Monday, March 10, 2008
at long last
This past winter I became tired of my fireplace mantel. I had pictures covering the whole thing. It looked nice, but after almost 8 years it was time for a change. After I cleaned up the holiday display, I left it empty, I was on a quest for something new. After many, many trips to Smith & Hawken, Target and Pottery Barn, I finally found something this past weekend.
This weekend I ran into Smith & Hawken for another look around. They have a ton of new items, they are ready for the gardening season to begin. There, among all of the plants I spotted the selaginella moss. Selaginella is a type of creeping moss. It is an indoor plant and prefers cooler rooms and partial shade, perfect for my living room. They had three plants left, just the amount I wanted. After finding the plant I needed to find a container for them. After testing several, I settled on the small cast iron cachepot. They had three left, it was meant to be.
I lined the three up on the mantel. Now I think I just need to find some small white candles and I will be good to go.