I love joining in with the #urbanjunglebloggers community, founded by Igor and Judith, who are both passionate about having plants in their home and outdoor spaces. Every month they pick a topic where you can focus on your beloved green plants, so that they really get a chance to get centre stage.
This month the theme is some beautiful green styling for Easter.
I'm guessing that I have been influenced by toasttravels and their pop-up succulent shop this month, which was too far for me to travel to, but I purchased some mini cacti from my local garden centre, Notcutts, which I think work pretty well.
For this project I carefully transferred them into some temporary homes, being careful to stay away from the spikes. As a ceramic maker and lover I chose some white simple egg-cups which I had bought from Sainsbury's a couple of years ago.
Here are my little cuties... I then added some other Spring foliage. I love the simplicity of white tulips which matched the egg cups and of course pussy willow twigs are synonymous with Easter too. I happened to have made my own 'egg vase' which is a second, which provide a nice splash of colour. The other vase was one I bought a couple of years ago from Habitat. And of course, my Easter scene needed a little egg in there too.
This simple and pretty Easter table sits below this gorgeous floral print from print artist and designer, Emma Hardicker, that was a Christmas present several years ago. So the only things I bought for this were the little cacti £1.99 each and the bunch of tulips.
I've purposefully not looked at any other blogs as I didn't want to be influenced, but will enjoy looking at everyone's Easter interpretations of this month's #urbanjunglebloggers.
And, I think my next job is to make some 'forever' homes for my cacti - they can't stay in egg-cups for ever - especially with Easter coming up. If you are interested in seeing my porcelain creations have a look in my shop.
Hi! I'm a ceramicist, based in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Combining beauty and function my porcelain vessels are everyday objects you'll want to treasure. My work is slip-cast and wheel-thrown.