I'm kind of a sucker for lotus bowls, if we haven't already established that. They're one thing that I find very difficult to pass up while browsing thrift stores, etsy shops and vintage sales. If you were to take a peek into the duplex, you'd find at least one in every room of the house. I borderline want to snag a huge lot of the large lotus bowls and eat cereal out of them every morning. (I'm not sure my husband would find it half as romantic as I would, but, hey. A girl can dream.)
I was thrilled to find three adorable lotus bowls (and a pretty wooden stand they fit into perfectly) while I was attending the lovely Danni's Vintage Sale last weekend. What a great find! And each piece cost only one dollar, which meant the whole thing was only $4. Hurrah! I would have wept with joy if it wouldn't have made me look questionable.
My original plan was to spray-paint the wooden stand something really punchy (perhaps bright poppy) or neutral (pale blue), and fill the bowls with either candy or some sort of bits and bobbins, but while I was wandering the duplex yesterday in a fit of kidney pain (yes, I'll get to posting about my exciting ER visit soon enough), I had a sudden spark of creativity.
Inspired by Kyla's recent post on her own tiny home succulent garden, I remembered a few succulents that I thought I had murdered a while ago and threw out the back door. (Sometimes I get angry and irrational. Don't judge me.) As it turns out, the darn things were still quite alive and thriving when I went out to check on them. I immediately decided to apologize to them and give them new life. I will make you beautiful again, little succulents! I promise you this!
I'm quite pleased with the result. It's not what I had intended for this little centerpiece, but I've been wanting to add a bit more greenery to the duplex and needed something that doesn't have the tendency to die in four days. (Dad, if you're reading this, I'm seriously bitter about not inheriting your green thumb. TEACH ME YOUR WAYS!) In any case, I think it's the perfect addition to the dining room table. Perfect for springtime.
I think I'm in love.