These hand-blown hanging glass terrariums arrived for The Spring Shop last week, but I haven't been able to resist holding a pair back for the Cottage's living/dining room. I planted a succulent in one, popped a tea light in the other and hung them both with jute twine from two little tea cup hooks screwed into the ceiling. The hanging terrarium is just pain cool, and I love the glow of the flickering candle against the moody inkiness of my new chalkboard panel. I wasn't sure about painting out a big black rectangle in such a small light space, but it sure beats the rusty orange 'feature spot' I've replaced, and I think it's given our chilling out nook some real character.


Catherine Roberts