the last few months have been really hectic for me.. I've spread myself too thin between the tasks on my to do lists so I've struggled to maintain a happy balance in my personal life. it's been a good learning curve for me though and I'm beginning to learn that if I say no.. well, the world doesn't end (and I'm a lot less stressed)

when I'm feeling a little frazzled nothing picks me up like an a few hours wandering around some of my favourite vintage and thrift shops with james. a few weeks ago I found this old china to add to my growing collection.. I didn't want it to be destined to only see the inside of my kitchen cupboards so I've used some as planters for my baby succulents! I'm so pleased with how they've turned out and it reminded me of how much I've missed little creative home projects.

I also picked up some mirrors (some are so old and damaged I'm not sure if I can salvage them but they're going to be a little rescue project going forward) nothing makes me happier at the moment than planning little projects to cosy up our home. god knows I'm excited to finish off the little tasks that have been niggling at me and now the sun's arrived I'm desperately aware that the garden is quickly transforming into a urban jungle..


I have so many ideas I can't wait until I'm freed up at the end of the month so I can work on some new DIY's, finally get round to showing you my new home and possibly having THAT day off where I do nothing but watch games of thrones.. hurrah!

I'm also pretty excited to reacquaint myself with the snooze button.. you have been missed old friend.

back soon

caroline x




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    1. isn't it? I was so excited I nearly ran to the till haha :) x

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  2. They are so cute! Such a perfect way to display succulents~

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    1. hope you try it too- you can pick up the cacti soil in most DIY/garden centers for a few pound! x

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  3. Putting little cacti in cute teacups is such an adorable idea! I love the little teapot too, it's beyond gorgeous x

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    1. thanks rascal- hope you get a chance to try it- I want to make even more now :) x

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  4. I hope you get a little more balance soon. I'm sure these lovely additions will cheer you up plenty!

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    1. ah thanks so much natalie- I am determined to get some more time to spend with my family and do little projects like this :) xx

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    1. thanks you- I'm going to try and find some more :) x

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  6. I'm going to have such an awesome china collection when I move out! I love the plants.
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xo

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    1. haha! yay- team china! I have wayyy too much :) x

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  7. I love how you used the china to hold the plants! What a cute idea. I'm an obsessive vintage china collector (mostly in love with teacups) so I need to keep this idea in mind. Hope the next few months are less hectic :)
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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    1. ah thanks amber :) me too- I have so many cups- it's so addictive! glad I've found a way to make good use for them now! (it's a good excuse to buy more haha!) x

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    1. thanks sophie- hope you're having a good weekend babe! x

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  9. I love the idea of planting in old teacups! I just bought some new succulent plants for my room and I'm trying to think of a creative planting idea :)

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    1. oooh I get so excited when I get new plants haha! happy planting lady :) x

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  10. These are gorgeous photos. I love how you've planted your succulents!

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    1. ah thanks so much! hope you try it too :) x

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  11. Oh my goodness these are SO perfect! :)
    I'm definitely gonna do this with some of my favourite teacups when I move back home!

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    1. woop! so glad have fun kitten :) xx

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  12. They are toooooooo beautiful! Question, do you have to drill any holes at the bottom of the pots?

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    1. no I added a layer of gravel in the bottom of each cup to help with drainage instead- succulents don't like too much water so I water them really lightly ;) xx

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  13. Such a gorgeous idea, am definitely going to try this!

    Abbi
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