s just see how long I can keep this plant alive. I don’t have the greatest track record. I’m giving the plant a month to live, plus or minus 26 days. Place your bets, folks!
Anway…I love how a simple little project, like planting a new plant in an unusual container like a shell, adds a little extra oomph in a space. There’s nothing like adding a plant to a space. It always livens up a space. I’m a big fan of a plant in every room. Even if I’m 100% incapable of keeping a plant alive.
Pssst…What small updates have you guys been making around your home? Any plant additions?