concrete and succulents:: spring is coming

IMG_1627 IMG_1628 IMG_1629 I am home today, because of a little ice storm that hit us here in the south. There is no school, there is no urgency for me to rush to the shop….and for that I am grateful. I can stay at home with my kids (who are out of school), get lots of work done, plan, daydream, and just chill. An added bonus to this situation is that yesterday was my day off, and I spent it grocery shopping and cleaning my house….so I am icebound in a very well stocked and perfectly clean house. How often does that happen? Hot diggity dog!

All of this ice makes me think about these pretty plantings that we did recently at Knack. I absolutely love these industrial concrete planters that we sell in the shop, (we have little concrete tea cups too!), and I really love seeing them with filled with fresh earth and succulents in all shades of green. seeing these plump and healthy plants makes me excited for Spring, and for many more plantings of fresh herbs and flowers. Fresh flowers and green plants are truly life giving for me, and I have made a vow to have them in the shop at all times.

My current shop collection consists of a stag horn fern, two fiddle leaf figs, several air plants, and vases full of fresh cut flowers. I am forcing Spring to arrive, and currently pretending I have an entire greenhouse situation going on inside the walls at Knack!

Think warm thoughts my friends! (especially those of you up north!)

xo,

Barb

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Whew! It has been a busy, busy week around here creating some new furniture, taking on new custom projects…..and due to a certain sweet little addition to our family!! Most of you have probably already checked her out on the Knack facebook page……but if not, head over there to meet little miss “Roo”! We are a little puffy eyed due to lack of sleep…. and are making many potty trips outside….but Roo is a very sweet little puppy and we love her to pieces already.
I hope you all have a succulent weekend! {hardy har har!!}
xo,
Barb

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It’s Friday!!……and the weekend before Christmas! Woot! I will be “photoshooting” with Aaron for most of the day today in the studio, so it is a super busy day….but, I am looking forward to my sweet daughter “B” turning 13 this weekend! We will have festivities like ice skating, and cup caking…..and all of that fun stuff! I can’t believe I now have two teenagers! It’s crazy…..but crazy is what I do!
Hope you all have a great weekend!
xo,
Barb