Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Adding some life to the Cucina

Although this time of year is labeled "winter" sometimes in Southern California we have bursts of "summer" weather in January. It was a very warm weekend, we hit 81 degrees today! I took advantage and added some life to the kitchen. I chose succulents because they are drought resistant, which is helpful because I am not the best at watering indoor plants daily. I have been excited to use my west elm trowel since I got it Christmas morning!
started with three mini succulents from Lowe's

3 Ikea pots & West Elm Trowel
Added some dirt from our vegetable garden

Finished product

I used to think succulents were a very pointless flower and they did nothing for me. But I am currently in a succulent phase. We will see how long this lasts! 


  1. Your succulents look very nice, even though I'm not a huge fan of them in general. I love the colors of yours! And I love the white pots :)

  2. Oh my, I think succulents are the cutest - especially mini ones. Have you seen Living Stones? http://jaeplantscare.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-care-for-living-stone-plants.html I love them because they look like baby elephant feet.